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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

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

  1. 21 April 2021 at 9:41 pm #

    Another clue…please?

  2. 4 February 2019 at 6:12 pm #

    I have read a lot about this last few months , systems what people have tried and how they have gone wrong , dont make the profit if its 0-0 at HT , anyway i read up on it all digested it all , did paper trades , and then there it was smiling at me, slicer wasnt wrong , i thought it was a hoax till bets 2 and 3 hits you.

    • 5 March 2021 at 6:18 pm #

      Hey, what is the 3rd Bet ?

      • 20 March 2021 at 11:44 am #

        Have a look at the HT/FT bets as the second bet. Keep thinking. 🙂

        • 16 April 2021 at 7:47 pm #

          I guess it can only work with HT/FT if it’s back 0-0 HT not lay.

          • 17 April 2021 at 1:24 pm #

            These are three different bets..
            (1) Lay 0-0 at HT
            (2) Back a bet with very little money at a high price that will drop hugely if it’s still 0-0 at HT or, alternatively, lay a bet with a low price that will go up through the roof if it’s still 0-0 at HT (it’s just an insurance bet)
            (3) The third bet you need to buy out of your 2nd bet, calculating the price in a way that you don’t lose any money should it stay 0-0 FT. However, sometimes you may accept a small loss.

            The true trick of this riddle is to pick the games that won’t have a 0-0 at HT.

        • 22 April 2021 at 7:05 pm #

          Is it Draw/Favourite? Will this odd drop enough ?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 11 June 2016 at 6:08 pm #

    Being able to lay bets is the Holy Grail.

  6. 20 November 2015 at 2:20 pm #

    Betfair buddy is smashing it often taking 5k a day

  7. 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

  8. 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%

  9. 31 October 2014 at 11:43 pm #

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

    see you in 2015

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