SportStack enables you to buy and sell shares in professional athletes to speculate on how well they will perform in the upcoming match. Every athlete will earn and lose a defined amount of value according to our transparent scoring table.
For example a player may earn +15p for scoring a goal and yet lose -8p for receiving a red card. Every share price will settle and finish at the final whistle equal to the true amount earnt by the player in the game.
To be successful the decision is simple. Do you think the player will earn more or less than their current price! If you think they will earn more then buy their shares. If you think they will earn less then sell their shares.
The Stats section of SportStack provides you with all the player performance stats you’ll need to make the best prediction of how much they will Payout in the upcoming match.
The key metrics to look for are:
These metrics will give you a good sense of how they are currently performing and how much momentum they have heading into the next match. Crucially, it is always important to see how they performed against the opposition last time they played and whether they were Home or Away. It’s then up to you decide whether based on everything that’s happened since that last match they will likely Payout more or less than last time.
You can trade every player all week long to start building your Sportfolio ahead of Matchday! It’s important to remember that we protect users from the event of players not making the Starting 11 by voiding all bets in the players that don’t once the team sheet is announced and then resetting the markets for the substitutes!
This means that you can buy, sell and trade freely on the assumption that the players WILL make the Starting 11. If they don’t then you just get your money back – nothing lost nothing gained!
We remove all that uncertainty for you so you can focus purely on how well you believe the players are going to perform and how much they will Payout. You have all week to do your analysis, make your decisions and see who looks cheap and who looks expensive! A lot of users tend to come to SportStack straight after they’ve picked their fantasy team and quickly Build their Sportfolio with the same players in a couple of minutes!
SportStack is the ultimate in-play experience for sports fans. Whilst you can of course trade all week long you can also trade in-play throughout the match all the way up to the final whistle. This is when the markets get much more volatile and exciting as anything can happen!
The key to remember here is that at any point in time the Share Price is where everyone else on SportStack thinks the final Payout will be. This can swing quickly in a match and within that a lot of big opportunities can present themselves.
For example, a striker scoring early on will rightly see their share price rise dramatically in-play as the market expects they will continue to perform very well and earn a high Payout. However, this can often lead to the market getting overexcited and the share price trading well above 80p. Of course, if they do continue to perform really well then their Payout will likely be >80p but often an early goal doesn’t necessarily mean they will continue to see their Payout constantly rise!
Such instances can provide a great opportunity to go short and sell shares in a player when the market gets too carried away!
Another example of the market providing opportunities is when a player is involved in a tackle or event that looks like may result in an injury. Often, you will see a player go down and appear injured and the market will panic and sell shares guessing they are about to be subbed off. However, often after 10 seconds of rolling around they get up and continue playing! In the meantime, however, the share price can quickly dip from 70p to 40p and snap straight back up! Move quickly and you will be rewarded!
A players Payout is based solely on their on-field performance which makes substitutes a very interesting and potentially rewarding group of players to trade. If they never get subbed on then they will obviously Payout 0p but if they do get subbed on, then their Payout can rise dramatically.
Typically, you would expect the market share price for a substitute to be very low to reflect the fact that there is a good chance they will Payout 0p (if they don’t get brought on). This will even be true for top players as even though they may always perform well when on the pitch – the fact is in this match they aren’t on the pitch and may not ever be and so nobody is likely going to be willing to want to buy their sharesat a high price.
If you have a strong opinion or view on what players you do think will be substituted on during a match then you have a big opportunity to make money from that by buying shares in those substitutes before it is announced. You will almost always see the share price of a substitute move significantly higher as soon as they are brought on as all of a sudden, their Payout expectations rise now that the uncertainty of whether they will play or not is removed!
Similarly, if you have a strong view that a player on the pitch will likely be subbed off at some point there could be a great opportunity to short that player and sell shares in them. By definition, as soon as a player is subbed off, they cannot earn anymore Payout and so their share price will fall to the exact same level as their Payout. Accurately selecting who you think is close to being subbed off and selling shares in them before it is announced can be very profitable.
Sometimes good old-fashioned risk/reward can prove a highly effective strategy on SportStack. Traders in financial markets do it all the time so why should it be any different here!?
What we mean by this is placing trades that from the outset have a much higher potential return than the potential risk/loss. For example, buying a share at 10p means that your maximum risk/loss is 10p but your maximum reward/gain is 90p. So you are risking 10p to potentially make 90p – that’s a great risk/reward trade! Of course, you have to consider the probability of the PayOut being 0p vs 100p and if the share price is currently 10p then likely the probability of the PayOut being 100p is very low but opportunities will always exist for this strategy.
For substitutes that currently have a very low share price given the market doesn’t believe they will make it on the field. You can often risk very little by buying shares in the knowledge that if they are subbed on the share price can quickly double or more!
Similarly for players performing well with a share price already close to 100p you might take the view that the risk of selling shares at 90p is only 10p (100p – 90p = 10p) and so it is a good trade to sell them their as if they get injured, get subbed off, stop performing well then their share price will almost certainly fall along with their Payout.
A key factor in determining how well a player performs and their ultimate Payout is how well their opposition plays. Understanding the relative strength of the opposition attack and defence can be a crucial factor in whether the player you are trading is able to perform well or not.
For example, Strikers generate a lot of Payout from goals and assists and so understanding the relative strength and performance of the opposition Goalkeeper and overall Defense is crucial. Have they been conceding a lot of goals this season? What’s their goal difference? Do they play with a defensive formation? All these factors can play a huge role in the ability for a striker to perform well and earn a high Payout.
Likewise, Defenders and Goalkeepers are rewarded for blocking attacking play and penalised for conceding goals. Understanding how strong the opposition Midfield and Strikers have been performing can be crucial in their overall performance.
There are numerous ways to diversify your Sportfolio should you want to take a more balanced selection into a weekend. The easiest way to think about this is to think that in general, for one player to perform really well normally means a player on the other team has performed poorly.
For example, for a striker to perform really well and earn a large Payout will almost always mean they have scored a couple of goals. If this is the case then the opposition defence has likely suffered a poor game and been penalised for conceding these goals – generating a low Payout. This applies vice versa too e.g. a Striker earning a low Payout likely means they were unable to be much of a threat and the defence did a great job keeping them out.
A smart way of diversifying therefore might be to buy shares in the Strikers you think will perform really well and also buy some shares in the opposition defence too. That means that if the Striker doesn’t manage to score and has an average much, whilst you may not make much on the shares you bought in him you will almost certainly make money in the shares you bought in the defence!
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