Find out how to use 'MatchMe' to help get your bets fully matched when you're betting on the Betfair Exchange...
"In the past, when bettors have failed to get a back bet matched on the Exchange, they've been left to choose between cancelling or editing it and placing it at lower odds. That's annoying and time-consuming. So we've created MatchMe - a simple feature to make it easier to get your bet fully matched.."
Many bettors know what it's like to place a bet at appealing odds on the Exchange but then fail to get it matched at the price.
When a bet is matched, it means two bettors have agreed on a stake and amount of liability, but it doesn't always work so smoothly.
It's a bi-product of the excitement of Exchange betting, where prices and liquidity are constantly changing, and you get blink-and-you-miss-it bets.
It tends to happen in football and horse racing where odds fluctuate during matches and races respectively.
Frankly, it's a nightmare if you're having to edit a bet while a competitive field of horses are galloping towards the finish line.
In the past, when bettors have failed to get a back bet matched on the Exchange, they've been left to choose between cancelling or editing it and placing it at lower odds. That's annoying and time-consuming.
So we've created MatchMe - a simple feature to make it easier to get your bet fully matched.
We've implemented smart logic in the backend to protect your bet from large price movements. This means that, in rare cases, MatchMe bets will be placed as a normal unmatched bet at the original price you requested.
What is MatchMe?
If you opt-in to MatchMe, we will make it easier for you to get a full match when you place a bet.
Think of it as a smart betting assistant that finds the best price available to you within a pre-determined range.
Rarely again will you only get part of your stake matched, or waste time editing your bets, due to a lack of liquidity at the price you requested.
MatchMe simplifies your betting experience and helps you achieve a full match. Watch this video for a guide on how to use it:
MatchMe - the lowdown
Who can use MatchMe?
Available for all customers who use the betfair.com site (not those who use .IT .ES and ANZ)
Where will MatchMe be available?
Available on the Exchange mobile site & app
What type of bets are MatchMe available for?
All Back bets on traditional odds-style markets (so not markets such as Asian Handicaps)
How do I turn MatchMe on or off?
The feature is switched off by default for all customers but can be turned on/off at any time in two places
1. Find the toggle by going to “Settings” from the A-Z menu and then selecting “Price Options”
2. Toggle it on/off on the betslip when placing Back bets
What happens if MatchMe doesn’t work?
Your bet will be placed as a standard unmatched bet.