Monthly Archives: April 2015

Betting Tips 2nd May 2015

By | April 30, 2015

I opened last weeks tips with a post on Ronnie, his shoe antics should have been a sign.  He is also a big boxing fan so may be off to see the HUGE fight this weekend.  Pac Man Vs Money Mayweather.  The bookies fancy Mayweather, like many my heart says Manny but the head says Floyd.

Last week I had a cheeky correct score treble and ended up with two out of 3, Palace were the only let down.  I didn't write on here last week that I did have a dream Oxford would win 2-0.  I am not superstitious and don't believe in things like that so didn't want to sound nutty.  However, it has happened again, this time I have forseen a one nil Villa (8/1 Ladbrokes) win and also a Jack Grealish goal (13/1 888 FGS), he is yet to score for Villa.  As I said, I am not a superstitious character but hopefully it may come off…..touch wood.  The scorecast is 50/1 (Victor).

Noticeable low lights last week were the NAP (17 out of 35 now) going down and just missing out on the fourfold.  In more pleasing news, I managed to make money in the lower leagues.

This weekend sees a strange set of fixtures.  To give people the opportunity to watch all games, on the final days, the kick off times vary.  The Championship sees the early kick offs and League Two the 3pm kick offs on Saturday.  The Premier League runs as normal with League One tying up loose ends at 12:15 on Sunday.

The Premier League – It's the bottom of the table that will provide the excitement this weekend and for the rest of the season.  The early kick off is no exception with the in form Leicester (19/20 Paddy Power) host the hapless Newcastle.  How can anyone back Newcastle at the minute.  You would have to think Leicester will be too good for them.  Aston Villa Vs Everton = Nostradamus.  I also think the Everton and Villa game will be an extremely tight and low scoring affair (Under 2.5 goals 4/5 Boyle Sports).  There are no other games that tickle my fancy in the Premier League this weekend.

Leicester (19/20 Paddy Power) Vs Newcastle

Aston Villa Vs Everton – Under 2.5 goals (4/5 Boyle Sports)

The Championship – With the top two and bottom three decided, the real focus in this league is for the final play off place.  It's two from four with Ipswich, Derby, Brentford and Wolves battling out for the final place.  Derby have been extremely lucky to still be there and Mclaren is starting to work his “magic”.  If it is true that he is first in line for the Newcastle job then I will be lumping on them to get relegated next season.  Ipswich are the only team to be playing away from home.  Brentford and Wolves both play relegated teams, they must rely on a Derby defeat at home to Reading and/or a defeat for Ipswich at Blackburn.  The prices for the three home teams are 2/5 and not worth touching.  With all the other teams having very little to play for it is much like a lottery.  The only half decent price is Middlesbrough 8/13 (Boyle Sports) at home to Brighton.  A victory will see them finish 3rd, which could be vital.  If Bournemouth lose their last game and Middlesbrough win, they will be kicking themselves for throwing their keeper up in the last minute, costing them a point.

Middlesbrough (8/13 Boylesports) Vs Brighton

League Two – The relegation slots are filled so it's the top end that has the attention.  3 teams are looking to get the final automatic spot with the other two teams finishing in the playoffs.  Southend, Bury and Wycombe are all away, but yet are all odds on to win.  Portsmouth (6/4 Boyle Sports) at home to York offer good value.  Their recent defeats have all come against higher teams and York, although having won a few, have only been triumphant against the lower teams.  Bury away (8/13 Boyle Sports) to Tranmere is the only other possible choice.  Although they are odds on they should have too much to resign Tranmere to the wooden spoon and give themselves a chance of automatic promotion.

Portsmouth (6/4 Boyle Sports) NAP Vs York City

Tranmere Vs Bury (8/13 Boyle Sports)

League One – The final games are in League One on Sunday.  The attention this time is at the bottom with 3 from 5 potentially going down but also at the top with Preston or MK looking for that last automatic spot.  I have discounted Coventry going down due to goal difference.  Preston have a say in who goes up and who goes down as they are away to Colchester who need a win to stand any chance.  The clubs fighting for their lives could produce any sort of result.  Whilst the odds are better in this league the games are so hard to predict.  Avoid and enjoy the drama!

MY BETS

Leicester (19/20 Paddy Power) Vs Newcastle – £75

Aston Villa Vs Everton – Under 2.5 goals (4/5 Boyle Sports) – Added in Accas

Middlesbrough (8/13 Boylesports) Vs Brighton – Added in Accas

Portsmouth (6/4 Boyle Sports) NAP Vs York City – £100

Tranmere Vs Bury (8/13 Boyle Sports) – Added in Accas

Fourfolds and Fivefold of the above (6 bets @ £5) – The fivefold pays 22.89 (Boyle Sports)

The fun bets this weekend are Villa one nil at 8/1 (Ladbrokes) – £5

Jack Grealish FGS – 13/1 (888 Sport) – £15

1-0 Grealish Scorecast – 50/1 (Bet Victor) – £5

All the best……………………..:-)

Blackjack tournament in London at G Casino

By | April 30, 2015

Just got this email from the G casino.

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Players will play against each other in order to win a seat at the final table for a chance to scoop the £50,000 guaranteed top prize. Players can qualify online via Live Casino on desktop and mobile or in one of our London casinos. 6 players from each London casino will qualify for the finals, the top 3 highest scoring players and the top 3 accumulative scoring players. Plus, 6 players qualifying from online. A total of 54 lucky Grosvenor Casino players will take their seat at the finals for a chance to win the guaranteed £50,000 top prize.

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£25 to enter. 1000 points and 14 hands to get as many chips as you can, which will be converted into points and earn you a place on the leaderboard. There will be a minimum of 2 qualifying sessions each between 8pm and midnight across our 8 London Grosvenor Casinos. The Barracuda, Gloucester Road, Golden Horseshoe, The Park Tower, Piccadilly, Russell Square, St Giles and The Victoria. Other rounds will be scheduled- see casino for details

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Sounds pretty good. Obviously, I'm not going down to London but I can try enter online. The top 3 overall stakers and the top 3 with the highest number of hands wills get through.

I am guessing by some of the stakes that people play, I've got no chance at entry via the top stakers but I think I may have a chance buy using the total number of hands. Stakes are only £3 a hand for the live blackjack.

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I am a pretty decent blackjack player and so can get the house edge down to about 0.5%. This means I can play a large number of hands without losing too much and may even make a small profit. The bonus about being online live roulette is that you can card count. They change the deck pretty high up but still, if you know a lot of big cards are due, you can up your stakes. Probably not enough to overcome the house edge but enough so it feels like you have a chance of winning.

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I've never actually played a blackjack tournament before. I guess there is a lot of game theory involved. I'll have to figure some strategy out if I get through! If you fancy your chances, sign up here

Betting Tips April 25th Weekend

By | April 24, 2015

A late goal helped last weekend but sadly a late goal had the opposite effect.  For transparency purposes I have left it on the spreadsheet as a loss, however I did have the common sense to make sure I still ended up in profit.  I was at the Sheffield United game and didn't fancy their chances of holding on so I laid my stake and made a small profit too.  I need a NAP to come in this weekend for a 50 50 split.  It was a very quiet week last weekend with just 2 bets and an ongoing bet.  Arsenal look a nice bet for the cup now, especially considering they play Villa in the final.

The snooker World Championship is underway and it's shoes off if you think O'Sullivan can win the tournament.  He is a nice price of 9/4 (Betfair) and is just ahead of Neil Robertson and Judd Trump (9/2 most firms).  I don't think that price will last so you need to get on quick.  It all depends what Ronnie is going to turn up but at that price it is worth the punt.

Ronnie O'Sullivan – World Championship Snooker Outright (9/4 Betfair)

Back to the football…………..

Premier League – This weekend the games are played over the Saturday and Sunday.  The early kick off is a tricky encounter to predict between Southampton and Spurs.  This is far too tough to call so I will be leaving it well alone.  Burnley and Leicester battle at the bottom and this is another difficult game to call.  I think two games offer value on Saturday and these are Palace (21/20 most firms) at home to Hull and Stoke NAP (19/20 William Hill) to beat Sunderland.  Stoke are fresh off the back of a home win against The Saints, where they were a whopping 11/5.  Sunderland and Hull are woeful with one win between them in their last 12 games.  I don't know what it is but there is something that always steers me away form backing Palace?  However, on this occasion I am going to be placing some money on them.  The games on Sunday look tasty encounters, especially Arsenal Vs Chelsea, I have no plans to back any of the teams on Sunday, but I will be watching.

Crystal Palace (21/20 Sky Bet) Vs Hull

Stoke (19/20 William Hill) Vs Sunderland

The Championship – We are getting to the business end in the lower leagues and are inthe penultimate weekend before the nail biting playoffs take place.  There are two early kick offs, one dictated by TV and one by a the fact it is a Yorkshire derby.  Neither game will be seeing the colour of my money.  The way the Watford game goes though could have an impact on how the top end terms perform in the 3pm kick offs.  With the bottoms twitching I think it is difficult to predict any results in this league with an air of accuracy.

League One – Preston (3/4 Paddy Power) are on fire and I fancy them to take 3 pts at home to Swindon in a bid to put another nail in the coffin of their promotion push.  I would have liked a slight better price but they should still be victorious.  A victory for PNE and a defeat for MK Dons at Rochdale, would see North End home and dry.  Rochdale have it all to play for as they are clinging on to try and make the final playoff spot.  As in all the leagues at this stage, nearly all the games have an impact at one end or the other.

Preston (3/4 Paddy Power) Vs Swindon

League Two – Burton have already sealed promotion but I am sure they would like to finish Champions and give their home fans something to celebrate.  Mid table mediocrity beckons for their opponents Northampton.  Anything other than an away win for Shrewsbury at Cheltenham and Burton would be crowned Champions.  Burton at 5/6 are another consideration this week.  Oxford play Cambridge this weekend but their will be no boats involved.  I think we will see the same result as in the boat race, despite neither team having much to play for.  Oxford (11/10 Coral) are a good odds against price.  Cambridge are also without their first choice keeper.  York seem a good price at 8/5 (William Hill) against Newport, although Newport are fighting for a play off spot.

Burton (5/6 William Hill) Vs Northampton

Oxford (11/10 Coral) Vs Cambridge

MY BETS

Ronnie O'Sullivan – World Championship Snooker Outright (9/4 Betfair) -£50

Crystal Palace (21/20 Sky Bet) Vs Hull – £50

Stoke (19/20 William Hill) Vs Sunderland – £100

Preston (3/4 Paddy Power) Vs Swindon – £50

Burton (5/6 William Hill) Vs Northampton -£75

Oxford (11/10 Coral) Vs Cambridge – £75

The above 5 teams in fourfolds and a fivefold – 6 bets at £3 each – 26.83 (Bet 365)

Also I will try a cheeky correct score bet for some interest.  It is 27 bets and pays somewhere around 800 to 1 if I get all three scores correct.  I will be having it in 50p bets and with Coral

Palace Hull 1-1, 2-1, 2-0

Stoke Sunderland 1-1, 2-1, 2-0

Oxford Cambridge 1-1, 2-1, 2-0

BIG WEEKEND this one.  All the best.  Good Luck………………………….

Last day of Super6 Can’t come quick enough

By | April 18, 2015

Super6 is a free fun competition from Sky that allows you to feel the thrill of betting on football without actually risking any money.

Each week Sky put up 6 games where you have to predict the scores. You get 5 points if you get a correct score and 2 points if you get the right result. The prize is a whopping £250000 if you manage to get all 6 scores. Its not been won many times since it started but this season has been good for the punter.

In total its been won 3 weeks this season with one week a whopping 55 people got the result.

Soccer Saturday Super 6 has been won for a third time this season after a remarkable 55 players correctly predicted six correct scores in the Premier League.

The grand prize has been won by two individuals already this season, but amid Saturday’s relatively low-scoring results in the Premier League, multiple users will share the prize.

Just 11 goals were scored in the six featured games, with Burnley's 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers providing the longest odds at just 15/2.

The six correct scores combined accumulated odds of 60,166/1 and the group of winners will receive £4,545 each for their accurate efforts.

Enter now for your chance to write your way in to the Super 6 hall of fame and bag yourself a very tidy £250,000!

You'd have been gutted think you had won £250000 and then realising that 54 others had done so too. Still £4545.45 is alright for nothing but its not life changing for most.

The other thing you can do with Super6 is have your own league. You can challenge your friends in the league and have your own side wages with each other. I am currently in a couple of leagues and am currently top of the both.

The last round of super6 this year can't come soon enough. Looking at the site, the last date is going to be Sunday 24th May. Thats 5 more rounds (45 in total). I am 8 points ahead of my nearest rival. The end of the season can't come quick enough.