WhoScored Update 39

With the end of the football season just a few matches away results over the last week weren’t what was required for the WhoScored  writers to finish with a profit from their result and correct score predictions.

Premier League

Just 2 correct results and no correct scores from the 10 matches played over an extended weekend of fixtures. A combined loss of -17.31 points almost halved the previous overall profit, which now stands at +19.26 points.

The Championship

Harry Smith was the only one of their tipsters that I’m monitoring to show a profit on the week. He managed 7 correct results and 1 correct score, to return a combined profit of +1.99 points, reducing his overall loss to -23.65 points. That keeps alive his chance of finishing with a profit.

Leagues One & Two

Things seem to be slipping away from Jake Saunders with a combined loss of -8.53 points from last week’s mid-week games followed by a loss of -4.20 points at the weekend.

Overall he’s now down -21.11 points and will need a swift turnaround in fortunes if he’s going to break back into profit before the end of the season.

Gabriel Sutton picked up +4.57 points profit from last week’s mid-week games, but gave it back plus more at the weekend, with a loss of -9.31 points. Overall he’s now showing a loss of -47.18 and any realistic chance of getting back into profit before the end of the season, looks to have gone.

Scottish Premiership

Just the 2 results correct for Graham Ruthven and form seems to be deserting him at the crunch end of the season. A loss of -7.26 points means Graham is now showing an overall loss of -4.42 points. Things don’t bode well as he’s gradually seen his profits erode away of the past 6 weeks.

La Liga

Any chance of Simon Harrison ending with a profit with his La Liga predictions now looks to have gone. No correct scores contributed to a loss of -11.74 points last mid-week, followed by a further loss of -5.60 points at the weekend, mean he’s now showing an overall loss of -62.78 points.

Serie A

It looks to be a similar situation for Jacopo Piotto with his Italian Serie A predictions. He managed 1 correct score over the week, but his correct result predictions were all short prices, so despite 9 correct results from the 20 matches played there was still combined losses of -10.77 points las mid-week and -7.23 points at the weekend.

Overall now showing a loss of -56.70 points and again his chance to end the season in profit appears to have now gone.

Winning Acca – 21/4/18

Saturday saw the acca bet get landed for the 4th time this season. The return of £85.14 to £10 bet means I’m now guaranteed a profit from the bet for the 4th season in a row.

Southend and Notts Co made light work of things, with 4-0 and 4-1 wins respectively. Things weren’t so plain sailing in the 2 Championship games. Brentford took the lead early on, but were pegged back by QPR on the stroke of half-time. However they regained the lead in the 69th minute to keep the acca alive going into the evening kick-off.

The 7:45 kick-off followed a similar pattern with Cardiff taking the lead in the 35th minute. Forest equalized in the 50th minute, but Cardiff regained the lead in the 75th minute to land the acca bet.

The running total for the season now stands at +£102.23.

4 Homes Acca – 21/04/18

There was 2 wins from the 4 matches last weekend, with Middlesbro beating Bristol City 2-1 and Luton beating Crewe 3-1.

However it all went wrong in the 43 minute in the other 2 games.During that minute Everton and Forest Green both scored away goals to go 1-0 up in their respective matches. Swansea managed to pull the goal back against Everton, but Cheltenham couldn’t find their way through the Forest to score.

The running total for the season is now  +£27.09.

Selections for 21st April 2018

Another fairly short priced acca this week, with qualifying matches again few and far between.

English Championship  – Brentford to beat QPR
English Championship – Cardiff to beat Nottm For (7:45 kickoff)
English League One – Southend to beat MK Dons
English League Two – Notts Co to beat Yeovil

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WhoScored Update 38

With just a few weeks of the season left to run in the major European leagues I’ll take a look to see which of the WhoScored  writers are likely to finish the season with a profit on their predictions.

Premier League

A profit of +1.66 points on the week brings the overall profit up to +36.57 points. Of the 2 main guys who do the predictions, Josh Wright is showing a profit of +136.17 points and is pretty much guaranteed to finish the season with a hefty profit.

On the other hand Ben McAleer was spot on with the Burnley v Leicester score, but that was only his 3rd correct score, in over 100 matches, since I started monitoring the selections. Overall he’s showing a loss of -97.29 points and guaranteed to finish the season with a big loss.

The Championship

A profit of +5.77 points for last week’s mid-week games, but offset with a loss of -7.69 points at the weekend.

Overall the loss now stands at -25.64 points. H’e bounced back from a bigger loss previously, so there’s still enough time for Harry Smith to turn things around and finish in the black.

Leagues One & Two

A small profit last mid-week, but just 1 correct result at the weekend produced a loss of -13.2 points. Jake Sanders is now showing an overall loss of -8.88 points, but there’s still a good chance he can finish in profit.

In League Two Gabriel Sutton recorded a loss of -9.06 points across the week, which takes his overall loss to -42.44 points. It’s now unlikely he’ll get back into profit.

Scottish Premiership

Just the 1 game last week to finish off the games before the league split in half. A small loss means Graham Ruthven is still keeping his head just above water, with an overall profit of +2.84 points.

He’s been on a downward spiral over the past few weeks, so will need an upturn in performance in order to remain in profit, come the end of the season.

La Liga

A small profit of +1.29 points on the week, but Simon Harrison will need to do better than that over the next few weeks, to overcome the -45.44 points loss.

Serie A

A loss of -9.7 points on the week was not what Jacopo Piotto needed, if he want’s to finish the season showing a profit.

He now sits on a loss of -38.7 points, so it looks unlikely  he’ll finish with a profit, but with 6 games left for all the teams, there’s still an outside chance he could do it.

4 Homes Acca – 14/04/18

Disappointing last weekend in the game that let the acca down, was the one from Scotland.

Derby beat Bolton 3-0, Millwall beat Bristol City 2-0 and Blackburn beat Southend 1-0, but up in Scotland Alloa lost 1-0 to Stranraer. I’m now kicking myself for including that match in the bet.

The running total for the season is now  +£37.09.

Selections for 14th April 2018

English Premier League  – Swansea to beat Everton
English Championship – Middlesborough to beat Bristol City
English League Two  – Cheltenham to beat Forest Green
English League Two – Luton to beat Crewe

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WhoScored Update 37

Premier League

It was another good week for  WhoScored with their Premier League predictions. 2 correct scores and 4 correct results combined to provide a profit of +17.28, bringing the overall profit to +34.91 points.

The profit breakdown between Josh Wright and Ben McAleer now stands at:

+141.73 points for Josh Wright from 191 matches
-104.51 points for Ben McAleer from 100 matches

The Championship

 

Harry Smith was correct with the result in half his predictions, but only managed the correct score for the Leeds v Sunderland game. Resulted in him breaking even for the results but a loss of -6.0 points for the scores.

Overall the loss now stands at -23.72 points since I started monitoring the selections.

Leagues One & Two

It was a fine week for Jake Saunders with his League One predictions. He was correct with the result on 6 of the 11 matches at the weekend and got the score spot on with 3 of the games.

A combined profit of +16.08 points brings the overall performance back into profit, with +3.35 points.

In League Two Gabriel Sutton did well with his result predictions, with 5 correct from the 11 games, providing a profit of +2.44 points. However he didn’t manage to find the correct score in any of the games, so there was a combined loss of -8.56 points.

Overall he’s now showing a loss of -33.38 points, so will require some good results over the last few weeks in order to finish the season with a profit.

Scottish Premiership

3 correct results, but no correct scores, gave a combined loss of -7.41 points. Overall just hanging on to a slight profit +2.99 points.

La Liga

5 correct results form the 9 matches played so far, with 1 match being played this evening. However no correct scores, so a combined loss of -8.56 points.

Over now showing a loss of -44.73, so it’s going to be hard to turn things around before the end of the season.

Serie A

Pretty much break even for last week’s mid-week matches, but no correct scores at the weekend resulted in a loss of -10.19 points.

Overall now showing a loss of -29.0 points, so with 7 matches remaining, Jacopo Piotto will need a few good weeks of results in order to get back into a profit before the end of the season.

4 Homes Acca – 07/04/18

Coventry (not for the first time) let down the acca bet on Easter Monday. They were 3-0 down within 15 minutes and ended up being thumped by Yeovil 6-2.

The other 3 matches all resulted in home wins, with Shrewsbury beating Oxford 3-2, Exeter beating Cheltenham 2-1 and Stevenage beating Barnet 4-1.

The running total for the season is now  +£47.09.

Selections for 7th April 2018

Qualifying matches have been hard to come by for this Saturday’s acca, so there’s a couple of short priced ones and I’ve gone north of the border for another.

English Championship – Derby to beat Bolton
English Championship – Millwall to beat Bristol City
English League One – Blackburn to beat Southend
Scottish League One – Alloa to beat Stranraer

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WhoScored Update 36

Premier League

Josh Wright again provided all the predictions for the matches played in the Premier League this weekend and once again the results for WhoScored showed.

7 correct results and 4 correct scores gave a combined profit of +27.60 points and seeing the overall figure back in the black, with a profit of +17.63 points.

The profit breakdown between Josh and Ben McAleer now stands at:

+121.33 points for Josh Wright from 184 matches
-101.39 points for Ben McAleer from 97 matches

The Championship

There was no profit to be had from following the Championship predictions over the Easter period. The Good Friday / Saturday matches made a combined loss of -6.95 points, with 4 correct results and 1 correct score. Followed by a similar pattern on the Easter Monday / Tuesday games with a combined loss of -5.19 points.

The overall loss now stands at -17.84 points and Harry Smith will need to up his game in the remaining matches in order to finish the season in profit.

Leagues One & Two

Not a lot to be said for the League One predictions. There was profits to be made betting on the correct results, but that was pretty much all offset by losses made on the correct scores.

Overall a small profit was made on each of the round of matches, reducing the overall loss to -12.73 points.

Results over the Easter period didn’t go as planned for Gabriel Sutton in League Two. He was unable to recapture the form he’d shown the previous week.

A combined loss of -4.53 points from Good Friday’s games and -11.89 points from those played Easter Monday, saw the overall loss increase to -24.82 points.

Scottish Premiership

There was also little cheer North of the border for Graham Ruthven. 7 points were wiped from his profits over the week, reducing the overall profit to +12.4 points.

La Liga

Only 1 set of matches played in Spain over the Easter period and just 4 correct results and 1 correct score for Simon Harrision. A combined loss of -6.01 points brings the overall figure to -36.17 points.

Bundesliga

5 correct results from the 9 matches played, provided a small profit, but no correct scores meant a combined loss of -8.20 points.

Overall that takes the losses down below -100 points. Therefore, as with the French Ligue 1 predictions I’ll cease reporting the Bundesliga selections on a weekly basis, however I will continue to monitor them and will do a roundup of the performance at the end of the season.

Serie A

Better results were to be had in Serie A, with 6 correct results from the 10 matches and 2 correct scores, giving a combined profit of +3.4 points, which reduced the overall loss to -18.39 points.

There were 3 Serie A games played last night and 4 more playing tonight, but I’ll report on them in next weeks roundup.

4 Homes Acca – 02/04/18

It turned out to be a Good Friday for the Acca bet. After coming close to landing the bet last weekend, things went one better this weekend and the bet came in, returning £99.96.

Wigan set the ball rolling in the early kick-off with a 3-0 win over Oldham. Then in the 3 o’clock kick-offs Plymouth made light work of Southend, romping to a 4-0 victory, while Cardiff won as expected against to Burton, with a 3-1 win.

That just left Bristol Rovers to beat bottom placed team Bury. Things didn’t look too good when Bury took a 54th minute lead, but Rovers came back and won the game thanks to an 85th minute penalty.

The running total for the season is now  +£57.09.

Selections for 2nd April 2018

Another acca on Bank Holiday Monday. Can we make it an Easter Double?

English League One – Shrewsbury to beat Oxford
English League Two – Coventry to beat Yeovil
English League Two – Exeter to beat Cheltenham
English League Two – Stevenage to beat Barnet

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4 Homes Acca – 30/03/18

Came close to landing the acca last weekend with 3 of the 4 teams winning, with just Peterborough letting the bet down, thanks to a 1-1 draw against Bristol Rovers. With Rovers scoring with their only shot on target during the game.

Shrewsbury saw off Wimbledon 1-0, while Coventry put 4 past Grimsby without reply. In the evening kick-off Luton beat Barnet 2-0, but by that time it was all to no avail.

The running total for the season is now  -£32.87.

Selections for 30th March 2018

In my haste to get things done before the bank holiday, I didn’t spot the Wigan match was a 1:00pm kick-off. Just hoping they don’t ruin the bet before the other matches kick-off, the way Fulham did a couple of weeks ago.

English League One – Wigan to beat Oldham (1:00pm kick-off)
English Championship – Cardiff to beat Burton
English League One – Bristol Rovers to beat Bury
English League One – Plymouth to beat Southend

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