My first mistake!!!

  • Just made a mistake on the Marseille game, I backed instead of

    I’ve got a free bet on the back profits of £48 and backed again about £50 on smarkets
    It’s still 0-0, I’m fairly new, is there a way I can get out this?! Maybe using betfair exchange?

    Any help would be gladly taken lol!!

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    mike j 10

    Write down the exact bets you have placed and the odds

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    chris85 0

    I’ve made a right mess of this lol, I always double check except this time and made 2 mistakes!

    So I backed Marseille at 1.9 with free 50 bet (£45.45 return)

    Backed again on smarkets at 1.96 with £49
    (Used the qualifier calculator instead of free bet!!!!)

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    chris85 0

    So 2 mistakes trying to get a quick 25 quid profit…. Damn

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    Mark P 1

    I would imagine you just lay to cover both the free bet and the live bet but I’ll let someone more experienced post details if they can…

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    Pavlon 3

    Another mistake is using a free bet on a result with such low odds, but I guess you wouldn’t have done that if you’d used the right calculator.

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    chris85 0

    Yeah I literally wasn’t thinking. I had just done the qualifying bet so my mind was still thinking qualifying bet odds….. Terrible choice in life!!

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    kjillman 1

    lay both bets but do it quick as odds will rise longer it stays 0-0 or at least lay the back bet which isn’t free

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    kjillman 1

    lets us know how you got on

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    Pavlon 3

    Well, we all cock up from time to time. I saw a boosted price (10.0) on SkyBet for Spurs to win 2-0 today. I laid it with £21 at Smarkets, before trying to back the bet, but by the game kicked off as I pressed ‘place bet’. Odds then dropped to 8.0, so I decided to leave it for a bit. Got a little nervous when Spurs scored, but was mightily relieved when Leicester equalised.

    Mistakes can be beneficial as well as pricey.

    Have you layed your mistakes? I see the lay odds are pretty crappy compared to your bets.

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    mike j 10

    Wait till half time so the odds are not fluctuating. You should then lay both bets. Make sure you calculate properly as I am assuming the first bet is not stake returned.

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    chris85 0

    Yeah I don’t mind about loosing the free bet, just don’t want to loose the other. Think I will be down about 15 quid i reckon

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    kjillman 1

    it’s past half time, lay now!

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