Yesterday, i lost €5 on league of Ireland matches. I had place €3 on Dundalk to beta Bray at home and thought it looked a safe bet (Bray were on a losing streak and rooted to the bottom of the table, Dundalk meanwhile were on a winning run).
I also placed €2 on Shamrock Rovers to beat Cork away from home. Bit of a gamble but with odds of 2.76 i thought it was worth it.
Anyway, both matches finished 0-0 and i was left licking my wounds. €5 gone just like that. I had now lost over €9 in 2 days.
In an attempt to turn my fortunes around, i turned to tennis and backed Karlovic to beat Haas last night. All in all, i ended up with €4 on him, backing him to win. As the matched progressed it became clear he’d lost his early rhythm…
How unlucky could i be to lose a further €4? I wasn’t prepared to hang about and wait for the answer…. i stuck a massive €20 on Haas to win at odds of 1.15, which would return €3 and mean i’d only lose €1 on the tennis if Haas won. It was a risk, but i was determined to end my run of bad luck.
Haas did indeed win, so i avoided losing another €3 and just lost the €1. So all in all, i lost €6 yesterday, but it could have been €9. Add that to the €4.72 i lost on Monday and week 3 is quickly turning in to a nightmare for me.
My balance is now just €26.67 so Enda storms in to the lead without doing anything. He’s away in england this week, so that’s why we’re not hearing much from him these days but i’m sure he’ll be delighted that i’ve gone and shot myself in the foot while he’s been away.
I’m determined to rally back and get back above €30… starting tonight. I have €8 riding on tonight’s Ireland -v- Australlia match. I won’t say exactly what way i’m betting, but if an early goal goes in, i’m in big trouble and will be forced in to making tough in play decisions…
I’m confident my bets will come good though… surely a 3rd consecutive day of losses will be avoided – we’ll find out later on.