There are three results in every football match. Home, away or draw. It should be easy based on form to know exactly what is going to happen, shouldn’t it? Unfortunately it is not.
Yesterday I said that I don’t normally bet on football matches at the start of the season, as I prefer to see how the form is panning out. However, I decided on a cautious approach spending 10 of my mythical 100 points by betting on nine “favourite” results and an accumulator. So how did I get on?
Well it was a poor start. I would have expected more of the favourites to win, but that’s the unpredictability of football matches. Only two were successful:
1 point on Wigan to beat Blackburn – 11/10 (2.1)
1 point on Port Vale to beat Southend – 6/5 (2.2)
So my points tally became 94.3.
Today I will make the following bets:
2 points on Arsenal v Liverpool to be a draw at 12/5 (6.8)
1 points on Manchester United to beat Bournemouth at 5/6 (1.8)
1 point on the double of the above two results being correct (6.2)
Once again, the figures in brackets are the potential returns from a 1 point stake. So today I have spent 4 points reducing my balance to 90.3.