Weekly Betting Review 25th January 2016

Number Of Bets 9
Winners 3
Losers 5
Total Investment 525
Total Returns 538.95
Return On Investment 2.66%
Highest Priced Winner 3.25
Lowest Priced Loser 2
Biggest Disappointment Hearts
Best Pick Dundee Early Goal

All profit is good profit, as the old maxim goes, but it’s hard not to feel very disappointed with returns of a meagre 2.66%. Disappointed because heading into Sunday with profit guaranteed for the week Hearts looked surefire candidates to end the week with a boost.

The chance was spoiled by the wind, then indiscipline, then a fine goalkeeping performance from Michael McGovern. Celtic missing some good chances to cover the -2 Asian Handicap bet on Saturday didn’t help matters.

Thankfully Motherwell managed to score a goal late on which sees the Even Money Double continue it’s good start with three wins from three bets. Dundee scoring early saw a goal in the first fifteen minutes for the eighth game in a row and that is one to keep an eye on. Not sure why it’s happening but it’s happening. Until it stops it could be worth backing.

That game was another disappointment though as the expected goals never came despite there being enough chances (good chances) in the opening half hour to see the bet in twice over. Still, must not grumble. All profit is good profit, so they say.

The One That Got Away

I am going to go for Queen Of The South to Win To Nil here. I looked long and hard at this bet and I am still not sure why I didn’t go for it. Backing Alloa’s opponents to Win To Nil is a bet that has gotten away all season really. They have scored just four times in their last fourteen games, losing the majority. Another one to keep an eye on.

The Week Ahead

It’s a big week in Scottish football terms with the League Cup semi-finals this weekend. First up is Hibs v St Johnstone from Tynecastle on Saturday before Ross County play Celtic on Sunday at Hampden.

Tonight (Monday) Rangers travel to Morton and the price on a Rangers -1 handicap drifted to 1.9 (9/10) last night with Mcbookie. I was too busy watching Sportscene to notice it and that feels like a chance missed. Anything below that feels a shade too short for my liking.

Tuesday could (stress on could) see the Scottish Cup 4th round matches finally completed with Dundee v Falkirk and Forfar v Linlithgow Rose taking place. Goals look likely in Dundee but I will want to see how their pitch is faring before commiting to anything there.

At Forfar we had a taster of this game last week before the floodlights blew out and it wasn’t looking ggod for goal production. If it follows a similar vein unders could prove profitable and are worth checking out at least.

Dunfermline host Airdrieonians on Friday and that’s live on BBC Alba before an almost complete league schedule on Saturday.

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