After a barnstorming week 8, I was jolted back to reality for week 9 and 10, where I ended up bagging a grand total of $44.47 across both weeks
This came about from 3/8 predictions going my way in week 9 for a $42.28 profit, and 4/7 predictions going my way in week 10 for a measly $2.19 profit.
Some quick thoughts:
I managed to book a profit in this week even though I got most of my predictions wrong by winning the large bets.
After starting the week badly by going down more than $300 after 2 complete stinkers, I placed a rather large bet on Under 3.5 goals in the Las Palmas v Barcelona match.
Betting Under on a Barcelona game is always nervy, but waking up to a 1-1 draw meant I booked a big win. The trend continued as I was stuck around $200 for the week until my final bet, but a goal glut in the first half between BHA and Arsenal meant I ended the week in the black.
I was up $400 after getting 4 of the first games right, and should have quit while I was ahead. However, I made a huge error in judgment by deciding to go for broke and risk the entire $400 profit on 3 games which I felt were sure wins.
Crotone vs Sampdoria ended up a complete bust as relegation threatened Crotone ended up trashing the visitors. After that, a late equaliser from Frankfurt had me hoping I would maintain my win, but an even later Michy Batshuayi winner meant instead of winning almost $200, I ended up losing $100.
My week was compounded by a 0-0 draw between Inter & Napoli when I bet $100 on over 2.5 goals as I figured it was a realistic target to clear with the attacking quality of both sides.
As usual, I won’t be including mix parlay’s in the prediction count, though I do include the profit & loss.
Correct Prediction Count (since blog inception) : (162/308) / 52.6%
Profit/Loss (since blog inception) : $2968.03