Confederations Cup Germany vs Mexico Update

Phew, finally a W for The Asian Handicapper after a string of losses.

Two early goals from Leon Goretzka set Germany on their way to a 4-1 win over Mexico, which meant that I was up $47.94 on the night after I bet $51 on Over 2.5 goals @ 0.94.

Here’s to hoping that I can put together a mini win streak to get my balance to healthier levels again. Bring on the J League!

Correct Prediction Count (since blog inception) : (15/32) / 46.9%

Profit/Loss (since blog inception) : $95.94

Confederations Cup Semi Final Portugal vs Chile UPDATE

And so the bad run continues.

After Portugal vs Chile finished 0-0 at the end of 90 minutes and extra time, it’s another crushing blow to my bank balance.

I’m down a further $128 on the night, and the European season can’t start soon enough.

I’ve decided to scale back on my bets and try to claw back slowly by betting $51 on Over 2.5 goals on the Germany vs Mexico game tonight.

Both teams have the ability to score goals, but this could end up biting me in the ass again as that was the exact same reasoning behind my bet on the Portugal game yesterday.


Fingers crossed!

Correct Prediction Count (since blog inception) : (14/31) / 45.1%

Profit/Loss (since blog inception) : $48

Confederations Cup Semi Final Portugal vs Chile

There’s only one game tonight in the Confederations Cup, and I’ve decided to bet $128 on Over 2.25 @ 0.97.

It’s been a stinker of a tournament for me so far with only 1 win that I can remember, so I’ve decided to roll the dice by placing a larger bet on the Portugal vs Chile game as I believe it represents good odds before the line moves to Over 2.5 goals.


Really hope I’ve got it right and the bookies got it wrong!

Fingers crossed and good luck to me!


Confederations Cup Chile vs Australia Update

And so the losing streak continues.

After Chile v Australia finished 1-1, it’s clear I should have bet on Over 3 on the Germany game instead, as that finished 3-1, though you wouldn’t have known at half time.

So it’s down $70 on the night, and I’m desperate to find a light at the end of this tunnel.

Maybe I should try to take a break from this until the European season starts, but somehow I doubt my self discipline will enable that.

Correct Prediction Count (since blog inception) : (14/30) / 46.6%

Profit/Loss (since blog inception) : $176

Confederations Cup Chile vs Australia

With the last round of group games to decide group B to be played tonight, I was left to decide on whether to have a punt on the Germany v Cameroon game or the Chile v Australia game.

Earlier today, both games had an over line of 3 goals, but as you can see below, the Over line moved to 3.25 goals for the Chile game.

This was a bit of a bummer as I was planning on betting on over 3 for this game.

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In the end, I decided to stick to my original prediction, but now to bet on $70 on Over 3.25 goals @ 0.92 on Chile vs Australia as I figured that Cameroon might not be able to score against Germany, which would make it tough to get over the 3 goal line.

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Australia have only drawn a blank once in their last 18 games or so, while Chile have the firepower to score goals.

Added to the fact that Australia needs to have a winning margin of 2 goals to advance, I’m hoping that they’ll throw the kitchen sink at Chile’s defence, which will mean an end to end game filled with goals.

My prediction : Chile 3 – 1 Australia

Fingers crossed and good luck to me!

Confederations Cup UPDATE

Last night, I decided to bet slightly bigger on both games. These are the results:

  1. $65 on Over 2.75 goals @ 0.93 – Germany 1 vs 1 Chile – LOSE $65
  2. $67 on Under 2.75 goals @ 0.84 – Cameroon 1 vs 1 Australia – WIN $56.28

The night started well with Cameroon and Australia playing out a 1-1 draw. It got squeaky when Australia equalized with 30 minutes left, but my remedy for that is to turn off the TV and hope for the best.

Thankfully, the score stayed that way and I started the night with a winner!

After that, I checked the score at half time of the Germany game, and it was 1-1 too. Feeling good, I went to bed thinking both these teams definitely have at least 1 goal in them, and I can be 2 for 2 and book a big profit tonight.

Waking up this morning and seeing that the game ended 1-1 too really sucked. HOW DID NO ONE SCORE IN THE SECOND HALF?

Overall I am down $8.72 on the night due to the lower payout on the Australia game, but it could have been so much better.

I really should be practicing better money management, and only betting on 1 game a day until the European club season starts.

Correct Prediction Count (since blog inception) : (14/29) / 48%

Profit/Loss (since blog inception) : $246

Confederations Cup Betting Tips

Another day, another chance at starting a winning streak.

Both games tonight look ripe for the picking, and lets just hope I’ve got my picks right this time or it’s going to cost me.

I’ve decided to go for

  1. $65 on Over 2.75 goals @ 0.93 – Germany vs Chile

  2. $67 on Under 2.75 goals @ 0.84 – Cameroon vs Australia 

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Reasons for betting :

Germany vs Chile : Both teams have great attacking prowess, and as we saw in the first group game, this inexperienced German defence can leak goals.

If the likes of Australia can put 2 past them, lets just hope Alexis Sanchez has a field day. I am expecting it to rain goals.

Prediction – Germany 2 – 3 Chile

Cameroon vs Australia : Cameroon are not prolific goal scorers, and won’t give up as much space to the Australians since they won’t be throwing men forward like Germany.

Similarly, though Australia are pretty decent in front of goal recently, I don’t think they’ll be opening the floodgates against the dogged AFCON champions.

I’m expecting a drab game, maybe 1-1 which would suit me just great.

Prediction – Cameroon 1 -1 Australia

Hopefully my predictions hit closer to the mark compared to yesterday.

Fingers crossed and good luck to me!