£10 – £10,000 Challenge

New Year new me and all that rubbish – Christmas and 2016 in general were expensive so I’m going to have a go at a relatively low risk £10 – £10,000 challenge:

One bet a day at odds of at least 1.05, building the pot every day until I get to £10,000 – or until I get the jitters and cash out to pay off credit card debt! Depending on progress I may cash out some of the profit for future attempts. Starting on New Years Day lets see how far/much we can get! I’ll be using the Betfair exchange for the better odds (but worth noting the percentage fee which goes to Betfair for he use of the exchange).

Attempt One – Loses @ Bet 4

Bet 1 (01/01/2017): £10 on over 0.5 goals in Watford Vs. Spurs @ 1.07 – returns £10.66 ✔️

Bet 2: £10.66 on over 0.5 goals in Doncaster Rovers Vs. Stevenage @ 1.05 – returns £11.17✔️

Bet 3: £11.17 on over 0.5 goals in Iraklis Vs. Skoda Xanthi @ 1.13 – returns £12.55 ✔

Bet 4: £12.55 on AEK Athens Vs. Panaitolikos @ 1.07 ✖️

I was hoping this challenge would at least make it past the 1 week mark but it wasn’t to be – rode my luck in the Doncaster and Xanthi games and the luck ran out in the AEK game. Maybe January isn’t the best time to start given the reduced number of fixtures – frustrating as the other games I shortlisted have all had more than one goal in. I’m going to class this as dipping my toes in, and go again with a proper effort when leagues return from Winter Breaks.

Profit/Loss = -£10
Attempt Two – loses at Bet 7

Right it’s payday – lets have another go!

Bet 1 (28/01/2017): £10 on over 0.5 goals in the Scunthorpe Vs Port Vale @ 1.06 – returns £10.57 ✔

Seeing as there are quite a few Sunday games I’m going to try and build the pot up a bit to make up for lost time.

Bet 2: £10.57 on >0.5 goals in Fulham Vs Hull @ 1.06 – returns £11.17 ✔

Bet 3: £11.17 on >0.5 goals in Trabzonspor Vs Gazientepspor @1.07 – returns £11.91 ✔

Bet 4: £11.91 on >0.5 goals in Gent Vs Clube Brugge @ 1.09 – returns £12.95 ✔

Bet 5: £12.95 on >0.5 goals in Espanyol Vs Sevilla @ 1.08 – returns £13.91 ✔

Bet 6: £13.91 on >0.5 goals in Verona Vs Salernitana @ 1.09 – returns £15.10 ✔

Bet 7: £15.10 on >0.5 goals in Anderlecht Vs St Liege @ 1.05 ✖ – Absolutely unbelievable – Anderlecht up against 10 men at home for 88 minutes and couldn’t score. Frustrating as this was my pick for the day, I would’ve been annoyed if one of the others lost and this won but it evidently wasn’t to be this time. 3rd time lucky hopefully.

Profit/Loss = -£20

Attempt 3

After having a dabble on a builder starting the first Friday of the season with a fiver I got 11 games deep and up to £34 before we went bust in Iceland. So I’m starting again with a fiver today on the Championship fixtures, back to a bet a day of at least 1.05.

Bet 1: >0.5 goals in Boro VS Burtonwood @ 1.07 – returns £5.33

Bet 2: >0.5 goals in Norwich VS QPR @ 1.05 – returns £5.59

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