Jones Knows: Bournemouth can take down Chelsea at 4/1
What betting opportunities are out there? If anyone knows, Jones Knows.
We’ve all suffered a bad beat over the years. It makes us stronger, so they say. I’m not so sure. My baddest beat in football betting came almost 10 years ago – a chilling experience that still leaves me wanting a hug from my mummy.
It was the ‘Agueroooooo’ season. I had taken an early-season view that Manchester United were coming to the end of their cycle and that Manchester City were the new dominant force – and by some way too. I put this theory to the test when the pair met in an early-season clash at Old Trafford and decided to invest in City to thrash United, backing Roberto Mancini’s boys to win 4-1 (125/1) and 5-1 (200/1). Remember, back then United were favoured heavily by the markets, hence the monstrous odds on offer.
I had a tendency for a Saturday accumulator in my glory years too and landed one to decent amounts ahead of the Super Sunday fixture between United and City. This war-chest provided me with the opportunity to win enough money to buy a new car if either of the correct-score results came in. Never be afraid of price, a wise man once told me. So this was my time to act on it.
It was a thrilling football match to watch. With City winning 3-1 and looking a threat on the counter, my betting heaven was only just one goal away. And, when Edin Dzeko raced through the United backline to make it 4-1 in injury-time, I had done it.
I had reached betting immortality.
It was my Leo moment in Titanic. I was the king of the world. It doesn’t get much better.
But yes it could. David Silva beats one, beats two and slams home for 5-1. A goal which upgraded the model of my chosen car. It would be known in investment circles as the…