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Top 3 football bets for the 2017/18 season

Here are my top 3 value football outright bets for the 2016/17 season bets on where I see some initial value…..a lot trickier than last year! Premier League I can’t look past Man City and Chelsea as contenders for the title and unfortunately the odds reflect this.  Man City are far too short and I can’t see

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EPL End of Season Review

Just doing a quick look back at my predictions from the start of the season: Top 3 football outright bets for the 2016/17 season Back Leicester to get relegated (16/1) This was looking a great bet until Ranieri left.  Even so, it was very easy to get out for a large profit as the odds

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The highs and lows of gambling

Most people start off gambling with small stakes to add a bit of enjoyment to sporting events.  As the adverts go, “sport’s more fun when you bet on it”. Most people stick at that level and enjoy the high’s when they win and can deal with the lows as the amounts are not life changing.

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EPL 1st weekend thoughts: Leicester relegation bet

An interesting first weekend. I predicted Leicester for relegation at 16/1. Losing to Hull is obviously relegation form but I do expect them to bounce back. If Mahrez goes before the Aug deadline (Arsenal looking favourite), then I will leave my relegation bet open. If he stays, I’ll close out the position. The odds are

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July 2016 Results Update

July 2016 has been another strange month.  Up to the 21st, nothing went to form.  I could blame the changing weather conditions but sometimes things just don’t go as you expect.  Luckily we had a great end to the month which helped recover to an overall profit of 46 points (24 points for straight bets

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Tipster Abuse – do they deserve it?

Tipster abuse – anyone who has paid for tips will know this story well: A tipster claims to make lots of money (no losing months, 100+ points profit a month).  Marketer claims the Tipster will make you lots of money.  All you need to do is pay a small amount each month.  You buy into the

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Top 3 football outright bets for the 2016/17 season

It’s that time of the year where the betting markets are starting to form.   Here are my top 3 value football outright bets for the 2016/17 season bets on where I see some initial value: Back Leicester to get relegated (16/1) I’m not saying they will get relegated but there certainly is value at 16/1.  With Kante

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Betting Bots – don’t lose your whole bank

This is an article I actually wrote back in 2010 when betting bots first came onto the scene.  After hearing lots of horror stories about people losing their entire betting bank, I thought it was worth posting again. Betting Bots (automated betting; software that places bets for you) reviews are posted all over the internet,

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Mug punters and Brexit voters: highly correlated?

Been a strange few days and I want to keep my views out of it as much as possible.  However, I thought it would be worth a minute to compare the similarities with mug punters: Make decisions based on emotion without fully understanding the decision that has been made (i.e. was it actually a good

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Bookmakers vs Betfair: why the exchange is not always the best option

You may have heard people saying the following comments: “Why do people use bookmakers?  The Odds are so much better on betfair” “The bookmakers are all crooks.  As soon as you win some serious money they cancel your account.” These are two quote that are very close to my heart as most of my bookmaker