Pompey betting opportunity missed

When Portsmouth sold Peter Crouch to Tottenham at the end of July, I remember thinking that the rate Pompey are selling players that they were a good chance to get relegated.

I checked the odds at the time and noticed that you could still get 4/1 with some online bookmakers on Pompey going down and thought this was good value.

Regrettably I didn’t follow my instincts and now am still kicking myself for it. After their 2-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday I checked Pompey’s price on Betfair to find that they could be layed at 1.73.

All this means I could of had, say £100 on them at 4/1 with Bet365 (there is a £200 Bet365 Free Bet available to customers opening a new account) when I fancied them and then layed the bet off for £73 last Saturday leaving me with a free bet that could of possibly netted £327. It was a great football trading opportunity missed.

Never mind, I did back West Ham for relegation at 19.5 and they can currently be layed at 6 so at least I got one thing right in the summer heat.

Come on Franco, keep up the good work!

For season long bets (as any of these could have ended up being) I would cash in some free bets so that I can keep my betting bank free for my weekly football trading. These free bets can also be used for matched betting purposes.

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