Picking up from Thursday it’s the final day of Cheltenham however I start the day with a rookie error, backing £2 on Alan Mcmanus to win in the snooker at 100/1 huge odds in a 2 horse race. thinking not realising the match is in-play and he is 4-1 in a race to 5! I win this back on the Betfair Blackjack free offer. Fo the last day of Cheltmas (my true love gave to me!) I get on the price boosts at William Hill & Coral but again none of my horses come in – the beauty of laying them means I still come out up.
Alan McManus loses to Selby = Betfair -£2
Free 2 hands Blackjack offer Betfair = + £2
Bobs Worth does not win = Coral (-£10) William Hill (-£20) Betfair (+£34) = +£4
S Conti does not win = Coral (-£14) Betfair (+15) = +£1
Day P/L - +£5
I use my free £50 ladbrokes bet and go for a correct score arb with a good return if Bristol City to win 1-0 vs Swindon covering it as well it’s close but finishes 0-0.
Bristol City don’t beat Swindon = Ladbrokes (£0) Betfair (+£38) = +£38
Day P/L - +£38
I have a heavy night on Saturday at friends birthday, realise I can’t party like I used to and spend Sunday in bed with one of my top 10 worst hangovers ever!
Feeling slightly better I open an account with Boyles today to take advantage of their £50 free bet offer (you need to wager £125 with them to get this) the first leg of this is set up backing a horse called Ergo Sum… it loses! But my bonus is credited for tomorrow.
Ergo Sum does not win = lose £25 Boyles & win £24 Betfair (-1 )
Day P/L = -£1
I decide Bangladesh can’t possibly lose at home to Nepal in the Cricket world cup and lump £6 on them which comes in, and more good luck in that my free bet sees Yeovil and Wigan draw however I have overhedged it slightly as can’t really see bottom placed Yeovil getting a result so only clear £18.
Bangladesh beat Nepal = Win £0.85 at Coral
Yeovil Draw With Wigan = Boyles (+93.75) Betfair (-£74.83) = +£18.92
Day P/L - +£19.77
I’ve decided to back the favourites in the cricket this week and get on Ireland to beat UAE with a small punt at William Hill, and also lay UAE in play at Betfair when their odds go down after a solid start with the bat. This is just a bit of mug punting though in terms of advantage betting I do 2 £25 bets at Boyles on horses neither of which win.
Ireland beat UAE = William Hill (+0.64) Betfair (+£6) = +£6.64
Dancing at Midnight loses = Boyles (-£25) Betfair (+£24) =-£1
Trafalgar Rock does not win = Boyles (-£25) Betfair (+£24) = -£1
Day P/L - £4.64
My cricket winning run is ended, I make a small profit on trading on Nepal Afghanistan, but then see Bangladesh lose at home to part timers from Hong Kong in a massive upset. Decide to not bet on the rest of the tournament unless there are some decent offers on. Elsewhere I complete my £100 bets at Boyles, backing and laying a couple of close odds Europa league matches and lay them at Matchbook ( They have 0% commission on football bets) slight loss overall but with a bonus to come. I also remember that I have still got a welcome bonus at 888sport to work through from last month (£88 in free bets) and I arb a horse there (that doesn’t come in!) Completing a pretty poor day I stick on a £2 accy on Juventus, Benfica and Napoli on the way to the pub to watch Spurs match. It does not come in, and Spurs are knocked out.
Nepal beat Afghanistan = Betfair +£3.80
Bangladesh lose(?!) = Coral -£7.50
Anzi do not win vs AZ Alkmar = Boyles (-£25) Matchbook (+£22) =-£3
Viktoria Plzen beat Lyon = Boyles (+32.50) Matchbook (£31.24) = +1.25
Halloua does not win = 888 Sport (-£5) Betfair (+£4.50) = -£0.50
Accumulator loses = £2 loss at Ladbrokes shop
Day P/L - -£7.95
TOTAL WEEK P/L - +£58.46
I’ve come out up this week again, (That includes the cricket £4 up over the week however this was just a bit of "fun" punting really) In terms of the amount of bets that haven’t come in it illustrates to me why it’s handy to lay and back as would have been £28 down without the lay safety net this week.
Websites joined this week and feedback
Boyles - I really like using Boyles website, find it easy to navigate and some good offers on there
888Sport – I dislike the interface on 888 this may be because I have an old laptop and it runs slowly but I find the site has too much going on for me with the flashy images etc