sean extends his lead

August 2nd, 2009 by sean Leave a reply »

Yesterday evening, i bet on the Arsenal v Atl Madrid match. It was a friendly, but Arsenal were at home so i was confident they wouldn’t lose. I didn’t place any bets before kick off, instead, i watched the first 10 minutes and then made my move (i mentioned before i prefer to place bets ‘in play’).

I put €2 on arsenal at 1.31 in what is called a ‘draw no bet’. What that means is that IF the match had ended in a draw i would have got my money back. So rather than back Arsenal at better odds, i played it safe and took this bet. I wasn’t confident Arsenal would win, but i was pretty sure they wouldn’t lose. Arsenal ended up winning 2-1. So i won 62c.

About 30 minutes through the first half, i put €3.50 for the first half to finish with fewer than 1.5 goals. It was 0-0 at the time i placed the bet, so in order to lose, 2 goals would have had to go in in 15 minutes. ‘Unlikely’ i thought to myself.

I got odds of 1.1 on that, and the first half finished 0-0 so i won 30c.

my betfair account statement

So in total i won 92c on the match, risking €5.50 to get it. It means my balance now stands at €21.29 which means i’m crushing Enda just one day in! I’m already up €3.37 on him which means he’s now gonna be under real pressure to get back in to it.

betfair balance 2nd august

I started off 29c lighter than Enda,but after one day, i’ve racked up a €1.58 net profit. If i continue in that form, i’m on course for over €45 profit :twisted: Whilst it’s fun to stick the knife in to Enda while he’s down, i’m well aware that he could gamble on a game of russian roullete and double his money overnight, so there’s always that threat that profiting in small amounts could be blown out of the water if he places a big bet at good odds.

If i keep pulling away at the top, i’m sure he’ll start to play recklessly in a bid to catch up and that’s where i’ll most fear him. So it’s very much a battle of the minds too… we both have to blog openly about our bets and thoughts so even the losers can have a big effect on how the winners play – just by talking and getting in to their minds :smile: One thing i know and Enda knows is that we’ll both be reading each other’s posts – therefore we can both influence each other’s bets or style of betting…

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  • Monthly Stats – December

    Sean
    Betfair - Bet: €1349.12 - Balance €202.07
    PaddyPower - Bet: €1.00 - Balance: €5.12
    Total - Bet: €1350.12 - Balance: €207.19

    Enda
    Betfair - Bet: €55.98 - Balance: €8.95
    PaddyPower - Bet: €0.00 - Balance: €0.00
    Total - Bet: €0.00 - Balance: €8.95

  • Monthly Stats – November

    Sean
    Betfair - Bet: €136.05 - Balance: €0.00
    PaddyPower - Bet: €5.00 - Balance: €0.00
    Total - Bet: €141.05 - Balance: €0.00

    Enda
    Betfair - Bet: €31.88 - Balance: €20.11
    PaddyPower - Bet: €3.72 - Balance: €1.18
    Total - Bet: €35.60 - Balance: €21.29

  • Monthly Stats – October

    Sean
    Betfair - Bet: €20.00 - Balance: €0.00
    PaddyPower - Bet: €6.00 - Balance: €17.16
    Total - Bet: €26.00 - Balance: €17.16

    Enda
    Betfair - Bet: €25.68 - Balance: €19.28
    PaddyPower - Bet: €1.28 - Balance: €3.72
    Total - Bet: €26.96 - Balance: €23.00

  • Monthly Stats – September

    Sean
    Betfair - Bet: €141.50 - Balance: €71.91
    PaddyPower - Bet: €5.00 - Balance: €1.17
    Total - Bet: €146.50 - Balance: €72.91

    Enda
    Betfair - Bet: €30.71 - Balance: €62.54
    PaddyPower - Bet: €10.73 - Balance: €11.62
    Total - Bet: €41.44 - Balance: €74.16

  • Monthly Stats – August

    Sean - Bet: €901.57 - Balance: €50.58 Sean Wins!
    Enda - Bet: €89.86 - Balance: €49.95

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