The last bet I put on didn't come off either, but this time I did have a higher success rate - out of the four matches I placed a bet on, only one of them didn't come good this time.
If only Bristol City hadn't equalised against Colchester United, that would have been £32.79 in the kitty and I'd have had my first leap forward on the chain.
After those bets, the next ones were for last night, and were as follows:
Birmingham City again defied expectations and romped home to a 3 - 0 victory against Millwall, but two of the matches ended with a draw so in this round of betting, only the Doncaster/Burnley match went my way. Had I won, it would have added £32.77 into the pot.
This time, we're talking Champions League. I've actually put on two bets this time around, although only one of them counts towards the experiment (the other has come out from a separate "pot" and is not going to come off at all, but it's fun to think about.)
The bets within the experiment is:
With it being Champions League, I don't have "league position" to go on regarding who I should bet on, so I've based it on whoever is odds-on favourite to win, except in the case of Juventus/Galatasaray, where the bookmakers didn't have a clear idea on a winner, so I've gone for a draw.
If this set of bets comes off, it'll be a £54.10 return.
As an extra bit of
stupidity fun, I've also placed a side bet in an accumulator across all of the Champions League matches being played tonight, with my "predictions" (and I use the term in the loosest possible sense) as follows:
If these 8 bets come off (no chance) I'll net £1,550.71.