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Members’ Choice Awards – Best Overall Betting Service 2022

So we come to 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 2022.

Before we get onto that though, we just want to say it was great to see so much interest this year, with a huge 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: Tennis Profits
  • Best Matched Betting Service: Outplayed (formerly Profit Accumulator)

Well done to all of those services on their awards. 

Anyway, now it is time to move on to the final award of Best Overall Betting Service.

Best Overall Betting Service 2022

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! 

We will also give honourable mentions to those who drew some support in the voting, including Predictology, Race Advisor and the Goal King. 

This year’s resounding winner however was…


Goal Profits!

Yes, yet again this hugely popular football trading service has blown away the competition and picked up yet another award. That’s the third year in a row they have won best overall betting service and best football service.

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:

Thanks, Dan, and to all your members who continue to vote for Goal Profits!Ahead of the World Cup, my main focus was to help more new traders find success.During the summer, I completely updated our Launchpad football trading courses. Everyone who starts our £1 trial membership gets full access to our first four courses; a total of 62 lessons. Then, as soon as they become a full member, they can access our ‘Advanced Trade Selection’ and ‘Advanced Strategies’ courses as well (another 42 lessons).It takes some time to work through all those courses, so I also doubled our £1 trial to 14 days. This ensures that new members have plenty of time to have a good look around, get used to our research and trading tools, ask plenty of questions and have a few trades.Full membership costs as little as £1 per day, so very affordable for everyone (even in these rough economic times).I firmly believe that EVERYONE can find the trading success they want. Yes, it takes a bit of effort and it won’t happen overnight, but it can be done. We’re hearing more success stories from members than ever before in our 12 years as a community. It’s fantastic!Again, thank you to everyone who voted for Goal Profits this year. We really appreciate your support.”

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 14 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 2022

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

This time it’s the turn of Best Matched Betting Service 2022 and in this category it was a close-run thing this year. 

Matched betting has become more difficult in recent years as the bookies have tried to make it harder for punters to make a living from it. However, the top matched betting services have continued to innovate to stay one step ahead of the bookies and there are still plenty of free bets and bonuses to take advantage of every day.

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

In third place was Oddsmonkey, which made £1,045 in our review of it back in 2017 and has been a favourite of punters ever since.

Taking the runner-up spot was last year’s winner Profit Maximiser, which just missed out in a closely fought battle with the eventual winner. Profit Maximiser is the original matched betting service and continues to innovate and improve all the time. 

So which service took top slot this year?


Best Matched Betting Service 2022

Well this year’s winner is one that has often battled for the top spot but not quite got there. Well this year it finally broke through and grabbed the spoils. 

Yes, the winner is…


Outplayed! (Formerly Profit Accumulator)

Congratulations to Sam Stoffel, the developer of Outplayed on the winning the award.

It also breaks Profit Maximiser’s winning streak of four wins in a row, which is no mean feat!  

Here is how the voting went then:-

  1. Outplayed (formerly Profit Accumulator)
  2. Profit Maximiser
  3. Oddsmonkey

As we say it was a close contest this year with just a few votes separating the top two. 

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

“Thank you so much to the members of Honest Betting Reviews for voting us as the Best Matched Betting Service of 2022. We are truly honored to receive this award and are grateful for the recognition. We strive to provide the best possible customer service as well as the most comprehensive offer guides, and it’s wonderful to see that our efforts have been appreciated by the community. Thank you again for this incredible honour.”

Well done to Sam and the Outplayed team on breaking through and finally winning the award of Best Matched Betting Service 2022. 

That just leaves one award left in our series – that of Best Overall Betting Service, so we’ll be back soon with news of who scooped that award. 

In the meantime you can get a FREE trial of Outplayed here. 





Members’ Choice Awards – Best (Other) Sports Service 2022

Firstly a Happy New Year to you and here’s hoping you have a happy, healthy and profitable 2023. 

Next up in our series of Members’ Choice Awards is the accolade of Best (Other) Sports Service 2022. 

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 Golf Insider which is a service that has made over 2,000 points profit in total and remains a popular choice among our members. 

In second place was the excellent Trade On Sports, a personal favourite of ours and one that continues to innovate and produce new betting strategies across a range of sports. It won this award last year but just misses out this time, grabbing a very respectable runners-up spot instead. 

Now we move on to the winner of the award.


Best (Other) Sports Service 2022

This year’s winner is a new kid on the block that has burst onto the scene recently and caused quite a stir.

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


Tennis Profits!

This a tennis trading service that comes from the very successful Goal Profits team, but incorporates professional trader Paul Shires of the long-running Trade Shark Tennis into the mix.

The service includes a range of features such as match stats, live chat and even a watch-along option where you can see Paul trade a match live in-play, which is a great way to learn. 

Even though Tennis Profits only arrived on the scene a few months ago it is already proving incredibly popular and it is no surprise it has won this award.   

So to recap then, here are the final results for the award of Best Sports Service 2022:-

  1. Tennis Profits
  2. Trade on Sports
  3. Golf Insider

So congratulations to the whole team at Tennis Profits on the win.

Here is what Paul Shires from Tennis Profits had to say on receiving news of the award:

That’s great news! It is always a good feeling when the effort that goes into running a service is recognised and your members have seen that in Tennis Profits. We still have an ever growing list of features that we are keen to add to the site. Things so often take longer than you anticipate, but we are looking forward to improving further the tools that we provide for tennis traders.A huge “Thank you” to Honest Betting Reviews and to all your members.”

Well done again to Paul and his team and that wraps up this year’s award for Best (Other) Sports Service 2022. 

We’ll be back soon though with the next award in our series, Best Matched Betting Service 2022.

In the meantime you can get a 7-day trial of Tennis Profits for just £1 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?”

It’s a tough question to answer as there are literally hundreds of football tipsters out there and it’s an extremely competitive space. We have tested out countless footy tipsters ourselves and put them through live trials here on the site. 

When judging a tipster’s record, it’s important to consider factors such as:

  • Strike rate – also referred to as the “win rate” this tells us in percentage terms how many of the tipster’s bets have been winners. In football betting, we often see strike rates of 40% or better.
  • Return on investment (ROI) – a common way of comparing tipsters’ performance, this tells us how much return you would have received for every 100 pounds, dollars, Euros etc invested. In football betting, anything over 5% is good and over 10% is considered excellent. 
  • Bank growth – one of the most important metrics, this refers to how much your starting bank would have grown over a given period. For example, if you had started with a £1,000 betting bank and it grew by 50% in a year, you would then have £1,500.  
  • Longevity – the key test of any tipster is whether they stand the test of time. Any tipster can have a good week or month just through pure luck but only the best (and elite few) will be able to consistently beat the bookies year after year. That is why longevity is the ultimate test of a successful tipster and the factor we consider most important.  

In our rankings of the best football tipsters below, we have taken these factors – and others – into account to decide who should come out on top. 

First up we have our list of the top ten football tipsters, based on full trials we have run here on the site. These rankings are constantly updated to accurately reflect the recent performance of the tipsters as well as their long-term record.  

Following our top ten list we then take a look at some of the most famous and prominent footy betting experts and see how their claim to the crown of “best football tipster” stacks up. 


Our Top 10 Football Tipsters

Okay it’s time to get on with our list of the top 10 football tipsters. These are based on our extensive testing and research and hundreds of live trials we have run here at Honest Betting Reviews. The list is in descending order from ten to one, with the best saved for last.

This is our list then of the best football tipsters out there: 


10. Goal King

At number ten in our list is a service called the Goal King, which is run by a chap called Steve Hudson. He is a professional bettor and has also run another tipping service, AccaTipster, for quite a few years now. 

The total gains for the Goal King stand at a shade over 210 points, which equates to £2,100 at £10 per point stakes or £21,000 at £100 per point stakes.

Bets come in a variety of markets but as the name suggests are concentrated in the goals markets such as over/under 2.5 and 3.5 goals and the both teams to score (BTS) markets. It covers most of the top European leagues as well as international matches. 

The service has managed to maintain a good winning rate of bets at 58%, which equates to over half of the selections having been winners to date. 

We conducted our own trial of the Goal King for a full year and in that time it amassed a solid 43 points profit, worthy of a passed rating from us. 

It has continued to perform well since our trial ended and has established itself as a solid choice in the football tipster ranks.

Rating: 3.5/5

You can check out the Goal King here.



9. Footballer Tips

Next on our list is a high quality service from the Tipstrr platform called Footballer Tips. 

In a similar vein to the Goal King they concentrate on the goals markets such as over/under goals (including Asian handicap goals) and both teams to score. They venture into some lesser-known leagues for some of their tips, meaning liquidity can be low and prices can get taken quickly. 

Results have been remarkably consistent however, with just under 8,000 units profit made since starting up in the summer of 2020. That has been achieved with a decent strike rate of 44% and an impressive return on investment of 14%. Those are very good all-round stats over an extended period of time.  

The service has also been very consistent, with all but two months so far having been profitable in over two years of tipping. 

That’s the kind of consistency other football tipsters would be envious of, so much respect to Footballer Tips for having achieved it. 

Rating: 4/5

You can check out Footballer Tips here.



8. Banker Bets

It is received wisdom in betting circles that you need to betting at long odds to find value. People often think that finding 33/1 or 50/1 shots going “under the radar” is the way to profit long term. 

However, studies actually indicate that the reverse is true and there is more value to be found at the head of the market. This is known as the “favourite-longshot bias.” It means you would do better over the long run to back short-priced favourites than long odds outsiders. 

A tipster that recognises this dynamic and uses it to their advantage is Banker Bets, which looks for short-odds favourites in football matches – or so-called “bankers.” 

If you consider that a 1.30 shot should actually be 1.20, then you have identified quite a bit of value. This is exactly what Banker Bets does and the approach proved remarkably effective in our trial, notching up 126 points profit in 18 months.

The strike rate was exceptionally strong at 84% meaning a very high proportion of winners, another considerable benefit of this approach to betting. 

In total the selections have made over 400% profit if betting as accumulators or over 160% as single bets. That is excellent tipping by any standard. 

So if you’re looking for a tipster that wins a high proportion of their bets and has a strong long-term record, there can’t be many better out there than Banker Bets. 

Rating: 4/5 

You can check out Banker Bets here.



7. Bets for Today VIP Tips

Taking a slightly more unusual approach than the other tipsters on this list is Bets for Today VIP Tips. They offer horse racing and football tips, but you can select to just receive the football tips if you wish. 

The subscription costs are cheap and their track-record is impressive over the long term. 

There are a variety of bet types including doubles, trebles and accumulators (accas). Each of the bet types has performed admirably, with over £3,600 profit made to £20 stakes for the doubles, more than £4,000 profit made for the trebles and over £3,200 profit for the accumulators.

The service has performed well in our live trial too, which is always encouraging to see.  

There normally isn’t too much worry about prices as they provide selections for the main European leagues which have large liquidity.  And the nice thing is if they do get things right it can mean a substantial return, as often the same selections are included in the doubles, trebles and accas. 

So this is a service that may well appeal to those who enjoy multiple bets and the thrill of a potential big win, with tips at an affordable price. 

Rating: 4/5

You can check out Bets for Today VIP Tips here.



6. Winning Footy Tips

Coming in at number five on our top ten list is the appropriately-named Winning Footy Tips. This is one of the longest-running services on this list, ticking our box for having stood the test of time. 

Tips are provided across major leagues such as the Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga and the Championship.  The main market used is the match odds market (1X2), but they also utilise other markets such as Half Time/Full Time and over 2.5 goals. 

The long-term results have been top-notch, with profits of just under £9000 made to £50 per point stakes since starting tipping ten years ago – which equates to 180 points profit. 

In terms of return on investment, that has remained at the 10% mark, which is a very good level to have maintained for over a decade. That has been coupled with a win rate of 50%, meaning almost exactly half the tips have been winners.  

You can’t ask for much more from a footy tipster than to keep beating the bookies over the long term and that’s exactly what Winning Footy Tips has done.

Rating: 4/5 

You can check out Winning Footy Tips here. 



5. Trade on Sports – Football

Sometimes it’s a good idea to take a completely different approach to others in your field and that is what the next service on our list has done. 

Trade on Sports is an innovative platform developed by a group of professional sports traders. Their football tips revolve around a stats database called the “Game State App” which analyzes data from leagues all over the world, looking specifically at the impact of goals (and when they are scored) on matches. 

From the app the team have then developed a range of strategies for betting on football. One such strategy is the “HT Overs” strategy that looks for matches where there is likely to be at least one more goal scored in the second half of a football match. 

During our live trial of these HT Overs selections they produced a superb £5120 profit to £100 stakes, a formidable total and achieved with a high strike rate of 67%

In addition to the original HT Overs strategy there are also a number of other strategies you can use, quite a few of which have shown promising results so far.

All in all then as a service with an innovative approach that has produced excellent results under a live trial, Trade On Sports deserves a place high on this list.

Rating: 4/5 

You can check out Trade on Sports here. 



4. Bookie Insiders Football

Arriving in the top three on our list is a personal favourite of ours, Bookie Insiders Football.

In football betting it is normally the case that the more liquid the markets you are betting in, the harder it is to find an edge. So the top leagues like the Premier League, La Liga and the Bundesliga for example are the toughest ones to profit from.

Thankfully Bookie Insiders Football have been proving that theory wrong for the best part of ten years now, consistently profiting from these top leagues year after year. 

Their overall returns stand at a shade over 420 points profit since 2013, which would be over £42,000 profit to £100/point stakes.

That has been achieved with a solid ROI of 6% and a strike rate of a little over 50%, very respectable metrics. 

We ran our own live trial, of Bookie Insiders Football and it made over £2000 profit at a strike rate of 54%, one of the best footy trials we have run here on the site. 

Best of all with this service though is the consistency, with its profit graph showing a steady upward trajectory over the course of nearly ten years, which very few other football tipster can say. All done whilst betting on the top European leagues – top quality stuff. 

Rating: 4.5/5 

You can check out Bookie Insiders Football here.



3. Predictology

There has been great progress in the tools and information available to football bettors over the last few years, with a wealth of stats and analytics now available online. However, making sense of this wealth of information and boiling it down into usable strategies can be a little more tricky. 

That is where the next service on our list, Predictology, comes in. It is a platform that brings together a massive database of over 350,000 football matches from around the globe and crunches the numbers to identify potential value. 

You can then either use the findings to develop your own strategies, or alternatively follow the tips of the pre-selected strategies the Predictology team have developed themselves.   

We ran a live trial of Predictology in which we followed the daily tips and they produced an excellent 38 points profit with a strike rate of 52%

Predictology has coverage from over 50 leagues around the world and there are limitless systems you can try out, including old classics like “lay the draw,” which has made close to 500 points profit at a return on investment 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%. 

They are always working on developing new systems and tools for users to benefit from, which is why the platform is one of the most popular ones out there. So whatever your favoured betting approach, Predictology probably has something for you. 

Rating: 4.5/5

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


2. Euro Football Punter

There’s an old adage in betting that the “bookie always wins.” Well not if you are a top class footy bettor with detailed knowledge of lesser-known European leagues!

That is exactly what the Euro Football Punter is, specialising in Scandinavian football leagues in particular. The tips are provided by a guy called Ole who has many years experience as a professional football bettor.

His results demonstrate the effectiveness of his expert knowledge, with over 120 points profit made to date with a very high 67% strike rate. The return on investment has also been impressive at 16%

A number of different markets are used including match odds, first half goals and over/under 2.5 goals. 

So if you’re looking for a service that capitalizes on specialist knowledge of lesser-known leagues to produce regular profits, this one fits the bill. 

Rating: 4.5/5

You can check out The Euro Football Punter here.



1. JK Diego’s Draw Betting System

So the moment you have all been waiting for…the number one position in our Best Football Tipster rankings…is the one and only JK Diego’s Draw Betting System!

This is a tipster that focuses solely on backing the draw in football matches. It is a strategy that was developed over many years of studying the characteristics that lead to draws in matches and identifying where the value lies. 

The draw is often neglected in football betting because people like to bet on one team or the other to win a game – backing the draw can feel like you aren’t sure who’s going to win. For that reason it is often under-bet, meaning the bookies sometimes offer good value on it.

The skill comes in identifying exactly when this is the case though and that is where JK Diego comes in. There are certain low-scoring leagues and teams that have an uncanny knack of drawing a lot of matches and knowing who these are can really pay dividends.

The system has certainly done that, notching up over $11,000 profit to $100 flat stakes since JK  Diego began providing the tips, or over $60,000 profit if using his progressive staking system. 

We conducted a live trial of the system and it did not disappoint, producing over 100 points profit during our extensive 15-month review period. 

There is also an option to trade out of games at 85 minutes if they are drawing, which can slightly improve results whilst also reducing the losing runs and thereby smoothing out the experience.

The only downside is that the subscription costs are high with this service. That is partly to ensure that membership numbers are restricted so the odds do not get affected too severely. If you can get access to this exclusive club though, it could be well worth it.  

Rating: 5/5  

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



What to Avoid in a Football Tipster 

We have talked above about the best football tipsters, but it is important to also think about what you should avoid when searching for footy tips. 

The main things we would advise being wary of are:

  • Tipsters promising huge returns – there is an old saying “if it seems too good to be true, it usually is” and that really does ring true of tipsters. If a tipster is promising to win every bet or produce a 50% ROI for example, you should be very sceptical. Always look for independently verified results on a site like this.
  • Tipsters without published results – a tipster should always be willing to publish their full results to be scrutinised. If they are not, there must be a reason. Do they have something to hide? The first thing we look for is a set of results. 
  • Singe sales pages – related to this, beware of single sales pages. These are often spammy and include audacious claims of success or alluring “rags to riches” stories, but again don’t have full results or anything verified to back that up. 
  • Tipsters with short records –  as mentioned above, the key to finding a good tipster is their longevity. Some tipsters will break on to the scene with amazing results, but only over a short period. You should only take them seriously if the results are over a period of years, not just weeks or months. 
  • “Fixed matches” – there are lots of sites these days promising to give you inside info on supposedly “fixed matches.” Ignore them, they are all scams. If someone really did know if a match was going to be fixed, do you think they’d sell it on the internet for 100 quid? No, they would keep it to themselves and make a killing.

So please keep these things in mind whenever you look at a tipster. There are so many scams and dodgy sites out there, it’s easy to get caught out. 


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 Football Service 2022

Before Christmas we gave you the chance to vote for your favourite betting systems of the year in our “Members Choice Awards 2022.”

Our first award was Best Horse Racing Service and that went to the ever-popular laying system Little Acorns. 

Today it’s the turn of the beautiful game and the award of Best Football Service 2022.

So how did the voting go this year?

Best Football Service 2022

How did it all pan out then once all the votes were counted?

Well in third place this year was football systems builder Predictology. It made a decent 38 points profit during our trial and has remained a popular choice among members ever since.

In second place was Bookie Insiders Football, which made an excellent £2053 profit in our trial and had a good year in 2022 with over 30 points profit banked. 

But which service grabbed the top spot?

Well the service in question has won quite a few other awards (including this award numerous times) so it’s probably not too much of a surprise that it landed the spoils once again.

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, with a runaway win in this year’s voting.

Here is confirmation of the top three then in the category of “Best Football Service 2022” as voted for by you, the members of Honest Betting Reviews:

1. Goal Profits
2. Bookie Insiders Football
3. Predictology 

A big 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 in 2020 and gave a resounding PASSED rating to and an award of 4.5 stars.

And the really great news is they are currently offering a 14 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:

“Thanks, Dan. Great news to end a busy year!We’re into our 12th year and still adding plenty of new tools and features. In fact, we just launched the “yesterday” feature which allows members to use Team Stats as it was before the previous day’s games were played. It’s a great help when testing new systems or looking back at one of our live trading sessions and learning how we pick out profitable trades.As more and more members join Goal Profits, we’re able to increase our development budget and add new features like this more regularly. We do this so that the membership cost remains at as little as £1 per day. Most people spend three or four times that on a coffee!Perhaps our biggest news for 2022 is that we’ve doubled our £1 trial to 14 days. It gives new traders plenty of time to get stuck into the four football trading courses they get immediate access to, plus all of our research and trading tools.The last 12 months have seen huge growth at Goal Profits and we’re looking forward to an exciting 2023.Thanks again to you and all your members!”

So it is just left for us to say well done once again to Goal Profits on being voted Best Football Service of 2022 and we are looking forward to seeing what they’ve got in store for next year.

If you aren’t already a member you can get a 14 day trial of Goal Profits for just £1 here.




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Members’ Choice Awards – Best Horse Racing Service 2022

We hope you had a good Christmas and have recovered from all the festivities.

As this year draws to a close, we have been running a contest to choose the best betting services of 2022, as voted for by you in our Members’ Choice Awards 2022.

The voting closed on Christmas Eve and we would like to say thank you to everyone who voted. We had a huge number of participants which is much appreciated.

It’s good to be able to recognise those services that have performed well this year and hopefully helped us make a profit.

The votes have now been counted and we are pleased to announce the first award in our series – for the Best Horse Racing Service (tipster or betting system) of the year.

Best Horse Racing Service 2022

How did it all pan out then once all the votes were counted?

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

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 2022 was the excellent Hanbury Racing. It’s a service we reviewed last year and it made an impressive 238 points profit.  It has a penchant for big-priced winners, with another 500 points profit added this year.

Taking the runner-up spot was the venerable Quentin Franks who has been a regular feature in these awards over the years and added yet another profitable year in 2022. 

On to the winner then and the service taking the accolade this time has also been a regular in these awards over the years, taking the title in 2020 after some near misses in previous years.

After missing out last time, this year it bounced back to reclaim its crown and grab the top spot again.

Yes the winner of the Best Horse Racing Service 2022 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 for a second time. 

Here are the final rankings then for Best Horse Racing Service 2022:

1. Little Acorns
2. Quentin Franks Racing
3. Hanbury Racing

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:

“A big thanks Dan to all your sharp readers on the award for Little Acorns! I am overjoyed many are getting some great use and profits out of it, and if I could thank every one of them individually I would.I’m happy that many 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.The focus when 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 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.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.Finally, the beauty of Little Acorns is that it operates in an arena where liquidity is never an issue, ensuring that everyone can profit to more or less the same level.Thanks again to all your readers and I hope to share more ideas going forward.”

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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Merry Christmas from Honest Betting Reviews!

We hope you are well and looking forward to the festive period and manage to get some well-earned rest.

Just to let you know that the voting has closed in our Members’ Choice Awards 2022.

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

It’s been an eventful year for everyone, including in the betting world. 

We have just come down from the highs of an amazing World Cup, with the great Lionel Messi finally adding the prize he wanted most of all, a World Cup trophy, to his astonishing list of achievements. 

In women’s football the Lionesses brought football home for England with a thrilling victory in the Euros. 

In horse racing we saw the first ever female jockey to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Rachel Blackmore on board A Plus Tard, following up her Grand National success of last year. 

In terms of betting services we reviewed this year, there were some strong contenders in 2022.

The two standout performers were the 20 Minute System with 302 points profit made in our trial and Irish Cash Consortium who notched 112 points profit. 

Looking ahead to 2023, we have a lot of exciting things planned for next year, so are looking forward to bringing those to you. 

In the meantime it just remains for us to wish you a Merry Christmas, stay safe and Happy Holidays!






Vote In the HBR Members Choice Awards 2022!

As 2022 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.

Hopefully you’ve managed to have a few decent winners during the year and there are some tipsters that have made you a profit.

To celebrate those who have produced the goods over the last year, it’s time for the HBR Members’ Choice Awards 2022.

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 Overall Betting Service

It’s completely up to you – only HBR members 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 2022!





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Which Lottery is the Easiest to Win?

The lottery is not difficult, and the random number selection is not the most entertaining thing we can do. Nonetheless, we play it because we want to win! This is why we will answer the most important question in lottery history – which lottery has the highest chance of winning?

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about record jackpots and big jackpots. These are huge amounts of money with equally large odds. It’s a great prospect to be able to spend just a few quid for, the chance of winning a decent amount of money. However, the odds play a huge role in winning.

So, remember that all lotteries can be won in different ways. In addition, there are vast differences in how much you can win and how hard or easy it is to win.

The best lottery odds

It’s the Polish Mini Lotto. What were you expecting? Some huge international Lottery? Well it’s not.

The odds of winning a lotto jackpot are higher than those of larger lotteries, which can reach hundreds of millions. However, the odds of winning a Polish Mini Lotto jackpot are 850668:1. It also has comparatively low jackpots that are also measured in thousands. Therefore, it’s also known as the Mini lottery. It is only 50c per bet for a chance to win the minimum jackpot of EUR 70,000. The generous odds mean that each month there are around 30 winners of the jackpot!

If you were wondering about the Ireland’s Lotto, we have some stats for you. According to the Irish Lotto odds tables, the jackpot odds for the Irish Lottery are approximately 1 in 10.7 million.

Here is a table comparing the top six most popular lotteries:


Top 5 Easiest Lotteries to Win

Lottery Name Jackpot Odds Max Jackpot
Polish Mini Lotto 1:850,668 €82,000
Swedish Lotto 1:6,724,520 €25.6 million
Austrian Lotto 1:8,145,060 €9.6 million
Oz Mon/Wed Lotto 1:8,145,060 €1 million
Irish Lotto 1:10,737,573 €18.8 million


The easiest lottery by prize

Chances of receiving any prize for five lotteries are:

  • 1 in 6 for French Lotto
  • 1 in 10 for Spanish Lotto
  • 1 in 9.3 for UK Lotto
  • 1 in 12 for Austrian Lotto
  • 1 in 13 for EuroMillions

The easiest lottery in general

The Swedish Lotto is also a great all-rounder lottery. The reason is obvious. As explained before, for a very small ticket price, players get a chance to get a multimillion jackpot.


Both the UK Lotto, as well as EuroMillions are extremely popular lottery options. The EuroMillions top prize is EUR190 million. There have been many cases in which players have won huge jackpots. Camelot’s UK Lotto has been a popular lotto game since 1994, making millions of winners throughout the years. But, as you can see, there is more to winning than just the jackpots. This is a breakdown of the odds of each prize tier of both lotteries.

The tables below show you the chances of winning each prize tier offered by Euromillions and UK Lotto:


Chances of Winning UK Lotto Prize

Prize Tier Odds
Match 6 numbers 1 in 45 million
Match 5 numbers + bonus ball 1 in 7,5 million
Match 5 numbers 1 in 144,415
Match 4 numbers 1 in 2,180
Match 3 numbers 1 in 97
Match 2 numbers 1 in 10


Odds of Winning Euromillions Prizes

Prize Tier Odds
Match 5 digits + 2 stars 1 in 139,838,160
Match 5 digits + 1 star 1 in 6,991,908
Match 5 digits 1 in 3,107,515
Match 4 digits + 2 stars 1 in 621,503
Match 4 digits + 1 star 1 in 31,076
Match 3 digits + 2 stars 1 in 14,126
Match 4 digits 1 in 13,812
Match 2 digits + 2 stars 1 in 882
Match 3 digits + 1 star 1 in 968
Match 3 digits 1 in 314
Match 1 digit + 2 stars 1 in 188
Match 2 digits + 1 star 1 in 50
Match 2 digits 1 in 22


South Africa Lotto: A lottery that is gaining popularity worldwide  

South Africa’s lotteries are more interesting than some international ones. Powerball and South Africa Lotto both increase their jackpots each week. Players around the world believe it is worth it because of its amazing odds. These tickets have made many lucky winners.

Players’ chances increased even further

Many players increase their chances of winning by entering more often. A double entry will halve the odds of winning in two. Every player who does gets two chances of winning instead of one.

You must understand that this does not imply that all players should buy many tickets or enter the lottery more often. We are just stating that most lottery winners enter many times to finally get a prize. However, we must recognize that many lottery players win on their first try.

Also, be sure to check out any extra games. Although they don’t offer big prizes, many players find them more interesting.




Top Mobile Casino for iPhones in the UK

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The UK has a rich history in the gambling industry, and mobile casino games are no exception. This is because the UK is home to some of the biggest brands in online casinos. The wide range of options available makes it easy for players to find something they’ll enjoy playing. In this article, we’ll discuss what makes an excellent iPhone mobile casino operator and why you should consider playing with one of these brands today!

Party Casino

Party Casino is a great iPhone mobile casino to play at. It has a good selection of games and is easy to use, as you would expect from any mobile casino. In terms of bonuses, this operator offers some excellent introductory bonuses, like the free no-deposit bonus that you can claim by using the promo code when registering at the site.

The brand also offers an impressive array of VIP Loyalty Programs, including Cashback & Promotions, Referral Program, and Weekly Cashbacks. You can earn up to 90% cashback on your losses or deposits. The brand also offers a decent range of payment options for their players, including Pay by Phone Bill, PayPal, and most major debit cards, Visa & MasterCard.


888Casino is a mobile casino that offers a wide variety of games, including slots, table games, and video poker. As one of the top-rated gaming brands among the best mobile casino UK offers, they have a generous welcome bonus, and it is one of the top options for iPhones in the UK, and it is a great place to play.

The quality of the graphics allows you to enjoy playing on your iPhone screen without any problem at all. The site also offers many different types of bonuses so that players can deposit money into their accounts quickly.

Megaways Casino

The company is licensed in the UK and Malta, which means that it has been audited by an independent body to ensure that it complies with the rules set forth by these jurisdictions. Megaways Casino is among the top iphone casinos that offer various games. Megaways also uses Playtech software, which means that you can be sure to find some of your favorite games.

The games are split up into different categories: slots, table games, video poker, and specialty games like scratch cards and bingo. You can also use their search feature to find exactly what kind of game you’re looking for by using keywords or themes as your criteria instead of specific titles.


Casumo is a mobile-friendly brand that allows iOS users to play their favorite slots and table games on the go. The site has been licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, and this means that you can trust them to be a legitimate and safe place for you to play. They have a fantastic selection of titles available for their customers, including slots such as Gonzo’s Quest and Jimi Hendrix Slots; table games like Roulette, Blackjack, and Baccarat; and Video Poker variants such as Jacks or Better.

Casumo offers new players a generous welcome bonus with many unique playing perks. In addition to these great bonuses offered by Casumo, a 24/7 customer support team is always happy to help answer any questions about playing real-money games with them!

Pokerstars Casino

Pokerstars is one of the biggest names in online poker, so it makes sense that their iPhone mobile casino would be popular. A range of games is available at Pokerstars, including slots, blackjack, roulette, and video poker. The site boasts over 350 games from top developers such as NetEnt and Betsoft Gaming. You can also play live dealer games with real dealers who are streamed through your device’s camera.

Pokerstars is powered by Evolution Gaming, Amaya Software, IGT, Microgaming, Net Entertainment, Red Tiger Gaming, Quickspin, Yggdrasil, iSoftBet, and Games Global. This means you can expect a smooth user experience and plenty of security features. To access the site, you must register an account and enter your mobile number to receive a verification code via text message.

Fruit Kings Casino

Fruit Kings Casino is an iPhone mobile casino that offers mobile users a wide range of games. The site has over 200 games, including slots, scratch cards, and table games. They offer some great promotions, too, such as free spins on selected slot machines. You can also earn loyalty points every time you play at Fruit Kings, which gives you access to various prizes and cashback offers when you reach certain levels.

Fruit Kings is one of the best operators in the UK because its platform has a vast selection of different types of games, including slots, bingo, video poker, blackjack, and roulette.


The most important thing you can do is make sure that you’re playing at an online casino that has been licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. This means that it is safe for British players and will offer them a fair chance of winning money.

In this guide, we show you how to find the best mobile-friendly operators for iPhone in the UK by evaluating their features, benefits, and bonuses before we offer our recommendations on what makes them stand out from their competitors.