Sunday, 24 June 2012

England v Italy

England in the quarter finals eh! 3 weeks ago it was all doom and gloom and they had no chance of qualifying from the group. Now most people don't give them much chance against the Italians yet all the talk is of playing the Germans in the Semi's LOL.

Nastassja Burnett - Italian Number 8

















I believe they can win tonight. More importantly I believe there will be goals. I predict 3 goals in fact with a 2-1 result being the outcome. Hopefully to England but could be to Italy.

Everyone else seems to think it will be 0-0 and the Over 0.5 goals odds at 1.16 show this. England aren't as good defensively as everyone keeps saying and have ridden their luck so far. As for Italy they can be ripped apart at the back. The odds seem to think this is an Italian team from 20+ years ago! It is not so I'm piling into that price now as I'm off down the pub with the boys to watch this one (on a school night too!!).

Good luck whatever you bet - as long as it is for England to go through and more than 0.5 goals in normal time ;-)

Well bugger me! Sorry for the late update but as you will see lost my bank thanks to a 0-0 draw.

Reloading with £2,000.

Germany v Greece

Final bet to catch up on this one as I thought about taking the very juicy 1.15 on Over 0.5 goals last night in the Spain match but chickened out!

Dinah Pfizenmaier - German Number 6
However in this one I couldn't believe the odds for Over 1.5 so piled in.

Lahm opened the scoring in a very one sided 1st half. Amazingly Samaras equalised on 55 mins to give me my win with what may have been Greece's first attack of the match lol.

The Germans then picked up a gear and went 4-1 up with goals from Khedira, Klose and Reus. Greece got a consolation through Salpingidis from the penalty spot in the 89th minute.

Germany Won 4-2

Over 1.5 Goals Wins
Profit: £726.68
Bank: £2,957.78

Czech Republic v Portugal

This was the next opportunity to have a punt. Again I went for the safe option of Over 0.5 goals to keep the bank ticking along as I would have no opportunity in play.

Karolina Pliskova - Czech Number 10 






















The Portuguese left it fairly late and my nerves would probably have been in tatters had I been watching! But Ronaldo duly came up trumps in the 79th minute to give Portugal and me the win.

Portugal Won 1-0














Over 0.5 Goals Wins
Profit: £195.05
Bank: £2,231.10

England V Ukraine

Sorry I've been busy again all week only having chance to make bets and hope they come up trumps. I've had no time to do tennis at all.


Heather Watson - British Number 4

























It started with the England v Ukraine match on Tuesday night.

Rooney made his return from suspension and converted yet another excellent Steven Gerrard cross to win the game and the bet!

England Won 1-0















Over 0.5 Goals Wins
Profit: £161.68
Bank: £2,036.05

Monday, 18 June 2012

Italy v Republic of Ireland

Back to the Footy then after a day of tennis. Got away with my last bet with my bank intact!

With this match I expect an Italy win but would be delighted if Ireland can get something out of it (as long as theyscore!) more importantly I expect goals. Over 1.5 should be covered so that's the bet at odds of 1.27.

Good luck what ever your bet whatever it may be.

Amy Bowtell - Ireland Number 1
















20 mins gone and still 0-0
30 mins still 0-0 despite a penalty claim by Italy for handball.

Gooooal 1-0 Cassano gives Italy the lead (Just). 35th minute.

Half time and it remains 1-0. Bring on the goals in the 2nd half. At least I didn't go for the lower odds in the other game as it's still 0-0 between Spain and Croatia.

50 mins still 1-0.
60 mins still 1-0
70 mins still 1-0
80 mins guess what? still 1-0! :-(

Goalllll Balotelli!!! 89th minute! Always worth keeping your nerve!














Over 1.5 Goals Wins
Profit: £796.22
Bank: £3,874.47

I'm going to make another withdrawal tonight of £2,000 to keep some of these profits safe.

Maria Kirilenko v Francesca Schiavone

Schiavone has just won the 1st set 4-6. Kirilenko to serve 1st in the 2nd when I get on at various odds from 1.4 to 1.48 but averaging 1.43. Here's to an early break for Schiavone.

















15-0 ... 30-0 ... 30-15 ... 40-15 ... Holds. Too easy that for Maria. 1-0*

Need a strong hold now from Francesca. 0-15 ... uh oh! 0-30 ... FFS Fran what was that? 0-40 ... 15-40 ... 30-40 ... Great lob but Schiavone should have put the shot before away easily Break! 2*-0.

Let's have the break back then please. 15-0 ... Maria looking very good right now. If she wasn't such a mental midget I would probably switch. ... 15-15 ... 15-30 ... 15-40 Take the 1st one please! ... Grrrrr 30-40 ... This time then? ... Pfffft! Rushed it Deuce ... GP ... Holds for 3-0*.

Schiavone needs this next game or we may have a runaway express on our hands!

Much better Fran a bit of court craft 15-0 ... followed by a miss hit for 15-15 ... woeful 15-30 ... Jesus wept! The whole court open and hits it in the one place Maria can return! 15-40 ... 30-40 ... Deuce ... Better GP ... Holds! 3*-1

Let's hope that's Fran's slump over cos some of those points were truly awful.

0-15 poor from Maria maybe not breaking in that last game will affect her head ... Hmmm 15-15 or maybe not! ... 15-30 ... 30-30 ... 30-40 TAKE IT!!! ... FFS Deuce ... Jeez GP ... Holds for 4-1*

That's 0/3 BP for Fran this set. Can't keep letting chances go like that.

Ace! 15-0 ... 30-0 ... 30-15 ... 40-15 ... Holds for 4*-2 Now let's have that elusive break!

15-0 ... 30-0 ... 40-0 Fran resorting to moonballing! ... Holds 5-2*

Serving to stay in the set then! 15-0 ... 15-15 clueless! ... 15-30 impressive from Maria ... 30-30 ... Great serve 40-30 ... Deuce not the time to come in Fran! ... GP#2 serve and volley ... Holds! 5*-3

Now then Maria how is that brain of yours gonna cope serving for the set? 15-0 easily cope if Fran doesn't get her 2nd serve returns in! ... 30-0 another 2nd serve another missed return! ... Double Fault 30-15 that's more like it! ... FFS get a return at least once! 40-15 ... And set Kirilenko!

Schiavone to serve 1st then in the decider. If she can just hold that 1st game and get a mental lead I think she can pressure Maria into a break. (Well I hope so anyway). Sticking with Fran for now.

It would seem Francesca is now receiving treatment! That sees the odds tumble! Hopefully this is just tactical.

Here they come then. Hold please Francesca! 0-15 ... 15-15 ... WTF was that? 15-30 ... 15-40 Maria all over that point! ... 30-40 and save another please ... Broken by hitting it into the net when at the net! nearly impossible! Really poor game from Fran. SHould have won 2 points that she gifted Maria and would have held. 1*-0

NEED A FLIPPIN BREAK!!! 15-0 ... 30-0 too good ... 40-0 Fran not interested? ... 40-15 ... And hold for 2-0*.

Can we have a hold from Schiavone? 15-0 ... Double Fault 15-15 ... 30-15 ... 40-15 ... And a hold blimey didn't expect that! 2*-1

Now break her Fran!!! ... 0-15 ... 15-15 ... 15-30 ... 30-30 ... FFS Maria's rescue shots all seem to just catch the lines and then Scgia miss hits when it should have been her point. 40-30 ... Holds for 3-1*

May get out of this now. Double Fault 0-15 ... still on Fran as odds too low ... 15-15 ... 15-30 if you're gonna attack the net then get there don't dilly dally in the middle of the court! ... FFS 15-40 ... 2nd serve ... let ... 30-40 ... 2nd serve ... Deuce ... GP ... Deuce I don't think Fran has landed a 1st serve this game! ... Ooh there's a 1st and GP#2 now TAKE IT!!!!!!! ... Yesss 3*-2

Now for the break whilst Maria ponders on her missed opportunities? ... Not with returns like that! 15-0 ... or that! 30-0 ... better 30-15 ... 2nd serve ... again Maria getting away with hitting the lines! 40-15 but shouldn't have been! ... Holds 4-2*

Ace! 15-0 ... 30-0 ... 40-0 ... Hold! where did that come from? 4*-3

BREAK PLEASE!!!! 15-0 Maria so lucky but Fran not putting away her chances either! ... FFS yet again at the net easy put away but into the net it goes! 30-0 if I didn't know better I'd think Fran was chucking this match! ... 40-0 ... 40-15 ... 40-30 ... Flippin useless! 5-3*

I have a funny feeling that the break for GSM is inbound! ... 2nd serve ... drop shot that sits in the middle? 0-15 ... 15-15 ... 2nd ... 30-15 ... c'mon at least make her have to serve this out! ... 2nd ... 40-15 ... Not again? How can you hit it into the net from above your head stood at the net? 40-30 ... 2nd ... dolly it up why don't you? Deuce ... 2nd ... and the put away in to the net suprise suprise. those easy put aways must be in the double figures now! MP ... Deuce but the point was a drop which to me shows she didn't care! ... GP#3 ... Holds!! 5*-4

Could get out and save £500 or so or hope for the break? Backed Maria with £700 at 1.16 to at least have over £100 should she close it out now.

0-15 hello??? ... 0-30 Oi Oi!! ... 0-40 Oi Oi Oi!!! Schiavone peppering the lines now! Why did I lay off when I did? ... 2nd serve ... BREAK!!! 5-5*

Now a hold? ... Double Fault! 0-15 ... 2nd ... 15-15 ... 2nd ... Wow great return from Maria! 15-30 ... 30-30 ... 40-30 TAKE IT!!! ... 2nd ... WTF was that? missed it! Deuce ... BP ... 2nd ... Phew! Deuce ... GP#2 This time? Please? ... 2nd ... Double flippin Fault!!! Deuce ... GP#3 3rd time lucky? ... 2nd ... Aaaaarrrrrgh DF that serve bounced 3 metres this side of the net!!! Deuce ... and back to put it into the net when the winner is on for BP#2 ... 2nd ... LOL at least Maria having her own brain farts to try and even this! Deuce ... Hooray a decent serve GP#4 ... FFS at least this one went over the net! Unfortunately it was about 8 metres wide! Deuce ... Lovely lob! GP#5 this time surely? ... Nope it's Deuce! ... 2nd ... Double Fault! BP#3 ... Got lucky there! Deuce ... GP#6 for the love of God TAKE IT!!! ... wide! Deuce ... Puts it long! BP#4 ... well payed deuce ... An over head put away at the net that works! GP#7 Will it be 7th heaven? ... 2nd ... Finally! Holds for 5*-6.

Break for GSM? Yes please! ... Put some of my green on Kirilenko to cover some potential losses.  0-15 ... 0-30 ... 0-40! ... GSM Never in doubt LOL














Schiavone Wins 6-4 3-6 7-5
Profit: £154.96
Bank: £3,078.26

Urzula Radwanska v Ksenia Pervak

Radwanska leads 4-6 6-1 5-3* when I get on at 1.08
























15-0 ... 30-0 ... 30-15 ... 40-15 ... Holds for 5*-4

Radwanska to serve it out? I bloody hope so!

FFS 0-15 ... 15-15 ... 30-15 c'mon ... 40-15 Take it!!! ... 40-30 don't let her back to deuce! ... FFS Deuce ... MP#3 This time Urzula!!! ... Deuce ... MP#4 ... Finally GSM














Radwanska Wins 4-6 6-1 6-4
Profit: £208.10
Bank: £2,923.33

Stephanie Dubois v Andrea Hlavackova

Dubois is leading 7-6 6*-5 when I took odds of 1.21























0-15 uh oh ... 15-15 ... 15-30 c'mon Stephanie!!! ... 30-30 ... 40-30 Take It!!! ... Yesss!!! GSM









Dubois Wins 7-6(7) 7-5
Profit: £454.76
Bank: £2,715.23

Jelena Jankovic v Melanie Oudin

Oudin is in the lead when I get on at odds of 1.33. The score is 4-6 2-3* Let's hope she can hold this service game.














0-15 ... 15-15 ... 30-15 ... 30-30 ... Ah nuts 30-40! ... Deuce ... Good job as well as I probably have only made this bet after the frustrations of not getting matched on Bondarenko at the odds I wanted! ... BP#2 ... Deuce ... I really must learn my lesson not to bet when frustrated or annoyed ... GP TAKE IT!!! ... Grrrrr Deuce ... GP#2 This time? ... Yessss 2*-4.

Now get the double break please. 0-15 ... 0-30 Oi Oi!! ... 15-30 ... 15-40 Take it!!! ... Get in! 2-5*

Now to serve it out or green out now? Green out me thinks at 1.03

All done £493 on each side now.














Oudin Wins 6-4 6-2
Profit: £493.13
Bank: £2,260.44

Kateryna Bondarenko v Sarar Errani

Got on at 1.03 when Bondarenko serving for the match with 3 Match Points. I tried to get on at 5*-4 and chased all the way down but could not get matched!























She didn't take the 1st but put away the 2nd for a 5-7 6-3 6-4 win














Bondarenko Wins
Profit: £49.38
Bank: £1,767.31

Iveta Benesova v Irina Camelia Begu

I have withdrawn another £1,000 to keep it nice and safe just in case I get wiped out today.

Begu leads 4-6 1*-3 when I try to get on at 1.11. Unfortunately it's not all taken and Begu breaks again for 1-4*.


















Got the rest matched at 1.02

And another hold for 1*-5.

0-15 ... 0-30 ... 0-40 ... 15-40 ... 30-40 Take It!!! ... GSM














Begu Wins 6-4 6-1
Profit: £107.50
Bank: £1,717.93

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Portugal v Netherlands

Kelly Versteeg - Duth Number 15

















This one has to have goals considering that it's all or nothing tonight.

Going for Over 1.5 Goals at 1.28 which I think is about right.

0-1 Van der Vaart on 11 minutes Get in!!

Wow this could be about 3-1 already! Definitely goals coming tonight! 25 mins Gone.

Goooooaaaallll Christiano Ronaldooooooo!!!!

1-1 on 28 mins and my Over 1.5 has landed!














Over 1.5 Goals Wins
Profit: £552.58
Bank: £2,610.44

Jelena Jankovic v Jie Zheng

Jankovic leads 6(2)-7 7-5 4-1* after just being broken. Odds are 1.08.
























Hoping for a quick break here. 0-15 ... 0-30 may get my wish ... 15-40 Take it! ... Yessss! Break for 5*-1

Come on JJ serve this baby out then!

15-0 ... 30-0 ... 30-15 ... 30-30 don't mess this up Jelena! ... 40-30 Finish it now!... GSM
















Jankovic Wins 6-7 7-5 6-1
Profit: £146.63
Bank: £2,057.86

Mirnyi/Nestor v Bryan/Bryan

Mirnyi & Nestor lead 6-3 4-3* when I get involved at 1.19 hoping for a quick break.
Max Mirnyi's Wife Kseniya

























15-0 ... 15-15 ... 15-30 c'mon though hardly any of my bet has been taken as the market is so weak, ... 30-30 ... 40-30 ... Game 4*-4 At least my bet is all taken now.

15-0 ... 30-0 ... 40-0 Holds for 5-4*

Now let's have the breaky for GSM please!

0-15 ... 0-30 Oi Oi! ... 15-30 ... 15-40 Oi Oi Oi!!! ... Game Set Match!












Mirnyi/Nestor Win 6-3 6-4
Profit: £295.89
Bank: £1,911.23

Alize Cornet v Yanina Wickmayer

Cornet leads 7-5 5*-4 when I get on at 1.11.


























Always dodgy backing a hold to win the match in WTA but here goes anyway!

0-15 FFS!!! ... 0-30!!! Cornet you muppet! 4 easy points please! ... Phew Wickmayer should have won that point but sent it long 15-30 ...Grrrr 15-40 ... Fight Alize! Much better 30-40 it's all about the 1st serve! ... 2nd serve ... Bugger and break for 5-5*.

0-15 ... 15-15 ... FFS Alize you should have had that point but it goes just long for 30-15 ... Again too much on it 40-15 ... Yanina returning the favour this time though 40-30 ... C'mon Deuce ... GP ... FFS very lucky net chord gives her the game and a 5*-6 lead this set.

Now then ski slope nose let's be getting in to the tibreak at the very least! Hmmm don't like the sound of her moaning with her coach, I think she sounds like she lacks self belief she can win.

0-15 ... 15-15 thanks to a wild shot from Yanina when she was dominating the point ... pfffft 15-30 that was a weak shot ... 30-30 much better point that time ... 40-30 great defence in that point ... And she holds for 6-6.

Tiebreak time with Wickmayer to serve 1st

Mini break 1**-0 two holds please.
Great lob from Cornet 2*-0 another like that please.
2nd serve ... Double Fault!!! Idiot!!! 2-1**
C'mon the MB ... Yesss! 3-1*
Another? ... Yeppa! 4**-1 Now hold them BOTH!
Wickmayer goes wide 5*-1 change of ends better not mean a change in fortunes!
2nd Serve ... poor return 6-1**
2nd serve ... GSM Championship

Cornet Wins
Profit: £154.14
Bank: £1615.35

15th June 2012

Bet 1 - Football - Euro 2012

Ukraine v France

Went for the simple Over 0.5 goals in this one at 1.11.

We had crazy weather in this match and a delay of 55 mins. When it was under way I had to wait till the 53rd minute when Menez gave France the lead. Cabaye made it 0-2 on 56 and that was how it finished.















Over 0.5 Goals Won
Profit: £121.84
Bank: £1,277.51

Bet 2 - Football - Euro 2012
Sweden v England

Again I went for the safe option of Over 0.5 Goals at great odds of 1.15.

Andy Carroll landed my bet after 23 minutes to give England the lead. An own goal on 49 levelled it before the Swedes went ahead through Mellberg on 59 minutes.

England showed some great spirit though first with Walcott equalising on 64 before Welbeck scored the winner on 78 mins. 2-3 I wonder what the odds were for Over 4.5 considering Over 0.5 was so high?















Over 0.5 Goals Won
Profit: £183.70
Bank: £1,461.21

14th June 2012

Another catch Up!
Well after withdrawing £250 to keep as emergency top up funds when the inevitable wipe out occurs I was left with £394.51.

Bet 1 - Tennis - Bad Gastein
Johanna Larsson v Jill Craybas














Can't really rememeber much about this bet. Backed Larsson at 1.04
Larsson Won 6-2 6-3
Profit: £15.13
Bank: £409.64


Bet 2 - Tennis - Bad Gastein
Mandy Minella v Carla Suarez Navarro

Again not a clue.
Backed Minella at 1.13













Minella Won 6-2 3-6 6-3
Profit: £51.15
Bank: £460.79
Bet 3 - Football - Euro 2012
Italy v Croatia

Backed Over 1.5 Goals at 1.47 before the start.

Pirlo scored for Italy on 39 mins and I had to wait till the 72nd minute before Croatia equalised through Manzukic to win the bet.
The match finished 1-1












Over 1.5 Goals Won
Profit: £207.69
Bank: £668.48

Bet 4 - Football - Euro 2012
Spain v Republic of Ireland

This one annoyed the heck out of me as I was stuck on the phone and missed the start. Wanted to take Over 2.5 goals which was about 1.84. Unfortunately by the time I got into it it was already 1-0 and the odds were 1.33. I took that anyway.













I had to wait for the next goal till the 49th minute when Silva fired home. Torres completed his brace and made my bet win in the 70th minute before Fabregas sealed a 4-0 victory on 83 minutes.

Over 2.5 Goals won
Profit: £211.56
Bank: £880.04

Bet 5 - Football - Columbia Liga Postobon
Itagui Ditaires v La Equidad


Another foray into Colomian footy. Didn't know either team but took a punt on Over 1.5 Goals after about 40 mins whilst the score was 1-0. Got odds of 1.29-1.33.













Cordoba landed the bet with an equaliser on 78 minutes and that's how the match finished.
Over 1.5 Goals Won
Profit: £275.63
Bank: £1,155.67

All in all a very good day!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Catch up time!

Sorry not been able to update the blog for a few days so here is a break down of what I've been up to.

Firstly I went out to watch England v France and had a bet on Over 0.5 Goals while I was out. Odds 1.17.

Joleon Lescott kindly obliged to give England the lead before France equalised to end 1-1.

Profit: £45.49
Bank: £324.51












Next up was tonight with Netherlands v Germany. Went for Over 1.5 Goals at 1.36. Germany took a 0-2 lead to land the bet.

Profit: £111.86

Bank: £436.37












Same game and the second bet betting on a 2nd half goal on Over 2.5 at 1.26. Holland pulled one back to make it 1-2 and the bet was landed.

Profit: £108.80
Bank: £545.18













Final bet of the night is in the Columbian Cup!! Qunidio v Fortaleza!!! the score was 0-2 at half time so I plumped for the extra goal and took Over 2.5 at 1.19. It was soon 0-3.

Profit: £99.34
Bank: £644.51












Well that's me up to date but I'm going to withdraw some at this stage so that when the inevitable loss come along I have it in reserve to deposit and chase!! :-)

Withdrawal: £250
Bank: £394.51

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Ecuador v Columbia

On to the next one then. 26 mins played and still 0-0. Getting on Over 0.5 Goals 1.23. There's got to be at least one goal in this?


Yuliana Lizarazo - Columbia Number 4



















Half time. 0-0 fairly open game though so I still can see a goal coming in this.

Goal!!! 1-0 after 55 mins














Over 0.5 Goals Wins
Profit: £50.42
Bank: £279.02



Olimpo v Lanus

FFS Just waiting for my Over 1.5 Goals bet to be taken and boom Penalty in the 2nd minute which was duly converted!

LOL this is going too quick got on Over 2.5 at 1.48 in fact I watched the goal go in and my bet was completed after they had scored! Then disa... f@c!ing ...llowed!!! FFS this is not my match!

Anyway 0-1 and my bet is on Over 2.5 at 1.48.

Paula Ormaechea - Argentina Number 1















That's the 3rd time Olimpo have had the ball in the net and the 3rd goal ruled out :-( Was a rash decision yet agin on my part getting on the Over 2.5 cos I missed the Over 1.5!

Goal! 0-2 on 38 minutes. Still on this one then!

Still half time and I'm bottling out. Laying off at even green at 1.32 for £23.80 on each side.

Damn 1-2 after 51 minutes. Shouldn't have layed off.

Over 2.5 Goals Won
Profit: £23.81
Bank: £228.60



Republic of Ireland v Croatia

Well it's halftime and the score is 1-2. Bith teams have goals in them and both teams have the ability to let them in. I think I'll go for an extra goal this half and hope to be out soon enough for the later kick offs.

Over 3.5 Goals at 1.37 is my bet.

Ajla Tomljanovic - Croatia Number 3


















Well I didn't even have time to get the post up on the blog! 3-1 after 48 mins.














Over 3.5 Goals Wins
Profit: £53.63
Bank: £204.79



Uruguay v Peru

Going for a bit of South AMerican International Football next. This is a World Cup Qualifier and Peru are apparently crap. Therefore as Uruguay at home I'm taking the Over 2.5 Goals at 1.70.

Cecilia Mercier - Uruguay Number 1















1-0 after 16 Mins. C'mon the goals.

2-0 on 30 mins. Looking promising this.

Goooooooaaaaaaallllll 2-1 on 40 mins.














Over 2.5 Goals Wins
Profit: £60.71
Bank: £151.15




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