Archive for September, 2007

Saturdays result and early champions league pick

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Arsenal win 1-0, Pompey win 7-4 has got to be a premiership record.  Sheffield United lose 2-1 though.  I was surer of overs rather than home win on that.  If we’d have gone with me rather than Pod then we’d be quids in.  As it happens, we made £13.  Bank now at +£167. 

Early value pick Valencia to beat Chelsea on Wednesday.  Price is 2.62.  £100 staked.  Chelsea haven’t scored for a while and they haven’t got a sparkling record away in the CL. 

This weekend’s sure bets

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Well, hopefull anyway.  The coupon isn’t too bad this week.  Quite a few bets that I fancy.  We’ve whittled it down to these 3 though. 

Arsenal to beat West Ham.  Arsenal are on top form.  West Ham were their bogie team last year but that doesn’t phase me.  Price 1.83

Portsmouth to beat Reading.  Pompey have had a tough start to the season having played all the big 4.  Reading are suffering that second season syndrome.  Price 1.8

Sheffield United to beat Southampton.  Blades produce their best at home whereas Southampton are really struggling this season.  Price 2.0. 

£100 on each and then £50 on the treble.  Treble pays 6.4 (can’t get best price at the same bookie so odds are slightly less). 

I fancy the big 4 all to win.  Got 5/1 on them at betdirect but just saw stanjames having a special at 6/1.  Never mind.  Had £20 on it.  The £100 profit will go nicely towards my X-Box. 

Back in the black

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

So Villa beat Everton 2-0.  Unders comes in.  Win £72.  Man U lucky to beat Chelsea 2-0.  Profit, £110.  Bank now at +£154. 

Fortunate for me too.  Pod has pointed out that I haven’t picked a winning bet since mid-August.  Having a stinker with some of my bets.  Had Liverpool in my accumulator yesterday and Roma to beat Juventus today.  Was looking at (which is my live score service of choice), Roma, FT 2-1 but then I looked back later and it was 2-2.  Juventus scored late on and Futbol24 missed it.  So from thinking I was £50 up, I found myself £50 down.  Some stinking luck recently. 

Weekend Bets

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Midweek we had Arsenal to beat Seville.  Price was 2.12 (after commission).  That won so bank now at -£28.  Another tough round of betting this weekend.  We’ve decided to go with Arsenal to beat Derby and unders in the Villa/ Everton match.  Double pays 1.72, £100 staked.  I suggested sticking Liverpool in there to boost the return.  Luckily, Pod wasn’t up for that. 

Other bet for the weekend is Man U to beat Chelsea.  £100 at 2.1.  With Mourinho, a draw would have been the most likely result but now they have got rid of him, I put this down as a home win. 

Champions League

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Not a good night.  We had a banker treble of Madrid, Chelsea and Milan.  Milan and Madrid did the business but Chelsea let us down. £100 lost.  We also had Sheff Utd draw not bet against blackpool.  That was a 2-2 draw so money back.  Bank down to -£140. 

Monday’s Bets

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Not a good Monday.  Started off having Newcastle in running to beat Derby.  Derby win 1-0.  £100 down.  Managed to claw some back from Hell’s Kitchen though.  Barry to win at 1.42 (after commission).  So £42 profit from that.  Bank now at -£40.  No where near like we were doing last month but you can’t win them all. 

Weekend Final thoughts

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Man City ended up winning 1-0.  Bet won so bank now up to £22.  Small profit but better than a kick in the balls.

Had a mixed bag of results on my personal betting.  Had South Africa -11 to beat England.  That was a stroll in the park.  £100 at 1.91.  Had Aussies -10 points vs Wales, £50 at 1.91.  Both those won.  £136 profit.  However the football has done me in.  Had Everton +0.5 (lost 1-0), Villa not to lose (lost 1-0), £50 on each.  Had two winners but only stuck one on (must have forgot to hit confirm).  Profit from that £40.  So net profit £76. 

I think I am better off sticking with Rugby and bets with Pod. 

Sunday’s bet

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Coventry were beat 3-0, so bet lost.  Bank now at -£44 ( a little miscalculation last post). 

Todays bet is, Man City vs Villa, unders (ie, 2 or fewer goals).   Price isn’t too good.  1.66, £100 staked. 

Saturdays’s bet

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

England do their job quite convincingly but with a little luck.  Bet comes in.  £100 was staked.  Bank now at +£55.  Tricky round in the Premiership this week.  We’ve decided to give it a miss. 

One bet in the Championship, Coventry to beat Bristol City.  Odds 2.08, £100 staked. 

Euro Qualifier bet

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Portugal let us down with a late goal.  Bank now down to -£105.  They might have to be blacklisted. 

Todays bet is England/ England HT/FT.  Odds are 2.61 after commission.  Lets hope they come out all guns blazing.