Had to wait a long time again in this game for the first goal and the second and they both went against expectation with Hungary beating the more favoured Austrians 0-2. It was yet another 0-0 at half-time game and they are always going to frustrate us by depleting some of the profits.
But, hopefully, if I achieve nothing else through the Euros I will, at least demonstrate a good few times that panicking about 0-0 liabilities at half time on a 0-0 game and then putting yourself into an absolute loss position as a result, to clear those potential losses, is futile. I stress this because so many people when they email me fail to understand this very simple solution to 0-0 blues.
In this game, once again, as you can see, I left 0-0 liability going into the second half and was rewarded eventually by a goal. Now I can manage to reduce the liabilities easily enough because I never load them up too much and in a competition like the Euros you can normally be a bit braver with the AO liability instead of loading 0-0 too much.
After 2 small 0-0 lays (one quite late at past 30 minutes) I had to reverse it some at half time at odds of 4.2. I was prepared to lose around £8 had it stayed 0-0 and it is important to understand that.
At 0-1 to Hungary I layed 0-1 for a small £3. You might think this strange as it then killed any profit (barring pennies had it stayed at that score-line) but I couldn’t lose and wanted to try to find a bit more profit if the game moved on.
But, there was I expecting the game to go to 1-1 and up pop Hungary again towards the end to make it 0-2 against expectation. Profit £7.61. I’m happy.
It hardly needs saying but the AOHW was never under threat. 0-0 at half-time and clearly under-performing home favourites followed by 2 goals to the other side where there was no AO liability. I do love the AO system so much better than the old AU.