The second stage of the 888sport offer was that they would give me a free bet of £10 after placing four £10 bets.
For my first qualifying bet I bet £10 that AC Milan would beat Inter at odds of 2.2, and placed a lay of £10.14 against AC Milan at odds of 2.22. I lost this bet, so I lost my £10 at 888sport but gained £9.63 at Betfair, leaving me with a loss of £0.37.
For my second bet I bet £10 that Cesena would beat Novara at odds of 2.0, and placed a lay of £9.95 against Cesana at odds of 2.06. Cesena did beat Novara so I won £20 at 888sport, but paid out a liability of £10.15, leaving me with a loss of £0.15.
For my third bet I bet £10 that Braga would beat Lisbon at odds of 2.5, and placed a lay of 10.12 against Braga at odds of 2.52. I won this bet, so won £25 at 888sport but paid out a liability of £15.38 at Betfair, leaving me with an overall loss of £0.38.
For my fourth and final qualifying bet I bet £10 that Parma would beat Siena at odds of 2.2, and placed a lay of £9.87 against Parma at odds of 2.28. Parma did beat Siena so I won £22 at 888sport but paid out a liability of £12.63, leaving me with a loss of £0.63.
For my free £10 bet I bet that the HT/FT result in the match between Anderlecht and Club Brugges would be Brugges/Brugges at odds of 10, and places a lay of £8.61 against Brugges/Brugges at odds of 10.5. I lost this bet so lost my £10 at 888sport but gained £8.18 at Betfair.
Profit for this chapter: £8.18 - £0.37 - £0.15 - £0.38 - £0.63 = £6.65
Overall profit: £168.73 + £6.65 = £175.38