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Beat the Bookies (Summer): Week 10

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 02/08/2012

MARK Cavendish was a total failure in the Road Race. We didn't make much money though as we only laid him to win. Still with plenty of other Olympic events to back on there's no shortage of things to bet on.

Home > 2011-2012 Season > Beat the Bookies (Summer) > Week 10

Rugby League

  • London Broncos v Salford - home win (2.8, Bet 365). London Broncos have improved since they sacked their manager recently. Last weekend they genuinely challenged Catalans Dragons away, so should have gained a lot from that performance. They've got the squad to be a lot better than bottom of the league.

    Olympics

  • 400m Hurdles - Felixe Sanchez (first 3) (5.0, 5Dimes). Felixe Sanchez won this event 8 years ago. He's 34 now but set a new 400m indoor hurdles record in February. So a place looks a good bet. The same bookies are offering 90/1 on him to win, which has to be worth a dollar as well!
  • Women's Football Winner - Team GB (6.5, Spread Ex). Team GB need to beat Canada, then probably USA to reach the final. The Americans are the real test one suspects. Still the women have looked the business so far in their games and qualified with a perfect record.

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

    DateBetOddsProfit/Loss
    27/07Wigan v Castleford - away win21-£5.00
    27/07Mens Road Race - lay Mark Cavendish2.2£9.50
    27/07GB vs UAE - away win or draw3.45-£10.00
    27/07England v South Africa - South Africa3.0£0.00
    20/07Hull KR v Hull FC - away win2.68£16.80
    20/07Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Angels - Rangers2.3-£10.00
    20/07Nottinghamshire v Hampshire - Notts1.8£-10.00
    12/071st Test - England vs South Africa - South Africa3.9£29.00
    12/07WTA Palermo, Zahlavova Strycova vs Cohen - Cohen2.85-£10.00
    12/07Leeds v Wigan - home win4.0£30.00
    05/07Leeds v Hull - away win4.5-£10.00
    05/07Wimbledon - Federer v Djokvic - Djokvic wins 3-03.35-£10.00
    05/07Surrey v Kent - Kent2.2£12.00
    28/06St Helens -16.5 v Hull KR - away win2£10.00
    28/06Viktor Troicki vs Juan Monaco - Troicki2.92£19.20
    28/06Euro2012- lay Spain1.94£-10.00
    21/06Salford -12.5 v St Helens - home win3.5£-10.00
    21/06Wimbledon - lay Serena Williams4.4-£10.00
    21/06Czech Republic v Portugal - Czech Republic5.9£-10.00
    15/06Czech Republic v Poland - Czech Republic3.5£25.00
    15/06France v Ukraine - Ukraine4.6£-10.00
    07/06Euro 2012 Winner - Italy2.0£-10.00
    07/06Warrington v Leeds (+11.5 handicap) - away win2.0£-10.00
    07/06London v Widnes - away win4.8£-10.00
    31/05Salford v Catalans Dragons - home win3.53£25.30
    31/05French Open Winner - David Ferrer (EW)41£-10.00
    31/05French Open Winner - Agnieska Radwanska2.08£-10.00
    Rugby League Total£35.10
    Tennis Total£-30.80
    Euro 2012 Total-£15.00
    Cricket Total£31.00
    Baseball Total-£10.00
    Olympics Total-£0.50
    Grand Total£9.80

    2011-2012 Record (1 or 2 bets, around £10 per week each of Rob's own money)

    CompetitionProfit/Loss
    Premier Total£-170.60
    Champ Total£-24.90
    L1 Total£4.88
    L2 Total£198.80
    BSP Total£-83.00
    BSS Total£111.80
    Cups Total£21.85
    Grand Total£58.83

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