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The experiment does continue…

Despite the large length of time between updates, my betting experiment does continue – so far I’ve not actually won anything (shock!) but I’ve got another four bets to do to meet the requirements of the original scheme.

The last update saw me putting bets on various Champions League matches – and funnily enough, I got 3 out of the 4 results correct – it was only Manchester United drawing with Shakhtar Donetsk that cost me the win on that occasion.

After that, it was bets on four international matches (I think they were friendlies, but I can’t remember for sure) and again, it was 3 out of 4 correct.

I then deviated from the pattern slightly and placed six bets on a single accumulator. This time, I got 4 correct.

I have since left it for a bit while I concentrate on other things, but the remaining four bets will be concluded in the New Year – where I hope to actually bloody win something.


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.


Birmingham, bloody Birmingham!

Who would have guessed that Birmingham City football club would thrash Swansea City 3 – 1 on Tuesday night? Admittedly, out of the five bets that I ran in my previous post, Swansea weren’t the only ones that let me down, but they were certainly the most surprising.

So, my experiment is off to a poor start – who could have seen that coming? (where’s that SarcMark when you need it.)

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Place your bets!

manchesterderbyYesterday, inspired by a work colleague and dreams of riches beyond my wildest dreams (!) I placed an accumulator bet for the first time in my life.

For those unaccustomed to betting, as I was, the principle behind an acculumator is simple – you place a series of bets (minimum of 4, apparently) and put a single stake on all of them together.

If you win all of the bets, you win the combined return of all of the odds together (although the maths to work it out is something that eludes me at 9am in the morning.)

If even just one of the bets doesn’t win, you get nothing.

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