As in average profit ? assuming that some weeks will be good other weeks bad, it will all average out in the end
for me it would be €500
not too much but not an unrealistic figure at the end of the day either but an extra 5 Bills at the end of the week is a modest enough goal to aim towards
What's yours ?
Opening lines for Thursday & Friday the 6th & 7th of October from Bwin.com
Montreal -110 @ Toronto -110
Over/under 5.5 @ -110
Philly +110 @ Boston -130
Over 5.5 @ +105 Under 5.5 @ -125
Pittsburgh +140 @ Vancouver -170
Over 5.5 @ +105 Under @ -125
Anaheim -130 @ Buffalo +110 (Helsinki)
Over 5.5 -115 Under @ -105
NY Rangers +100 @ LA Kings -120 (Stockholm)
Over 5.5 @ -105 Under @ -115
Taken from StanJames.com
Highest number of Home Runs
Over 47.5 @ +115
Under 47.5 @ -150
Over 137.5 @ +105
Under 137.5 @ -138
Over 214.5 @ -115
Under 214.5 @ -115
Over 64.5 @ -115
Under 64.5 @ -115
Highest batting average to exceed .355 (must qualify for batting title)
Yes @ +130
No @ -170
Over 20.5 @ -170
Under 20.5 @ +130
Over 17.5 @ +125
Under 17.5 @ -163
Over 47.5 @ +100
Under 47.5 @ -130
Over 240.5 @ -130
Under 240.5 @ +100
Team Wins & Losses
Most wins by any team
Over 100.5 @ -115
Under 100.5 @ -115
Most Losses by any team
Over 101.5 @ -125
Under 101.5 @ -105
If I was UEFA President like Michel Platini The same would also apply to the European section of World Cup qualifiers when they come around.As some of you may have already noticed the European games have been moved back a day from their usual Saturdays and Wednesdays to Friday and Tuesdays.This is to give the players an extra day of rest before going back to their clubs which is a good thing but Fridays are a strange day for matches and it also means that there are no more afternoon kickoffs like there were on Saturdays but countries do have the option to play on a Saturday if they so wish.I have a better idea to reduce the congestion during the footballing season and the number of games being played
Firstly there are too many footballing federations in Europe some of which aren't even in Europe to begin with, most notably Israel,Kazakhstan and other central Asian countries in the Caucasus region. OK you could make the argument that they're in between Europe and Asia but I can't see why Kazakhstan,Azerbaijan and possibly Armenia can't play in Asia.With the Armenian's & the Azeri's refusal to play each other due to their early 1990's conflict and ongoing territory dispute it would be the perfect solution to have one or both of them sent to play in the Asian federation.
Then I would go about making the European groups smaller like they do in Africa and Asia by having a set of preliminary qualifiers for the bottom feeders.So the likes of San Marino,Andorra, Liechenstein, Luxembourg,Malta,Faroe Islands,Montenegro, Moldova, Belarus and possibly Iceland and Cyprus, would all play in a two legged knock out style round for 1 or 2 places up for grabs in the Group Stages.This would take place in the Summer after whatever major tournament was on, either WC or Euros, before the proper qualifiers would begin.This would reduce the number in the groups to 40 countries as opposed to the current 53, minus the host country for the European Championships or World Cup if applicable.
So having 8 groups of 5 would be the optimum situation which would mean less meaningless games with rubbish teams ,less interference with the Club season.
Also the number of friendlies would be cut and would only take place in the summer or before a major tournament was to begin so players would not be getting injured before crucial games or periods of the season for their clubs and also clubs would not have to make their players available to their countries for friendlies if they thought they were at risk of injury or fatigue.
Maybe one valid point against having the bottom feeders out of the qualfying process is that they loss out on vital revenue from TV money and match ticket sales but if your national stadium only holds 3000 and your population is only 20,000 I don't think there is that much money to be made in the first place.Prelim qualifiers would give these lesser countries more experience playing against teams of their own level. What's the point of playing a full set of qualifiers against the big nations only to lose 10 times conceding 60 plus goals in the process.
I should also mention that other countries could soon be knocking on UEFA's door looking to join the club, notably Greenland, Madeira,Kosovo, and even Uzbekistan
Also I don't see why the expansion of EURO 2016 went ahead in which 24 teams will compete, that's nearly half the countries in Europe.
A question for soccer fans & bettors in the forum, how do you choose the leagues that you bet on and what leagues do you follow closely from a betting perspective and also from a purely fans based outlook ?
Sometimes I think it can be hard to keep up with what's going on in the major European leagues never mind what's happening in the other less well known hotbeds of European football.For example on a typical Saturday you have over 100 games to choose from in England and Scotland alone and when you take into account the other major leagues across the continent like France,Germany,Holland along with the likes of Austria,Denmark, Belgium,Romania etc and not to mention the South American and rest of the world games, there are literally hundreds of games to choose from wagering wise.So how do you choose your favourite leagues and teams to follow ?
For me these are my favourite leagues to bet on (in order)and a brief reason why
1. English Premiership
Has the best players along with the best TV and media coverage.Been following this league for years so I have a good knowledge of all the teams and players involved.Betting wise I think it is fairly predictable and it can be easy to find value with underdogs and totals.
2. Italian Serie A
Again I have been following this league since the mid 1990's from the days of Channel 4's excellent live match coverage along with the weekly Gazzetta Football Italia show.Have been betting on it for nearly 7 years now.When I started betting on Italian football I found it easy to pick draws and when making picks I always have the draw at the back of my mind when looking at games to bet on.A great league with fantastic players down thru the years with Gullit,Baggio,Vialli,Ravanelli,Weah,Batistuta and dozens more.Although it used to be at the pinnacle of European football but it is now in 3rd place behind Spain & England.
3. Spanish La Liga
Arguably the best league in the world with the two biggest clubs, La Liga is only a recent interest for me.Has got good coverage on SkySports and plenty of live games but I generally prefer to watch English or Italian football.Good opportunities for wagering on as well.
Most teams in this league are familiar as a lot of them have been in the Premiership at some point over the past 5 or 6 years.Plenty of live football from this league and quality is not too bad either.Media coverage is good either with newspapers or websites for match previews and post match reports & analysis.Betting wise can be good to pick games if there is nothing of interest that day going on in the Premiership.
5. Champions League & Europa League
Probably the best football competition in the world bar the World Cup has all the big names from Europe and plenty of games to choose from betting wise on a normally quiet midweek evening.Europa League good for Thursday night betting only.Can be a minefield at times and I generally try to avoid these games if possible but someimes you can get nice totals or both to score props.
6. French Ligue 1
Perfect for chasers who have lost on the Saturday afternoon games But seriously with having most games kick off on a Saturday evening it is perfect for those who split Saturdays into early and late bets.Quality of the football is not bad either and there are always nice asian handicap dogs to pick from in this league and a lot of totals set at 2.
Don't follow this league too closely but it is usually good for overs.Games clash with English KO times as well so I don't really bet on this league often.Friday night games are nice to have on a usually quiet evening.
Dutch Eerste Divisie & French Ligue 2
Both of these leagues are primarily Friday night games so it's good to have action and a full set of fixtures to pick from on a normally quiet footballing day.Dutch Jupiler league good for overs usually.
English Leagues 1 & 2 along with Carling Cup & Blue Square Premier Conference
L1 & L2 only bet on these if there's absolutely nothing of interest in the Prem or Championship.Sometimes you can get good value but I generally don't follow these leagues closely, just read certain match reports from time to time and keep an eye on the tables.Carling Cup good for midweek action when it comes around.Blue Sq Conf can be good for overs but it would be nice to have more games on a Monday as most games clash with the rest of the Englsih fixtures at 3.00 on a Saturday.
Must also mention Internationals mostly European Championship & World Cup qualifiers only.Don't really pay much attention to African or Asian tournaments but I like to keep an eye on the South American games as well.
So what your favourite leagues ??