I thought the live chats, particularly last Saturday, were back to the kind of quality you should be expecting. Form is embedding, making my life a lot easier.
There were the odd errant results: take a bow Arsenal, Chelsea, Roma, Juventus, Dortmund.
I blame these on the unique aspect of that particular weekend: ‘double trouble’…
These teams, and others, were greatly affected by having a large number of squad members who played in the World Cup Qualifiers, as well as having one eye on upcoming European Competition.
It has been European Competition week and Man Utd continue to be grossly under-estimated. I am sure some big-hitters availed themselves of the 1.86 odds available against Benfica.
We are back to the leagues this weekend and I will definitely be chatting on Saturday and Sunday (and will try to chat on Friday: staying with the out-laws this week, so that may not be possible.)
For those of you who like goals, the Dutch Eerste (a.k.a. Juliper) League tends to serve up these goal-fests.
How do you attack them?
You can try picking off the 0-0 in the Halftime Score market.
You could have a go at a Both Teams to Score accumulator, or an Over 2.5 Goals accumulator, and for those who are ‘feeling lucky, punk’, why not look for a bookie who provides a Both Teams to Score and an Over 2.5 Goals combined accumulator?
The absolute ideal for this would be with a bookmaker who allows ‘cash out’ as the matches progress.
If we get the expected goal-fests, as has tended to occur each Friday from 19:00 onwards, then I am hoping your accumulator will see returns during the match.
It is a form of trading and is something I dabble in quite often.
I like using the Betfair Sportsbook (well, I don’t really – the odds they give us suggests the odds-compilers should be wearing Dick Turpin masks: they are robbing us blind), and creating in-play doubles. You get extremely attractive odds if, say, a big name or two is 0-1 down at halftime.
As alluded to earlier, you can trade out effectively with an early equaliser and profit without waiting for both teams to win.
I hope to be able to show you an example of this technique this weekend. See you for a live chat or two!