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Yeah, so I kinda started one of these last year looking for help, and then people posted what they did, what their thoughts were on bets and the like, so I thought I'd do it again.

With the first lot of group matches in the Champions League starting tonight, and some lower league football, I did 2 accumulators.

Galatasaray to beat Bordeaux 5/4

Olympiakos to lose to Valencia 11/8

Roma to beat Shaktar 4/7

Sporting Lisbon to lose to Inter 6/5

Southend to lose to Norwich 5/4

Gillingham to beat Millwall 11/10

Scunthorpe to lose to Port Vale 6/4

Barnet to beat Boston Utd 4/5

Lincold to beat Macclesfield 1/2

£1.50 stake, £883.81 returns

Barcelona to beat Levski Sofia 1/6

Bayern Munich to beat Spartak Moscow 1/3

Chelsea to beat Werder Bremen 2/5

Burnley to beat Barnsley 10/11

Preston to lost to WBA 6/4

QPR to lose to Birmingham 11/10

Wolves to beat Derby 8/11

Brighton to beat Bournemouth 5/6

Nottingham Forest to beat Oldham 2/5

£1.50 stake, £145.15 returns

Naturally, I did it this way to give you an idea of who is home and away.

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I wanna win some money tonight, give me something solid to bet on.

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Simply because I wanted something to keep my interest in the Premiership high, I stuck a fiver on Darren Bent being the top scorer in the league this year at 12/1. Considering only Henry and Nistelrooy beat him last year, and Nistelrooy's gone, he does have a nice shot at it.

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I wanna win some money tonight, give me something solid to bet on.

Well, I think West Brom (if they are on thier game) at 6/4 to beat Preston is a decent price....stick that with a few more obvious choices (Chelsea, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Nottingham Forest) and that might work.

Leyton Orient are like....4/1 to win tonight as well, so if you fancy your boys, you never know.

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A draw is more likely in the Orient game. At the moment I wouldn't chance betting on us, we've been all over the shop. Might have a look at Ladbrookes and see what they have.

Willhill.co.uk, I meant. Orient are 5-1. Might be worth a gamble.

I WANNA WIN SOME MONEY FOR MY BABY.

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Barcelona are 2/1 to beat Chelsea on Wednesday (or whenever it is).

With both main Chelsea goalies out, could be license to print money there.

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How much you gonna put on? I might stick a fiver on that match.

My weekend bet turned to shit. Villa, Rochdale and Hearts all knocked me for £100 something.

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I might just put a couple of quid on an accumulator including Barcelona. Don't tend to bet on single matches.

Shame that is, I was tempted to put money on my boys to beat Charlton, but though 10/11 wasn't worth it...at least I would have won something.

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So, I'm new to this betting lark, only just having become legal.

Someone give me a good, easy enough way to win money :shifty:

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I've been drinking, but here is something I saw someone do.

At the start of a season, pick 8 teams from each of the handicap betting leagues (basically, each team is handicapped in the league, so Chelsea start at 0, whilst other teams will have +points given to them....this happens for all the leagues). Each team in the Prem is given 16/1, in any other league 18/1.

If you chose 8 teams from the Premiership, it's almost 1/2 you'll get the team, whilst in the other leagues it'll be 1/3 (8 in 24). 2p accumulators across all of them will set you back somewhere in the realm of £500.....however, you stand to earn £28,000 if it comes in.

Naturally, I don't expect you to do this now....this was just something I wanted to let people know about >_>

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I've been drinking, but here is something I saw someone do.

At the start of a season, pick 8 teams from each of the handicap betting leagues (basically, each team is handicapped in the league, so Chelsea start at 0, whilst other teams will have +points given to them....this happens for all the leagues). Each team in the Prem is given 16/1, in any other league 18/1.

If you chose 8 teams from the Premiership, it's almost 1/2 you'll get the team, whilst in the other leagues it'll be 1/3 (8 in 24). 2p accumulators across all of them will set you back somewhere in the realm of £500.....however, you stand to earn £28,000 if it comes in.

Naturally, I don't expect you to do this now....this was just something I wanted to let people know about >_>

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I've been drinking, but here is something I saw someone do.

At the start of a season, pick 8 teams from each of the handicap betting leagues (basically, each team is handicapped in the league, so Chelsea start at 0, whilst other teams will have +points given to them....this happens for all the leagues). Each team in the Prem is given 16/1, in any other league 18/1.

If you chose 8 teams from the Premiership, it's almost 1/2 you'll get the team, whilst in the other leagues it'll be 1/3 (8 in 24). 2p accumulators across all of them will set you back somewhere in the realm of £500.....however, you stand to earn £28,000 if it comes in.

Naturally, I don't expect you to do this now....this was just something I wanted to let people know about >_>

Accumulator being the same as parlay, correct?

Knowing nothing about soccer/football, I went ahead and took your advice on the barcelona-Chelsea game, though I only got Barcelona at +185, not quite a 2-1 payout. Oddly enough, a bet on Chelsea pays out at +140, something I've never seen before.

I dunno what parlay is, to be honest.

An accumulator is when you chose more than 1 team, and have to have all the teams win. With each team that wins, your money is accumulated onto the next team. If you put £2 on a 2/1 and also chose a 3/1 team, if the 2/1 comes in you then have £4 running onto the 3/1, which if that comes in gets you £12 and your stake back, so £14 all in all. If either team loses, your bet goes down.

And if Barcelona don't win, don't blame me >_>

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Last night was bollocks, as I got AC Milan, Lyon, Celtic, Nottingham Forest and Cardiff, and then Leeds and Birmingham let me down, both at home (to Leicester and Norwich, respectively). Could have got me £98 off of £2

It was even more annoying as I was only going to go for a Champions League one, with the 3 mentioned and Real Madrid (who also won), but thought I'd avoid Madrid (as you never know with them) and go for some more "obvious" choices (seriously, Norwich are shit, Birmingham >_>)

Got a fiver on Barcelona tonight, and an accumulator for £2 with some of the other Champions League matches. Hopefully I might have a bit more luck tonight.

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Yea, accumulator and parlay are the same.

I used to be a gambling addict, now it's not as bad. I do a lot of bets on college football, both parlays and individual bets. I do a lot on basketball, both pro and college. That's about it though. I've never really enjoyed betting on baseball or hockey.

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How much did you put on Barca to win?

Oh, and I bet on Football, the Rugby League handicaps and sometimes Rugby Union, depending.

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Fucking East Fife let me down. :@

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Won £13 on West Ham winning at half and full time against Blackburn.

Re-invested the £3 in a Middlesborough/Hibernian double for tonight. Could win about £23.

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Won just one of the five NFL bets I put down, on Indy to beat Denver with a +3 spread (at least, I assume I won. I'm not exactly sure how they work), so lost about £3.70

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I found out myself, Indy won 34-31. What the +3 spread means, it is basically a handicap. Indy were given a +3 headstart, so that technically means that if they would have lost by 1 or 2 points only, your bet still would have won due to the +3 the bookie gave you. However, in this example, you'd get less money than if you'd have just bet for Indy to win, though both bets came in, due to you giving yourself a +3 start.

Handicaps are interesting ways to bet, and a good way of getting value out of some sports (Rugby, for example) where some matches win/loss are a bit obvious.

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So what you're saying is that with the +3, Indy would have effectively started 3-0 up, right? OK, so for the New Orleans/Baltimore game, I had the Saints beating the Ravens with a -2 spread, would that mean that the Saints started 2-0 down?

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Yeah.

Indy 3-0 Denver

New Orleans 0-2 Baltimore

would have been the way your matches effectively started. It just means that even though the team you bet on may lose the game, depending on the handicap you can still pick up money if you bet on them on the handicap.

They also do it for football, with the away team in a select number of matches getting a goal head-start.

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