Who’d have thought that Wales, Grand Slam winners 2 years ago, would crash out of the World Cup so spectacularly yesterday to Fiji? Being Welsh this was something of a downer, but I imagine a few people made some money on the game through betting with the odds stacked against Fiji.
I’ve tried this myself many times by betting on Champions League games and Premiership matches, but usually lose out. Using a site like 365.com makes this all very easy though. With services like online poker you don’t just need to know about which team is likely to beat which other team, though let’s face it your money’s probably safe if you stick it all on New Zealand to win the Rugby World Cup (just don’t blame me if they lose to Ireland in the quarter final!).
The real money of course in betting on Football matches is betting on the first scorer or correct score finishes. You can even set up your own accumulator bets without having to stroll down the bookies and listen to all those drunk old geezers telling you how they’ve inside tips on the horses.
I’ve used online betting sites like this for a few years now, with varying degrees of success. I did win betting on Liverpool’s champions league success in 2005 – but then lost in 2007. That Milan goal was blatantly hand ball.