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Still no betting success

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:

  • Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield Wednesday – Brighton & Hove Albion to win
  • Birmingham City vs Millwall – Millwall to win
  • Derby County vs Ipswich Town – Ipswich Town to win
  • Doncaster Rovers vs Burnley – Burnley to win

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.

The Next Round

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:

  • Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester United – Manchester United to win
  • Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs Real Sociedad – Bayer 04 Leverkusen to win
  • Juventus vs Galatasaray Sk – Draw
  • Paris Saint-Germain vs Benfica – Paris Saint-Germain to win

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.

Current Status: Down £3.00


 

The Side Bet

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:

  • Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester United – Manchester United to win
  • Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs Real Sociedad – Draw
  • Juventus vs Galatasaray Sk – Draw
  • Paris Saint-Germain vs Benfica – Paris Saint-Germain to win
  • Real Madrid vs Fc Kobenhavn – Real Madrid to win
  • Manchester City vs Fc Bayern Munchen – Fc Bayern Munchen to win
  • Cska Moscow vs Fc Viktoria Plzen – Cska Moscow to win
  • Anderlecht vs Olympiacos – Draw

If these 8 bets come off (no chance) I’ll net £1,550.71.