ESSENTIAL - Check 'Liquidity'
The next step in your laying process is super important and must be done before placing every lay bet.
Check the small £s under the lay odds. This is called liquidity and if this number is not higher than your required lay stake, do not place the bet as it will not fully match.
Examples; If you need to lay £13 on the exchange....
Betfair Liquidity here is £3945 on Lay odds (pink). GOOD - Fine to lay
Liquidity here is only £10 on the Lay odds. BAD - Do not lay
Smarkets Liquidity here is £2992 on Lay odds (blue). GOOD - Fine to lay
Liquidity here is only £11 on the Lay odds. BAD - Do not lay
If the £s under the odds are higher than your required lay stake, you can go ahead and place your bets.
If the liquidity changes as you are placing your lay bet and your bet does not fully match, you can use this guide to help resolve the issue.