A Year in Betting – Week #40 – Fantasy Betting in Soccer

Ball in Face

Current Total: +$298.20 (-$40)

 

Single: +$50 (-$10)
Accumulator: +$155.40 (-$10)
Correct Score: -$70 (-$10)
1st Scorer: +$73.33 (-$10)
Bonus Rounds: +$89.47

Welcome to Week #40 of My Year in Fantasy Betting in Soccer, and it was another unproductive week in terms of winners. I’m going back to basics with my selection process, which has become a little off the cuff in recent weeks, and maybe that is the reason for my slump in earnings. So I’m getting my head back into the form guides, the recent results, the quality of opponents, the likelihood of goals and chances of an upset, and hopefully I’ll be back on track by Monday morning. Let’s see Continue reading

A Year in Betting – Week #39 – Fantasy Soccer Betting

You Lose Dice

Current Total: +$338.20 (-$90)

 

Single: +$60
Accumulator: +$165.40
Correct Score: -$60 
1st Scorer: +$83.33 (-$90)
Bonus Rounds: +$89.47

Welcome to Week #39 of My Year in Fantasy Soccer Betting, and we’re looking back on the 1st Scorer experiment from last week. As you can see from the numbers above it was anything but a profitable experiment, but it was one I actually really enjoyed. Continue reading

A Year in Betting – Week #38 – Fantasy Betting in Soccer

van Persie Goal Celebration

Current Total: +$428.20 (-$40)

 

Single: +$60 (-$10)
Accumulator: +$165.40 (-$10)
Correct Score: -$60 (-$10)
1st Scorer: +$173.33 (-$10)
Bonus Rounds: +$89.47

Welcome to Week #38 of My Year in Fantasy Betting in Soccer, and this being the first one of 2014, we’re going to do something a little bit different. We’re going to focus exclusively on the 1st Scorer category, and see if a little statistical data can help in the decision making, and ultimately prediction, process. Continue reading

A Year in Betting – Week #37 – Fantasy Betting in Soccer

World Cup 2014 Brazil

Current Total: +$468.20 (-$30)

 

Single: +$70 (-$10)
Accumulator: +$175.40 (-$10)
Correct Score: -$50 (-$10)
1st Scorer: +$183.33 ($0)
Bonus Rounds: +$89.47

Welcome to Week #37 of My Year in Fantasy Betting in Soccer, and World Cup fever is upon is. Well not really yet but it’s a good excuse to get away from another poor set of bets from last week, which we can go over later. But the draw has been made, the predictors are out and in full flow, and the pessimists have written off their respective countries’ chances already. The bookies have also produced odds on every conceivable betting opportunity for us to mull over in the 6 or so months we have until the big kick between Brazil and Croatia. Continue reading

A Year in Betting – Week #36 – Fantasy Soccer Betting

Oviedo Goal v Man Utd

Current Total: +$498.20 (+$5)

 

Single: +$80 (+$35)
Accumulator: +$185.40 (-$10)
Correct Score: -$40 (-$10)
1st Scorer: +$183.33 (-$10)
Bonus Rounds: +$89.47

It’s Week #36 of My Year in Fantasy Soccer Betting and I’m back in the blue again this week, with a whopping total profit of $5. But a profit is a profit, and more importantly, it has brought to an end the losing streak I’ve been on for the last few weeks. To be fair in those weeks I wasn’t able to put the time into my selections (or articles for that matter) that I would have liked, for a combination of work and personal reasons, and that was probably a factor in some of my poor choices. Today also saw the World Cup draw in Brazil, and the flurry of excitement that comes with it. I’m not going to focus on that this week though, we’ll go through it next week and probably a few of the following weeks, looking at where the smart money is. Anyway, back to the Premier League. Continue reading

A Year in Betting – Week #35 – Fantasy Betting in Soccer

Greece Beat Romania

Current Total: +$493.20 (-$20)

 

Single: +$45
Accumulator: +$195.40
Correct Score: -$30
1st Scorer: +$193.33
Bonus Rounds: +$89.47 (-$20)

Welcome to Week #35 of My Year in Fantasy Betting in Soccer and I’m back after a week off and getting straight back into the domestic action. Week #34 saw a glimmer of light at the end of this losing tunnel I’ve been stuck in for the last month. Yes, that light came in the midst of an overall loss of $20, but there was a winner in there at long last, and hopefully that has signaled the end of the losing streak. That remains to be seen though. Lets have a quick review of that momentous win (and the three losses it came with) before moving on to this week’s selections…. Continue reading

A Year in Betting – Week #34 – Fantasy Soccer Betting

World Cup 2014 Brazil

Current Total: +$493.20 (-$40)

 

Single: +$45 (-$10)
Accumulator: +$195.40 (-$10)
Correct Score: -$30 (-$10)
1st Scorer: +$193.33 (-$10)
Bonus Rounds: +$89.47

Week #34 of My Year in Fantasy Soccer Betting sees another international weekend, and a massively important one for a select few nations. While the majority of countries round the world are either fine-tuning their team and playing style in preparation for Brazil next summer, or rebuilding for a crack at the next major tournament, there a few teams who must face-off in two-legged playoffs to see who can secure the final places at the World Cup. Continue reading

A Year In Betting – Week #33 – Fantasy Betting in Soccer

Begovic, Asmir

Current Total: +$533.20 (-$40)

 

Single: +$55 (-$10)
Accumulator: +$205.40 (-$10)
Correct Score: -$20 (-$10)
1st Scorer: +$203.33 (-$10)
Bonus Rounds: +$89.47

It’s Week #33 of My Year in Fantasy Betting in Soccer, and I’m afraid it’s another short post this week, again due to a busy work schedule on my part, which may also be a factor in my current losing streak (thats my excuse anyway). But the only way out of a losing streak is to change something, mix it up a little, and pick a winner or two. Let’s see how it goes then, after we’ve gone through the wreckage of last week. Continue reading

A Year In Betting – Week #32 – Fantasy Soccer Betting

Michu v Jaaskelainen

Current Total: +$573.20 (-$40)

 

Single: +$65 (-$10)
Accumulator: +$215.40 (-$10)
Correct Score: -$10 (-$10)
1st Scorer: +$213.33 (-$10)
Bonus Rounds: +$89.47

Welcome to Week #32 of My Year in Fantasy Soccer Betting, and it’s been another poor week with no winners to speak of. It also has to be a quick-fire week due to time constraints and work commitments, so I’m not going to waffle on about whatever topic is in my head regarding the beautiful game, let’s just get down to dissecting the corpse that is last week’s selections, and resurrecting this column with a couple of winners in Week #32. Continue reading

A Year in Betting – Week #31 – Fantasy Soccer Betting

Money Down the Toliet

Current Total: +$613.20 (-$40)

 

Single: +$75 (-$10)
Accumulator: +$225.40 (-$10)
Correct Score: $0 (-$10)
1st Scorer: +$223.33 (-$10)
Bonus Rounds: +$89.47

Welcome to Week #31 of My Year in Fantasy Soccer Betting, and we’re coming off the back of a barren week with no winners to speak of. We’re also entering that time of year when managers start dropping like flies, as a poor start to the season suddenly turns into a crisis in the minds of chairmen and owners, where their only perceived solution is to change the man in charge of team affairs. Continue reading