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Tetteys Jig

Skybet flaw

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I usually like to look at the transfer specials to get a rough idea of how close a transfer may be but I just spotted this:

Gareth Bale is 3/1 to leave Tottenham this window

Gareth Bale is 5/2 joint favourite to join Man U or Real Madrid.

So in summary, Gareth Bale is more likely to leave Tottenham for anyone than he is to leave to join either one of Man U or Real Madrid.

I understand betting works on what money has been staked already, but this is just downright ridiculous!

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Unless I''m being dim, 5/2 is 2.5/1, making the odds more in favour of him joining Man U or Real Madrid.Still, not sure why you wouldn''t stick £10 on 3/1 as if he leaves, he leaves.

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so you can either stick a tenner on 3 things:

£10 on bale going to Man U nets you £35 if successful

£10 on bale going to Real Madrid nets you £35 if successful

£10 on bale joining ANYONE (including the 2 teams above) nets you £40 if successful.

Therefore, if you thught he was going to united or madrid, you might as well take the last bet anyway.

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No one bets on ''What they think will happen''

Its all about inside knowledge, it is also a market which can easily be manipulated by the bookies.

In reality you''d struggle to get any real amount of money on anything, if you had inside knowledge.

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Jimmy - in betting - as in life - it always pays to read the small print and get all the relevant details before entering into any transaction.

I can''t find the Gareth Bale market, but I strongly suspect that the 5/2 for Bale to join Man Utd or Real Madrid is for him to join them as the next club he moves to - not necessarily just in this transfer window.

If that was the case the odds Skybet are offering for this market would make perfectly good sense.

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