Correct Score Trading
Correct Score trading. French Ligue 1 football match between ESTAC Troyes and AS Monaco.
ESTAC Troyes v AS Monaco
Troyes came into this match on a poor run of results, having lost their last five matches and were languishing at the foot of the table in 19th place.
AS Monaco were in the top four but had lost their last match at home to Nice 0-3. This game presented an opportunity for them to get back on track.
The team line-ups were as follows:
Live/In-Play Correct Score Trading
I watched the game for 20 minutes or so, then decided to lay (bet against) the 0-1, 1-0, and 1-1 score lines, believing that the game would move through those scores. Ideally, I wanted the game to move into 2-0, 0-2, 2-1, 1-2 ‘territory’ or higher scores because I had potential profit ‘waiting’ on those scores.
Often I will lay the 0-0 score-line too, but I find French Ligue 1 games quite hard to read. So, I decided to keep profit on 0-0, with a view to laying off the profit on that score at half time, if there was no goals. In the event there was a first half goal, so I did not get the chance.
Good Start by Troyes
The opening spell of the match looked pretty entertaining, with some good attacking play from Troyes, and it was the home side who took the lead through Rominigue Kouame on 31′. (1-0).
In the second half, however, Monaco began to take control. I put a extra few pounds on the 1-2 (to Monaco) score-line, at odds of 8.0, to add to the profit on that score. I felt there was a good chance that Monaco would come back into it the match.
Sure enough, Monaco equalised in the 80′, with a goal from Wissam Ben Yedder. (1-1). The goal was all well and good, although a little late! I had a chunk of liability on the 1-1 score. I debated coming out of the trade for a loss across the board. This would have reduced my original liability by around 50%. The game, however, was still lively so I decided to stay in the trade.
A few minutes later, on 83′, Ben Yedder got a second goal for Monaco. (1-2). I was in profit and the game was really open with chances still being created. With this in mind, I began to lay back some profit on 1-2, in case there was another goal.
Troyes equalised in injury time with a great strike from Ike Ugbo. (2-2).
Final Score: 2-2
Here is the live/in-play video of the match I traded on the betting exchanges. If you’re not sure what a betting exchange is, then check out my blog on how to use a betting exchange. If you want o learn more about betting in general, then look at my football betting guide.
Correct score trading is a great way to trade football matches, although the market can be a bit low in liquidity, for the less popular leagues. You can always dip in to the Over/Under market, which is generally more liquid, then ‘fine tune’ your position using certain scores in the Correct Score market
Read more about my trading service. Although I advise my bets/trades for the Match Odds market, you can easily bet/trade my selections in the Correct Score and Over/Under markets.
Below, you can read more information on ESTAC Troyes and AS Monaco football clubs:
ESTAC Troyes is a professional football club based in the city of Troyes, France. The club, in its current form, was only established in 1986.
In the early years of its existence, ESTAC Troyes was a relatively small club, playing mostly in local and regional competitions as Association Sportive Troyenne et Savinienne (ASTS). It wasn’t until the 1950s and 1960s that the team began to make a name for itself on the national stage.
During this period, they reached the Coupe de France final in 1956. The team also won the Division 2 championship in 1954 and 1960, earning promotion to the top division of French football.
It wasn’t until the mid 1990s that ESTAC Troyes began to enjoy a sustained period of success. Under the leadership of coach Alain Perrin, the team won promotion to the top division. Perrin was to become Troyes most successful ever coach.
In the following years, ESTAC Troyes established itself as a solid mid-table team in the French league, regularly finishing in the top half of the table. The team also enjoyed further success by winning the Intertoto Cup (no longer exists) in 2001.
ESTAC Troyes continued to ‘bounce’ between the first tier and second tier of French football during the 2000s.
Despite the ups and downs of its history, ESTAC Troyes remains a well-respected football club in France, with a strong fan base and a proud tradition.
Troyes have had some well known players on their books over the years. Djibril Sidibé and Blaise Matuidi, both Word Cup Winners, came through the club’s youth ranks. Corentin Jean and Bryan Mbeumo also spent their early years at Troyes.
AS Monaco is a professional football club based in Monaco, a sovereign city-state on the French Riviera. The club was founded in 1919 and has a long history. Although not a French club, it is a member of the French Football Federation and plays its football in the French league.
AS Monaco has been a very successful club in French football to date. They have won eight league titles, five Coup de France and a Coupe de la Ligue. They also regularly play European cup football.
AS Monaco have had some famous managers. The legendary Lucien Leduc in the 60’s and 70’s, as well as a not so well known manager at the time, Arsene Wenger. Both brought Monaco titles and success.
Wenger managed some great players at Monaco; Glenn Hoddle, Jurgen Klinsmann and George Weah and the club’s youth team policies also gave us World Cup Winners in Emmanuel Petit, Thierry Henri and Lilian Thuram. Other names to have passed through more recently include Radamel Falcao, Bernardo Silva and Kylian Mbappé… not bad going.
Monaco continues to be a force in French football.
Sporting Rivalry between ESTAC Troyes v AS Monaco
AS Monaco is a historically successful club that has won several cups and titles, while ESTAC Troyes has spent much of its time in the lower divisions of French football. As a result, encounters between the two teams have been few and far between.
The rivalry between Troyes and AS Monaco therefore remains relatively low key. The two teams are not traditional rivals and their encounters are not typically marked by the kind of intense animosity that is seen in some of the fiercest rivalries in French football.