Australia vs Spain Match Results 2014 World Cup

Do you remember how I backed Australia in the Australia vs Spain World Cup Game a few days back? You can read that post in my last bet of the week. It shows the three different wagers I placed on the Socceroos. I was sure that one of them would come through. Alas, I lost on all three accounts. Australia lost, they didn’t score in the second half and obviously Spain did score. Actually, they scored three times. The final scores in the Australia vs Spain match was Spain 3, Australia 0.

The three Spanish goals were by Santi Carzola, David Villa and the final goal by Fernando Torres. The first before half time and the last two in the second half. Yep, it looks like the Spanish players finally decided to wake up and show the world their true form. Too bad that it had to be against the Aussies.

You know what though. I still think the Socceroos did us proud. You have to admit we had a pretty rough draw in the 2014 World Cup. Not only did we have to play Spain and the Netherlands, the last World Cup finalists, we also had to play Chile. I suppose the fact that Tim Cahill was out of the game didn’t help. To be quite honest, if I knew Tim wasn’t going to play I probably wouldn’t have place those bets. According to Wikipedia Tim Cahill has been Australia’s top scorer, scoring 5 out of the 11 goals in their World Cup games.

Australia vs Spain Adam Taggart

Looks like there was a bit of a heart stopping for the Spaniards from Adam Taggart.

Who Are The Real Losers in the Australia vs Spain World Cup match

It would have to be the Spanish. The Australians have nothing to be ashamed of. They had an impossible draw in the 2014 Fifa World Cup and they played extremely well. I was proud of them and I was very proud to see all the support that the Aussies in Brazil gave to the Socceroos. The interviews I’ve seen on TV showed the Aussies loved their time in Brazil and more than enjoyed all three matches that the Socceroos participated in. There was even a short interview from some Spanish fans who praised the Aussies for the way they handled themselves in this years World Cup.

Unfortunately for the Spanish, the reverse is true. I’m sure their reception when returning home will be a lot different from the one the Aussies will get.

The good thing about all this is that every time the Aussie go to a world cup they’re building soccer’s popularity in Australia. Who knows, in time our young emerging soccer players will be a force to be dealt with in future World Cups.

Betting Lesson Learned

Every type you place a bet, win or lose there is a betting lesson learned. In my post Common Questions About Online Betting I mentioned how I placed a bet on the Australia vs Netherlands that was played in the early hours of this morning. I knew it would be a bloody miracle for the Socceroos to beat the Netherlands but I took the long shot because of the special deal offered by Sportingbet. (Their World Cup microsite offers heaps of latest World Cup news) I didn’t stay up for that game but I did catch the highlights first thing in the morning. Even though Australia lost to the Netherlands 2-3 it looked like a thrilling game. As far as I’m concerned the Socceroos did us proud. Netherlands were the ones who beat Spain, who just happened to be the last World Cup winners, 5-1. Again, I watched part of that game and Netherlands were nothing short of spectacular. So, what was the betting lesson learned from placing a bet on that game?

My Betting Lesson Learned From World Cup Game

The problem a lot of gamblers have when placing a bet is greed. It’s an all or nothing situation. It’s the same when buying and betting lesson learnedselling shares. You hang back to get the best price and by doing so you miss out on either a great buying price or selling price. I knew that bet was a long shot so what I should have done was hedged my bet by putting half of my wager on a win and the other half on a double chance bet. If I had done that I still would have won something. Instead of losing the ten bucks outright I would have won something on my double chance bet. Next time I bet on a long shot I’m taking advantage of the double chance bet. A betting lesson well learned.

How To Win More In Sports Betting

Wouldn’t that be betting lesson worth learning. At the moment I let the bookies sway a lot of the betting decisions I make. I look at the odds and then I make a decision. I reckon I’d have more luck if I was to work out my own odds. If I could do that I would then be able to work out which bets had the best value and place a bet only on them. I suppose in the way I would be more bookie than punter. Perhaps that way I’d win more than I would lose. There is one problem with that. It would take a hell of a lot of work. I’d have to analyse all the data. Check the history of the horses, AFL teams or whatever. Is it going to rain? Whats the track like? Who’s injured and all that other shit you need to really make an informed decision. I don’t know about you but as far as I’m concerned that would take all the fun out of placing a bet. What do you think? As far as I’m concerned, I’d rather make those mistakes and learn from the. For me betting is all about entertainment. I do it to makes the sports I watch even better. If I lose every now and what. As long as I got a kick out of the game. Feel free to leave a comment about your betting lessons learned? Perhaps you can elaborate how you learned those lessons? I’m sure we can all learn from everyones experience.

Just to finish off, there is one more lesson I’ve learned today. Tim Cahill can do more than just use his head for those great goal shots.

Tim Cahill World Cup Goal Netherlands vs Australia 2014