Posts Tagged ‘carling cup’

mission impossible

October 31st, 2009

Today is the last day in october and my last chance to mount what would be an incredible comeback.

Having lost €20 of my €25 kitty earlier in the month on a single event, i was always up against it. The rules state that i have to bet at least €5 on paddypower accumulators (5 x €1 bets) and my first 2 attempts failed.

So i had 3 x €1 accumulator bets to play with. Lose them and i’d end the month with €0.00 which would be disastrous. Immediately after i’d lose that second accumulator i placed another and WON this time.

accumulator bet win

A profit of €1.93 – i’ll take that…

So right now my balance stands at €4.93. I’ll be placing 3 x €1 accumulator bets today though and if 2 of the 3 come good i’ll be back in business. If not, i’ll be finishing the month with a balance of €1.93 which will mean i’ve LOST €23.07 this month…. the first time anyone has finished a month in the red on…

Not a record i want to have, so i’m crossing my fingers these last ditch accumulators will come good.

Worst betting day ever?

September 24th, 2009

Last night I placed a 5 team accumulator. I selected 5 premier league teams to win their Carling Cup ties. Man United, Chelsea, Everton, Spurs and Aston Villa. They all won so my accumulator bet came in at odds of 6.58. I placed €3.07 on this to leave my balance at exactly €40.


True to form I did lay some of the bet off. You’ll see below that I layed Chelsea, Man Utd and Villa. When I did this, both the United and Chelsea games were 0-0 and Villa were 1-0 up.


I’ll admit I did make some miscalculations here and threw a good bit of my profit (€7.35) down the drain. I then backed 0-0 in the United Wolves game, as with only 10 men on the pitch I thought it was worth a punt to ensure I got my money back. All in all I profited €8.92 for the night and that brings my balance to over €50 for the first time but I’m very dissapointed with my betting pattern for the evening and really should have come out with a lot nearer to the €16 that I should have profited. I was pushed for time to make my decisions to ensure profit but at the end of the day I’ve only myself to blame! However, that’s the second day in a row I’ve profited in and around the €10 mark so I can’t complain really. Yesterday, I reset my target for the month to €50. It’s now gone up to €60 and going over the €50 mark gives me a bit more profit to play with and still maintain a healthy profit for month 2.

Liverpool/Arsenal Carling Cup Double

September 22nd, 2009

This morning my balance was €33. Since we started off this month with €25 I decided to bet my €8 profit for the month this far. I looked at all tonight’s Carling Cup games and decided that the Liverpool, Arsenal double was the bet to go for. I placed the €8 bet on Betfair at combined odds of 2.43:


Leeds have an outstanding home record but I fancied Liverpool to do the business here, although it did take an og to win it for them. Arsenal also ran it tight enough, and didn’t score until 68 minutes into their game against West Brom. As soon as Arsenal went 2-0 up I immediately layed Liverpool to get back my initial stake of €8 (just incase).


I layed this at odds of 1.1 so I’ll drop 80 cents of my total profit, but I’d prefare to do this than risk Leeds scoring an injury time equaliser and end up with an €8 loss.

With my 80 cent loss on the lay and a profit of €10.87 after commission on the multiple bet, my net profit is €10.07. My balance is now €43.07 and I’ve bypassed the €40 target for the month I set myself in my weekly review a few days back.

I still have to bet €5.85 and €1 of which is a €1 accumulator bet on PaddyPower but I’m pretty happy with a total profit of €18.07 having bet €19.15 so far this month. It’s also nice to get back to winning ways after a few losses in a row. After today, I’m hoping I’ll be able to pass the €50 mark this month and double my money for the second month in a row.

lost €4.72 today

August 10th, 2009

Fresh from a massive win yesterday, i got a reality check again today when i lost €4.72. I was betting in play in the Darlington -v- Leeds carling cup match.

leeds v darlington loss

At half time it was 0-0 and shortly after the second half resumed, i backed a draw as it looked quite likely (i intended to trade a small profit then by laying it later in the match).

I hit the ’submit’ button and i waited for a few seconds for my bid to be accepted. As i got the green confirmation message, leeds scored to make it 1-0 – literally just seconds after i’d place my bet.

So i got burned big time there. Very unlucky. It was only a €1 bet, so it could have been worse, but i was determined not to fall back further and let Enda close the gap. So i layed a 1-0 leeds win… placing €2 on it and risking losing €3.72 with about 35 minutes to go.

The ball was in the net at one stage but it was called off side… there were one or two close shaves too but it just wasn’t my day. I already have €3 on a match tomorrow. So far when i’ve lost, i’ve come back stronger than before so i’m hoping this is just a temporary blip in form and i’ll start to make my comeback tomorrow.

It’s early in the week too, so i’ve plenty of time to make up for this loss. Despite losing €4.72 today, i’m still sitting on a balance of €32.67 and still in the lead so i’m not panicking.