Well the world cup is great, although some of it’s sparkle has been knocked off by England’s early exit, and exit I have just watched (hungover and despondent) be confirmed as Italy slumped to defeat against the Costa Ricans! In terms of myself though there is lots and lots of offers to get on and I’m making a healthy sum everyday!
The world cup is kicking off and my 2nd team since their 1990 heroics are Cameroon they get beat 1-0 though, I don’t have anything much on this game but do back CS in the Spain match at Will Hill hoping for a 0-0 to win back my stake as a free bet. It’s not 0-0 but a cracking game. I also get Spain at an improved price of 3.00 at Party Bets the stuffing they take therefore does not hurt my pocket as more than covered with a big arb
England kick off and lose we always lose to first decent opponents so having Italy in first game is frustrating. Costa Rica shock Uruguay, Colombia smash Greece while ITV coverage is dire. I do a correct score bet on Uruguay 3-1, wish I had backed it the other way round! I get a decent arb at SkyBet as take a price boost. It is money back if Uruguy lose however this does not count on a price boost so don’t get the due refund , very annoying but one to keep your eye on if betting there. Get a close odds on a Colombia 1-0 correct score with a refund if 1-1 at BetFred. No refund there. Betfair have money back if England lose so back them at the Sportsbook and lay at Smarkets. Get a nice touch when they lose in that sense as get a free £25 at Betfair. I put this to immediate use getting an overnight arb on Colombia in the outright market so this just get s converted into cash at my World cup book.
I don’t have loads on this Sunday I do bet on Argentina to draw with Bosnia for £5 laying £4 and that means I get a free £5 every goal. They score after 3 minutes but only manage one more in the next 87 minutes. £10 free bet at 888Sport added to book. Slow day though
Get myself into gear much more now, I top up Betfred, WillHill and Coral and start taking their offers on every day covering the 0-0 or 1-1 draw as a rebate and betting on close odd CS. Partybets have Germany to win boost to 4.00 which I only get £10 on as it is limited, lay with a nice profit when they batter Portugal 5-0. I also take a hot combo on Germany and Nigeria both to win at odds of 8.00 this is more than it costs to lay both. To work out an arb in these cases you need to take the odds of both singles and times them together in this case 2.5 and 2.5 so 6.25 is true odds. I only get a tenner on at Party Bets. I lay £11 on Germany. After that has lost I am £23 down but due to win £80 if Nigeria win so I lay £30 on them. Surely they will beat Iran. No they can’t manage to score and I’m up but not as up as I would have been. However!! I have a bet at Bet365 on a correct score on that game and they refund me £25 as it is 0-0 so I finish the day well
I visit the folks and only get a bet on the Brazil game CS of 3-0 they fail miserably drawing 0-0 and I have this at BetVictor so refund if there is a penalty. Wish I had taken a bore draw insurance one, but who saw Brazil drawing nil bloody nil! I lay the Koreans against Russia with as well 0-0 it’s 1-1 which means I get a refund at Betfred +£25 I put that into book bets. I also get a free £5 bet on Brazil game at Betfair as I backed them to win in the outright market pre tournament, I back Dos Santos who does not score
I take on a Betsson offer where if a team is 3-0 up they pay out as a winner I back Croatia as 2nd team Cameroon play them. They destroy Cameroon 4-0 a comeback does not look likely as Song karate chops someone and gets sent off whilst the team fight eachother depressing but at least England are still in it tomorrow! I also get some free bets on payout at Betfair if Spain fail to win. I finally bet on something other than world cup football too, Betfair have a place £10 on outright market get a free £5 bet on Ascot. I back a 16-1 shot but it comes no where. It’s annoying that Ascot is scheduled at same time as the footy world cup and I don’t really have the float or energy to hit this. I also win on Vargas being FGS
Donning England shirt I head to the pub full of hope, only to see us blow it as per usual. Thanks Stevie G. I have backed with an underlay 2-1 Colombia v Ivory coast so get a nice win on that. I also get refunds as England have lost at Betfair and Coral
Total for week +£265
Good week, lots more to come as well!!!!