Blog: Make hay while the sun shines

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Well it seems my first blog post about how i got into betting went down quite well, so it has encouraged me to continue to write some more stuff about my gambling exploits and that.

At the moment, I’m sat in bed slightly hungover, watching the Wimbledon men’s semi-final between Novak Djokovic and the up and coming Grigor Dimitrov. I couldn’t see Djokovic winning it in straight sets so just for a bit of interest I laid some of the 2.84 on 3-0 Djokovic. That’s now landed as we’re into a 4th set tiebreak at 2-1 to Djokovic, so I can relax and enjoy the rest of this match.

There will be plenty of betting opportunities coming thick and fast as we have a quite spectacular weekend of sporting action coming up, with the second semi-final to follow this (Roger Federer v Milos Raonic). In this one I think Roger Federer’s experience will see him through but again not in straight sets, so I will cover 3-1 and 3-2 options. (Losers, Roger won comfortably 6-4 6-4 6-4 as Raonic’s usual solid serve let him down)

In addition to the culmination of Wimbledon tennis we also have the FIFA World Cup quarter finals to get our teeth into, and if that’s not enough there’s also the British Grand Prix on Sunday and lots of horse racing too. So do the Asda big shop, put the kettle on, don your lounge pants (or anything with an elasticated waistband really) and hopefully we’ll come up smiling on Monday.

I used to enjoy Formula One back in the day but it’s got quite dull and I’ve lost touch with it in recent times. There is a good post about it on the forum here by @RoyTheBoyF1 who is very knowledgeable on F1 so I may follow his advice so I can watch the big race with some interest.

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The German fans are smiling

With the World Cup I am just tinkering with a few small bets here and there that catch my eye.

For example, in the France v Germany game a good judge I know on Facebook mentioned the teams different formations with France using quick, attacking full backs and wingers whereas Germany play more a central midfield formation so the logic being France may be a value price in the Most Corners market where they were available at a top price of 11/8 with Boylesports. So I’m cheering on the French corners. (This bet was landed 5-3)

I may dabble on a few horses but nothing much as I am taking a break from them at the moment, and there’s plenty of other stuff, I’ve even been watching the Australian Open snooker live on Bet365 through the night sometimes. I have backed Neil Robertson at 4/1 to win it again in front of his home crowd. He is now into the semis having beaten Robert Milkins 5-2 earlier.

On a bit of a roll at the moment, one of those lovely spells where everything you touch seems to turn to gold but if there’s anything I’ve learned over the years is that your next losing run is never far away so I will proceed with caution and will not increase stakes.

I have a few antepost tickets still going with 25/1 on Colombia in the World Cup outrights (now gone) and 33/1 on Thomas Muller E/W in the Top Goalscorer market. So lots of French corners and Muller goals are the order of the day.


Now back with an update on Saturday night as I’m watching the Netherlands v Costa Rica for which I have plumped for a draw with £20 promo cash I get from BetVictor every month (I think for being a Racing UK subscriber). Very handy.

I love getting as many free bets as possible as it’s risk free gambling so you can relax a bit more. They are well worth taking advantage of and it all comes off the bottom line.

My luck has leveled out a bit with a few winners here and a few losers there. My each way antepost pick Eugenie Bouchard got hammered by Petra Kvitova in the Wimbledon women’s final, but I had a nice winner thanks to MyTipsters regular @John telling me to add Velox to my notebook. It won the 2.40 at Sandown nicely at 11/2.

I’m hoping Roger Federer can do the business in the men’s final tomorrow as I am on him in the outrights and I also got a few bob on Nico Hulkenberg to place in the Top 6 in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone as advised by @RoyTheBoyF1.

Oh, and I almost forgot I still have an outright bet running on Aussie Neil Robertson  (4/1) in the Australian Open snooker where the final against Judd Trump starts at 5am Sunday UK time, so I may set the alarm and wake up for a bit of that. That’s dedication for you.

Good luck wherever you decide to invest your hard earned pennies this weekend. Don’t bet too much and remember to make the most of the sunsheeeeine…

You gotta make it happen!

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