CAPE TOWN – The sports betting gods have been kind, generous and rewarding to me in the last week. If you follow my Facebook page you would have seen the bounce of the ball has favoured me in soccer and NFL.
My most enjoyable bet was on yellow cards in a Serie A match involving Bologna and Chievo. My research had shown that both teams had the most yellow cards and the referee in charge had given out the most cards in the season. The bookies had very charitable odds that there wouldn’t be more than four yellow cards. I got handsome reward for betting there would be. The final match tally, seven yellow cards and a red!
My two Super Rugby bets last week both worked a treat. I always felt the Sharks were going to be a banker to cover the spread against the Lions in Johannesburg. I had them to win outright in my bet and on Superbru. I didn’t quite have them to win by 37 points, but the outright win meant a great return on money invested.
I also had the Jaguares to cover the handicap against the Bulls in Pretoria. They did better than this and actually won the match with a late score.
I am on a winning streak at the moment. It’s going for me, but despite this streak I am staying away from too many investments in Super Rugby this weekend. There is not a heck of a lot the bookies have got wrong and the earning potential isn’t great. The only match I am putting money on is for the Rebels to beat the Stormers by more than 11 points.