It had to happen sooner or later â€“ I managed to lose money this week. Only one of my ten correct score predictions came in â€“ Villa of all people, and after Iâ€™d slated them for being over rated. I managed to miss five correct scores by one goal. Frustration all round. Still, the odds were sufficiently long on that one game for me to only lose Â£1.
This week, I may branch out into doubles on match results â€“ what with the lure of higher predictability at reasonable odds. Or I might just ride my luck some more with correct scores. Strangely, itâ€™s almost as if the bookies have thought about all this and it isnâ€™t actually very easy to make a quick buck â€“ I was rather hoping thereâ€™d be enough idiots ploughing cash into ridiculous outcomes that there might be some rich pickings for those in the know. Although itâ€™s going to take some guess work â€“ my form algorithm has thrown up some dodgy results â€“ too much trend bucking these days for my liking.