Yep, Bet365 wins for me again! You may remember my last post, where I went against Lady Luck’s advice and placed a bet on the the Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory game last week? I was going to place a bet on Adelaide United to win but because Lady Luck told me not to place a bet and I really, really wanted to bet on that game I did the only thing I could do in that situation. I placed a $5 wager on Adelaide United to win and a $7 wager on Melbourne Victory to win. The only way I could lose was if it was a drawer. And we all know how easily that can happen when soccer is concerned.
As it turns out Melbourne Victory won which payed out $15.40! As my total stakes on the game was $12 I won a huge $3.40. :tongue_out: So, all in all another bet365 winning bet.
Yeah, I know it doesn’t sound like much but it’s still almost a 30% return. I’m not getting that sort of return at any of the banks. Too bad I can’t turn all my bets into a winning bet. But you know me, as much as I like winning I love the extra excitement I get from sport when I’ve placed a bet on a match, race or something.
Melbourne Victory vs Adelaide United Results
As it turns out Melbourne Victory beat Adelaide United 3-2. You can go to the A-League site to read the highlights of the match. Personally I found the game to be quite frustrating. Especially because we gave away two own goals. If it wasn’t for those goals Adelaide United actually would have won.
The highlight of the match for me was watching Kevin Muscat lose his cool, kicking the crap out of something that was within reach of his foot. :RLOL:
Overall I reckon that Adelaide United played better and they deserved to win. And they would have won too if they didn’t give away those two own goals. Oh well, shit happens.
Even though they don’t call it a showdown, Like the Port Power vs Adelaide Crows showdown. the Melbourne Victory vs Adelaide United games are always pretty full on. It’s probably because of the South Australia vs Victoria rivalry. I don’t think the Vics like us at all. Probably because we always do things better and they’re always trying to do it better but seldom do so. Even though they will never admit it. 😉
It’s like when they took the Grand Prix from us. I went to the Grand Prix in Victoria a couple of years ago and I wasn’t all that impressed. What I found really shocking was the way everyone went home once the race was over. What’s with that? At least when we have the Clipsal 500 every year we send everyone home clamouring for more. Those concerts rock.
One thing I can say for the Vics though is their public transport was excellent. I was amazed at how quickly they moved that crowd.
But this post is about the Melbourne Victory vs Adelaide United game this week. Melbourne Victory is definitely the favourite. Both teams haven’t lost a game yet this season. As you know when placing a bet on any sport you are never guaranteed a win. When I asked Lady Luck as to whether or not I should place a bet she pointed to Centrebet. Now I’m not a member of CentreBet so that means that I shouldn’t be placing a bet this week.
Even though Lady Luck says no I just had to place a bet. As you can see from the image above I’ve placed a small wager on both Melbourne Victory and Adelaide. The only way I can lose is if the game is a draw. If that happens I’ll have to be Lady Lucks forgiveness. 😉
I don’t usually watch A League soccer but I did watch the Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory game last Friday Night. This is most unusual for me and the only reason I did watch it is because I placed some bets on the game. You can see how I placed those bets in my Australian A League Betting post.
What can I say, that bet was a total bust! Almost like that game. Shit, the only thing that made that game interesting and worth watching was the fact that I placed those bets on it. If I hadn’t placed those bets I doubt very much that I would have watched the whole thing.
Even so I found Adelaide United efforts most frustrating. Not that I know that much about soccer but I felt that Adelaide United was the better side. They seemed to control the ball better and had more shots at goals than Melbourne Victory did. The fact that they missed it so often I found to be extremely frustrating.
When they did finally score that goal in the dying minutes of the game I thought I had a winning bet for sure. All they had to do was to make sure Melbourne Victory did not score a goal. They’d done that for some 85 or so minutes so I thought they could do it for a few minutes more. Unfortunately it was not to be as Ben Khalfallah scored the equaliser ruining all of Sergio Cirio’s efforts for scoring what could have been the winning goal.
The Guardian had an interesting update of the game. Not too much to say I suppose, especially considering it was such a lack lustre game.
All in all though, boring as the game was, I have to say that Adelaide did very well not to get their arses kicked. Apparently, according to some soccer enthusiasts I spoke to, they expected Melbourne Victory to have a resounding win. If you look at it that way a draw isn’t all that bad. Except for the fact that it cost me a bet that is. :tongue_out: