I stick to a number of personal rules when I am betting.
- Only do it for fun; don’t get too serious.
- Bet with small stakes only, never more than you can afford to lose – it doesn’t then matter if you do lose.
- If you are on a losing run don’t chase your losses and try to get them back too quickly. Just like Mo Farah being tripped and going to ground in the Olympic 10,000 metres final. He didn’t rush to get back on terms quickly, he came back gradually.
On Sunday (14 Aug) there was one successful bet:
1 point on Manchester United to beat Bournemouth at 5/6 (1.8)
But I had good fun with the draw bet on the Arsenal v Liverpool game and was interested right to the end as Arsenal came back into the game after being 4-1 down.
The balance in points is now 92.1.
For the Chelsea v West Ham game I’ll do a different fun bet:
1 point on there to be exactly 3 goals in the match at 3/1 (4.0)
By placing this bet the balance is now reduced to 91.1.
The figure in brackets is the potential return from a 1 point stake.