This page shows all of the pending futures bets that I’m currently holding.
Odds separated by commas are odds bet at different times.
|Hull City||To Win||EFL League One||+650, +550,|
|Salford City||To Win||EFL League Two||10/1|
|Exeter City||To Win||EFL League Two||12/1|
|Austin FC||To Win||MLS||66/1|
|Ajax||To Win||Holland Eredivisie||-175|
|Espanyol||To Win||La Liga 2||-112|
|Brescia||Top 2 Finish||Italy Serie B||20/1|
|Beşiktaş A.Ş.||To Win||Turkey Süper Lig||+120|
Hull City: I made both of these bets about 1/3 of the way through the season when it appeared Hull had too much quality for others to compete for the season. It appears their success hinges on the health of George Honeyman. As of January 28, I think Hull is too short odds – +200 is most places – for their current state.
Salford City: Salford City has enough talent to frogleap some of the teams ahead of them in the standings. Since my wager, they have dropped some expected points, and can still be found at good odds only halfway through the season.
Exeter City: Exeter City was in a good place to leap a few teams with some games in hand. They dropped points and are currently not worth the price now. If they manage to upset Carlisle on January 30, they become a decent future ticket again.
Austin FC: Austin is preparing for their first season in MLS. They’ve signed some experienced players which I think could lead to early success. The hope here is to simply have equity going into a first-season playoff run.
Ajax: Ajax is the best team in Eredivisie and they should just cruise to winning the league. I’d buy them all the up to -250.
Espanyol: Same as Ajax, they’re just the better team in their league. The price on Espanyol is better since they’re currently tied with Mallorca in the standings, but as the season goes on they should be able to create separation. I like them at anything above even odds.
Brescia: I thought this team would compete more than they have been. This bet is dead in the water.
Beşiktaş: Like Ajax and Espanyol, Beşiktaş is just the better team in their league. Fenerbahçe signing Mesut Ozil makes them best positioned to spoil, but unfortunately, I don’t think their price is long enough to take.