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EURO 2016

Discussion in 'Betting Forum' started by Pesam, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Pesam

    Pesam Forum Moderator Forum Moderator

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    I really haven't been active with this at all. A couple of reasons being; I went over the France and spent 2 days pissed and 2 days recovering and lost my focus on most games on during those 4 days and since I'm back I've been struggling to make sense of the form of most teams. I layed most of my poland bet at 17/1 after they beat Switzerland. Obviously I'm getting increasingly worried about Portugal, Wales and Italy all still being there but I think/hope Italy will go out tonight. My current position is.....................

    France +£228
    Germany +£88
    Spain +228
    England +£92
    Belgium +£228
    Portugal -£1336
    Italy -£1342
    Wales -£1362
    Poland +£66
    Iceland +228
     
  2. Pesam

    Pesam Forum Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Well this has been a spectacular failure so far. I haven't got to grips with it at all and have hardly made any adjustments in-running. My predictions that Portugal, Wales and italy would fail have proved spectacularly bad and but for Germany's penalty win over Italy I'd be in dire straits. As things stand I'm guaranteed one team fighting my corner in the final and guaranteed one big loser.

    France + £228
    Germany +£88
    Portugal -£1336
    Wales -£1362

    I want Wales to beat Portugal so that at least if I lose this bet my Welsh friends will have the time of their lives. If I lose this bet and have to see Ronaldo gurning into the camera in celebration I'll puke. I could sell this bet now for a £330 loss but as I'll have the favourite no matter what on the final day I'm prepared to let this bet run and keep my fingers crossed.
     
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    Piedro Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    Wales for me too Pesam, I have them in the sweep in work to win £300 if they win the tournament, or £180 for runner up (was a £20 a go sweep).

    Ideal scenario is that France win the tournament with Wales as runners up. My mate has hefty bets on France (7/2), Griezmann top scorer (10/1) and the double (25/1).

    I'll get a good few pints next week if that comes off! And I get my £180 for Wales as runners up.
     
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    I'm Confused, surely you'll get bummed whatever happens tonight so may as well sell to limit damage?
     
  5. Pesam

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    Not quite HC although whoever wins tonight means that I get a potential bumming in the final but I can still come out of this with a profit if Germany or France win the final. I am looking at a potential £1,300 loss but could actually keep that money and win £228 extra if France prevail. It's a big risk but I never place bets that I can't afford to lose for this reason i.e. if the bet loses I'll be pissed off but it won't ruin me.
     
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    Yeah France were my tip at the start of the championship and tbh I thought I'd be +£500 on them by now but I just never got into this challenge and just kept letting everything ride. Happy days for both of us then if France win this :)
     
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    Fair play, I shit the bed at taking a £100 hit, we're clearly in different leagues!
     
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    I had my first losing season last season in about 12 years and I think my bad run is here to stay because, since become a Dad, I don't have nearly as much time to watch football (and study form) as i used to...........so my betting has got a lot smaller. This bet was an attempt to try something new.............instead of £100/£200 bets on every game I thought this would limit my liability to £1,300 and that I had chosen well and there was little chance of failure...........I could be wrong.
     
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    Did you trade out as the match went on or anything Pesam? How did you finish up?
     
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    Ooops sorry I forgot to finish this off, I'm obviously trying to put it out of my mind. No didn't trade out and I really should have when Ronaldo went off as Portugal's price went from 2/1 out to 3/1 which would have meant escaping with an acceptable loss of £230. I was up about £400 on the tournament at that stage too so it would still have meant a profit.

    I think I put too much faith in the fact that Portugal had very little attacking intent and without Ronaldo looked totally impotent so I figured France would just wear them down and finally take one of their chances.

    It was a stonkingly badly played bet from start to finish and highlighted a very poor season's betting. I am not optimistic about things picking up either as i just don't have the time (anymore) to watch the amount of football required to win at betting. I had a very good run which included 11 or 12 consecutive profitable years but now I'm gonna revert back to a "just for fun" punter with maximum £20 bets (apart from the 1% challenge).

    Did you have many bets during the championship?
     

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