Gonzo’s Betting Diary; Champions League Final and the Play-Offs

After a massively disappointing season on the betting front, at least in terms of stuff published on here – personally I did quite well but anyway, I’ve got one last chance to claw some cash back before I start from scratch for the Euros.  I did manage a 10/1 treble with my last offering though (see pic), so maybe the Gonzo Sports Desk’s luck is turning.

Betting on the Champions League Final

Atletico Madrid hold the edge over their more illustrious neighbours in the last five meetings, with Atleti enjoying two wins to Real’s one.  Indeed, Real Madrid have actually won just one of the last 10 Madrid derbies so the 9/4 Totesport and Betfred are offering for a Los Rojiblancos victory looks pretty decent. There is the small matter of the 2014 final of course, which Real went on to win in extra time, but Atleti very nearly won that had it not been for a late Sergio Ramos equaliser so I’m going to stick to my guns and go for a win for the underdog here.

The Championship play-off final

Often described as the ‘richest game in football’ or some variation of, on Saturday Hull take on Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley in a battle for the final place in next season’s Premier League.  Hull have been a strange team in the final throes of the campaign with some real Jekyll and Hyde performances, sometimes they look like a top flight team and occasionally they look shit.  Which Hull will turn up? Who knows, but given their absymal semi-final second leg display against Derby I’m guessing the latter and I’ll be taking Wednesday at 13/5 with Bet Victor and Ladbrokes.

League One play-off final

Right at the start I went for Barnsley but they will need to be on top form on Sunday.  Millwall are a decent team though so it might take the Tykes more than the 90 minutes to navigate this tricky fixture, as such I’m going for Barnsley to get promoted at 10/11 rather than the straightforward match betting.

League Two play-off final

I also picked out Plymouth at the start of the play-offs and I’ve not seen anything that makes me want to change my mind.  The Pilgrims are 13/8 with Totesport and Betfred to see off Wimbledon in 90 minutes and I’ll be sticking them on this ambitious fourfold.

As a fourfold this pays out at 56/1, usually I just go with trebles so perhaps I might knock one selection off but for the purposes of this site I’m going to throw caution to the wind and keep it at four – if it comes in I’ll be able to say this made a profit over the season as well, which would be a little unjust considering how terrible some of my bets have been but stats don’t lie. 

As always I’ve used Oddschecker but I’m in no way affiliated with them, nor do I have any links to any of the bookies mentioned above.

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