Sport is a little too easy to handicap to be interesting....
Belgium -280 1-0 plus 1.0
South Korea +475 1-1 0.0
South Korea/Mexico over 2 -120 2-1 1.0
Germany -175 2 units 3-1 3.0
Belgium/Tunisia over 2.5 -105 4-1 4.0
Germany/Sweden over 2.5 -110 (Half unit) 5-1 4.5
Soccer is a funny sport. Better side did not advance in either game. I had some pretty questionable bets that cashed and a good bet today that didn't. I guess that is just the nature of such a low scoring sport
was rooting for ya, sorry it didn't come through, but I am curious about your "the nuts" statement in the in-game. Since I back underdogs overwhelmingly with only a rare favorite here and there, I would normally agree that your side was the one I would have wanted, but I'm not sure I agree with you when there's a three-way line.
With the 1' goal, agreed you had the best option with a 1-0 DEN lead, but as soon as CRO equalized three minutes later I would think that draw would actually be the nuts. I also think that draw starts as the best option until a goal is scored, then it becomes next best option in the three-way besides the team leading.
I don't mean to resurface any bad feelings because you were very close to having a large dog come through and i'm sure it stings, but since DEN closed +0.5 I think you could have gotten draw = no bet at nearly 2/1.
This is mainly in response to the i don't know what i'm doing caveat, so would you stick with the DEN ML next time because of the additional 2x price?
When I said it was the nuts, I expected Croatia to win. I meant the nuts in value. Maybe draw was better (maybe from the get go).
I liked my value better, I think. Tough to say in retrospect when I know what happened. I also liked it to be defensive and thought my main concern was the final touch ability of the Danes ...which is an argument against the 3 way line for that bet. But really ...I had a 400 dog who outplayed the fave in the 2h of a 1 to 1 game. I cannot beat myself up too much on that one. Though, I am a novice at soccer betting so maybe I screwed the pooch not doing the goal line or the to advance.
Shrug. Not sure is my answer. Just happy I made a good bet and sad I am poorer for it but smart enough to know I have caught more luck than not this WC. Meaning, I don't deserve current good results.