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Golf Tipster Lands 30/1 Winner!

Members of a golf service we have just finished reviewing called the Golf Insider were celebrating in the wee hours of this morning as they landed an excellent 30/1 winner when Harris English triumphed in a playoff at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.

It was a tense finish as English missed an eagle putt to win in regulation, but then birdied the first playoff hole by holing a clutch putt from six feet.   

That win kicks off 2021 in style for the Golf Insider, who also closed 2020 with a win at 15/2.

Those wins were no flukes either and come on top of the other winners landed during our trial:-

  • – Martin Laird – Shriners Hospitals for Children Open – WON at 250/1
  • – Marc Warren – Austria Open – WON at 150/1
  • – Robert MacIntyre – Cyprus Showdown –  WON at 30/1
  • – Xander Schauffele – Tour Championship – WON at 12/1 
  • – Dustin Johnson – Northern Trust – WON at 20/1
  • – Tyrrell Hatton – Arnold Palmer Invitational – WON at 50/1
  • – Camilo Villegas – RSM Classic – PLACED at 500/1 (i.e. 75/1 for the place)
During our six month trial they made a whopping 405.7 points profit – that’s £4057 profit to advised stakes. 
That’s the highest points total ever recorded by a tipster in one of our trials.

And the overall results for the Golf Insider since starting up in 2014 – which have been proofed to another reputable source – are now an incredible 2324 points profit to advised stakes (or over 860 points profit to level stakes) at an ROI of over 30%.

That’s £23,240 profit to advised stakes.

And they just received the runner-up spot in our Best Sports Service 2020 award! 

So all in all it’s been a pretty good time for them to say the least…

Don’t miss out on any more of these winners – check out the Golf Insider for yourself here.





Members’ Choice Awards – Best Overall Betting Service 2020

So we come towards the end of our awards for this year, as voted for by you, the members of Honest Betting Reviews. There is just one award left to hand out – that of Best Overall Betting Service.

Before we get onto that though, we just want to say it was great to see so much interest this year, with a record number of people voting in the awards. 

We feel these awards are a good opportunity to mark out those services that have performed particularly well, introduced some new innovations and most importantly, hopefully made us all some extra income over the last year. 

In summary then, the winners we have had so far are:-

  • – Best Football Service: Goal Profits
  • – Best Horse Racing Service: Little Acorns
  • – Best (other) Sports Service: Trade on Sports
  • – Best Matched Betting Service: Profit Maximiser
  • – Best Trading Software: Fairbot

Well done to all of those services on their awards. 

What is interesting for us is a few themes have emerged this year, factors that the first three awards (football, horse racing, sports) all have in common:-

  • – Trading services/betting systems, rather than tipsters
  • – All for use on Betfair rather than the bookies
  • – All established, long-running services with proven track records over many years

Perhaps then we are seeing an evolution towards services that can offer their members a way of profiting without using the bookies and where members can use stats, databases and software to develop selections. 

Now don’t get us wrong, there is certainly still a place for high quality tipsters in your portfolio and we use a few ourselves. But it seems punters these days are seeking something beyond the traditional tipster and to a more interactive service where they have a role in finding selections themselves – or at least seeing how the selections are developed. 

And of course it is no surprise that punters are looking for services that can be used purely on Betfair – that is a natural result of the highly unfair restrictions bookies place on customers’ accounts. 

Anyway, those are just some brief reflections on this year’s awards. Now it is time to move on to the final award of Best Overall Betting Service 2020.

Best Overall Betting Service 2020 

So this award is for the best overall service across all categories,  whether that be matched betting, tipsters or trading services and in any sport.

It’s obviously the toughest award to win and the most sought after. 

This year there was a runaway winner of the award, notching up more votes than all the other services put together! 

So whilst we will give honourable mentions to those who notched some support in the voting, including Profit Maximiser, Geegeez and Oddsmonkey, really they were just also-runs in this category when compared to the winner.

Yes this year’s resounding winner was…

Goal Profits!

Yes, yet again this hugely popular football trading service has blown away the competition and picked up yet another award. They must need a separate room in the house for all the awards they’ve won over the years!

Congratulations to the whole GP team on well-deserved recognition for all the hard work they’ve put in over the years.

Here is what Steve from Goal Profits had to say on receiving news of the award:

“Thank you to everyone who voted for Goal Profits!

We love winning awards which are voted for by the public. It’s the ultimate feedback to let us know we’re doing a great job, though we’re always looking to improve even further so expect plenty more new features in 2021.

We’ve completed a few major projects during 2020, including our Team Stats Database which currently contains stats for more than 220,000 historical fixtures. We have also added substitution alerts to our Live Stats Module which are proving a massive hit with members. These alerts tell us when substitutions are made and whether they’re attacking, defensive or like-for-like. It’s a fantastic indicator of team mentality and has already identified some terrific trading opportunities.

Coming up early in 2021 we will be launching live Telegram/email alerts and an updated version of Team Stats. There will be a number of new features for our Custom Shortlist Pro research tool and Kevin Laverick has some new trading strategies to unveil as well.

Later on in the year, we’ll be celebrating our 10th birthday! We’re planning a huge celebration, especially for all the members who have been with us since the very beginning. It’s no coincidence that so many members stay with us long-term. Kevin, Paul and I work 7 days a week to ensure that everyone is well looked after and that members have all the support they need in order to trade successfully.

Sadly, we’ve not been able to hold any of the live events that were planned for 2020. I was particularly looking forward to visiting Dublin in March and meeting many of our Irish members, but that had to be put on ice. Once it is safe to do so, we’ll arrange more of our free trading workshops.

Goal Profits membership still costs as little as £1 per day and all the new features are included.

Thank you again to everyone who voted for us! We appreciate your support and we look forward to trading with you soon.”

So well done again to Steve and his team and that wraps up our Members Choice Awards for this year. Thanks to everyone who took part and has enjoyed Honest Betting Reviews over the last year. We really do appreciate your feedback, input and suggestions and we are looking forward to introducing some new developments to you in the coming months. 

All that’s left to say is that you can get a 7 day trial of Goal Profits for £1 here if you want to join the throng of happy members!






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Members Choice Awards – Best Matched Betting Service 2020

We move on to the next in our series of awards voted for by you the members of Honest Betting Reviews.

This time it is the turn of Best Matched Betting Service 2020 and this was a very close run thing – as it often is in this category.

Matched betting has become very popular over the last few years and it is one of the very few ways of ensuring you can beat the bookies over the long term.

As the bookies have adapted their offers over the years and become wiser to the ways of matched betting however, so the methods used by matched bettors have had to adapt and become more sophisticated. The various matched betting services have had to innovate and improve to stay ahead of the bookies – and each other. 

Anyway, without further ado let’s have a look at how the voting went.

In third place was Profit Accumulator from Sam Stoffel, which has high ratings on Trust Pilot and was also a popular choice with you guys.

Coming in second place and just missing out on top spot was the renowned Oddsmonkey, which made £1,045 in our review of it back in 2017 and has gone from strength to strength since then.

But which service took top slot this year?

Best Matched Betting Service 2020

Well this year’s winner is no stranger to regular followers and also won this award the last two years. It is seemingly immovable atop the rankings of matched betting services.

Yes, the winner is…

Profit Maximiser!

Congratulations to Mike Cruickshank, the developer of Profit Maximiser and generally known as the “doyen of matched betting.”

And in Cristiano Ronaldo like-fashion, that makes it a hat-trick of wins for Profit Maximiser in this category. 

As we say, the voting was very close, with just a couple of percent separating the top two choices. Here is how the voting went:-

  1. 1. Profit Maximiser (32% of the votes)
  2. 2. Oddsmonkey (30%)
  3. 3. Profit Accumulator (14%)

So a tight affair but Profit Maximiser just edged the award this year and gives Mr Cruikshank his third win in a row.

Here is what Mike had to say on receiving news of the award:

“Thanks to all the HBR readers who voted for Profit Maximiser.

2020 was a strange year with various lockdowns effecting sports. But we still found ways around that to keep the profits rolling in month after month.

I also need to thank Profit Maximiser forum users who share offers & strategies. It really helps give a big edge over the bookmakers.”

Well done to Mike on making it three wins in a row and we look forward to seeing what he’s got in store for PM members this year. 

In the meantime you can get a 14 day trial of Profit Maximiser for just £1 here. 




Members’ Choice Awards – Best Horse Racing Service 2020

Next up in our series of the HBR Members’ Choice Awards is the accolade of Best Horse Racing Service 2020.

This is perhaps the premiere category, with the most services in our Winning Systems list coming from the sport of kings.

Horse racing is probably where the most value is to be found in betting and where the most professional gamblers make their money. 

So as expected it was a very competitive category this year and the results were very tight. There were a number of hot contenders who had their fair share of support.

Onto the results then. 

In third place in the contest for Best Horse Racing Service 2020 was the excellent Bet Alchemist. It’s a service we have been following since 2016 and remains the model of consistency, having made over 600 points profit since starting tipping in 2012. 

Taking the runner-up spot was a service that has made a splash since arriving on the scene around 18 months ago and that is RF Racing Tips. With over 260 points profit made since April 2019 at an ROI of 16%, it was a worthy runner-up in our awards, with a particularly strong end to the year.

Best Horse Racing Service 2020

Onto the winner then and the service taking the accolade this time had narrowly missed out previously, finishing second for the last two years. 

So it was perhaps due the win and this year managed to land it. 

Yes the winner of the Best Horse Racing Service 2020 was…

Little Acorns!

This is one the longest-running horse racing services out there, having been originally released way back in 2009.

It’s a low-liability laying system that follows a clear set of rules and has been delivering profits every year for over a decade now. We conducted our own review of the service back in 2017 and it came through with flying colours. 

It’s impressive to have stood the test of time in the way Little Acorns has and testament to its popularity that it has won this award after coming second the last two years.

Here are the final rankings then for Best Horse Racing Service 2020:

1. Little Acorns
2. RF Racing Tips
3. Bet Alchemist

So the spoils go to Little Acorns and here is what Andrew David, who designed the system, had to say on receiving news of the award:

“First and foremost I would like to thank all your loyal and sharp readers (of which I know you have many) who voted for Little Acorns and if I could thank every one of them individually I would.

I’m overjoyed that at last punters are now becoming more realistic in their expectations on the gains to be made from gambling, and with the help of quality sites such as yours, are now turning their attention to low risk based systems and services that can offer the patient follower some very worthwhile gains over the long term.

My focus in developing Little Acorns was primarily centred around the end user. In my experience, punters hate losing and dread long losing runs that can see most out of the game before they can reap the rewards of the upturn. Therefore, with Little Acorns I’ve included a few staking options that would suit everyone’s attitude to risk. Some are slightly more progressive than others, but either way you will get the edge as Little Acorns simply exploits the unreliability of horse racing, to lead the end user to a profitable conclusion overall. It also provides a great platform for buyers to further tweak if they so wish in the whole arena of low-risk betting.

Put simply, Little Acorns was born out of my extreme dislike of the highs and lows that come with most forms of betting and if you feel the same then you’re on my wavelength. Also Little Acorns is ideal for those who have been gubbed by their Bookies as we work on the exchanges where that can’t happen!

Finally thanks again to all your readers and I hope to share more ideas with Little Acorns followers as and when they arise.”

So that wraps up the award and well done again to Andrew and his Little Acorns system. We’ll be back soon with the next award in the series.

You can check out Little Acorns for yourself here.




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Who is the Best Football Tipster?

One of the questions we are asked most often here at Honest Betting Reviews is “Who is the best football tipster?”

We have searched the internet far and wide and tested out hundreds of footy tipsters under live trial conditions here on the site to try and find profitable services to follow. And we continue to review new tipsters in our quest to find the best.

In giving you our verdict on who we think is the best football tipster, we firstly reveal who we think are the top five football tipsters we have reviewed here on the site.

Then we take a look at the credentials of some of the biggest names in football tipping and analyse their claim to the crown of “best football tipster.”


What to Look for in a Successful Football Tipster – and What to Avoid

Before we get onto looking at our list of the top football tipsters, just a quick word on some key factors we look for in a football tipster – and what things you should avoid:-

  • Established track-record: it is vital that a tipster has a track-record that is independently verified by a site like ours. Many tipsters fabricate or inflate their results and some are outright scams. Focus only on those with a verified track record and ignore any without.
  • Longevity – any tipster can have a lucky run for a few weeks or a few months. Some even manage it for a year. Only the really good tipsters can consistently beat the bookies over the course of many years however and those are the ones you should focus on. We’ve lost count of the number of tipsters who have burst on the scene with a lot of fanfare and impressive-looking results, only to disappear a few months later after a long losing streak.
  •  – Return on investment – a key factor in any tipster’s results is the return on investment (ROI) they achieve in the long run. In other words, for every £100 they bet, how much profit do they make? Is it £10, £20, or more? This is a useful way of comparing tipsters with different staking, strategies and bet frequency. In football, anything over 10% is considered impressive.
  • Strike rate – how many of a tipster’s bets win? Also known as the “win rate,” this is an important metric as it gives you an idea of how long your losing streaks are likely to be, what kind of bank size (or starting capital) you need and quite simply, how often you might expect to take cash off the bookies. Strike rates vary depending on what odds a tipster bets at, but in football they can often be over 50%. 
  • Overall profit/loss – last but certainly not least, how much profit has a tipster made overall? This is perhaps best understood not just in how points (or units) they’ve made, but by how much your starting bank would have grown by following the tipster. If one tipster had managed to double a £1,000 starting bank in a year for example, where as another had only grown it 30%, then presuming they both stake at fair levels, the first one would obviously be preferable.

So these are some of the key things to look for when assessing a tipster and play a big part in how we rate the tipsters we review here on the site.  


Our Top 5 Football Tipsters

Without further ado, here is the list of our top five football tipsters based on our extensive trials conducted to date:


1. JK Diego’s Draw Betting System

Betting on draws is one the most underrated forms of football betting and one person who has really cracked the code of how to bet on draws after 8 years of studying them is a guy called JK Diego.

The headline figures are that he made over $100,000 betting on draws last year, which in itself is a phenomenal achievement.

When you analyse the numbers further however you realise just how good his results really are. Those members starting off with just $20 stakes have been making over $2,000 per month following his betting system.

At level stakes JK made over 350 points profit last year, which is quite outstanding. Normally you would say just 20-30 points profit to level stakes is impressive for a football tipster, so these kind of results are quite unheard of. Every month last year was profitable and this year is following the same pattern – as you can see from our live trial here.

And what is even better is that you can actually improve upon the results by trading out at 85 mins in games that are drawing. 

The service doesn’t come cheap however – which is fair enough as JK needs to protect prices for his elite group of followers – so this is is for high-rollers and serious gamblers only. If that is you then quite simply we don’t think you’ll find a better football tipster anywhere.

Rating: 5 stars  

You can check out JK Diego’s Draw Betting System here.


2. Predictology

Predictology is a football betting strategy builder that utilises a vast database of over 300,000 matches and an AI prediction engine to find value football bets. 

You can use it to either build your own betting strategies or just follow the ready-made tips they churn out each day, which are delivered straight to your inbox if you’re a member. 

We did the latter during our own trial of the service and made an excellent 38 points profit with a 52% strike rate. 

Predictology covers 56 of the world’s biggest football leagues across Europe, South America, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia, with selections coming throughout the year, in both Summer and Winter leagues. Bets come in a variety of markets including the match odds, lay the draw, over 2.5 goals and others. 

There are a whole host of systems to choose from, including the “Lay the Draw” system that has made just under 500 points profit at an ROI of 18%, the “Goals, Goals, Goals” system that has made 67 points profit at an ROI of 12.5% and the “Value Home Wins” system that has made 148 points profit at an ROI of 19%. 

With so many resources at your fingertips and such impressive results across a range of strategies, Predictology is a football bettor’s dream and certainly deserves a place high on our list. 

Rating: 4.5 stars

You can get a 7 day trial of Predictology for just $1 here.



3. Bookie Insiders Football

Imagine if you could beat the bookies by betting on big football matches, year after year.

Well one tipster who has done exactly that is Neil Macdonald of Bookie Insiders Football. Tipping on the main European leagues such as Serie A, the Bundesliga, Premier League and La Liga as well as the Champions League and Europa League, Neil has consistently found value betting opportunities for over eight years now.

In total he has made over 400 points profit since 2013, which would be over £20,000 profit to £50/point stakes.

That has been made with an ROI of 6.8% which is very good over such a long period of time and when you consider the strike rate has been 51% it is even more impressive.

The majority of the bets are in the team goals, over/under, match odds, Asian handicap and BTTS markets and there is generally good liquidity on those markets.

It is notoriously difficult to make a profit on the top European leagues so the fact that Bookie Insiders have done it so consistently and over such a long period is highly impressive. A service well worth adding to your portfolio.

Rating: 4.5 stars  

You can check out Bookie Insiders Football here.



4. Football Advisor Lays

Next on our list is Football Advisor Lays and this is a strategy that lays teams to lose on major football leagues around the world and has been very successful. 

We have reviewed this service extensively and it performed admirably in a seven-month trial, making 37 points profit on the win lay bets.

It has achieved a long-term strike of over 80% which is very impressive and means the large majority of bets so far have been winners. 

It is notoriously difficult to make money from laying so it is good to find a service that has managed it and done so over a long period of time. 

All bets can be placed on Betfair so you don’t need bookies accounts which is a bonus. 

All in all then this is a service well worth checking out. 

Rating: 4 stars  

You can check out Football Advisor Lays here. 



5. Banker Bets

As the name suggests, Banker Bets is a service that focuses on low-odds selections – or so called “bankers” – in a variety of world leagues. 

Although betting at odds-on is often seen as the fastest way to the poor house, they have proved the opposite since they started tipping in late 2014. During our trial they managed 95% bank growth with an outstanding 84% strike rate and have continued to perform strongly since our trial finished. 

As they point out themselves, there is just as much chance of there being value on a short price as on a long odds selection. Their results would certainly seem to bear this sentiment out.

Of the football tipsters we have reviewed so far, they have been one of the most reliable and profitable. The very high strike also allows larger staking and offers the potential to build a bank quickly.

Rating: 4 stars  

You can check out Banker Bets here.



Best Football Tipster – The Contenders

Now we assess the credentials of some of the more famous figures in football tipping and evaluate whether they have a claim to sit on the Iron Throne of football betting as tipster-in-chief.


Kevin Pullein – Racing Post

Kevin Pullein

Perhaps one of the most famous football tipsters around is Kevin Pullein from the Racing Post. According to his employers, he is “quite simply the best football analyst and forecaster ever to have appeared in print in the UK.”

Now perhaps they are biased, we couldn’t really say. But Kevin has established a formidable reputation as a predictor of all things football-related and used to have a regular column on the Guardian where he published some fascinating articles on general trends in football betting.

These articles were based on extensive research and years worth of statistics and often revealed that long-held beliefs about “universal truths” in football betting are, in fact, bunkum.

Some of our personal favourites were his article showing that it is not always a goal-fest when top teams play those lower down their division, analysis about the significance of playing at home (it’s actually more of a factor in South America than Europe) and stats showing you shouldn’t always to expect lots of cards in derby matches.

Some of these ideas were expanded on in his 2009 book “The Definitive Guide to Betting on Football,” which we thoroughly recommend as an insightful guide to developing winning football betting strategies.

Now frustratingly the Racing Post don’t publish full results of their tipsters so we can’t really say how good Mr Pullein’s tips are (cue a trial perhaps?). But given his long-standing reputation and contribution to exploding some of the myths around football betting, we think Kevin is certainly worthy of consideration for the accolade of “Best football tipster.”


Angus Loughran – aka “Statto”

Angus Loughran

Another famous tipster and professional gambler familiar to many is Angus Loughran.

Loughran rose to prominence on 1990s television show Fantasy Football League alongside Frank Skinner and David Baddiel. Clad in pyjamas and a dressing gown, Loughran was nicknamed “Statto” on the show and provided stats on the guests’ fantasy football teams.

Loughran built up quite a reputation for himself, appearing on the BBC’s horse racing coverage, writing a betting column for the Daily Telegraph and commentating on football for Eurosport and ESPN.

He was famed for his almost encyclopedic knowledge of football, reportedly watching hundreds of football matches per year (before the days of Sky and BT Sports when that sort of thing became normal) and there were even whispers that Loughran was making hundreds of thousands per year betting on football.

Sadly his carefully cultivated image appeared to have come crashing down in 2008 when he was declared bankrupt, reportedly for owing debts to spread betting firm Sporting Index.

Events surrounding the bankruptcy were shrouded in mystery however, with reports suggesting the debt amounted to little more than £5,000 and that Loughran had done promotional work for Sporting Index and had not expected the firm to press ahead with the bankruptcy proceedings.

In the event the bankrupty was annulled in April 2008 via a voluntary agreement. Whatever the exact circumstances surrounding the bankruptcy, the incident did little for the pundit’s reputation as one of the country’s most foremost professional gamblers.

Perhaps Angus had the last laugh though, as he was reported to be one of the main investors in stats firm Opta, which was sold for £47m in 2013.

He currently provide tips on the easyodds website, although these are on horse racing rather than football.

It is difficult to give a firm verdict on Loughran’s abilities as a football tipster – or even as a gambler. For reputation alone though he must be considered as one of the most famous of the modern era.


Pete Nordsted – Premier Betting

Pete Nordsted

Pete Nordsted rose to prominence with the publication of his 2009 book “Mastering Betfair” which contained strategies for making money trading on the betting exchanges.

That was quickly followed up in 2010 with “The Essential World Cup Betting Guide”, which received widespread acclaim, as did his Premier Betting Handbooks series. 

Pete now runs two football betting websites, the aptly-named petenordsted.com and also the premierbetting.com website with fellow full-time punter Danny Jacques.

He is a full-time sports trader and football betting expert and spends countless hours analysing football markets looking for value betting opportunities.

Contributing weekly articles at goal.com, Matchbook and Pete Nordsted.com – where you can view his drawmaster tips – Mr Nordsted is very widely respected in the industry and has built up a formidable knowledge of football betting.

With such a broad portfolio and a considerable depth of knowledge, Pete is rightly considered one of the foremost names in football tipping.


Ben Linfoot – Sporting Life

Ben Linfoot

Sadly we couldn’t find a photo of Ben – merely a mysterious silhouetted man with binoculars who may or may not be the legendary tipster himself.

What isn’t such a mystery however is the excellent record of Mr Linfoot, who has amassed quite a following at the Sporting Life’s Betting Zone tipping section. 

Ben is probably best known for his Value Bet column, which offers value bets for the top weekend race meetings. However, he has also produced a commendable return on his football bets, including tipping Athletico Madrid for the 2014 Champions League each-way at 40/1 (if you remember they were just a minute away from victory in the final before Sergio Ramos headed an equaliser for Real Madrid). 

Mr Linfoot concentrates mainly on the big leagues and Champions League and opts for the selective approach of a few well-thought out tips rather than tipping large numbers of selections.

With a large following and a profitable record, Bin Linfoot deserves to be recognised as one of the best football tipsters.


Matt Love – Football Elite

Football Elite

Matt has run the respected Football Elite website since 2009 and has built up a deserved reputation as one of the top football tipsters around.

His selections are based on evaluations of home and away form and the over-valuation of big name teams when they are out of form. Together with other stats, Matt puts together weekly “recommended bets” that are usually around 5-10 of the top bets from around the top leagues in Europe.

The good thing about betting in the top European leagues is that prices stand up well and there is no rush to get the bets on in the fear that prices will crash. On the contrary, prices often drift out before kick-off with people tending to back the big-name clubs whilst Matt opposes them.

In the past couple of seasons, Matt has also introduced tips for the English leagues below the Premiership and a “vulnerable home favourites” system.

The results speak for themselves, with his recommended bets having amassed 458% bank growth since going live, the football league bets producing 44% profit and his ante-post bets making 73%.

There are few football tipsters out there who can boast such an impressive long-term record, so although he may not be as well known as some of the names above, we believe Mr Love deserves to be considered for the crown of best football tipster.



Well it seems there is no obvious winner of the title of “best football tipster.” Certainly we have a few contenders, but frustratingly many of the big names don’t actually publish their results, which is both unhelpful and usually a bad sign.

In terms of knowledge and publishing record, Kevin Pullein and Pete Nordsted would appear to have the edge. Perhaps on notoriety and fame, few can top Angus Loughran. On their actual tipping record however, it appears Matt Love has it with his Football Elite tips. We heartily recommend his football tips if you are looking for someone who can find value bets in high liquid markets and produce profit season-in and season-out.

As ever though, we will continue our quest to find the ultimate football tipster and we have a number of trials going on at the moment. Perhaps one will emerge to take the crown once and for all…




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Members’ Choice Awards – Best Sports Service 2020

Next up in our series of the HBR Members’ Choice Awards is the accolade of Best (Other) Sports Service 2020. 

This is the turn of those services that either focus on sports other than the “big two” of horse racing and football, or combine a range of sports into one service.

This can include anything from golf to tennis, cricket, NFL, darts and more. So it is quite a wide playing field and this was a competitive category. 

It is often in these more niche services that you find the best value however, so it is a category to keep an eye on.  

But without further ado, let’s have a look at the results. 

In third place was the ever-consistent Premier Greyhound Tips, a service we have been proofing for a full five years now and continues to deliver the goods, with just under 700 points profit made in total. 

In second place was a service that had a phenomenal year and actually just broke the record for the best ever trial by a tipster here at Honest Betting Reviews. That service was the Golf Insider. So well done to them on an excellent 2020 and on the runner-up award in this category.

So now we move on to the winner of the award.

Best (Other) Sports Service 2020

This year’s winner is one of our personal favourite services and is one that has gone from strength to strength over the last year. 

It actually won this award last year so now completes the double. 

Yes the winner of the award of Best (Other) Sports Service is…


Trade on Sports!

We recently completed our review of the service and their football Overs Bot made over £5,000 profit for our trial. They also delivered excellent profits on their US sports bets.

They have recently developed a range of new systems that are going great guns and have substantially increased the overall profits for members. In addition they now have an option to automate all the trades (via an extra subscription to BF Bot Manager) for those who want to have it all run on autopilot.  

As we say it’s a personal favourite of ours and a service we follow with our own money, so we are delighted it has won this award for the second year in a row.

So to recap, here are the final results for the award of Best Sports Service 2020:-

  1. 1. Trade on Sports (30% of the votes)
  2. 2. Golf Insider (15%)
  3. 3. Premier Greyhound Tips (8%)

So congratulations to the whole team at TOS on the win. We feel like they are one of the internet’s best kept secrets so it is good to see them getting some credit for their hard work through this award.

Here is what Pete Nordsted from Trade On Sports had to say on receiving news of the award:

“We are delighted to have won this award. We have a very good team at Trade on Sports and many thanks must go to our tech guy, who has worked tirelessly to ensure we are ever evolving. We realise that sitting in front of a screen all day can be demanding and does not suit everybody, and so we now offer automation on most of the strategies.

We believe we are still in an emerging market and that the Game State Application is ground-breaking and we have to thank our members for taking the data analysis to the next level and we are looking forward to a profitable 2021 after a superb 2020.”

Well done again to Pete and his team and that wraps up this year’s award for Best (Other) Sports Service 2020. 

We’ll be back soon with the next award in the series, Best Horse Racing Service. 

In the meantime you can check out Trade On Sports for yourself here. 




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Members’ Choice Awards – Best Football Service 2020

During December we gave you the chance to vote for your favourite betting systems of the year in our “Members Choice Awards 2020.”

Our first award up is the Best Football Service and this year there was a runaway winner with the top choice getting more than twice as many votes as the runner-up!

Looking at the podium places first, in third place was JK Diego’s Draw Betting System, a service that has had a bit of a roller-coaster year but continues to deliver the long-term profits to its dedicated following. 

In second place was a service we have just finished a review of recently, Predictology. It’s best described as a kind of stats engine and systems builder for football. You can generate your own strategies or use their existing ones. We did the latter during our trial and made a healthy 38 points profit.

Best Football Service 2020

But which service grabbed the top spot?

Well the service in question has won quite a few other awards (including this award the last two years) so it’s probably not too much of a surprise that it landed the hat-trick, to use footy parlance. 

Yes, the winner was the hugely popular football trading service…


Goal Profits!

They seem to pick up awards for fun and have done it yet again, as we say with more than twice as many votes as the second place finisher. 

Here is confirmation of the top three then in the category of “Best Football Service 2020” as voted for by you, the members of Honest Betting Reviews:

1. Goal Profits
2. Predictology
3. JK Diego’s Draw Betting System

A huge congratulations then to Goal Profits on sweeping yet another award and it was well deserved judging by all the feedback we have had on the service over the years.

It’s a service we did a re-review of this year and gave a resounding PASSED rating to and an award of 4.5 stars. With a whole host of new features and tools added since our original review a few years ago, Goal Profits really is the premiere football trading service out there right now. 

And the really great news is they are currently offering a 7 day trial for just £1 which you can access here.

Here is what Steve Brown of Goal Profits had to say on receiving news of the award:

“Thank you Dan, this is fantastic! And thank you to all your members whose votes won us this award for the third year in a row. 2020 has been a real challenge, so to complete the hat trick is particularly good news.

When the lockdown hit and we were left with just the Belarusians playing football, it was a bit scary! The first thing we did was give all our members a few months of free membership to ease any financial pressure. We then had a lot of extra time on our hands, so we set about developing new research and trading tools.

One of our new additions, the Team Stats Database, currently contains stats for 222,300 historical fixtures and that number grows weekly. We can ask it for all sorts of stats, for example how many games which were 0-0 after 70 minutes ended scoreless. We’re then able to add many more conditions, such as the home team being in the top third of the table or the home team having scored in at least 80% of their home games during the current season. There are hundreds of combinations and the calculations are carried out in seconds.

We’ve also added new features to our Live Stats Module, such as ‘Projections’. This calculates the percentage likelihood of a home win, draw, away win, over and under 2.5 goals. Each Projection is updated inplay every minute so that the figures are correct according to time decay and goals scored. Just a couple of weeks ago, we launched new substitution data too. The Live Stats Module tells us when substitutions are made and whether they’re attacking, defensive or like-for-like. This is a fantastic indicator which shows us which teams are going for a late win and which are protecting a lead (or a point).

We were looking forward to running at least one free trading workshop again this year but, because of the ongoing pandemic, we had to cancel all our plans. We will get going again once it is safe to do so.

It’s been a tough year, but we have focused on the positives and used our extra time wisely. Goal Profits membership is now better value than ever before and we have plenty more ideas for new tools and features. We’re very excited about 2021!

Thank you again to everyone who voted for us and stay safe!”

So it is just left for us to say well done once again to Goal Profits on being voted Best Football Service of 2020 and we hope for continued success from them next year and beyond.

If you aren’t already a member you can get a week’s trial of Goal Profits for just £1 here. 





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Seasons Greetings from Honest Betting Reviews

We hope you are well and looking forward to the festive period, even if it is a rather scaled-down and strange one for most of us.

Just to let you know that the voting has closed in our Members’ Choice Awards 2020.

We had a record number of votes this year, which was great to see. Thank you if you voted. The winners of all the awards will be announced shortly after Xmas.

We have a lot of exciting things planned for next year, including something I (Dan) and the team here at HBR Towers have been working on since the first lockdown.

It’s a brand new project and our biggest development since starting this website nearly six years ago, so we are really looking forward to sharing it with you in the new year.

In the meantime it just remains for us to wish you a Merry Christmas, stay safe and here’s hoping 2021 is a little better than 2020!






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Win 6 Months VBP Membership (Value £594)

We wanted to tell you about a free prize draw you can enter to win 6 months membership of Value Backing Plus.

Value Backing Plus includes…

– 6 months Value Backing Naps – Daily selections
– 6 months ITV Racing Tips – Through the card on ITV race days with a selection in every ITV race
– 6 months Irish Racing Tips – Daily selections for Irish racing
– Weekly videos explaining bet selection processes
– Unlimited coaching via email from Carl Nicholson

It retails at £99/month, (total value £594) but you can get it for free.

Enter the prize draw here

Just enter your name and email.

PLUS – if you can pick the winner of this years Welsh Grand National you’re guaranteed a free months membership of the super successful ITV Racing Tips service.

Finally answer the skill question and click the button and you’re in the draw.

The winner will be announced the day after the Welsh National on the 28th December.

Click Here to make your entry





Vote In the HBR Members Choice Awards 2020!

It’s probably fair to say 2020 hasn’t been the greatest of years…in fact I’m sure most of us will be glad to see the back of it!

Hopefully at least you’ve managed to have a few decent betting winners to cheer you up during the year.

And as 2020 comes to an end, it’s that time of the year when we take a look at the best betting systems and tipsters of the last 12 months.

Yes it’s time for the HBR Members’ Choice Awards 2020.

This is where you get to vote for your favourite tipsters, betting systems and software of the year.

Click here to vote for your favourites.

Last year the awards were a huge success with large numbers of you taking part and some very worthy winners.

The awards this year are for:

– Best Horse Racing Service
– Best Football Service
– Best (Other) Sports Service
– Best Matched Betting Service
– Best Trading Software
– Best Overall Betting Service

It’s completely up to you – only HBR member can take part and we can’t wait to hear what you think. The survey will only take about 2 minutes to complete.

So vote now for the best betting systems and tipsters of 2020!