Clive’s Betting Diary: Scary Sunday Lives Up To Its Name

This series is all about the ups and downs of a tipster portfolio approach to sports betting. It’s not here to directly promote any of the services and it’s certainly not here to criticise them either (after all, I’d be quite the fool to stake my own money on a service I don’t have faith in!)

Ultimately, the sole goal is to show that, despite the natural peaks and troughs, it is possible to make a good side income from sports betting if you follow the right services. All it takes is a little bit of organisation, and plenty of patience!

Please Note: I’ve written an introduction to this betting diary feature which you will need to read first to make sense of the below. You can find it on the Bet Chat website by clicking this link.

Horse Racing

A pretty mundane week with only Northern Monkey registering three figures of profit or loss. Unfortunately it was the latter. Love made an insignificant £28, Flat Flyers a similar £27 and Racecracker £24.50 (despite winning £190 over Tuesday and Wednesday!)  but there were losses of £36 from the other small guys and £6 from First Class Racing.


This was it. The final day of the season and several season long bets to settle. And what a final day it was! Regular bets saw Chelsea fail to cover the Asian Handicap as they struggled to beat Watford, Liverpool struggle similarly against Wolves but a player passes bet came in.

Burnley duly got themselves relegated but Salah’s goal hunt saw the real drama of the day… Son scored in the 70th and 75th minutes to take the lead though thankfully his remaining 15 minutes against the worst defence in the league were fruitless. Salah scored a scrambled goal that I had to watch on replay to ensure he even touched the ball in the 84th minute thus securing a dead heat on the bet. Ultimately, still hugely disappointing as he led by 5 when he returned from Afcon in January.

Despite two biggish wins, the day only brought £99 of profit to my spreadsheet due to earlier losses in lower divisions that I entered on Sunday, but it did, at least, return some sizeable stakes to my betting accounts.


I was all geared up for the football being Sunday’s main event but it wasn’t – it was the golf. Mito Perreira, Chile’s number two and backed at 150/1 led by three going into the final round. After five holes he had both lost the lead altogether and then regained a two shot lead. Eventually, he reached the 18th a shot ahead. Bet365 quoted him at 2/9 in running. Nearly there…

Then, like many a non-name before him, he inexplicably found a four foot creek, made a double bogey and didn’t even reach the play-off. Why should I be surprised? That’s 2022 in a nutshell. Fortunately, I also had Cameron Young placed, though he double-bogeyed the 16th to miss out by a shot too! Between them I made £68 on the week.


A hugely disappointing £20 profit for a week that promised so much but still, that’s four weeks in a row in the black so hopefully the worst is over and, of course, there’s still seven months to go!

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