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My trial of an over / under system is over. The strike rate of 58% is below what I was achieving with my own, far more basic system. 11 out of 19 isn't great. Yesterday's games looked 'sure fire'. Two were in the Bundesleague while two were in the Dutch... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at Rookie Punter
I've never bet on boxing, but given all the hype that surrounded the Haye - Harrison fight I just had to take a punt. I was convinced that Haye would win inside three rounds. He did and I turned my £2.68 into £8.31. Thankfully I don't have Sky Sports so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at Rookie Punter
Five of my over 2.5 goal bets came off yesterday. In two of the games I missed out by just the single goal. I was some way off with the West Ham and Blackpool game which finished 0-0. West Ham v Blackpool (LOST) Burnely v Watford (WON) Palace v Coventry... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at Rookie Punter
OK I tried my over under goals system during the weekend and had 4 winners out of 7, not bad, but still not enough to breakeven. I've picked 8 games today using the same system. My picks for over 2.5 goals are: West Ham v Blackpool Burnely v Watford Palace... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2010 at Rookie Punter
Hmmm - this site is indeed called the 'rookie punter' for a reason. In my two previous posts I listed 6 bets, 3 of which were doubles, meaning I predicted 9 different games in the over/under goal market. How did I fair? In a word..... badly. In more than one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2010 at Rookie Punter
I should really stay clear of the double or triple bets, but I can't help myself! But my main bets today will be singles, all over total goals. I'm backing the following - Leicester v Preston - Over 2.5 @ 1.80 (staked £1.97 to produce profit of £1.58) Forfar v... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2010 at Rookie Punter
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So after much analysis, I've picked three doubles in the over/under 2.5 goal markets today. 2 of the games are over 2.5 with the other being under 2.5. I'm not so keen on the under 2.5 market but it appears to offer slightly better odds due to primarily to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2010 at Rookie Punter
My weekend gambling was thrown into a spin by the loss of my internet connection last night. But thankfully my new friend 'Nelson' from Bangalore has come to my rescue and I now have internet access. I placed two over 2.5 goal bets last night. The first was a single... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2010 at Rookie Punter
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The stats seemed to back it. 87% of Leeds home games finished at over 2.5 goals while 67% of Cardiff's away games finished at over the 2.5 goal margin. I selectively ignored the fact that these games have typically been low scoring affairs which usually ended in a draw or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Rookie Punter
Bayern Leverkusen v Mainz and PSV v Feyenord will both finish with more than 2.5 goals. So confident am I that I have placed a £1 double to that affect. 75% of Leverkusen home games have finished at over 2.5 goals while 67% of Mainz away games have finished with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at Rookie Punter
I wanted to test the theory that 2 teams who have a recent track record of over 2.5 goals would continue that trend when facing each other. 70% of Udinese and 60% of Palermo games have finished with over 2.5 goals. I stumbled upon a suggested rule that states if... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at Rookie Punter
It's the first Old Firm derby of the season today and I had to have a punt. It would be foolish to predict the result as there is literally nothing to choose between the teams. They've both won all their games in the league this season. All of Rangers games... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at Rookie Punter
Not a great start to be honest. 7 bets placed 3 bets won. So that's 70 pence spent and 51 pence returned for a loss of 19 pence. Birmingham to have more corners than Blackpool (BET LOST 9 corners to 10) West Ham v Newcastle to have more than 4.5... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at Rookie Punter
I'm following a different football betting system for the next 3 weekends. It's based on historic football data and focuses more on goals, corners and card events rather than the result of the match in question. Here are the bets I've gone for. Birmingham to have more corners than Blackpool... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at Rookie Punter
I've ignored the old 'get rich quick' schemes that litter the internet, but I've stumbled across a site that provides the best betting data analysis I've seen. It is naturally a paid for service, but it does offer a genuine 28 day free no obligation trial. So I've taken them... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at Rookie Punter
4 out of my 9 best came off over the weekend, which isn't an altogether impressive strike rate, but then again that's why this site is called the Rookie Punter and not the expert punter. It's a case of what might have been with a couple of the bets, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at Rookie Punter
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For some 90 minutes is too long to wait and see if their carefully analysed prediction comes true. For those people the 10 minute result option is a good one. It's available as an in-play option, but at the start of the game the 10 minute result betting option refers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2010 at Rookie Punter
I've been looking for a site that has good range of golf betting stats to help me understand the merits of various players in different tournaments. There are so many professional players, so many tours and so many variables that make golf betting particularly challenging. The first site that I've... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2010 at Rookie Punter
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So glad that we have a normal weekend of football to look forward to. The EURO games were interesting enough, but it can't compete with a proper weekend of 'normal' football. I've placed 8 bets so far. (Under 2.5 = Blackburn v Sunderland Over 2.5 = Everton v Liverpool) I've... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2010 at Rookie Punter
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I've been away for a week. A week with poor 3G signal and no wireless access. It was, as you can understand a difficult week for me. I did manage to get on long enough to place my first golfing bets. There aren't as many markets on offer compared to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2010 at Rookie Punter
My group based multiple betting exercise produced exactly the results I expected! 1 of my triples came up but that was it. I forced my self to have a stake in every game which was fun, but was never going to be a profitable venture. The lesson is to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2010 at Rookie Punter
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I have foregone the joy that is Sky Sports for the last couple of years. It's not that I don't like Sky Sports, I positively love their football coverage, but I just can't at this stage in my fiscal life afford it. I can get by with the Sky Sports... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at Rookie Punter
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Group I Czech Republic v Scotland So here we go. My nation, Scotland. We were so lucky to get a result against the mighty Lichtenstein and utterly unconvincing against Lithuania. The Czech Republic aren't the force they once were, which was illustrated with their 1 nil home defeat to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at Rookie Punter
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Group H Cyprus v Norway Cyprus produced one of the shock results of the tournament by drawing 4-4 away to Portugal. Norway managed to go one better than Cyprus by beating Portugal 1-0. So clearly a miserable start to the campaign for Portugal. But with Norway also winning their opening... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Rookie Punter
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Group G Montenegro v Switzerland On paper this looks like a tight game and my initial gut reaction is that this will finish in a low scoring draw. The bookies appear to agree and the odds are very close for each side with Montenegro at 2.62 and the Swiss at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Rookie Punter