I followed the Socceroos around the world to 4 World Cup qualification playoffs and the finals in Russia. I paid for it all with crypto I won betting on the games! See the introductory post for details.
Let’s revisit a betting strategy I laid out in Matchday 1 preview. I identified 21 teams that I thought could not win the World Cup. The betting strategy is to martingale against each of these eventual losing teams individually until they lose or draw a game.
These were the teams
Every one of them lost or drew in the group stages meaning the martingales would have all won.
The tricky part would have been deciding what bet to make when 2 of these teams played each other. Whatever you did in those games, the fact you avoided the martingale disaster of 1 of these teams winning 7 games in a row, means you would have made a healthy profit.
You could avoid your eventual losing teams playing each other by picking 1 team per group to bet against. There would be no way for 2 of your eventual losing teams to play each other until the quarter finals.