Well, seeing as the new Premiership season is coming up, I thought I'd embark on a little flutter. I'm putting Â£20 into Betfair (which might activate a promo offer if I remember correctly, no worries if not) for betting on the football this season as an ongoing thing. I won't put any more money in, and will take the balance out at the end of the season, if there is any. This is more of a bit of fun than a genuine attempt at making money, but I'll try and judge my bets seriously.
I don't want to wager more than Â£10 per weekend, and seeing as the minimum bet is Â£2, that's 5 bets per weekend maximum. And no more than 2 bets per match, to spread things a little.
And, to make things interesting, thought I'd post my bets and reasoning on here, so you can cheer me on/yell at me.
So...first week's bets are...
Bolton vs Stoke - Final score 0-0 (10.5, and I could see this being a bore draw)
Everton vs Blackburn - Blackburn Win (4.1, pretty decent chance of an upset here, I'd say)
West Ham vs Wigan - Final score 0-0 (11, which seems a pretty good bet)
Aston Villa vs Man City - Man City Win (4.2, again a decent chance of an upset)
Betting Â£2 on each.
That's 4 bets, if any of them are winners, then I at least make my money back. If one of the 0-0s hits, I'll have made a profit of over Â£12.
Wish me luck!
Last edited by Girdag
on Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.