12 February Celtic v Juventus / Match Odds – Won £4.07
13 February Real Madrid v Man Utd / Match Odds – LOST £16.31
14 February Tottenham v Lyon / Match Odds – Won 52p
15 February AC Milan v Parma / Match Odds – Won £3.54
16 February Luton v Millwall / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won 90p
16 February Luton v Millwall / Match Odds – Won £4.71
16 February Oldham v Everton / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – LOST 95p
16 February Granada v Barcelona / Match Odds – Won £2.18
17 February Sociedad v Levante / Match Odds – Won £1.15
17 February Sociedad v Levante / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.21
17 February Chelsea v Brentford / Over/Under 3.5 Goals – Won £1.75
17 February Man City v Leeds / Over/Under 3.5 Goals – Won £1.31
17 February Huddersfield v Wigan / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – LOST £3.95
17 February Valladolid v Atl Madrid / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.14
17 February Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano / Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Won £1.87
A week’s online football trading profit of £3.14
Total Pre Match Trading profits to date is £181.77. My betting bank now stands at £281.77 I started off the experiment with a football betting bank of £100.00 and use around 75% of my available bank on my trades, which are all done pre match using Betfair.
I’m not going to go into detail about where things went wrong, it has been written every week for the about the last 4 weeks now. Anyone who follows these results will know the theme by now, the words ‘deja vu’ spring to mind.
What I will say is that I traded 15 different markets just to make £3.14. Turn the one big loss into a loss consistent with the other trades/losses and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to do the maths. The other largish loss (Huddersfield V Wigan) was conducted on my phone from a children’s playground, another ‘no no’ in my list of things not to do.
My problems are clearly of a discipline nature. I will have weeks where trades will naturally go wrong, it’s the law of averages and I accept that. This is why it is imperative that I sort my discipline out. It’s been two steps forward, one and three quarters back so far this year, and things need to change.