Ahh, so placing a backorder before the auction won't prevent it from going to the auction? By "godaddy expired," you mean godaddy auctions right? So you're suggesting that I just bid it appears there?If it is going to a GoDaddy expired auction, it means nobody else can get it for you only GoDaddy. If nobody gets it at the GD auction the name will drop and THEN backorder it by dropcatch and snapnames.
You need to check every day to see if it's on godaddy expired. When it is make sure to get it there.