Writing that we’re up 12p after our first weekend of betting isn’t something we get too excited about. However, it is definitely preferable to writing that we’re down, which looked like being the case for most of the weekend.
Our single winning ticket was the PSG-Marseille double home win, which wrote off our losses on predicting there would be goals during Bayern-Werder and our chancer that Birmingham could snatch a draw at Old Trafford.
So how did you do. Win some? Lose some? Or were you one of the people who think that betting is something best left to other people?
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This week sees round two of the Premier League get underway with revious round winners Wigan and Manchester United looking to pick up their next three points against Wolves and Burnley respectively.
Regular readers of the site will know the we fancy the Latics to impress under new boss Roberto Martinez, while Wolves got off to a shocker at home to the Hammers in a game which they dominated without ever looking like winning. Similarly, Burnley also never looked like getting off the mark at Stoke last weekend, and it goes without saying the Manchester United are a bigger dog than the Potters.
For anyone who watched Chelsea struggle past Hull on Saturday, you may be surprised to learn that William Hill are pricing the Blues’ next opponents, Sunderland, at a massive 11/2 to win at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday. With the Black Cats riding high after the introduction of Steve Bruce, and a host of new signings including a rejuvenated Darren Bent up-front, such odds seem too attractive not to have a stab at.
Sticking Â£2 on Sunderland to make it two from two, we are planning to buy the drinks in with an Â£11 profit.
There is a strong possibility that this season could witness a shift in power from Serie A to the Bundesliga in which the German top-flight clubs outperform their Italian rivals on the European club stage and thereby claim the fourth Champions League spot for the Fatherland.
An early indicator of whether this possibility has any chance of actualising itself arrives in the Champions League on Wednesday as Stuttgart travel to Romanian minnows Poli Timisoara, while Fiorentina have a much more imposing-looking tie at Sporting Lisbon.
Finally, we turn attention to the bloated, over-sized Europa League which swings back into life on Thursday night. With almost a never-ending list of fixtures it is difficult to get lost in the unfamiliar Azerbaijani and Estonian clubs, but there are a few home bankers which are there to be bet on.
Keeping things simple and hoping that Everton can beat Czech side Sigma Olomouc (1/3) together with Benfica beating Vorskla (2/9) and Twente sinking Karabagh (1/6), the hope is for a Â£2 bet to bring in a Â£3.80 return.