Inplay Trading is a live football stats scanner which helps you to keep track of a number of football matches at once.
If you trade or bet on multiple football matches at the same time, you probably use a website such as Flashscores which notifies you when a goal has been scored in one of your chosen games.
However, with Inplay Trading you can view a variety of in-play stats for many games on the same screen at once and build your own strategies with custom criteria.
It is similar to the Live Stats Module available to all Goal Profits members, but with a few notable differences - including price.
After becoming a member, you gain access to the “Scanner”.
Here, there is a list of all the matches that are currently in-play on Betfair. It’s easy to get rid of the ones you’re not interested in and you can click the lightbulb button to highlight the games that you want to follow.
There are sound notifications for various events during the match, such as goals or the pressure index (we’ll get to that later) and these can be switched on/off as you like.
For each fixture, there is a row that contains the current Betfair odds and statistics:
- Shots on target
- Shots off target
- Free kicks
- Red/Yellow cards
- Pressure index
Also soon to be added are Dangerous Attacks and Pressure Index 2.
Hovering your mouse pointer over the blue information button gives even more stats, broken down into 1st half and 2nd half. You can also see what minutes the above stats occurred by hovering over them.
Betfair odds and liquidity are also available for the following markets:
- Match Odds
- Over/Under Goals 1.5 - 4.5
- Correct Score
Beneath the current odds is what the odds were at kick-off, which is handy to see at a glance which side was the favourite before kick-off, or whether the market was expecting a lot of goals. Hovering over odds shows the Betfair price/volume graph and clicking on the odds takes you directly to the Betfair page for that market.
The fixtures can be sorted by some of the main stats above, or simply by the start time.
There is also a link next to each fixture taking you to the Head-To-Head stats page at a football stats website if you want to do some further research on the match.
Here is an overview video:
This is one of the newer features to be added to the software. It uses the possession statistics and shots on and off target over the last ten minutes to create a pressure score.
Once the score hits 50 there is an optional sound alert and it is highlighted in red to indicate that a team is really piling the pressure on and there could be a goal any time soon.
Obviously, that doesn’t mean there will always be a goal, but it gives you a good indication of what is happening.
While looking for an example of the pressure index in action to post on this review, the scanner alerted me to this game.
As you can see, the home team had been pressing for a goal over the last 10 minutes with a score of 60 vs 20. The thunder sound alert went off and the score is highlighted in red.
Less than 10 minutes later, the home team went on to score their second goal!
Warning: It can be very easy to get tempted into trades after seeing the pressure index light up. This is where anyone new to trading or with lack of discipline could easily begin to fritter money away. The key is not to get carried away and stick to a trading plan, having done your research ahead of kick-off.
Create Your Own Strategies
Within the scanner, you can create your own strategies by selecting from a choice of filters and then save it with a custom name. Games that fit your criteria will be displayed beneath that particular box and you can be alerted by sound or email.
The available filters are Min Price / Max Price, Min Matched & Back or Lay for:
- Match Odds
- Over/Under 2.5
- Correct Score
- Shots On Target – Min/Max
- Goals – Min/Max
- Correct Score - Home/Away
- Pressure Index - Min/Max
There is also a slider where you can set a time frame for the strategy, such as after 15 minutes into the game until 45 mins.
In the 'Help' section you will find a number of example strategies labelled A to G, which are split into different categories. There is 'First 20 mins', '20-30 mins', 'HT to FT' and 'Member's Strats'.
These can be saved within the scanner using the recommended criteria, but they do stress that they are just ideas and you should do further research before jumping into any trades.
Draw Inflation Tool
Membership to Inplay Trading also gives you access to the Draw Inflation tool, which you will already know about if you have ever been a member of Pre-Match Trading.
This tool identifies matches where the draw price may be incorrect for potential scalping opportunities. There are further instructions in the help section, along with some strategies that can be used.
Support for the software is available via email and there are video examples showing some trades in action.
There is also an active chat room, also known as the green room, where you can often find people discussing trading opportunities that the scanner has thrown up. There are four professional football traders on hand to help and advise.
During the winter football season, users can follow in-play moves from Ads to try and make some profits. This is known as 'Trade of the Day'.
The IPT Scanner is a useful tool which will certainly save you time during busy trading sessions.
However, it is more expensive than Goal Profits membership which includes full access to the Live Stats Module as standard along with a number of added stats tools and learning resources. The LSM tracks more in-play stats and has additional filter options too, with even more in development.
The Live Stats Module does not track every fixture on Betfair, only those in leagues and cup competitions which have enough liquidity to trade. We don't see any point including fixtures in tiny leagues such as Icelandic U19s, but if you want to get involved with much smaller fixtures for some reason, then you should consider Inplay Trading.
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Inplay Trading membership allows you to access a scanner tool which displays live, in-play stats for many football matches at once.