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Benito killed the old one, so I've made a new one.

So what's everybody on tonight?

Roma look under priced at 13-8 to progress against Lyon. Although I'm staying away from it, as Lyon were my pick for the CL at the start of the season.

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I'm not betting on that one. No chance, I've been screwed by betting on us too many times in the past and this one will no doubt be a nail biter as it is.

But, we're 12-1 to win the CL now, down from 33-1 or some shit like that before the Barca game.

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Has the football betting thread disappeared? The link from the sticky is certainly dead.

I haven't bet since the World Cup and was looking to do so on the CL games tonight, can anyone say if SkyBet still have the broader 'To go through' bet (as opposed to 90mins etc) as I can't seem to find it.

Can anyone answer my query in this fancy new thread? I'm not brave enough to pick how they're going to win (90mins, pens, ET etc).

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We're favourites tbb, so if you're looking for the best return you'll be going for Barca. Saying that though, if you're looking to actually get some money back, I'd stay away from that game. Roma are the best bet of the night, by far. 0-0 in the first leg actually favoured them, I expect this one to be tight and I reckon the most likely result is another draw and if it's a score draw Roma are through. As I said earlier, Lyon were my pick at the start so I won't be betting against them tonight.

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Can anyone answer my query in this fancy new thread? I'm not brave enough to pick how they're going to win (90mins, pens, ET etc).

I don't know about SkyBet as I never use them (can't stand their site) but you should be able to put that sort of bet on at any bookies, so I'd say you probably just need to look harder.

The Roma bet I'm talking about is a 'to progress' bet rather than a 'to win'.

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I stopped gambling a while ago when I lost £500 in 3 months. Well, technically I lost about £100 as that was my original stake, but at one point I had £500 in my BlueSq account and a little while later I had £0. That put me off.

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I stopped gambling a while ago when I lost £500 in 3 months. Well, technically I lost about £100 as that was my original stake, but at one point I had £500 in my BlueSq account and a little while later I had £0. That put me off.

Sounds similar to what happened to me a few years ago. Now I mostly bet in-running on Betfair and scalp price movements as opposed to conventional betting.

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Oooo nice surprise. I just logged into my account and there's £11 in there! Seems I won it with a bet on Martins to score the next goal in a Newcastle match a few weeks ago!

Gonna take a punt on Barcelona and Roma to qualify.

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I think I'll be having about £10-£15 in a match odds/correct score combo for Chelsea to beat Porto tonight. Chelsea are quite short so will punt some money on them to win, then scatter a few quid across some scores. Should emerge even at worst :unsure: Depends what the prices are when I look shortly before the game starts.

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Skybet has Barcelona as favourites to win tonight (but 'Pool favourites to progress)

SkyBet are mad then. We're favourites everywhere I've looked and I've seen Barca as far out as 13-8, which to be fair are brilliant odds for a game like this.

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Can someone explain the point of betting to me? (without wishing to derail the thread).

My dad likes to put £20 quid on a football match quite often. I asked him how much he'd made/lost over a year, and it was roughly £5000/£5100. So basically lost £100.

What's the point then? You win, you lose, it all averages out (unless you're really unlucky). Right?

Does it give the match a sense of importance, like you've GOT to win it?

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Can someone explain the point of betting to me? (without wishing to derail the thread).

My dad likes to put £20 quid on a football match quite often. I asked him how much he'd made/lost over a year, and it was roughly £5000/£5100. So basically lost £100.

What's the point then? You win, you lose, it all averages out (unless you're really unlucky). Right?

Does it give the match a sense of importance, like you've GOT to win it?

It doesn't have to be that way and can be quite profitable if you know what you're doing. Of course there is the danger that you think you know what you're doing, but actually don't. I'm usually up by £1000 - £2000 a season, this season though has been a real struggle and I'm only up by a little over £100. I went on a pretty bad losing streak around November and have cooled it down since then. I doubt I'll ever stop for good though.

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It shouldn't have been though, we should have won that match quite comfortably but couldn't put our chances away, again.

SkyBet are shite.

Why oh why didn't I follow my instincts and back Roma?! And why didn't you lot listen to me? This reminds me of how the last betting thread began...

Remind me to stick to my budget this time please lads.

Edit: I've just noticed Benito did back Roma, well done! Myself and tbb however, get -> :(

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Can someone explain the point of betting to me? (without wishing to derail the thread).

My dad likes to put £20 quid on a football match quite often. I asked him how much he'd made/lost over a year, and it was roughly £5000/£5100. So basically lost £100.

What's the point then? You win, you lose, it all averages out (unless you're really unlucky). Right?

Does it give the match a sense of importance, like you've GOT to win it?

I don't bet very often but when I do I usually win and make 4 or 5 times my money. I mostly put money on first goalscorers in the second half, I've done that 4 times and been right 3, winning about £80 from bets of £2.

There must be some really shit gamblers out there to even things out.

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I went to a casino for the first time on Friday, I turned £20 worth of chips into £150 in a very short space of time, I then managed to drop that down to £75 but still walked out £55 pounds up, I can see how it get's addictive. Roulette FTW!

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Roulette, craps and another one... possible blackjack are ones you should stay away from cos the house always wins.

That's actually only half the story. The house always wins in the long term. If you walk into a casino intending to make 1 single gamble of a set amount then all the games are open to you. You're not guaranteed to lose on any of them.

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Chelsea's comeback earned me £20 last night, going to go for a similar strategy with either Man Utd or Arsenal tonight, probably the Mancs.

In answer to the 'point of betting' question, it's fun! I only bet on things that I know about and enjoy watching anyway, like the FA Cup & Champions League and occasionally league games. I also will have a punt on things like the Snooker/Darts World Champs, Golf Majors etc. It gets dangerous when you start gambling on whatever the next horse race is regardless of what it is or whatever game is in play etc. I'm too careful with my money to gamble on stuff I don't know about.

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ok, do bookies make you pay THEM on losing bets?

ok, the same match

90 mins only.

Arsenal 2 - 5 Draw 3 - 1 PSV 7 - 1

now, if I put

£10 on arsenal to win that's £4

£10 on psv is £70

(forget about tax for now)

ah... I'm £6 down already... OR I'm £50 up... or something and...

shut up!

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