Is it possible to get hooked on gambling with fake money? If so, a few 7500 to Holte writers may have a problem. With no real football this weekend, we decided to place our money on internationals. Which, depending on how you look at it, is either way more fun or a total pain in the ass. If you're the type of bettor that really examines the odds and looks to place bets that can really provide a decent yet safe return, Internationals might drive you crazy, as they're so unpredictable. But if you just want to slap down your cash down in favor of a team with the best national anthem, or against your country's biggest rivals, go for it -- it just feels as though unexpected results come more often in these matches.
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Can I bet all the money on earth against the Sounders?
Sure, Aaron. Go for it. Seattle lost 5-1 to Colorado before losing 4-1 to Vancouver four days later, and with rivals Portland up next, well, things don't look so great.
2€ double, 12.05€ potential return
Denmark vs Italy: away win (2/1)
Italy already have it wrapped up so they might try some experimenting, but I expect them to win.
Colombia vs Chile: home win (21/20)
This should be a good match between the teams in second and third places respectively in CONMEBOL. Colombia should win though, because Falcao
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Liechtenstein: away win, €1 (66/1)
Yeah, there's no way this is going to happen, particularly with Bosnia needing a win to make sure they get to Brazil. I pretty much just threw my €1 down the toilet. But imagine if it pays off!
England vs. Montenegro: away win, €1 (10/1)
I placed this bet because I find it ridiculously insulting that the odds in this one are tilted so far in favor of a pretty meh England team. Of course, putting my money on my adopted country means it's likely England will score five goals and qualify for Brazil, so...sorry Montenegro.
Three-fold acca, €1 stake, return €4.24
Colombia vs. Chile: home win (1/1)
USA vs. Jamaica: home win (2/7)
Greece vs. Slovakia: under 2.5 goals scored (13/20)
The entire purpose of this three-fold is to win back the money I wasted on the other bets. Quite honestly, I'm rather surprised I could earn .65 on predicting Greece-Slovakia will have less than 3 goals.
3-part Accumulator, €2 stake, return €3.02
Malta vs. Czech Republic: away win (1/5)
Spain vs. Belarus: home win (1/20)
Portugal vs. Israel: home win (1/6)
I know, I know. It's not very risky. But I'm trying to have a winning week here, and these seem like pretty safe bets to get just a bit ahead of where I've been. Also, I'm really irritated that I can't find reserve-team odds so I can't bet against West Brom this week.
Let's all cross our fingers that Robert makes his first Euro...