Holy Grail: Lay 0-0 at Half Time

I have come across an interesting riddle which is worthwhile mentioning on Soccerwidow… This mystery was presented by a Dr Slicer approximately two years ago in the Betfair Community Forum and still causes headaches for many people!

Dr Slicer describes that he found the ‘holy grail’ or a ‘no-lose strategy’ and since then he has not lost a single football bet which is suitable for his formula. The riddle is simple:

Placing 2 bets before kick off:
First bet: Laying 0-0 half time result
Second bet is guaranteed to lose should the first bet win

If the first bet loses a third bet is placed during half time and an adjustment of the second bet may be needed.

However, it is not revealed what bets 2 and 3 comprise.

The whole strategy with a calculated staking plan guarantees a profit between 9 to 12% per match. One more little thing: The matches must have a clear advantage for the home team. Whoever finds the answer will have found the holy grail 🙂

Here are a few links to some of the forums where this mystery has been discussed with many suggestions and thoughts, but without solutions:

Although in many forums it is said that this is a hoax and not possible… My opinion is that it is most certainly not a hoax. One must think ‘outside the box’ in order to find the identities of bets 2 and 3.

HINT: Don’t limit your thinking to the correct score market only and it’s not only the 0-0 full time result which is guaranteed to lose should the first bet win. Reverse engineering is needed to solve this riddle!

Can anyone find the solution?

Your Soccerwidow

Last Update: 18 October 2011

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23 Responses to “Holy Grail: Lay 0-0 at Half Time”

  1. Peter
    25 September 2013 at 9:41 am #

    I dont think this going to work, one example with normal odds: Lay 0-0 half time around 3.00. over 1,5 total around 1,4.
    You can never make up for the loss with your third bet. If you can give an example it would be great, i like the idea with a second bet on over 1,5 goals but i cant make it profitable. a Comment from soccerwidow should be interesting on this idea too.

  2. Peter
    25 September 2013 at 9:45 am #

    One more observation, you cant make make a lay on 0-0 at full time if the first bet is lost

  3. Peter
    25 September 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Forget my last response on the 0-0 fulltime, of course you can do that. Sorry…

  4. Smithj
    31 October 2014 at 11:43 pm #

    remember this name: Robertino Smith and his Midnight Sun Strategy !!!!

    see you in 2015

  5. Nino
    13 November 2014 at 1:50 pm #

    You are all forgetting one thing, the team must be clear favourite, what you looking is only odds, match selection is important also, more wins should be at the half time lays, the third bet is coming in play at half time laying the score that you think it would not happen, for example: Do you think San Marino can beat Holland 2-0? I think only in science fiction, so you must lay scores that you think will not happen and making up profits on scores that you think one of them will occur, it is simple this slicer strategy, however this is not 100% strategy it never were 100% strategy this man “slicer” claims it is. BUT ITS NOT because it is not 100% strategy nothing is 100% in football so this slicers method is also not 100%

  6. Slicer
    21 June 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    Please put an end to this idle chatter and all move on with your lives.

    That is all

  7. Mesmerised
    20 November 2015 at 2:20 pm #

    Betfair buddy is smashing it often taking 5k a day

  8. JuggernautB*itch
    11 June 2016 at 6:08 pm #

    Being able to lay bets is the Holy Grail.

  9. siphozen
    21 September 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    The 2 bets are backing 0-0 full time and the one you introduce during halftime is over 0.5 fulltime. odds of 0-0 full time should be 18 or above and odds of laying 0-0 half time should be 0.27 or above. odds of 0.5 fulltime should be 0.15 or above.
    e.g you lay 0-0 halftime with 100 which pays a profit of 27. you back 0-0 fulltime with 20 which pays a profit of 360.
    halftime the odds of 0-0 correct score will drop to 10 or above that. so here you will need an adjustment amount of 200 which will pay a profit of 2000 or above that. then you place a a bet of over 0.5 fulltime with R2300, on odds of 0,15 or above that.

  10. Matt Chantrey
    8 November 2016 at 12:09 pm #

    commission on £2360 is £118 so a 0-0 final scoreline would leave you well out of pocket. £158 down. the over 0.5 bet would give you a £345 return for a £320 lay out, a + £8.58 after commission which is ok.

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