Tonight Liverpool (the football club I love) are up against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, live on Sky Sports 2. Recent results for Liverpool have not been going their way; 6 draws in their last 10 games. Real Madrid, on the other hand, have won 9 of their last 10 games, scoring 10 goals in their last 2 games alone. Taking recent form into account, Real Madrid are hot favourites with the bookmakers Betfair; who show odds of 11/10 for a Real Madrid win and 100/30 for a Liverpool win. But even so, how can you bet against your own team?
As a Liverpool fan would I want Real Madrid to win tonight because I’ve placed a bet on them? I know where I stand on this. You just can’t bet against your own team if you feel as passionately as I do. And let’s face it, given Liverpool’s fantastic record of continuously getting the right results when they are up against it in the UEFA Champions League, anyone betting against them may well end up wishing they hadn’t.
By Leigh Eaton on February 25th, 2009