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Thomo’s Tips – 16 Month Update

Here at Honest Betting Reviews we don’t just do an initial review a tipster and then forget about them.

No, we like to keep an eye on how they perform over the long run and to see if our original verdict on the tipster is still justified. 

So in that vein, we thought it would be a good time to do an update on a tipster we have been following for 16 months now – Thomo’s Tips.

This is a football tipping service that is provided by the Tipstrr platform. 

The provider of the tips, Andy “Thomo” Thompson” bets in a range of markets, mainly in the Premiership and top European leagues.

In our original five month review, he made a profit of 24 points, at a return on investment of 21%, which we felt warranted a recommended rating and four and a half stars.

[Please note that our results are to 1 point equivalent staking for ease of reference. The advised staking is between 2 and 10 points, but the vast majority of bets are 10 point stakes.] 

It is now been over a year since our original review, so how has Thomo done since then?

Results Update

Well, it hasn’t been quite as positive a story since then unfortunately.

Over the last 11 months, Thomo has added another 13 points of profit, which isn’t too bad.

However, that doesn’t tell the whole tale.

From the high point in June 2016 to January 2017, the service dropped over 32 points, more than wiping out our bank and virtually wiping out all the profits that had been made to that point.

Since January there has been a revival thankfully, with 36 points of profit made.

Those that signed up during 2016 though would have seen little return on their investment and once subscription costs are taken into account, it is questionable whether the 1 point per month average would be enough to have made a profit. 

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

A combination of the large losses in the second half of 2016 and the rather slow progress made overall have led us to downgrade Thomo’s Tips to a NEUTRAL rating for now.

Overall the service has made a profit, which should not be dismissed and it is nice and simple to follow.

One of the main qualities we look for in betting services though is their consistency and to have lost nearly all profits in late 2016 was tough to take for subscribers.

We will continue monitoring the service however and should its recent form continue, an upgrade back to a winning system may well be warranted. 

 

 

 

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Thomo’s Tips – Final Review

28th April 2016

We have reached the end of our five-month trial of Thomo’s Tips and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:   +24 points 
Strike Rate:   42%
Bank Growth:   96%
Cost:  £10/week, £19/month or £45/quarter  
ROI:  21%
Average number of bets:  1 per day
VERDICT:  PASSED
Rating: 

 

You can view full results here. 

 

Thomo’s Tips – Full Review

 

Well after having reviewed a dozen football tipsters and betting systems, we finally have one that has passed a trial here at Honest Betting Reviews.

Thomo’s Tips is a straightforward football tipster that is provided through the Tipstrr betting platform.

This trial has taken longer than normal as there are quite a low number of bets so we have made sure that we have seen well over 100 bets before making our judgement.

So after five months and 127 bets, we are pleased to say that Thomo has managed an impressive 24 points profit to 1 point stakes, or 2369 points to the original staking of 25 – 100 points per bet.

Here are the results for the trial in graph format:

As you can see, a very steady profit graph showing good consistency over the trial. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: A super-easy service to follow, with around just 1 bet per day so minimal work involved. 

Availability of prices: The tips are virtually all in the big leagues like the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League so there are no problems getting the bets on and matching the advised prices. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 42%, which is very decent and means that losing streaks should be more than manageable here and staking can be at a reasonably high level.

Advised Betting Bank: There is no betting bank advised but we used a 25 point bank for the trial which should be fairly comfortable with a 42% strike rate.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are very reasonable at £10/week, £19/month, £45/quarter, £79/6 months or £140 per year.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

We are delighted to have finally found a football tipster that makes a profit after a large number of failed or neutral reviews.

Thomo’s Tips is super-easy to follow and with bets being in the big leagues, there are no worries about price availability.

A return on investment of over 20% achieved over the trial is very high for football and an impressive feat.

Our only small word of caution is that the service hasn’t been around very long (only five months) so it doesn’t have the long-term established record of some of the other recommended services here at Honest Betting Reviews.

But certainly if Thomo can maintain the results achieved so far in the long run then we may well have uncovered a real gem here.

It is one we will definitely be following ourselves and we will report back periodically on how it gets on. 

 

 

 

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Thomo’s Tips – Results Update

21st February 2016

The good form has continued for Thomo’s Tips, who have added a further 160 points profit since our last update just over a month ago.

That means they are now 1327 points up for the trial as a whole. 

You can view full results here. 

They tend to bet in 100 point stakes, with some of the longer-odds selections having a 25 point stake, so I suppose you could say they are 13.27 points up if you were using 1 point stakes for the 100 unit bets.

Either way, it is good to see a football tipster in profit for once, as virtually all of those we have reviewed so far have failed.

We are not quite at the minimum 100 bet level yet so we will continue the trial for a while longer.

Let’s hope things continue in the same fashion for Thomo’s Tips.

 

 

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Thomo’s Tips – Results Update

15th January 2016

Wohoo! At last – we can report some positive results for a football service!

To date we have only ever passed one football tipster here at Honest Betting Reviews – Banker Bets – and that wasn’t even purely a football tipster but also covers tennis and occasional US Sports.

And whilst we are currently trialing nine football services, the news on the whole has not been good for those trials thus far.

So it is with much delight that we bring you news that Thomo’s Tips has brought in over 1,100 points profit since our last update to sit at +1166 points profit for the trial overall.

You can view full results here. 

Thomo tends to tip at 100 point stakes with the occasional smaller stake, so really we are talking about approximately 11 points profit to 1 point level stakes.

The tips are mainly in the Premier League and Thomo has taken advantage of the poor form of sides like Man Utd and Chelsea whilst capitalising on the surge of the likes of Leicester.

Plus a nice treble at 15.69 did things no harm whatsoever.

So let’s hope things continue in the same vein and we can finally give a passed rating to a football-only tipster.

 

 

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Thomo’s Tips – Results Update

12th December 2015

It’s been a quiet start to our trial of Thomo’s tips, which seems to be a common theme for the football tipsters we are trialing at the moment.

There have been some funny results around I suppose, with Chelsea playing so poorly, Man Utd off the boil and even City throwing in a few strange results. 

So far Thomo is £30 down to advised stakes, or 0.3 points down if we were using 1 point stakes. 

You can view full results here. 

Things got off to a very strong start with 2 nice winners in the first 3 bets, with an international double of Belgium and Holland to win at 4.1 and then Hartlepool to beat Leyton Orient at 4.6

But unfortunately since then things have tailed off somewhat. It is still early days though, so plenty of time to get back on track and bank some nice profit.

We will return soon with more updates.

 

 

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Thomo’s Tips – New Review

16th November 2015

After struggling for a while to find any football tipsters worth reviewing, we are now inundated with them. The latest in our line of promising football specialists is Thomo’s tips.

This is a relatively new tipster, having just got going in September of this year. However, the guy who runs the service Andy has been tipping for over 3 years, so has plenty of experience.

They tip mainly in the big European leagues and competitions like the Champions League and provide a variety of tips including singles, doubles and trebles as well as correct score predictions and HT/FT bets.

Staking seems to be a standard £100 per bet, which can be easily equated to 1 point level stakes. 

Subscription costs are very reasonable with a £1 trial available for a week and then just £25 for 3 months membership.

We started receiving tips over the weekend so will record results from then.

Check back for updates on how the trial goes.

In the meantime you can view Thomo’s Tips here.

 

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Premier Football Investments – Final Review

We have reached the end of our three month trial of Premier Football Investments and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/loss:   +2 points
Strike Rate:   70%
Bank Growth:   10%
Cost:   £24.95/month or £173/year 
ROI:  1.4%
Average number of bets:   2 per day
VERDICT:  NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Premier Football Investments – Full Review

 

Premier Football Investments is a football tipster provided by a professional football bettor called Carlo.

It was recommended to us by John Baker of Banker Bets, one of the top football tipsters we have reviewed here on the site and someone whose opinion we trust.

It is quite a simple service to follow, with an average of around two tips per day. Many of the tips are Asian handicap bets and come in a variety of European leagues. 

The results coming into our trial looked very impressive, with the bank more than doubled in four months.

In the trial itself, unfortunately results were not quite as good, with 2 points profit made over the three months we followed the tips.

That is certainly no disaster and any profit is a profit – and most welcome.

However, at the same time it is not quite enough for us to give this a recommended rating, so a NEUTRAL verdict seems the only fair decision here.

Here you can see the results in graph format:

The results were really affected by a particularly bad week in December between Christmas and New Year, which accounted for 80% of December’s losses.

If it hadn’t been for that, results would have been very good and they did well to fight back into profit. 

But there we are, that is how things went unfortunately.

We do think there is potentially something here though and have agreed to continuing monitoring the tips for a few months to see how things progress. We are hopeful this will turn into a long-term profitable service and one to add to the portfolio.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use:  A very simple service to follow, with just two bets per day and shouldn’t be more than a few minutes each day to get the bets placed.

Availability of prices:  The recommended prices were generally freely available and we often found we could actually beat them by using Betfair.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 70%, which is good and means there is the potential to build a bank fairly quickly, as seen in the four months prior to our trial.

Advised Betting Bank: A 20 point bank is recommended for following the service. With a +70% strike rate, this seems adequate to us.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are £24.95 per month or £173 per year, although we understand subscription costs may rise considerably over time once solid results are established.

 

OVERALL RATING: NEUTRAL

Premier Football Investments looks like a promising service to us and it was a shame they had a nightmare week in December, because otherwise the results from the trial were most commendable.

With a profit of 2 points over the trial and 10% growth of the bank, we feel that a neutral rating is fair in this instance. 

We will continue to monitor results for the next few months as we do think this has the potential to become a worthy addition to the portfolio.

It’s a simple service to follow and you can see Carlo who runs the service really knows his stuff and puts a lot of time into making the selections.

Hopefully that will be borne out by the results in the long term.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Premier Football Investments – Results Update

13th February 2017

Premier Football Investments has continued its good form, adding another two points of profit since our last update.

That means they are now 3 points up for the trial overall.

You can view full results here.

It has been a good comeback from them because we were 6 points down at one stage, so they have battled back from a rough start.

Let’s hope for more of the same over the remainder of the trial.

Back soon with more updates. 

 

 

 

 

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Premier Football Investments – Results Update

28th January 2017

It has been a good run over the last couple of weeks for Premier Football Investments, who have added five points of profit since our last update.

That now takes them into profit for the trial overall, albeit just one point up.

You can view full results here.

We have just over one month left in our trial, so let’s hope the recent form continues and they push on with banking some more profits. 

 

 

 

 

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Premier Football Investments – Results Update

13th January 2017

A small improvement for Premier Football Investments since our last update a month ago. They have added 2 points of profit since then, taking them to 4 points down overall. 

You can view full results here.

With the winter breaks for most of European leagues, the bets have been a little lighter lately, but things will pick up once the fixture list gets going again.

Let’s hope that leads to things picking up for Premier Football Investments and moving into profit. 

 

 

 

 

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Premier Football Investments – Results Update

12th December 2016

A tough start to our trial of Premier Football Investments, with 6 points lost so far since we started following the tips at the beginning of December.

You can view full results here.

Most of the bets are in the Asian Handicap market, although of course you can often create these bets using other markets such as Draw No Bet or by laying.

Hopefully the rough start is just a blip and we will get back on track very soon. 

 

 

 

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Premier Football Investments – New Review

29th November 2016

We are always on the lookout for new football tipping talent here at Honest Betting Reviews and today we were contacted about a very interesting-looking new tipster.

The e-mail we received was from John Baker of Banker Bets fame, one of the top football tipsters we have reviewed here at the site. We always take note of  anything John says as he one of few honest and transparent figures in the tipping and betting systems business.

So we were particularly intrigued by this new football betting specialist John brought to our attention. This specialist’s name is Carlo and he is a full-time betting professional based in Rome.

Carlo has apparently been sending John his bets for about a year now, and after seeing both his first-rate knowledge of betting markets and excellent results over over a prolonged period, John agreed to enter into a partnership with him on a new betting service featuring his tips.

So back in August they narrowed it down to what would be most effective and convenient for a public service, with bets sent out once per day by email.

Since this was all finalized results have been outstanding with more than 27 points profit from a 20 point starting bank (136% capital growth) in the first three and a half months.

That is superb stuff and if repeated over long term would mean we have found something very special here. 

What we think is even more exciting about the results having examined the spreadsheet is the strike rate for the bets so far, which stands at 65%.

That means a good majority of the bets so far have been winners, which is a great from a punters’ point of view because it means you can stake a reasonably high levels. Plus psychologically it is easier if you are not having to contend with long losing streaks all the time. 

The service is called Premier Football Investments and you can check it out here. 

Most of the bets are in the main European leagues and the majority of tips come from alternative asian-handicap markets that not all bookmakers offer, which means you will probably need access to one or more of the following bookies to get the most out of the service: Betfair, Bet365, Unibet, 1xBet, Pinnacle, SBOBET or a third party bet broker such as AsianConnect or Samvo.

The great thing is that you can get a two month FREE trial starting on 1st December, which is a fantastic way of checking out the tips and seeing how they get on before committing to a paid subscription.

We will be commencing a three month live trial here on the site, so you can also follow the results on this page.

We will be back soon with our first results update on how things are getting on.

In the meantime, you can get your FREE trial of Premier Football Investments here. 

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The Value Machine – Final Review

We have reached the end of our three month trial of The Value Machine and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/loss:   -14 points
Strike Rate:   14%  
Bank Growth:   -6%
Cost:  £7 for first 14 days then £57/month or £147/quarter 
ROI:   -1%
Average number of bets:   12 per day
VERDICT:  NEUTRAL
Rating: 

 

You can view full results here.

 

The Value Machine – Full Review

 

The Value Machine is a piece of software that finds value bets for horse racing. 

It does this by looking for instances where the bookies’ price for a horse is above that on Betfair. As Betfair has been shown in numerous studies to be a perfect market – i.e. to predict accurately the chances of a given horse winning, then in these instances the bookies must be wrong.

The software is very easy to use. You just open it up, click on the afternoon or evening’s selections and they are produced instantly for you.

Then it is just a case of placing the selections, which can take a bit of time as there are on average over 10 selections per day.

We had high hopes for this coming into our trial, as the system on which it is based – the Morning Value Service – had amassed over 3,500 points of profit over five years.

And certainly the logic to it seems sound.

However, unfortunately over our trial, we made a loss of 14 points to the best available bookies price.

That was over the course of more than 1100 bets, so a massive sample size!

At Betfair SP, the results were worse, with a 45 point loss being made. 

And taking the best available Betfair price at the time selections were generated did not seem like a tenable option, as that made a 66 point loss over the trial.

It was disappointing to have made a loss, but of course it may just have been that we hit it at a bad time. Indeed, early on in the trial we went over 100 points up, so clearly there is potential here.

You can see how things went in the profit graph below:

As you can see, we were in profit for most of the trial but went on a huge losing streak towards the end, dropping over 100 points. 

However, more worrying for us is the actual viability of this system.

During the trial, we had our Stan James account closed, which we had for over 10 years and had not even been limited before.

We also had another account limited, which was frustrating.

This problem did not seem limited to us either, as we were contacted by other users who said they had lost bookie accounts when using this.

It is possible that the bookies see people who are using this as arbers, as in theory when the Betfair price is above the bookies’, it could be an opportunity to arb.

Or perhaps they just someone who is exploiting value.

Either way, the bookies really don’t seem to like this and that presents a significant problem for users.

There are of course always steps you can take to try and keep your bookie accounts open, but it is not an ideal situation.

So overall, unfortunately we are not able to recommend The Value Machine at this time and award it a NEUTRAL rating.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use:  There are a large number of bets to place, so you do have to allocate some time to placing the bets, say around 20-30 minutes per day. 

Availability of prices:  As mentioned above, this is a big concern. A fair proportion of the bets come from just one bookie and it often Stan James. However, Stan James are likely to close your account if you place lots of these bets with them. Using Betfair SP does not appear, on the basis of our trial, to be a viable angle to long-term profit. So you may have to make do long term with taking with taking slightly less than the best available price in some instances.  

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was low at just 14%, which is quite a bit below what is stated on the website, i.e.  17%. 

Advised Betting Bank: A 250 point betting bank is advised, which we think is about right. From the high to low, we experienced around a 120 point drawdown, so about half the bank. Anything less than a 200 point bank would be at risk of going bust. 

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are £7 for the first 14 days then £57 per month or £147 per quarter.  

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

We had high hopes coming into our trial of The Value Machine and early on it looked like those hopes were being richly fulfilled, as we went over 100 points up.

Sadly though, a slide then set in and we ended up 14 points down at best available prices.

That was disappointing, but what was more worrying was that we had bookie accounts closed as a result of placing these bets, one of which we had held for over 10 years. We also received reports from other users of the same thing. 

The bookies are likely to think you are either arbing or exploiting prices at least, so you are at risk of losing accounts when using this system.

We may well have just hit this at a bad time and no doubt results will pick up for them over time. Indeed, we think the logic of the system is sound.

However, with slight concerns over bookie account closures, we think a NEUTRAL rating is the only fair verdict here. 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Value Machine – Results Update

13th December 2016

The tough times continue for The Value Machine, with a further 36 points lost since our last update.

That means the totals for the trial to date are:

  • Bookies Price Taken: +34 points
  • Betfair Price Taken: -17 points
  • Betfair SP: +19 points

You can view full results here.

So we have lost a large portion of the substantial profit we had build up earlier in the trial and the recent slide has been a little troubling to say the least.

But hopefully things will turn around shortly and we will be back to winning ways. It can’t come soon enough!

 

 

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The Value Machine – Results Update

24th November 2016

A very tough run for The Value Machine since our last update, with 40 points lost at advised prices.

That means the totals for the trial to date are:

  • Bookies Price Taken: +70 points
  • Betfair Price Taken: +22 points
  • Betfair SP: +57 points

You can view full results here.

It’s been a very up and down trial, with some great runs followed by some long losing streaks. However, being 70 points up is still very good going, so we have to take the rough with the smooth and look at the bigger picture here.

Talking of pictures, the other one that is emerging here is that taking the best available Betfair price when selections are generated is not a good option, with it now being nearly 50 points behind the advised prices.

So it seems that if you want to use Betfair, then using Betfair SP is a much better option.

 

 

 

 

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The Value Machine – Results Update

24th November 2016

More fantastic profits for The Value Machine over the last week. 

We have gained another 41 points profit at advised prices since our last update. 

That means the totals for the trial to date are:

  • Bookies Price Taken: +110 points
  • Betfair Price Taken: +71 points
  • Betfair SP: +94 points

You can view full results here.

We had high hopes for the Value Machine coming into our trial and it has certainly not disappointed. The results have been superb and one of the best trials we have seen here at Honest Betting Reviews.

Let’s just hope they open it up soon to all those members who want to join.  

 

 

 

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The Value Machine – Results Update

15th November 2016

There has been an improvement for The Value Machine – a piece of software for betting on the horses – since our last update a couple of weeks ago, with 19 points profit made at advised prices.

That means the totals for the trial to date are:

  • Bookies Price Taken: +69 points
  • Betfair Price Taken: +39 points
  • Betfair SP: +53 points

You can view full results here.

So still ticking along nicely at about the half way point of our trial. 

Back soon with more updates. 

 

 

 

 

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The Value Machine – Results Update

1st November 2016

The downtrend has continued unfortunately for The Value Machine over the last week, with another 10 points lost at advised prices.

Overall though things have still been very good, with a month’s worth of bets now accumulated.

Here are the totals for the trial so far:

  • Bookies Price Taken: +50 points
  • Betfair Price Taken: +24 points
  • Betfair SP: +41 points

You can view full results here.

The best price available at the bookies is still leading the pack at 50 points up, followed by BSP at 41 points up and the Betfair price at the time of the selection coming in last at 24 points up. 

An excellent first month overall, let’s hope for more of the same over the rest of the trial. 

Another warning though that there is a real risk you will have bookie accounts closed if you use this – we have had reports of this from a few members. 

Kieran says he is going to put up a section on the Value Machine website about keeping bookie accounts open, so watch out for that. 

 

 

 

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The Value Machine – Results Update

24th October 2016

There has been something of a correction for The Value Machine since our last update a week ago. 

They have dropped 23 points at advised prices, which was perhaps due as things couldn’t really have gone on in the same incredible way they started.

But overall things have still gone very well so far. Here are the updated totals:-

  • Bookies Price Taken: +59 points
  • Betfair Price Taken: +41 points
  • Betfair SP: +48 points

You can view full results here.

One significant thing to mention however is that we were contacted by a member this week who said his Stan James account had been shut down – not just stake-limited, but actually shut down – as a result of bets placed using The Value Machine.

That is a significant problem because a large percentage of the bets The Value Machine generates are with Stan James.

To be honest though, we are not that surprised this has happened and we think there is a real risk bookies will close your accounts if you are using this. The bookies have software that can track betting patterns such as that generated by using The Value Machine.

So that is why we are tracking prices available at Betfair and Betfair SP, to see if the service is still profitable without relying on the bookies.

On that front things are looking good so far, but it is too early to draw any conclusions.

Back soon with more updates.

 

 

 

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The Value Machine – Results Update

18th October 2016

The Value Machine continues to produce excellent results, adding further profit since our last update a week ago.

Here is where we are now after two weeks:

  • Bookies Price Taken: +82 points
  • Betfair Price Taken: +68 points
  • Betfair SP: +75 points

You can view full results here.

Quite outstanding results so far and good to see it is working very well at Betfair so far too.

Back soon with more updates.

 

 

 

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The Value Machine – Results Update

9th October 2016

It’s been an excellent start to our trial of The Value Machine, which is living up to its pre-launch billing.

This is software that finds value horse racing selections at the click of a button. It is the same process as that used by the Morning Value Service, which has made over 3,500 points profit in 5 years.

For the purposes of this review, we are recording selections at the best price available at the bookies when selections are generated, the Betfair price available when selections are generated and Betfair SP.

Here are the results to one point level stakes after one week of the selections:

  • Bookies Price Taken: +66 points
  • Betfair Price Taken: +54 points
  • Betfair SP: +67 points

You can view full results here.

Superb stuff so far, couldn’t have asked for much more really.

There are lots of selections, with 160 bets after just one week, so you need to have a bit of time available to place the bets. 

Although to date the results suggest you could just use Betfair SP, which would save quite a lot of time. 

The Value Machine is closed to new members for the moment, but we understand Kieran may reopen it to a restricted number of new members at some point, depending on how prices hold up etc.

You can get your name down here to be contacted if it does reopen.

 

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE – We have just heard that The Value Machine will be closing its doors on the evening of Tuesday 4th October – so if you want to join up you must do so before then!

You can sign up for a 2 week trial for just £7 here.

 

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The Value Machine – New Review

One of the first betting systems we reviewed here at Honest Betting Reviews was the Morning Value Service, which is run by a guy called Kieran Ward.

It’s a service we’ve followed personally for a long time and is without doubt one of the best systems we have ever come across.

It finds value bets on the horse racing and has made just short of 3500 points profit in 5 years of operating, which equates to over £70,000 profit to just £20 stakes.

We have followed the selections ourselves for two years and can verify that the results are completely genuine and accurate.

The main problem with the Morning Value Service however was that in order to protect prices, Kieran had to limit membership to a very select number of people.

Plus membership was very expensive, at £400 for 3 months. 

However, now he is releasing the tools behind the money-making machine that Kieran has used so successfully over the last few years and at a much lower cost.

It is a piece of software called The Value Machine and it promises to be very special. It is being released at 12 midday GMT on Friday 30th September, but you can get your name down before then to get a copy here.

Basically – as the name suggests – the software generates bets that have inherent value in them.

The great thing about releasing this as a piece of software is that it will mean people will not all be choosing the same bets at the same time, as selections will change depending on the odds over the course of a day – but the inherent value will remain the same.

And as we say, it will be much cheaper than the Morning Value Service. 

Kieran is offering an initial trial for 2 weeks for just £7, followed by £57+VAT per month, so you can get a feel for the software before deciding if you want to proceed.

If the software could match the results achieved by the Morning Value Service, then it would be an awesome betting system and could generate profit month after month for its users – as the Morning Value Service has done.

We are going to be giving the software a full trial here at Honest Betting Reviews to see how well it works.

We are excited about this one – certainly all the contact we have had with Kieran suggests he is honest, hardworking and upfront and we understand a lot of effort has gone into developing the software to be the best it can possibly be.

So let’s hope we have uncovered another gem here – only time will tell of course. 

We will provide regular updates on how the trial progresses.  

In the meantime you can check out the Value Machine here – from 12 Midday on 30th September. 

 

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First Favourite – Nine Month Update

We completed a six month trial of horse racing tipster First Favourite back in October and gave it a neutral rating.

We agreed to continue monitoring the service to see if results picked up and to update our review periodically on how things were going.

So after nine months we thought it would be a good time for a quick update.

Well the good news is that it has been a very good three months for First Favourite since we completed our trial.

They have made a solid 7 points profit in that time to level stakes, bringing their total profits since we started proofing the tips to 3 points profit overall.

Using their compounding approach and taking the profits at the end of each month and resetting the bank, you would have made £837 profit over the last three months starting with a £1,000 bank.

There have been 15 bets over the last three months, with 11 of those winning, a very decent strike rate of 73%.

This is very much a service for the patient investor who is prepared to build their bank gradually over time. If you have that patience, then this could the service for you.

We are pleased to progress they have been making and if the current form continues then First Favourite should be well on its way to a passed rating. 

 

 

 

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First Favourite – Final Review

13th October 2016

We have reached the end of our six month trial of First Favourite and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/loss:   -4.45 points
Strike Rate:   52%
Bank Growth:   -0.3%
Cost:  £47+VAT
ROI:  -0.1%
Average number of bets:   2 per week
VERDICT: NEUTRAL
Rating: 

 

You can view full results here.

 

First Favourite – Full Review

 

We have given First Favourite – a horse racing tipster – a six month trial rather than the usual three months, as there are a very low number of bets, so we wanted to get a proper look at the service.

So after six months of tipping, how have they done?

Well, we are pretty much back where we started, at £4 down to £100 stakes at advised prices – so very close to break even.

Below is the profit graph for the trial:

As you can see, things were going quite well midway through the trial, but unfortunately dipped later on. 

At Betfair SP things were a little worse, at -£339.

The results seen during our trial were quite a bit below those achieved prior to the trial. In 2015, there were apparently 12 winning months out of 12. 

The good news is the workload is incredibly low here, with just 2 bets per week.

This kind of selective betting will not be to everyone’s taste – some people will want a larger number of bets to get their teeth stuck into rather than the “slowly, slowly, catchy monkey” approach taken here.

But certainly the results during the trial have not been bad and break even is deserving of a neutral rating in our view.

If results pick up over the coming months, then an upgrade in rating may be appropriate.

Until then, the jury’s out on First Favourite.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Tips are sent out early in the morning of racing, so plenty of time to get the bets on. As we say, with an average of just 2 bets per week, the workrate is incredibly low here. 

Availability of prices: Prices do tend to steam in somewhat by the off, so it is advisable to get your bets on as soon as possible after tips are sent out. However, we generally found prices were readily obtainable so you should be able to match the advised prices as long as you have a few bookie accounts still open.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 52%, which is a little below the long term strike rate of 55% and may explain the results being a little worse than normal as well.  

Advised Betting Bank: No betting bank was advised, but we used a 1500 point bank when using 100 point stakes for each bet. 

Subscription costs: Subscription costs are £47 + VAT per month.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

First Favourite is a horse racing tipster that takes a very selective approach to tipping, with just two bets per week on average.

After a six month trial, we have finished pretty much level from following their tips.

So we feel a neutral rating is the only reasonable verdict here for the time being. Hopefully results will pick up over coming months for them. 

 

 

 

 

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First Favourite – Results Update

12th September 2016

It’s been a good month for First Favourite since our last update, with 137 points of profit added at advised prices.

That means they are now 229 points up overall for our trial at advised prices. 

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP they have added 43 points profit to sit at -104 points overall.

As we have said before, this is a slowly-slowly catchy-monkey service, with a low bet volume and a gradual approach to building a bank.

We have now been following the service for five months, so will be looking to wrap up the review next month. 

 

 

 

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First Favourite – Results Update

14th August 2016

Unfortunately there has been a bit of a downturn for First Favourite since our last update.

Sadly they have dropped 395 points at advised prices, bringing them to 92 points up for the trial as a whole. 

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP it is a similar story, with 453 points lost since our last update to sit at -147 points for the trial overall.

It is a shame they have hit a sticky patch as it had a cracking run from mid-June to mid-July, but hopefully it is just a blip and normal service will be resumed shortly.

 

 

 

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First Favourite – Results Update

17th July 2016

First Favourite has been on a fantastic run of form since our last update, with eight of the ten bets over the last month winning.

That means they have added 476 points profit to stand at 487 points up for the trial as a whole.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP the results have also been good, with 364 points profit added over the last month to stand at 306 points profit for the trial overall.

We have also been monitoring the advised prices closely and can say that the prices are generally widely available and do not disappear within a short time as you see with some other services, which means you should be able to match the results at advised prices if you have bookie accounts.

The other thing worth noting is that the longest losing streak for First Favourite this year has been just two bets! 

That is quite a remarkable statistic and I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that before. Just shows the level of consistency and means this is a very easy service to follow – it doesn’t seem to have the rollercoaster experience you get with some other services. 

So overall very impressed with First Favourite so far and let’s hope things continue in the same vein.

Back soon with more updates. 

 

 

 

 

 

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First Favourite – Results Update

17th June 2016

First Favourite are still in profit for our trial – but only just.

When we did our last update a month ago, they were 165 points in profit at advised prices, where as now they are 11 points up, so a decline of 154 points since last time.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP, the total so far is 58 points down, so a little bit worse than the advised prices.

As we have said before, this is very much a selective service with a low number of bets per week, but the long-term record is strong and justifies such an approach.

Anyway, let’s hope things pick up a bit by the time of our next update.

 

 

 

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First Favourite – Results Update

19th May 2016

Well normally after a month of a trial we have lots to report but things have been quiet for First Favourite to say the least!

As we said at the outset, this is selective betting. But it has been very selective so far, with only 5 bets advised.

You can view full results here.

The good news is that the selective approach is paying off so far, with three of the five bets having been winners, with a profit of 165 points accrued to 100 point stakes.

You can see the effectiveness of the service, with 15 of the 16 months so far having been profitable. It is slow steady bank building, which is quite a nice way of doing things.

Anyway, we will update things in about a month’s time and see if things are still going strong.

 

 

 

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First Favourite – New Review

19th April 2016

We have just come across a horse racing tipster who we think has great potential and are quite excited to be trialing here at Honest Betting Reviews.

The tipster in question is called First Favourite and is run by a guy called Mel Gee.

There are two things in particular that interest us about this service.

First up is the high strike rate. We have written elsewhere about the importance of strike rate in betting systems, but in short the reason is that having a high strike rate means you can use larger stakes and build a bank much more quickly. 

Plus losing streaks tend to be much shorter, thus making it easier psychologically to follow the service.

First Favourite claims to have a strike rate of 55%, which is a fantastically high strike rate to be able to achieve a profit at. 

That means over half of bets have been winners! That’s what we like to see.

The second thing we like about this service is the level of consistency. Apparently in 2015 there were 12 winning months out of 12, which is remarkable going.

The three years previous to that were also profitable, although it doesn’t say to what level.

Now the only thing we would say is that this is a selective service, so if you’re looking for loads of bets every day then it might not be your thing.

But as we are always keen to stress, at the end of the day it is the amount of profit in your bank account that really counts rather than the number of bets and on the profit front First Favourite certainly seems to have delivered so far.

The good thing is there is a 60-day no-quibbles money back guarantee, so if it doesn’t turn out as hoped we can always get a refund.

So with much anticipation we will get the trial underway and let’s hope we can see some great profits accumulated over the next few months.

Back soon with our first update on how things are going.

In the meantime you can check out First Favourite here.

 

 

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Tennis-Tips.co.uk – Seven Month Update

Back in August we completed a three month trial of Tennis-Tips.co.uk and unfortunately gave them a failed rating after they finished 82 points down at the end of the trial.

However, in fairness to the service we agreed to continue monitoring the results as they said the trial coincided with one of the worst periods in their history and they were confident they could turn things around as they had a long track record of success.

We have followed the tips for a further four months now, giving us seven months of proofing the tips in total.

So how have they fared? Have they managed to pick things up and improve on previous results?

The answer is yes, they have made a significant improvement since our trial ended.

In that four month period, they have made 188 points profit, a pretty decent effort.

That has been made up of the following totals:

  • Free Picks: +2 points
  • Standard Picks (i.e. £14.99/month): -16 points
  • VIP / Premium Picks (i.e. £69.99/month): +202 points

Overall then over the seven months, that means they are 106 points up to advised prices.

We have found though that advised prices are quite difficult to obtain sometimes, so you may have struggled to match those totals if you had been following the tips. 

Realistically you would probably be looking at deduction of 30-40% off the advised price totals, so you might have been looking at around 60 points profit over the seven month period.

On that basis though, we are happy to upgrade Tennis Tips from a failed rating to a NEUTRAL one and to recommend them as a tennis tipster.

We will continue monitoring results and hopefully things will continue in the same vein, at which point we could consider moving them up to a passed rating.

In the meantime though, it’s well done to the team at Tennis-Tips.co.uk for turning things around and good luck for 2017.

OVERALL RATING: NEUTRAL

 

 

 

 

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Tennis-Tips.co.uk – Final Review

12th August 2016 

We have come to the end of our three month trial of Tennis-Tips.co.uk and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:   -82 points
Strike Rate:   46%
Bank Growth:   -33%
Cost:  £24.99/month for standard package or £99.99/month for VIP package
ROI:  -10%
Average number of bets:   1.5 per day
VERDICT:  FAILED
Rating: 

 

You can view full results here.

 

Tennis-Tips.co.uk – Full Review

 

It has been something of a struggle to find a winning tennis tipster here at Honest Betting Reviews, despite a good deal of searching and a number of trials.

When we were approached to have a look at Tennis-tips.co.uk we were hopeful that we had found a rare winning system.

Certainly their past results looked excellent and their attitude seemed very professional.

However, during the trial things did not turn out as hoped and we ended up 82 points down at the end of three months of testing.

As you can see from the graph below, things went quickly downhill and touched 140 points down before recovering somewhat towards the end. 

With a return on investment of -10% and a third of the bank being lost, it was a tough three months for them.

It may be that we just caught this at a bad time though, as their previous results over three years look impressive. 

So we will continue to monitor their progress and see if things pick up in the coming months.

Sadly for the time being however, we have to give this a failed rating until such time as the results turn around.  

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Fairly straightforward to use, with tips sent through by e-mail each day, and also reminders in case you missed the tips originally.

Availability of prices: The prices given in the initial e-mails when tips are sent out are best bookmakers prices, which is what we have used when recording our results. However, by using the exchanges you can often beat the advised prices by a few percent.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 46%, which is well below the 66% stated on the website and explains the sub-par performance during our trial.  

Advised Betting Bank: No betting bank was advised, but we used a 250 point bank for the trial, which suffered a 33% loss over the trial and was 56% down at one point. 

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are £24.99/month for the standard package (which includes ATP tips only) or £99.99/month for the VIP package (which include ATP, WTA and Challenger Tour tips).

 

OVERALL VERDICT: FAILED

We are disappointed that this trial didn’t turn out better as we were hoping to have finally found a winning tennis tipster.

The results coming into our trial were very strong and we were impressed by the professional approach taken by Tennis-tips.co.uk.

Sadly things didn’t turn out well though and with a loss of 82 points and an ROI of -10%, we feel we can only give this a failed rating. 

It may have just been unfortunate timing though so we are prepared to give this more time and continue monitoring it so see if results pick up.

Certainly we like the new website and simplified approach, so they seem to be working hard at providing a good service.

Let’s hope results improve for them as well and we have some more positive news to report soon.

 

 

 

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Tennis-Tips.co.uk – Results Update

29th June 2016 

With Wimbledon in full swing – weather allowing – we thought it would be a good time to update the results of one of the tennis tipsters we are trialing at the moment.

Unfortunately though the news is not good for Tennis-Tips.co.uk.

They have continued to struggle and have lost a further 55 points since our last update a month ago.

That means they are now 82 points down for the trial overall.

You can view full results here.

It is a shame things have been such a struggle for them as we had high hopes for this one coming into the trial.

With lots of action over the next couple of weeks at Wimbledon, hopefully they can turn things around.

We will be back with our final review of Tennis-Tips in July.

 

 

 

 

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Tennis-Tips.co.uk – Results Update

25th May 2016 

It’s been a tough start to our trial of Tennis-Tips.co.uk, who are 27 points down so far at best bookmakers’ prices. 

You can view full results here.

We are recording the results for both their VIP and Elite picks, which are the two subscription options for the service.

The one thing we have noted so far from the service is that staking fluctuates around quite a bit, with staking between 1 and 10 points per tip. 

Early on there were a lot of 1 and 2 point stakes with the occasional 5 point stake, but recently there have been quite a few more 8-10 point stakes.

So to follow this service we think you would need a reasonably-sized bank to cover these sometime large stakes.

Anyway, let’s hope things pick up for Tennis-Tips by the time of our next update. 

 

 

 

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Tennis-Tips.co.uk – New Review

6th May 2016 

With the clay court season getting into full swing and the French Open not too far away, it is a good time to be getting a trial of a tennis tipster underway here at Honest Betting Reviews.

This one looks very promising with an excellent record of results shown on their website.

The site in question is the straightforwardly-named Tennis-Tips.co.uk and has been tipping since 2013.

There are basically three categories of tips with the service: –

  • Free Picks – available via e-mail or on their blog: +15 points profit
  • VIP Picks – paid tips for club members: +448 points profit
  • Elite Picks – also paid tips and the best performing of the tips: +680 points profit

The tips are in major men’s and women’s matches and come in a variety of markets including match odds, set betting, game handicaps and others. 

Normally when you are betting on tennis you expect to have a low ROI (return on investment) of perhaps 10% or below as the odds you are betting at are low, with the plus side being that you have a high strike rate.

However, Tennis Tips appear to have established an ROI well above that level, with overall figures of close to 20% and an amazing 37% for their Elite Picks.

That is with an overall strike rate of 56%, which is quite remarkable stuff.

You can get a free trial for 30 days followed by monthly payments of £69.99 for all the tips, which if their past record continues, would actually be quite reasonable.

For instance, from backing their tips since the start in 2013 with £100 stakes, you would be over £12,000 in profit.

And of course with such a high strike rate there is the possibility of compounding your stakes, to make even more profit.

The tips are sent out each day by e-mail and at the end of the day you get a summary of the picks performance with profit figures etc.

So without further ado we will get the trial underway and will be back soon with our first update on how things are going.

In the meantime you can check out Tennis Tips here.

 

 

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Pre-Match Trading – Final Review

We have reached the end of our trial of Pre Match Trading and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/loss:   +18 points
Strike Rate:  62%
Bank Growth:   60%
Cost:  £39/month, £106/quarter or £191 for 6 months
ROI:  1%
Average number of trades:  3 per day
VERDICT:  NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here. (please note there are two tabs to the results spreadsheet). 

 

Pre-Match Trading – Full Review

 

Pre-Match Trading is a piece of software that calculates when the odds are out of alignment on Betfair prior to kick-off in football matches, indicating potentially profitable trades to be made.

All trades are completed before the match kicks off so none are left in-running.

There are two ways to use it: firstly, when you are a member they send you e-mail updates with recommended trades, usually on weekends; and secondly, you can operate the software manually to find the trades pretty much any time there is football on.

The vast majority of trades are in the correct score market, with a few in the over/under markets.

You are generally just looking for a tick or two in the odds to trade, so this is just looking for very small discrepancies in the odds. It is a case of little and often rather than looking for big wins.

Overall, what are our views on Pre-Match Trading then?

Well, by using the software manually, unfortunately we couldn’t make a profit during the trial and ended up 0.65 points down by the end. We are not sure why, but this just didn’t seem to work for us – more often the trades went against us than for us.

Using the trades recommended in their e-mails however, we fared much better, making 18 points profit to 10 point (or £10) stakes over the trial.

The trades had a decent success rate of over 60%, which showed they have solid accuracy.

Whilst this was positive however, using £10 stakes we wouldn’t have covered the subscription costs. Even using £100 stakes, would only just have covered the subscription costs.

And you do have to devote a bit of time to it as well, as if the trade doesn’t go your way you need to be monitoring the markets before kick-off to be able to trade out.

Overall then we feel a Neutral verdict is fair here. Whilst the trades did make a profit, you would need to trade at high stakes just to cover the subscription costs and given the time involved, we don’t think it is quite worth it to justify a recommended rating.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use:  It will take a bit of time to watch the training videos and figure out how the system works. Following the e-mail advice is more straightforward, with e-mails sent out normally on Saturday and Sunday morning with the day’s trades. As we mention above, you will often need to monitor prices before kick-off to trade out if things go against you. 

Availability of prices: With the e-mails, you need to trade very quickly after you receive them as prices often reduce within a couple of minutes.   

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was over 60%, which was a good level and meant minimal losing streaks and a strong proportion of winners.

Advised Betting Bank: No betting bank was advised, but we used a 30 point bank which was more than sufficient and should never be in jeopardy with a system like this where you are just looking for one or two ticks profit. 

Subscription costs: Subscription costs are £39 per month, £106 per quarter or £191 for 6 months. 

 

OVERALL VERDICT:NEUTRAL

Having made a profit of 18 points over our trial, it may seem harsh to give Pre-Match Trading a neutral rating.

Our test when considering whether a passed rating is merited though is whether you would recommend the system to a friend in the pub.

When looking at the PMT package as a whole, we felt we probably wouldn’t be able to do this. You would need quite high stakes just to cover the subscription costs and even with £100 stakes, you would only have ended about 70 quid up at the end of trial.

Plus you would have had to put in quite a bit of time to make that, so on reflection it didn’t quite seem worth it to us.

If you are wanting to do some football trading, then we would recommend another product from the same team – Football Trading Alerts – which passed our recent trial with flying colours.

 

 

 

 

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Pre-Match Trading – Results Update

4th November 2016

Firstly apologies for the delay in updating the results for Pre Match Trading. We started things towards the end of last season but didn’t quite have enough time to get our head around it and then we were into the Summer break.

We wanted to get a decent look at the selections in the main season, which we have now been able to do.

So how are things going?

Well, we have separated things into two different approaches: 

  1. Following the trades they send out by e-mail
  2. Doing manual selections using the software

On the first count, the selections have been doing fairly well. We are £5.47 up using £10 stakes, which is obviously a profit but it has been quite a lot of work to generate such a small sum.

On the second count, we are £1.34 down so far. 

You can view full results here. Please note that there are two tabs to the spreadsheet – please see at the bottom of the spreadsheet for the two options.

We are not sure why we should be doing worse than them, other than that perhaps they send out the strongest selections where as we are just picking any identified by the software.

Anyway, we will run the trial for a little longer to see where it ends up and whether we can do a little better with the manual selections.

 

 

 

 

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Pre-Match Trading – Results Update

15th May 2016

Unfortunately we haven’t had as much time as hoped to look at Pre-Match Trading, a tool that helps you to trade the Betfair markets before kick-off.

After learning how it works and trading a few initial matches, our attention was then taken away by some issues with our website and e-mail.

And now that the main football season has come to an end, it is probably not a great time to be using the system as it does rely on having good liquidity in markets like the correct score to get the most out of it.

So what we intend to do is to take a proper look at it over the Euros and then provide a proper results update then.

In the meantime, what have our thoughts on Pre-Match Trading been so far?

Well, it is reasonably straightforward to use.

You log in and look at the various matches that are available.

Then potential discrepancies between the Betfair odds and what the PMT Scanner thinks the odds should be are highlighted in red.

So you can then go onto Betfair, either back or lay the relevant selection (depending on which way the odds are predicted to go), and wait and see what happens.

They advise that the best time to trade out is a few minutes before kick-off, but you can obviously trade out well before that if you like – or certainly as soon as the expected price has been hit and you can secure a profit.

There are two potential ways to use the PMT subscription – one is to follow the selections that are sent out by e-mail by the PMT team and the other is to manually scan markets yourself and see what opportunities you can find.

Our experience of using their selections was that they are generally pretty accurate, but often prices go very quickly so you can’t make the trade, or you request a price and the bet never gets matched.

It was a similar case for finding our own selections – most of the time they were accurate, but quite a lot of the time bets didn’t get matched.

Generally we were trading £100 per selection and making a few quid per trade, so you are talking a slow bank builder here rather than a get rich quick scheme.

Overall our impressions so far are good and we will return when we have some more established results to report.

 

 

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Pre-Match Trading – New Review

3rd April 2016

With the growth of the betting exchanges, we punters have been given the opportunity to trade sports markets in the way that people trade the stockmarket and forex markets.

We can now not just gamble, but set up trades that take advantage of the movement in odds without needing to worry about who is going to win a particular match.

It is quite an attractive proposition, to trade markets with the kind of cool detachment of a professional trader.

With this opportunity presenting itself, it was surely only a matter of time before some clever people designed software to take advantage of the movement in odds to make a profit.

And that is what we have with Pre Match Trading (or slightly unfortunately also called “PMT”), a piece of software designed to set up successful trades on football matches before they have even kicked off.

The programme is based on probability theory and statistics and compares prices in certain markets with those in secondary (but related) markets to spot any discrepancies that can be exploited.

The main markets it looks at are the correct score and over/under markets, although there has recently been an addition of “draw inflation” which allows you to look at potential value in the match odds market. 

The software apparently has a very high strike rate, so it will be interesting to see if that is shown during our trial and how much money you are able to make out of each trade. 

Subscription costs are £20 for 14 days, £39 for 1 month or £106 for 3 months.

So without further ado we will get our trial of Pre Match Trading underway and will revert soon with out first update.

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The Naked Trader – Final Review

We have reached the end of our trial of the Naked Trader, but rather than doing our normal numbers table summarising the results, we thought it would be more useful to sketch out our final conclusions on what we have found by following Robbie’s service.

So here are our findings:-

 

  1. There is no point following Robbie’s trades

As we suspected, there is absolutely no point in copying Robbie’s trades based on the results of our trial.

After more than four months of trying to copy his trades, whilst Robbie has made over 200% profit, we have in fact made over 100% loss!

Yes I will repeat that again just in case you missed it – whilst he made a whopping profit, we made a substantial loss. Ouch.

You can view full results here.

Basically the problem is that by the time you have found out about a trade that Robbie has made – which is usually a week or two after he has bought or sold the share, the price will invariably have moved against you.

Now you may be wondering why this is. Surely, all else being equal, at least a portion of the shares would stay roughly the same price, or on a few you would expect the share to fall after Robbie has bought it, or rise after he has sold it.

Well sadly not.

This may be because Robbie is so damn good at picking shares, he knows when to buy (just as a share is about to go up) and when to sell (just when a share is about to go down).

Or the cynical among you may think that there is the possibility of what is often called “aftertiming” – i.e. picking shares after they have gone up and then saying you had bought them earlier.

Who knows? We don’t think that is the case as frankly we don’t think Robbie could have maintained his reputation and made as much money as he apparently has if he wasn’t actually very good at picking shares but was just aftertiming. Plus he seems like a standup guy from what we know of him.

Either way, the bottom line is you shouldn’t try copying his trades because in all likelihood you will lose money based on the results of our trial.

It would be great if Robbie offered a share picks service where he sent out e-mails or texts right after he has bought or sold a share, like many services we know do, but alas he seems reluctant to do so.

Hopefully at some point in the future he will consider doing so…

 

               2. Robbie has big bucks to trade with

When you look at Robbie’s results, it is tempting to think you can make similar amounts to him by following his process.

Beware though that Robbie has huge amounts of money to invest. At any one time, he may have well over £100,000 invested in shares and sometimes closer to £200,000.

For most people, investing those amounts is not feasible. You may look at his results and see that he has made say £80,000 profit in a year and think you can make similar amount.

But that would only be realistic if you had the huge sums that Robbie does to invest, often buying £10,000 worth of a share.

In one of his books, Robbie says that realistically, if you are really disciplined, follow his advice and do all the things a good trader does, you could make around 15-20% profit per year.

If you have £10,000 to invest, that would £1,500 to £2,000 profit per year. Think about that and whether it is worth the time needed and the risk to make that kind of money.

For some people it will be and they enjoy doing the research and the enjoyment of owning shares, but for others it may be better off looking to an investment trust or independent financial advisor to invest their money so that you don’t have to do all the research.

But either way you are unlikely to become a millionaire trading shares unless you have a large amount to invest in the first place and are prepared to wait a number of years.

 

       3. A few big winners make all the difference

Looking at Robbie’s trading history and reading his books, the thing that jumps out is how significant some of his trades have been.

Just the top 30 trades he has done have made over £230,000 in themselves and the top 10 have made over £118,000.

And that doesn’t include those shares that he still holds, some of which go back many years.

Some of these have gone up hugely, by 10 or even 15 times, so those will be worth many tens of thousands of pounds now as well.

So it really does emphasise the point Robbie makes in his books about riding the winners and shedding the losers.

If you can turn a few into 10 or 20-baggers, you can put up with quite a lot of shares that don’t do very much or make a small loss.

 

      4. His books are very good

We have read a lot of books over the years about buying shares and making money in general and we have to say that Robbie’s are among the best.

They are amazingly easy to understand and very clearly written. So much of the jargon of share dealing is demystified and things explained in plain English. There is a lot people not just in the financial sector but anyone writing a how-to guide or self-help book could learn.

The other thing that is so good about the Naked Trader is that it gives you a step-by-step guide to picking shares that is very specific. So many books like this talk in theory and generalities which sounds good but then you think “what am I actually meant to do to implement the ideas?” 

You won’t have that here – everything is set out for you so will know exactly what to do.

 

So there you have it, hopefully that has given you a bit of a sense of how best to follow the Naked Trader and what to expect if you do. Ultimately it is not a get-rich-quick-scheme but rather a useful guide to buying and selling shares and that is what you should take it for.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Naked Trader – Results Update

10th October 2016

There has been a reasonable amount of activity from the Naked Trader (aka Robbie Burns) since our last update at the end of August.

From following his trades, of those that are closed, we are currently 4.5% in profit, versus Robbie’s profit of 93.7%.

You can view full results here.

So a huge difference there and it underlines the difficulty of making any money from following his trades. 

Of those trades that are still open, we are generally also buying at much higher prices than Robbie, so it looks like this is not really an avenue to profit.

Of our own trades, MXCP has fallen slightly to 2.92 and Opti has stayed steady at 70.45, whilst Purplebricks has risen to 134.50. 

Back soon with more updates. 

 

 

 

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The Naked Trader – Results Update

29th August 2016

Not much to report for the Naked Trader, as Robbie is on holiday until 8th September so new trades or closed trades from him since our last update.

In terms of my own trades following the advice in Robbie’s books, both are going well.

MXCP, which I bought at 2.9p is now up to 3.19p at the time of writing and Purplebricks, which I shorted at 145p, is now trading at 129.2p.

I have also invested in Optibiotix Health (OPTI) at 71p.

This is a very interesting little biotech company that works in the field of the microbiome.

If you don’t know what the microbiome is, don’t worry, neither did I. It is basically all the billions of microbes that live in your gut and around your body. 

It is a relatively new area of science but they are discovering that by tinkering with these microbes they can have a huge impact on human health. It’s kind of like those yoghurts with “good bacteria” in them, except with much more potential.

Anyway, OPTI are making great strides in this field and have over 40 patents already secured. They are focusing on the foods markets for things like cholestorel, weight loss and diabetes, which are much quicker to market than going down the drug trials route, which can take 10-15 years. 

They already have deals signed with some big multinational players and have a number of other deals pending.

If any of their patented strains really hit the mark then this could be huge, but even if they don’t they should be generating steady revenues soon and there is room for solid growth. One to tuck away in a draw for a while and see how big it can become. 

 

 

 

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The Naked Trader – Results Update

2nd August 2016

At the time of our last update on the Naked Trader, we said we would be focusing more on the overall package offered rather than just following the trades blindly.

So we are going to take a look at a couple of things in this update – firstly our own share trades based on the advice in Robbie’s books.

Secondly, we have recently purchased and read his book “Trade like a Shark,” so will give our initial thoughts on that.

 

Robbie’s Trades

But before that, a quick word on how Robbie’s own trades have been going.

Well to be honest, the main takeaway we have so far is that it seems fairly pointless, in that by the time they are posted on his website or in his fortnightly e-mail, the prices have changed completely.

You can view full results here.

This is akin to the popular tipsters like Pricewise and Hugh Taylor, who once they have given out a selection, the price crashes and all the value is gone.

Well here we have a situation where pretty much all the shares Robbie has bought have gone up considerably in price by the time you hear about them.

So not ideal by any means.

 

Own Share Trades

Right, moving on to our own share trades, we have made two so far.

MXC Capital (MXCP)

First up I have bought into a company called MXC Capital. They are a merchant bank that specialises in the technology and IT sector. 

They have a great business model, in that they basically advise companies in the tech sector on takeovers and mergers etc. In doing this, they advise on and execute the transaction, secure the funding and then add the operational management experience to drive the strategy of a particular company.

So they get big fat fees for advising on the transaction, get shares in said company at a considerable discount, then use their expertise to drive it forward and make the shares that they hold worth more! Clever stuff.

So far they have done this with spectacular success, with all seven investments they have made growing considerably. Their investments of £31m are now worth £73m in a short space of time. 

Plus they posted £12m in post-tax profits this year from what they have been making on the deals. 

They have a policy of returning some of the returns to shareholders, which was done this year by way of a share buy-back, thus increasing the attractiveness of the holding. 

I really can’t understand how they are only valued at a market cap of just over £100m with investments worth £73m plus posting £12m a year in profits.

So MXCP seems to fulfill all of Robbie’s criteria set out in the Naked Trader – all of its statement are very positive and produce plentiful green under his traffic light system. Its profits are well over 10x its market cap, it is a good size company (over £100m) and has a clear, effective business model with experienced and skilled management.

So I bought in at 2.9p and expect to hold this for a good time if it grows as anticipated. I have put in a stop loss at 15% below my buy price.

 

Purplebricks (PURP)

At the other end of the spectrum in terms of value is the online estate agent Purplebricks. 

This is a classic example to me of a company that is overhyped and is valued almost entirely on PR rather than actual numbers.

If you break it down, they are valued at over £350m and yet they only generated £18.6m in revenue and made a £10.5m loss last year. 

They have a target of 3,500 new instructions pcm to maintain their own growth forecasts, but at the moment are barely managing 2,800. 

They have the difficulties of a slowing housing market following Brexit and a rapidly decreasing number of sales, plus new rivals to contend with like Yopa. 

In their results a lot of this is glossed over by mention of “£2.8 billion of house sales,” which is actually irrelevant when you consider they charge a fixed fee and that any company involved in housing can make figures look good by quoting aggregate house price sales in today’s market.

So on the basis of all this, I think they are one of the most overvalued companies in the history of the market and have put in a big SHORT of them on the spreads at 145p.

 

Trade Like a Shark

Finally, as I mentioned, Robbie has released a new book called Trade Like a Shark which we will be reviewing separately, but a quick heads up that it is very good guide to trading psychology and could be applied to all forms of investing, not just share trading. 

Back soon with more updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Naked Trader – New Review

24th June 2016

We just wanted to do a quick update on our review of the Naked Trader (aka Robbie Burns).

It is not that we have any results yet, but rather than we received an e-mail from Robbie pointing out the dangers of copying his trades.

We did mention this when kicking off the review below, but did want to stress again that Robbie does not advised copying his trades. 

Robbie has emphasised that those “copying” him would be buying a share blindly that might already have risen a lot and he might be considering selling.  

If you “copied” a trade there is a danger that there could be a profits warning. Robbie would be out
and take his loss. However someone who “copied” may not know. A share he bought
recently issued a surprise profits warning. He got out fast but still lost £1,000. Anyone still
holding it a day later would have lost more than half their money. 

To be honest, we would have to agree with Robbie’s sentiments and strongly advise against copying his trades. 

Notwithstanding the advice that we always give about only risking what you can afford to lose, being responsible for your own positions and never following a system until we have at the very least completed our own three month trial and given a clear recommendation, we can see the downsides of trading on a “delayed” basis as you would be here.

We will be paper trading the shares for the review – as much for an academic exercise but also to see how the advice on Robbie’s books and e-mails translates into actual trades and what we can learn from them.

We will also be seeing if we can choose our own shares based on what we have learned and whether we can make a profit ourselves.

So please don’t risk any of your earned cash on copying the trades – keep it in your pocket, or if you do want to spend something, buy one of Robbie’s books and get a good introduction to buying and selling shares. 

 

 

 

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The Naked Trader – New Review

2nd June 2016

When I started out investing in the stockmarket I began by reading Robbie Burns’ book the Naked Trader, which is an excellent guide for those new to buying shares.

It is one of those how-to guides that really takes you through the process step and step and tells you how to make money from shares.

Robbie himself claims to have made over £1 million from trading shares, which is a sizeable sum indeed.

So after reading his book and seeing how successful he had been, I took to the internet to see if there was more I could find out about him.

And so I came across the Naked Trader website, on which Robbie helpfully records all his trades.

At the time of writing, Robbie is over £1,256,000 in profit from all his share trades, plus his spread bets and Big Brother bets.

The thought occurred to me – and I accept I am certainly not the first person who has thought this – what if I just copied all Robbie’s trades?

Could I, too, become a millionaire? 

How nice it would be, just wake up, check the stocks, then off to play golf and spend the afternoon down the pub.

Well sadly as seems to always be the case with these things, it was not quite as easy as it at first appeared. 

Robbie only updates the trades every couple of weeks, so often the price of a stock will have changed quite a bit between when Robbie bought or sold it and when it is posted on the website.

But just how much does it change? Can you still make a nice profit?

Having looked at the history on the site, there are some shares that Robbie holds for many months or even years that double or treble in price, so you should not be losing out much by missing a couple of ticks here or there.

However, to be sure about how much money you could actually make following Robbie’s trades, I thought the only fair way would be to run a live trial.

So here is what I will do – I will sign up to Robbie’s e-mails and then buy the exact same shares Robbie does as soon as I receive the emails. 

Then I will record the results here on the website and see how much money I make.

We will probably need to run the trial for longer than the normal three months, so six months is probably more reasonable to get an accurate picture of what kind of money you can make.

Now just to say that Robbie doesn’t actually advise following his trades – but then who is he to stop us!

Anyway, it should be a fun trial and it will be interesting to see if we can learn anything from a master. Robbie is primarily a fundamentals man and looks at a company’s performance and likely direction rather than studying charts and using complex software. 

In fact his approach is refreshingly simple and is quite unusual in this day and age when everyone seems to want to make everything more and more complicated.

Let’s see how Mr Burns does under the spotlight and hopefully he can make us a few bob.

In the meantime you can check out the Naked Trader website here.

 

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Racing Investment – Final Review

We have come to the end of our three month trial of Racing Investment and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/loss:   -10 points
Strike Rate:   37%
Bank Growth:   -6%
Cost:  £40+VAT/month or £80+VAT/quarter 
ROI:  -2%
Average number of bets:   1 per day
VERDICT:  NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Racing Investment Full Review

 

Racing Investment is a horse racing tipster from the Bet Fan group of tipsters. 

Coming into our trial, they had amassed some astonishing results, racking up over 600 points profit at an almost unheard of return on investment of 91%.

However, as is often the case in this business, the trial results didn’t live up to the pre-trial results and we are left somewhat disappointed here.

Overall, we have finished 10 points down after three months. Given that all selections are backed with 5 points, it is the equivalent of being just 2 points down to 1 point level stakes.

That is very close to breaking even, so we think a neutral rating is a fair judgement here. 

Looking at how things went in graph format, we can see the volatile nature of the results:

However, it should be borne in mind that the 5 point stakes accentuate the up and down nature of the results.

One thing to note though is that they finished 48 points down at Betfair SP, so it is questionable whether the service is practical to follow at BSP.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Tips are sent out in the morning (or you can log in to the Bet Fan website) and there is an average of just one bet per day, so it is a very simple service to follow with minimal time commitment. 

Availability of prices: Prices are generally fairly available and you shouldn’t have too many problems getting the advised price. However, as we state above, the Betfair SP results were quite a bit worse so beware of using BSP. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 37%, which is quite a bit below the pre-trial average of 61%, and explains why the results weren’t as good during our trial. 

Advised Betting Bank: No betting bank was advised, but we used a 150 point bank for the trial and it was never in jeopardy during the trial.

Subscription costs: Subscription costs are £40+VAT per month or £80+VAT per quarter.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

We had high hopes for Racing Investment coming into our trial, which had the almost perfect trifecta of great results, at a high strike rate and phenomenal ROI.

However, as we see so often here, it couldn’t reproduce those results under a live trial and ended up more or less breaking even at advised prices over our trial.

So the only fair verdict seems like a neutral rating here.

We will keep an eye on things to see if results pick up, but for the time being its a watching brief for this one.

 

 

 

 

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Racing Investment – Results Update

13th October 2016

It’s been a disappointing time for Racing Investment, who have dropped 12 points since our last update to be -3 points for the trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP things have been considerably worse, with 29 points dropped since our last update to be -39 points for the trial overall.

We had high hopes for this service as the results coming into our trial were outstanding, but as is so often the case, they have failed to reproduce those results under the spotlight of a live trial.

Anyway, only a couple of weeks left in our trial of Racing Investment, so let’s hope for a good finish from them. 

 

 

 

 

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Racing Investment – Results Update

17th September 2016

A bit of a decline for Racing Investment since our last update unfortunately.

They have lost 28 points since our last update at advised prices, leaving them at 9 points up for the trial overall.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP, things are slightly worse, with 39 points dropped since our last update to be 10 points down for the trial.

Hopefully this is just a minor blip for Racing Investment and things will get back on track soon, as their results coming into the trial were highly impressive.

 

 

 

 

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Racing Investment – Results Update

23rd August 2016

Our pre-trial expectations have for once not been let down, so far at least.

We started out this trial with high hopes that we had found something special in the form of Racing Investment.

And the first month has been very good, delivering 37 points of profit at advised prices and 29 points profit at Betfair SP.

You can view full results here.

It is a very simple service to follow, with generally just one bet per day. And with a high strike rate, it has been low stress so far as well. 

So far so good then for Racing Investment. Let’s hope for more of the same going forward.

 

 

 

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Racing Investment – New Review

25th July 2016

Today we are commencing a new trial of a horse racing service called Racing Investment.

This is a horse racing tipster that looks highly promising.

As those of you who have been following Honest Betting Reviews for a while know, there are a few key ingredients we look for when searching for a good tipster.

Other than the obvious good profit levels shown – in this case over 660 points profit to date – we want to see consistency. Has the tipster had a majority of winning months?

In the case of Racing Investment, every month so far has been profitable, so check.

Then we look at strike rate – does the tipster have a high strike rate, meaning losing runs will be short and staking can be higher?

In this case, the strike rate is a very impressive 61% – meaning more bets have won than lost so far, which is very encouraging indeed – check.

After that it is a case of checking out the return on investment (ROI). In this case that is also exceptionally high, at an astonishing 91%.

We actually struggle to remember a service with such a high ROI – so it’s certainly a check on that front.

Next up we consider how the results stack up at Betfair SP. For many of us who have had our bookie accounts closed or limited, being able to make a profit at Betfair SP is crucial.

Well it’s good news on that front too – the Betfair SP results are also very strong, with 522 points profit made to date at a return on investment of over 70% – check again.

Finally, we look at how long the service has been going.

Basically it’s a case of the longer the better. If a service can demonstrate a winning record over a long period then it is unlikely to be just chance and more likely that they have a genuine edge over the market.

Racing Investment doesn’t quite score on this front as it’s only been going since January 2016, but by the end of our review we will have three months more results to chalk up and a better feel of the long-term profitability of the service.

With such an impressive record to date, we really couldn’t resist testing this out and are genuinely excited about its prospects.

We also like the fact that the sales page is – well, fairly non-salesy – and focuses on the fact that the service is based around a business model and shrewd investing, not gambling.

Anyone who takes such an approach is much more likely to succeed and the results so far certainly back that up.

Anyway, enough of the build-up, let’s get things going and kick off the trial.

We’ll be back soon with our first update.

In the meantime, you can check out Racing Investment here. 

 

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Football Advisor – Final Review

We have reached the end of our three month trial of Football Advisor and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:  +8 points
Strike Rate:  34%
Bank Growth:   16%
Cost:  £97/month, £197/quarter or £388/6 months
ROI:  4%
Average number of bets:  2 per day
VERDICT:  NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here

 

Football Advisor – Full Review

 

Football Advisor is a football tipster that has been running since 2014 and who has established an enviable reputation in that time.

Since starting up, they have amassed over 350 points of profit at a strike rate of over 35%.

So how did they get on during our trial?

Well, results were solid rather than spectacular, with 8 points profit being accumulated over our three month trial. 

Here is how things went in graph format:

As you can see, a bit of a rollercoaster over the trial but a nice profit in the end.

There are a good volume of bets, with nearly 200 bets being advised over the trial, even though it was conducted largely over the Summer.

Tips are sent out by e-mail and are sent with plenty of time before matches, often the day before.

Here is an example of an e-mail:

 

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Slovakia v England

The Sam Allardyce era gets underway today in earnest as England play away against Slovakia on Sunday. This will also be England’s first game since that humiliating defeat to Iceland at the Euro’s.

Hodgson, Capello, McLaren, Eriksson, Keegan, Hoddle, El Tel and even Graham Taylor all won their first game. In fact, you have to go all the way back to Bobby Robson before we find an England Manager who did not win their first game – a 2v2 draw against Denmark.

The only England manager to lose their first game was Sir Alf Ramsey – And that didn’t work out to bad in the end did it. So perhaps a defeat for Big Sam, will be a positive sign after all.

England & Big Sam to start with a win.

 

Today’s selections below

2.00u – England win at 2.05 with Ladbrokes (World Cup / Slovakia)
0.60u – England -1.5 at 4.00 with Uni (World Cup / Slovakia)

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It is good to see some analysis with the tips and the logic behind the bets being made. You do worry sometimes whether some tipsters are just sticking a pin in a piece of a paper to pick their tips!

Anyway, we feel that the profit made during the trial wasn’t quite enough to warrant a recommended rating for Football Advisor.

Betting at £10 per point would have made you £80 profit over the trial, but then with subscription costs of £97 per month or £197 per quarter, that wouldn’t have covered the fees.

So we think a neutral rating is the fairest verdict at this stage.

However, with an impressive long-term record and considering our trial was run mainly over the Summer, we think it is worth keeping an eye on Football Advisor to see how they progress over the coming months. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: As mentioned above, tips are normally sent out in good time before matches, so plenty of time to get your bets on. Although there are two bets per day on average, it is more a case of some days with no bets and then others (normally weekends) with 5 or 6. 

Availability of prices: The prices were generally very much available and in some instances by using the exchanges you could even beat the advised prices.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 34%, which is a little below the long-term average of 38% and probably explains why results weren’t quite as good as previously. 

Advised Betting Bank: No betting bank was advised, but we used a 100 point bank for the trial, which should be enough to cover losing runs. 

Subscription costs: Subscription costs are £97/month, £197/quarter or £388/6 months.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

As regular followers of Honest Betting Reviews will know, finding a profitable football tipster has proved very difficult indeed!

So coming into the trial of Football Advisor, we were quite hopeful of finally having found a quality and honest football tipping service.

We are not disappointed by the results by any means and a profit is a profit. 

However, given the high subscription costs of £97 per month or £197 per quarter, you would need to have bet at around £50 – £100 per point to really make this worthwhile.

Now there may be some of you out there who can bet at those stakes, but for the majority staking of £10 – £20 per point would be more realistic.

So we feel a neutral verdict is reasonable at this stage and we will keep an eye on things for a while to see how things develop for Football Advisor. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Football Advisor – Results Update

28th July 2016

Footy tipster Football Advisor has been on a strong run since our last update, adding over 13 points of profit to stand at 11 points up for the trial as a whole.

You can view full results here.

They had a nice winner predicting Portugal to win the Euros, which to be fair not many people did. 

After the Euros they took a well-earned break for a couple of weeks but are back in action now with the tips flowing again.

Lots to like about Football Advisor and strong results to date.

 

 

 

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Football Advisor – Results Update

23rd June 2016

It has been a fairly even start so far for Football Advisor, with 2.5 points lost for the trial after three weeks.

You can view full results here.

Just to recap, Football Advisor is a football tipster that provides tips by e-mail for major football leagues and tournaments.  

It has been a busy time for them with the Euros and Copa America going on. After three weeks we have already had 90 bets, which is quite high for a football service.

Things had started off very strongly in June, but have just tailed off slightly with some of the topsy-turvy results in the Euros.

Anyway, not much lost so far and plenty of time for things to pick up.

 

 

 

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Football Advisor – New Review

31st May 2016

Our long search for a winning football tipster finally found some success recently in the form of Thomo’s Tips, who managed a very profitable trial here on the site and have continued to do well since our trial ended.

Not resting on our laurels however, we are always on the lookout for new football tipsters of promise. 

One that we have been hearing a fair bit about on the grapevine is Football Advisor, a very impressive and professional-looking football tipping website that has been around since 2014.

They tip mainly in the big European leagues and international tournaments and matches, although there are a few bets in some of the minor leagues as well.

Football Advisor’s record since they started just before the 2014 World Cup is pretty outstanding for a football tipster, with just under 350 points profit having been accumulated.

Those profits have been achieved at a return on investment of 26% and a strike rate of 38%, both very strong metrics.

With results like these, the service is understandably one of the more pricey ones around, with subscriptions costing £97/month, £197/quarter or £388 for 6 months. 

However, if they can maintain the kind of results achieved to date then those subscription costs would be well worth it, presuming of course you can bet at reasonable stakes. 

Although the end of May isn’t normally the best time to start a trial of a football tipster, we do have the Euros just around the corner which will be a veritable feast of betting, plus the Copa America and of course the Summer leagues.

So plenty of action to get our teeth into and we understand Football Advisor will be betting in all of it.

Without further ado then we will get our trial underway and let’s see if we can add a second service to our list of winning football tipsters.

You can check out Football Advisor here.

 

 

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Winintennis – Final Review

We have completed our three month trial of Winintennis and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:   +4 points
Strike Rate:  89%
Bank Growth:  16%
Cost:  £59.95 per month
ROI:  24%
Average number of tips:  6 per month
VERDICT:  NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Winintennis Full Review

 

Winintennis is a tennis tipping service that provides tips on both men’s and women’s tennis. 

We subscribed to their main pre-match betting tips, which costs £59.95 per month.

They also sometimes provide some free in-play tips and there is a dedicated in-running service costing an eye-watering…wait for it…£499.99 per month!

The main thing to note about their pre-match tips is that there aren’t very many of them! We had just 17 tips in three months of subscribing.

They ended up making 4 points profit over the trial, but we felt that once subscription costs are taken into account, it barely seems worth following the service for just 5 or 6 tips per month.

So we will give Winintennis a neutral rating – perhaps if they could up the volume of bets and keep the strike rate at a similar level, we would consider upgrading to a passed rating.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Good. Tips are sent out by e-mail and as we say, there are very few so following the service will take very little of your time. 

Availability of prices: Prices were generally obtainable and occasionally by using the exchanges you can beat the advised prices.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 89%, which if there was a higher volume bets could result in strong bank growth.  

Advised Betting Bank: No betting bank was advised, but we used a 25 point bank for the trial which seemed sufficient as most of the tips are at odds on and with a high strike rate, should not be too risky.  

Subscription costs: Subscription costs are £59.95 per month for the pre-match tips.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

Winintennis is a low-volume tennis tipster that produced 4 points of profit during our three month trial.

It is an easy service to use and we should always commend a service that makes a profit.

However, with just a 16% growth of the bank in three months and once subscription costs are taken into account, we don’t think 4 points profit is quite enough to warrant an approved rating.

So it’s a neutral rating from us for Winintennis

 

 

 

 

 

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Winintennis – Results Update

24th August 2016

Well Winintennis must be the lowest volume service we have ever encountered. 

Nearly three months in and we have only had 17 bets.

In total we are 4 points in profit, which isn’t too bad.

You can view full results here.

However, with such a low bet volume and low points total, there is a serious question as to whether it is worth following once subscription costs are taken into account.

We will return shortly with our final review – but I think you can guess what we are going to say…

 

 

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Winintennis – Results Update

29th July 2016

Again there isn’t much to report for Winintennis.

Since our last update a month ago there have only been eight bets and we stand exactly where we did a month previous, on 2 points up.

You can view full results here.

As we said previously, this is a very low volume service and with generally short-odds selections, it would take a long time to build a bank with this one.

So with just a month to go, it seems unlikely we will be much in profit come the end of the trial.

Back in a month with our final report.

 

 

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Winintennis – Results Update

30th June 2016

A month into our trial of Winintennis and we don’t have much to report in all honesty.

So far there have only been five tips, a very low number over the course of a whole month.

The good news though is that all the five tips won (although four of them were at odds of below 1.4). In total that means they are 2 points up so far.

You can view full results here.

The service seems to be more about trying to get you to sign up to their “heavily discounted” subscription for in-play tips at a whopping £499.99 per month.

If that is “heavily discounted” we wonder what the full price would be!

In addition, they send out free in-play tips, but weirdly these are mainly bets for individual games further down the line in a current match when you don’t know what the odds will be. The odds they post for those bets are often not actually available.

So we are not sure what to make of those free in-play tips.

But the main tips are in profit, so we can’t really complain thus far.

Back soon with more updates. 

 

 

 

 

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Winintennis – New Review

1st June 2016

With the tennis season in full swing now and the French Open slowly working its way towards a conclusion, there is a great deal of tennis action to bet on and much more coming up over the Summer.

We have one trial of a tennis tipster that has just concluded – i.e. that of Tennis Bett – and one ongoing – that of TennisTips.co.uk.

So we are pleased to have found another tennis tipster to test out in the form of Winintennis.

This is a service that has been around for a long time – right back to 2001 according to their website, when they apparently tipped Goran Ivanisevic to win Wimbledon at 150/1!

There are some fairly bold claims made on the website about being able to treble your bank in 3 months and that you can make £5,000 – £10,000 per month tax-free, so it will be interesting to see if they can achieve results like these under the spotlight of a live trial.

There are no results published on the website, which can be a worrying sign but does not in itself mean the service is no good. 

There is a just a list of underdog winners, which doesn’t tell us very much. 

You can get free tips under a three-month trial, which are in-play tips.

The paid subscriptions cost £59.95/month and for that you get the match tips.

So without further ado we will get our trial underway and will report back soon on how things are going.

In the meantime you can check out Winintennis here.