Coral Bookmakers emailed me with an enticing offer on Thursday night - a free matched bet up to the value of forty pounds.
Well, I wasn't going to look a gift horse in the mouth was I?
I thought it over for a few days and decided to go all in. I placed the qualifying stake on Ipswich Town (11/10) to beat Millwall.
An Ipswich win would have returned a £44 profit so I looked around for another game on the list at evens just in case Ipswich failed to win. I wanted to pick a team that could save my investment should the Ipswich gamble fail to pay off.
Blackpool took my fancy so I placed the free wager on them.
Both games were 0-0 at half-time so I was beginning to think that I had lost both bets. Then, in the second half, Ipswich started a scoring spree. By the end of the game, they were 3-0 up. It was the ninetieth minute and Blackpool versus Barnsley was still a stalemate so I counted that one as a loser.
I counted my eggs too early. Out hatched a goal from Scott Wiseman to win the game 1-0.
I ended up with eighty-four pounds profit. I guess that's what they call a good day at the office.
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