A new series from CaughtOffside that could help you become a millionaire…or lead to imminent bankruptcy.
Every day we will put a bet on a game and keep a running total throughout the season. The bets we make may not be earth shattering, although on occasion we will of course go ‘chasing the big win’.
Yesterday’s double was a success so that helped us make a nice £20 that pushed back into positive territory. For those who missed it, we bet on Tottenham/Man City and Man United/Arsenal exceeding 40 and 50 booking points respectively and exceed them they did.
We are wagering on the Barcelona-Villarreal match and are hoping that the Catalan side beat the Yellow Submarine, but not by too much. Having seen Real Madrid thrash Racing Santander 6-0 there is a temptation to go for an even bigger win but Villarreal are a very good side who are no walkovers.
Our running total charts our success, all starting with that original £5 stake.
£5 on Barcelona beating Villarreal by exactly three goals 9/2
£9.75 Based on wins minus original stake
Day 1: FC Porto-Gil Vicente to produce more than 2.5 goals: WIN
Day 2: Arsenal-Liverpool to result in more than booking 50pts: WIN
Day 3: Bolton-Man City to end in a draw: LOSE
Day 4: Man United to defeat Tottenham regardless of one goal handicap: WIN
Day 5: Carling Cup accumulator (Aston Villa, Brighton, Leicester City, Wolves and Millwall to win in 90 minutes): LOSE
Day 6: Udinese-Arsenal to result in 60+ booking points: LOSE
Day 7: Europa League accumulator (Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Schalke, Roma, Stoke City, PSG, Tottenham and Sporting Lisbon): LOSE
Day 8: Barcelona to beat FC Porto despite two goal handicap: LOSE
Day 9: Tottenham/Man City and Man United/Arsenal to exceed 40/50 booking points: WIN