How much you could have made from our tips this season
In this quarter-season appraisal of our football picks, find out the biggest winners and losers of the campaign so far.
Total winnings: £1,112.37
Total profit: £492.37
Longest-priced pick: Anderlecht v Celtic (13/5)
Celtic hadn’t won a Champions League group game for four years prior to this match.
So their long price was perhaps understandable.
But Brendan Rodgers’ side went into the game with 12 victories from 16 in all competitions and thrashed Anderlecht 3-0 in Belgium.
Biggest let-down: Chelsea v Burnley/Tottenham v Swansea (2/9)
Reigning champions Chelsea took on Burnley at Stamford Bridge in the first game of the season.
What could possibly go wrong? Chelsea 2-3 Burnley, that’s what.
Tottenham also came into their game against Swansea off the back of a 3-1 home win over Dortmund, but laboured to a 0-0 draw at Wembley in September.
Biggest winner: This 35/1 Championship five-fold from late October.
Most profitable period: 23/10/17 – 31/10/17 > £490 winnings, £420 profit
With 14/1 and 35/1 accumulators coming in – the two biggest winners of the season – the end of October was the best time to make money.
Longest dry spell: 05/10/17 – 20/11/17 > £150 losses
This was also the unluckiest period of the season so far, as five of the 15 multiples missed out by just a single leg.
Most popular picks:
This one shouldn’t be a surprise, given Wigan are the best team in League One by some distance.
The Latics have made it into seven accumulators.
Simone Inzaghi’s side are flying in both Serie A and the Europa League and have only failed to win two of their 16 matches in all competitions.
As a result, they have made it into eight different selections so far.
Most reliable teams:
Domestic: Manchester United
Despite trailing Manchester City by eight points in the title race, United have still been decent enough to bet on.
They have been picked six times and won five of those matches.
Lazio are yet to let down a multiple this season, winning eight times out of eight.
Having only once been a shorter price than 9/20, they consistently represent decent value, as well.
Biggest coupon busters:
Despite losing half of their 16 league games and occupying a spot in the League One relegation zone, Gillingham have offered up a few surprise results this season.
They won away to Peterborough and also claimed an impressive point at home to Wigan.
Of the six times they have been tipped to lose, the Gills have avoided defeat in four.
Continental: Bayern Munich
Bayern’s bumpy start meant that they have let us down two times out of three.
But thankfully their board got wind that they were costing us money and prompty sacked Carlo Ancelotti.
Roll on the rest of the season.