Why Laying 0-0 still works (Updated)

You may have already heard of the lay the draw strategy, essentially betting against a draw.

This is a nice strategy of how to bet on any sport where the result could end in a draw and where bookmakers offer a price or the odds on a draw result.

Most team sports can have an outcome where the match ends in a draw. Baseball, basketball and NFL do not allow a draw result during competitive matches, so it’s very unlikely you will find odds for a draw in those sports.

Let’s use football to illustrate this system.

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Lay the draw is a general strategy; it does not consider a specific scoring or no-score draw outcome. Lay the draw can generally work against a 0-0, a 1-1, a 2-2, and so on.

When you lay a 0-0 draw, or any other score draw, with a 0-0 lay, it’s still considered a lay the draw strategy, but it’s more specific. Here, you’re betting against the game ending with no goals scored. Or, put the other way around, you’re betting that at least one goal would be scored.

It’s worth considering that in many of the world’s top leagues, goalless matches are quite unusual. In the English Premier League, for example, less than 10% of games end in 0-0. So this presents a good opportunity for trading a lay bet on 0-0.

There is a huge risk to be taken, though. Laying 0-0 is an all-or-nothing bet. If a goal is scored, you automatically win; otherwise, you lose. And since laying 0-0 is typically at odds from 9 to 20, your potential losses are high when the game does end in a 0-0.

But again, many matches do not end in a 0-0 score. Thus, taking that risk isn’t too bad. And laying 0-0 can be profitable in the long term, too if you have the patience to wait until the odds have dropped while the match is in play. Once the odds have dropped, you can give your bets better value. And if making as much money as possible is your idea of how to bet on sports, it’s a good idea to take this route when doing 0-0 lay betting.

How do you find matches with low probability of a no-score draw? Simply put, do your research. Use the statistics available on many free sports statistics sites. Here are some stats you may want to consider when looking for a high-scoring match on which to lay 0-0.

Look at the recent form of the two sides; are they scoring or conceding regularly? Any recent 0-0 draws? How do they fare head to head in past matches? Are teams consistent with their Xg or expected goals stat? Are any key players missing? Goal scorers and defenders or goalkeepers can influence how you might see the match playing out.

One cautionary word here is to ensure your selected match has enough liquidity in the lay market to allow you to trade out if the match looks to be heading for a draw.

The good thing about laying a 0-0 draw is that historical stats show a very low likelihood of a match ending in a goalless draw, so you will always have the edge when it comes to winning your lay 0-0 trade.

If you decide to lay the draw result and not a score draw result, you must be able to trade out in play, just as soon as a goal is scored. Your profits will be lower but your losses will also be fewer and far between.

Best of luck using this strategy.

There you have it. Some simple tips that will help you win the lay 0-0 system.

Now we want to turn it over to you. 

Which of these lay the draw systems will you use? Will you use the lay the draw result strategy, or will you go for a lay a score draw strategy? Either way, let us know in the comments.

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