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Beat the Bookies: Week 23

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 29/01/2010

LAST week was honours even. The money won with Morecambe's last minute winner at Darlo exactly cancelled out that lost when Town failed to win at Rotherham.

Home > 2009-2010 Season > Beat the Bookies > Week 19


Aldershot v Grimsby. Town have seriously strengthened their side in the last few days. Have the bookies taken this into account. Maybe not. You can get Town at 5/1 with 888sport.com. Selection: Grimsby

Lincoln v Dagenham. City have put some decent results together in recent weeks, whereas Daggers have really dropped away from the promotion picture. You can back City at 15/8. Selection: Lincoln

Rotherham v Macclesfield. Macclesfield are a difficult side to beat and could give Rotherham a real test at the Don Valley. Rotherham slipped up at home to Darlo and played OK against us but are still beatable. Macclesfield are 5/1 Selection: Macclesfield

Bury v Rochdale. Rochdale could only manage a 0-0 draw the other night but they should have won so it can only be regarded as a blip. Both sides are playing well but Dale look like winning every game and 6/4 looks generous for an away win. Selection: Rochdale

This season we will again be trying out three different betting strategies:

  • Fixed Odds
  • Spread Betting on the Mini Performance Index with IG Index (25 points for a win, 10 for a draw, 10 for a goal)
  • The Monkey (betting on Town to win each game 3-1, i.e. the complete absence of any betting strategy). The Monkey lost every bet last year.


Recommended Fixed Odds Bets

  • 1. Grimsby to beat Aldershot. . (5/1, 888 Sport)
  • 2. Lincoln to beat Dagenham. . (15/8, Bet365)

Recommended Spread Bet

  • No bet this week

The Monkey's Bet

  • Grimsby to win 3-1, 80/1 Bet365

Previous Fixed Odds Bets (1 or 2 bets, around £10 per week each of Rob's own money)

DateBetOddsProfit/Loss
23/01Morecambe to beat BarnetEvens+£10.00
23/01Grimsby to beat Rotherham5/1-£10.00
16/01Crewe to beat Dagenham?-£10.00
16/01Torquay to beat Chesterfield?-£10.00
24/12Grimsby to beat Notts County13/2£0.00
24/12Macclesfield to beat Shrewsbury4/1-£10.00
16/12Accrington to beat BarnetEvens£0.00
16/12Morecambe to beat GrimsbyEvens-£10.00
10/12Accrington to beat Notts County7/1+£70.00
10/12Darlington to beat Torquay5/1-£10.00
03/12Grimsby to beat Dagenham5/2-£10.00
03/12Shrewsbury to beat Bournemouth15/4-£10.00
20/11Grimsby to beat Lincoln11/4-£20.00
13/11Grimsby to beat Northampton9/2-£10.00
13/11Torquay to beat Shrewsbury7/2-£10.00
05/11Darlington to beat Barnet11/2-£10.00
05/11Bradford to beat Notts County4/1-£10.00
22/10Accrington Stanley to beat Rochdale11/2+£55.00
22/10Darlington to beat Barnet5/1-£10.00
16/10Grimsby to beat Rochdale3/1-£10.00
16/10Bradford to beat Dagenham7/2-£10.00
08/10Barnet to beat Rochdale10/3-£10.00
08/10Torquay to beat Notts Co8/1-£10.00
02/10Accrington Stanley to beat Chesterfield15/4-£10.00
02/10Shrewsbury to beat Morecambe6/4-£10.00
25/09Grimsby v Darlington - Under 2.5 goals4/5+£8.00
25/09Morecambe to beat Dagenham5/1-£10.00
17/09Man City to beat Man Utd5/1-£10.00
17/09Port Vale to beat Bury6/5-£10.00
10/09Bradford to beat BurtonEvens-£10.00
10/09Lincoln to beat Bournemouth4/1-£10.00
03/09Bradford to beat Shrewsbury5/2+£25.00
03/09Chesterfield to beat Rotherham11/4-£10.00
27/08Bury to beat Rochdale21/10-£10.00
27/08Lincoln to beat Dagenham10/3-£10.00
20/08Grimsby to beat Bury7/5+£45.00
20/08Dagenham to beat Notts County5/1-£10.00
14/08Accrington v Lincoln. Under 2.5 goals8/11+£7.27
14/08Bournemouth to beat Rotherham7/5+£14.00
05/08Bradford to beat Notts County3/1-£10.00
05/08Bournemouth to beat Bury12/5+£24.00
01/08Bournemouth to win League Two (£5 EW)16/1Open
01/08Morecambe to be relegated11/1Open
Total -£62.73


Previous Spread Bets (Around 1 bet per week each of Rob's own money)

DateBetPriceBuy/SellActualProfit/Loss
10/12Macclesfield v Hereford: Sell Macclesfield mini-performance24/td>S55-£31.00
22/10Chesterfield v Burton Albion: Sell Chesterfield mini-performance30/td>S75-£45.00
16/10Darlington v Shrewsbury: Sell Shrewsbury mini-performance28S10+£10.00
25/09Notts County v Port Vale: Buy Port Vale mini-performance15B10-£5.00
17/09Torquay v Grimsby: Buy Grimsby mini-performance21B45+£24.00
27/08Chesterfield v Morecambe: Sell Chesterfield mini-performance33S20+£13.00
20/08Morecambe v Macclesfield: Sell Morecambe mini performance28S30-£2.00
14/08Barnet v Shrewsbury: Sell Barnet mini performance23S30-£7.00
Total -£25.00

Previous Monkey Bets (£10 per week of the Monkey's pretend money)

DateBetOddsProfit/Loss
23/01Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
16/01Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
02/01Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
28/12Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
16/12Grimsby to win 3-166/1-£10.00
10/12Grimsby to win 3-166/1-£10.00
03/12Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
28/11Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
24/11Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
21/11Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
13/11Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
10/11Grimsby to win 3-180/1-£10.00
05/11Grimsby to win 3-111/1-£10.00
30/10Grimsby to win 3-133/1-£10.00
22/10Grimsby to win 3-180/1-£10.00
16/10Grimsby to win 3-120/1-£10.00
08/10Grimsby to win 3-120/1-£10.00
06/10Grimsby to win 3-166/1-£10.00
03/10Grimsby to win 3-140/1-£10.00
30/09Grimsby to win 3-140/1-£10.00
25/09Grimsby to win 3-114/1-£10.00
17/09Grimsby to win 3-133/1-£10.00
10/09Grimsby to win 3-122/1-£10.00
03/09Grimsby to win 3-133/1-£10.00
27/08Grimsby to win 3-150/1-£10.00
20/08Grimsby to win 3-150/1-£10.00
18/08Grimsby to win 3-118/1-£10.00
15/08Grimsby to win 3-118/1-£10.00
11/08Grimsby to win 3-1??/1-£10.00
05/08Grimsby to win 3-133/1-£10.00
Total -£300.00

Every month I try and beat the bookies but now you can try and beat me - with pretend money. Just sign up and join the Grimsby Town team at OLBG.

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