2018 Week 8 Roundup – UCL, La Liga, UEL, BPL

Week 8 turned out to be a great week as I bagged a win of $463.60 with 5/6 bets going my way, with the 7th bet ending up drawn.

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The only bet which I couldn’t get right for a clean sweep was my punt on over 2.5 goals between Celta and Eibar which ended 2-0.

Two impulsive punts on UEL games involving AC Milan and Atletico Madrid who were carrying big leads into their second legs really built up some momentum, and I really should have bet way more on Over 3.25 in the Liverpool game as it was crying out for goals before it even began.

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) : (155/293) / 52.9%

Profit/Loss (since blog inception) : $2923.56

2018 Week 7 Roundup – UCL, Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga

After a solid week 6, I was faced with a weekend without BPL action, which wasn’t as bad as it sounds based on my terrible BPL record.

All in all, I’m up $172.90 for the week, with 4/6 games going my way.

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Some quick thoughts:

  1. An incredible Spurs comeback and a missed Higuain penalty meant I lost half of my first bet of the week. I really couldn’t believe it when I saw Juve were up 2-0 within 10 minutes and went to bed thinking it was an easy $130 in the bag.
  2. Thankfully Liverpool were as goal-reliable as always by smashing Porto 5-0 in Portugal. I should really start investing more in Over bets when Liverpool play

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) : (150/287) / 52.26%

Profit/Loss (since blog inception) : $2459.96

2018 Week 6 Roundup – Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1

After a steady week previously, I again told myself to focus on quality over quantity which meant I was up $280.80, with 3/5 games going my way.

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Somehow the bitter rivalry between Fiorentina and Juventus managed to end up 0-2 to the Bianconeri, which meant I lost half my bet.

Thankfully, 3 wins on a bounce (including a huge bet on the Napoli game with a suspiciously low 2.75 goal line) meant I was up more than $300 for the week.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t resist and decided to make a small punt on the Torino game which ended 2-0.

All in all, I would love for gradual growth every week, just like this one.

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) : (146/281) / 51.95%

Profit/Loss (since blog inception) : $2287.06

 

2018 Week 5 Roundup – TIM, BPL, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga

After a slow and steady week 4, I told myself to keep it up, and managed to book a win of $199.49, with 8/15 predictions going my way, though the week wasn’t panning out too good until the last day.

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The week didn’t start too well, but I wasn’t stuck too badly. Unluckily for me, the games which I bet bigger on would end up losers, while the ones I bet less on would book a win. As I entered the final day, I was down about $206 for the week, with a few chances for a comeback.

If I continued the recklessness I showed in previous weeks, I’d probably have laid $500 or more on a game to book a win for the week, but I decided to play it safe and bet $207 on over 2.5 in the Bologna v Fiorentina game to break even.

Though the odds seemed suspiciously good (which usually raises alarm bells), I decided to go ahead and bet anyway.

As the clock ticked toward half-time and the score remained 0-0, I thought this would be another week where I’d have to dig myself out of a deep hole. Happily, a goal apiece from each team directly from corners meant the teams went in 1-1 at half time, with another goal from Fiorentina in the second half sealing the win.

After breaking even for the week, I figured I had enough ammo to fire $100 on over 3 goals in the Liverpool game which seemed very likely.

The game started well with Salah scoring inside 3 minutes, but the score remained that way until deep into the second half, where I seriously considered selling my action.

An absolute worldie from Wanyama in the 80th minute levelled the scores, and a penalty to Kane a few minutes later had me dreaming that I wouldn’t be losing money that night.

Tragically, Kane struck a crap penalty straight at Karius, and I thought that was it for me.

But I could not believe my eyes at what was about to happen next.

A 91st minute goal from the effervescent Salah meant I could not lose, but even more drama unfolded a minute later when the assistant referee flagged for a (rather soft) penalty for Spurs.

Kane would not be denied at the second time of asking, and I had somehow managed to snatch a win from the jaws of defeat.

Before I went to bed, I was feeling lucky and decided to place a bet of over 3 on the Monaco v Lyon game as these two teams have been scoring freely as of late. That turned out pretty well when I woke up the next morning to a 3-2 win for Monaco.

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) : (143/276) / 51.8%

Profit/Loss (since blog inception) : $2006.26

2018 Week 4 Roundup – BPL, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga

After a crazy week 3, I managed to tone it down and booked a profit of $108.33, with 4/8 predictions coming true.

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I started the week off badly when Swansea somehow edged Liverpool 1-0 in a low scoring affair, but managed to rebound with my perennial favourites Lazio and my precious Real getting involved in a couple of high scoring games.

The week took a turn for the worse when PSG comprehensively smashed the defensive Montpellier, while Leverkusen and Mainz couldn’t come close to the 3.25 goal line.

Thankfully, I managed to salvage my week with Lazio playing a big part again when I placed a large bet on over 2.5 which was over by half time when AC Milan took a 2-1 lead into the break.

Correct Prediction Count (since blog inception) : (135/261) / 51.7%

Profit/Loss (since blog inception) : $1806.77