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Gambling on Football

Postby marcofoo » Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:36 pm

It is well known within the betting industry that Football is up there will 'special bets' as the easiest way for companies to make money, due to it being so unpredictable.

I don't generally have much luck with my football bets and definitely lose more than I stake.

Does any1 else often gamble on Football?

What is your biggest win?

Perhaps people can share their opinions on good bets, value, etc here...


Tonight I have put £15 on a Liverpool/Milan double. It pays £75+
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Postby marcofoo » Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:41 pm

Looking good at half time. Fingers crossed!
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Postby marcofoo » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:34 pm

I HATE VAN BUYTEN!!!!
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Postby Steely Hill » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:42 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

you failed
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Postby marcofoo » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:58 pm

Steely Hill wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

you failed


It's not funny. I'm gutted about that, cant believe it!
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Postby Tez Arne » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:08 pm

Hard luck Marco, who'd have thought a defender would score two aways goals?
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Postby twmcat » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:14 pm

My biggest win on a footie game (and I have said it here somewhere before) was when I took a bet at 200/1 that Boro would win 3-2 at Man U.

Stupid odds, they never offer that much any more on a correct score :(

And I only hed 25p on it - but £50 is a nice win ;)
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Postby Tez Arne » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:39 pm

Once I was feeling like Marco does tonight, but worse!

About three years ago Man city were playing United at home. I had £3 on City to win 3-1 at 20/1 and I did a double, I think it was Fowler to score the first goal and City to win 3-1 at 120/1 with a £1 bet.

So I was going to claim £180.

And then Shaun Wright-Phillips scored in the last minute to make it 4-1 :x
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Postby CFCBhoy » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:45 am

2 years ago my mate and I threw a pound each on 4 1st goalscorers. It was Champions League nite so we done Lampard, Wiltord & Shevchenko against Inter...the three scored first and we were waiting on Craig Bellamy to score for Celtic in a Scottish cup match. When doing the bet, my pal sugguested Hartson to score first but I thought Bellamy was a sure bet cuz he scored a hat-trick in the game before...Obviously big overweight Johnny Hartson scored. I was gutted. For a pound each, we would have collected £1,200. I Hate Craig Bellamy.

Had Gerrard 1st to score last nite at 8/1 with £10 on and £10 on Robbie Keane on Sunday 5/1 him so I like them two
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Postby Guest » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:16 am

marcofoo wrote:
Steely Hill wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

you failed


It's not funny. I'm gutted about that, cant believe it!


of course its funny ...to us anyway . :)
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Postby marcofoo » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:15 am

conner99 wrote:
marcofoo wrote:
Steely Hill wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

you failed


It's not funny. I'm gutted about that, cant believe it!


of course its funny ...to us anyway . :)


NO!
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Postby marcofoo » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:26 am

For tonights games I fancy both games to be a draw at 10.5.

Might also cover Chelsea/Draw.

Can't see either team coming away with a result at Roma.
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Postby Tez Arne » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:07 pm

Osasuna beat Leverkusen :?

I got The Spurs and Benfica games right in my trebble, It would have only been £10 though.
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Postby rrrrRonaldinho » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:30 am

50p @ 150/1 was my biggest odds win. Was Portsmouth winning 4-0 away to Middlesbrough, after Boro had beaten Chelski. Got the last scorer as Todorov, so I suppose it would bump the odds upto 800/1-ish for the scorecast, but didnt do a scorecast.
Stuck about £35 on Invasor for the Dubai World Cup, most I've ever put on a horse.

If you or anyone wants to message me for my website details, go ahead.
It's astrological sports betting (am I breaking some advertising rule here?) and I'm doing pretty ok. Just send E-mails out to members, they don't really come on the forum. Almost 20 members so far.
Yesterday had Sevilla/Sevilla, Sevilla to win and Robbie Keane to score. Won with Drogba scoring against Valencia and Gerard against PSV.

I could go on...

I'll post something more a little later, just off to Maccy D's for a dbl sausage and egg muffin. That meal and the ones for the past few weeks have been paid for by some poor random punters on Betfair. Tastes so good.
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Postby rrrrRonaldinho » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:52 am

Suppose best advice is to cover yourself.

Like the Liverpool/Milan game other day. Thought Liverpool win was a no-brainer and thought that Milan would win. Changed my mind and tipped the draw, but still, I did the double with Liverpool/Milan AND Liverpool/Draw (in Milan game)
It meant that I didn't win as much, but it was a return.

You can get a good indication of what could happen from the bookies odds. They're the ones in business all these years. That works best for correct score.
Of course, if all the bookies favourites in the market keep winning, bookies will lose money. So they (what seems like it to me) may tend to put something else the favourite what they dont expect to happen. Why? because people sometimes just go with the favourite, without thinking.

May sound contradictory, but just think like you're a bookie. If you were sure that a team would win, would you put them at low odds all the time or take a bit of a risk and offer a bigger price to possibly scare punters off?


Spread bet. Just take the amount you would normally bet and split it into a few smaller bets. If you think its a 3-1, then put more on 3-1, a little bit on 3-0 and another little bit on 2-1 etc.
Or to play it safe, if you're sure its a 3-1, then go for 3 goals in the match rather than the score. Smaller return, but a return.

Teams at the top win lots of matches, pick the one match if you can.

My biggest football win happened in the Barcelona match on the weekend.
Looking at the time of 1st goal, saw something like:

0-10 5.2
11-20 5.7
21-30 6.8
31-40 7.3
41-50 9.6

Stuck a tenner on 41-50 (it includes stoppage time) and then little bets on the other ones to cover myself in case it didn't happen. Like £2 on the other 4.

Rather than going for the 1st or last goalscorer, try going for a player to score anytime. Better odds on Betfair and its a bet for the whole match rather than waiting for the 1st goal to go in, and then be dissapointed.

Moreso Chelsea, and Man Utd will have to win all premiership games remaining.


Mine that I'm going for tonight:

James Beattie to score 3.2
AJ to score 2.52

If either of them score, you're in profit. Both of them score, get down to Maccy D's.
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Postby gerrard is god » Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:34 am

Put the odd quid on first goal scorer if im watching the game makes it a bit interesting,do the odd coupon best win was sol campbell to score first in last seasons champions league final 33-1 had £2 quid on it.
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Postby GOBati » Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:51 am

My only win has been last summer when I got the World Cup top scorer, 55€.
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Postby marcofoo » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:36 pm

Ok... after 2 unsuccessful attempts this week I am going to win some £££!!

£7.50 on both:

Everton/Draw = £44.25 back
Everton/Charlton = £52.50 back

Come on!!
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Postby rrrrRonaldinho » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 pm

Best of luck to you.

Charlton match looks tricky, but tasty odds for Charlton.

Just follow it in-running, just in case City actually do something.
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Postby rrrrRonaldinho » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:07 pm

8.0 on Betfair for a City win. Worth putting a couple of quid on just in case.
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