Crikey, it doesn't surprise me as much as I am sure it surprised many punters and traders alike.
There is a method which I know quite a few people follow based on stats provided by a certain website online. That site gave the stats as:
Chances of a Draw - 5%!!!!!
Over2.5 - 75%!!
I lost a bit but not much as the game was far too cagey to get involved earlier but I did genuinely expect a flurry of late goals, although it needed that one goal to break the 1 point each deadlock going on.
That didn't come and in light of that I am not surprised by the lack of goals, I am still convinced one goal would have led to 3+ goals once the game was everyones to win or lose. I shudder to think how much money was traded on the stats though as a simple "Under 2.5 Lay" or worse still, a kick off LTD.
Spanish game was back and forth and plenty of green in there. I missed a trade earlier in a Swedish game, can't even remember the teams names now, laying the away team which was 0-2 up around 30 minutes. I thought I placed it.
Got on the phone to a friend for a while, heard the pings and score go to 2-2, grinned from ear to ear and boasted to him about how i just made a very handsome profit, opened BF and was shocked to see no green at all. Bet wasn't matched.
That's the second time I have done that this week. Some improvement in my concentration is needed at the moment I think, can't afford to let things pass by like that, its hard enough to find good sized greens sometimes let alone when you don't bother to make sure of your bets!
Braunschweig was a dull game after all, but again that's not what the probabilities favoured at all.
The same stats site (which is pretty damn good usually, or always used to be when I bothered to look at it more often) had that game down at over 60% probability of Over 2.5 goals, so more punters lost out there I think but the LTD method (as explained in my ebook) was safe with the nicely timed goal to avoid any sweaty palms at 60+ minutes!