Taking on the £10,000,000 Colossus
In all honesty, it was hard to turn down the opportunity to win a potential £10,000,000. When Colossus Bets first approached me, it’s fair to say I was fairly sceptical of the ‘World’s biggest sports bet.’ However, after further research my decision had been made, I was quick to sign up to this exciting project.
Essentially, to win the £10,000,000 prize fund you need to correctly predict the outcome of seven high profile fixtures from the weekend’s matches. What sets The Colossus apart is how players are given the opportunity to cash-in their bets at any point and select as many score-lines as they wish.
Unlike many other guests I’ve seen play in the first week, I’m prepared to go big, using £96 of my budget in this weekend’s ‘Headline Bet.’
It took a short while to establish how to approach ‘The Colossus,’ in terms of choosing scores, placing stakes and cashing-out. However I quickly recognised a strategy that leaves me feeling confident of a big win heading into Gameweek 2 of the football season.
In order to have a better chance of cashing-in some of my selections I think it’s best to choose multiple correct scores for the earlier pool fixtures as you’re more likely to start making money, and therefore be offered the chance to start receiving some profit from cash-in offers.
With that in mind I’ve made eleven selections on the three Saturday matches available, plus Sunday’s 4:0pm kick off, compared to just three selections on the remaining matches, taking place on Sunday and Monday night.
In terms of cashing out, should my ticket still be live following Saturday’s fixtures, I think I’ll accept an offer and quit while I’m ahead. It’s fair to say my strategy places all my metaphorical eggs in one basket and it is hard to imagine my final selections for the weekend actually coming through.
Everton v West Bromwich Albion
Everton impressed me against Norwich in their opening fixture and I think they’ll take this positive performance into Saturday’s fixture versus West Brom.
I’m fairly confident of a win for the Toffees, however I have covered my back by selecting a 1-1 draw and 2-1 loss, should they slip up. This game is the first on the coupon after all, if I fail to guess this score correctly it is game over at the first hurdle.
Newcastle v West Ham United
This fixture is a tough game to predict, so like the previous match-up I’ve covered a variety of scenarios with my selections. Currently I would say the Magpies and the Hammers are evenly matched, especially based on recent form. It’ll be a close game and this is reflected in my score line selections.
Aston Villa v Liverpool
Liverpool looked strong versus Stoke on the weekend as Brendan Rodger’s side secured 3 points at Anfield. Meanwhile, Aston Villa shocked Arsenal as Benteke scored a double against the London club.
The Reds should win this game based on squad strength, however football too unpredictable to be sure. In this match I have taken a risk by backing Liverpool in all my selections. I think we’ll see a close game but the Merseyside club should emerge victorious.
Cardiff City v Manchester City
Manchester City versus Cardiff should be a fairly one sided match. Like many other gamblers I’ve predicted a big win for the English club this weekend. I can’t see Pellegrini’s men conceding and their attacking talent should force a large number of goals past the Premier League’s new-boys.
Atletico Madrid v Rayo Vallecano
By this stage of the game I expect I will have cashed-in. However, should I find myself extremely lucky I’ve predicted Atletico to win by a slender margin versus Rayo Vallecano.
Malaga v Barcelona
For many, this fixture is a foregone conclusion following Barca’s 7-0 romping of Levante in their last match. Like I said, I don’t think by ticket will be live at this point. However, I’ve hedged my bets with a 3-0 victory for the Catalan club.
Manchester United v Chelsea
Finally Manchester United face Chelsea and it’s fair to say, this is a hard game to predict. Probably the toughest on the coupon. Chelsea look strong and I think they will edge this match. I’ve predicted a final score of 2-1 for the away side.
You have seen my selections, now choose yours. Get involved and play the ‘World’s Biggest Sports Bet!’
You may also like…
- ‘Hat-trick pending’: Arsenal fans react to Gjanni Alioski’s comments on Nicolas Pepe
- ‘He was very good’: Ian Wright impressed by Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe
- Robert Pires says Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe is ‘not cut out’ for English football
- ‘Falls short of what we want’: Arsenal fans react to reports Nicolas Pepe could leave in January