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 went below 2/1.

Lay Newcastle to win the Championship (2/1)

As a straight bet this was actually a loss, but Brighton were odds on favorites with 3 games to go – I still don’t know how they managed to not win the title.  Even so, it was very easy to get out at a large profit as when it became a 2 horse race the odds on Brighton went down to 1.06.

Back Chelsea to win the Premiership (6/1)

After the first few games it could have gone either way, but after that things went fairly smoothly.

I did gradually hedge out my position as the odds dropped but overall an easy position to manage.


In summary, only 1 out of 3 was successful but overall it was very easy to make money on all 3 bets.