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Footy Lay Profits – New Review

Note: Important Update 19th August 2015 – This service has been discontinued and is no longer accepting new members

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With excitement building ahead of the new football season, we thought we would scour the internet to try and find a top football tipster.

One of the most promising we have found is Footy Lay Profits, the only football tipster currently offered by the Betting Gods stable.

They have made an impressive 87 points profit since the service began in December 2013.

That equates to £869 if you had used £10 stakes or £8,690 if you had been brave enough (or rich enough!) to use £100 stakes.

Encouragingly the strike rate is very high at 83%, meaning we can expect lots of winning bets 🙂

As the name suggests, this is a laying service, so we are betting on teams not to win.

Odds do not seem to go above 6.0 looking at the past results, so we are not laying at ridiculously high staking levels which is comforting. 

Bettings Gods Footy Lay Profits

We always worry when we see laying services laying at odds of 10.0 or 20.0 that one loser is going to wipe out weeks – or even months – of hard work. But that should not be the case here.

Selections seem to be spread across the English and European leagues so a wide variety of bets will be placed.

The nice thing about laying of course is that you are using the exchanges, so no need to worry about pesky bookie account closures if you are successful 🙂

Anyway, we will give this service the normal three month review and let’s hope for lots of winners (or should that be losers?!) along the way!

In the meantime you can check out Footy Lay Profits here. 

Over Under Pro – Final Review

Here are the final results from our trial of Over Under Pro:

Profit/loss: -11 points
Strike rate: 59%
Bank Growth: -22%
Cost: £9.99 per month
ROI: -8%
Average number of tips:  1.5 per day
VERDICT: FAILED 

 

You can view full results here

 N.B. – Over Under Pro closed its doors on 2nd June 2015 and is no longer available. 

Over Under Pro Final Review

We have come to the end of our three month trial of Over Under Pro from the Betting Gods stable and unfortunately it has not quite delivered the results we were hoping for.

The over/under 2.5 goals market is a popular one on football, often attracting large volumes of bets and second only to the match odds as the most popular of markets on Betfair. 

Basically the market is based on how many goals there will be in a match – so if there are 3 goals or more it is over 2.5 goals and 2 goals or less then it is under 2.5 goals. Very simple and only two possible outcomes.

Statistically in football there are also approximately 2.5 goals per match, so it gives a nice even point to bet around. 

It is a difficult market to get right in the long term though and I don’t know of many services or tipsters that have shown a long term profit on it.

Developing an edge that is not covered by the market has proved difficult for punters and professional gamblers alike. 

This has been the case here and an 11 point loss over the trial backs up how hard it is to make a profit on this market.

Whilst some games seem obvious contenders to be over 2.5 goals – like for example Dutch matches which are notoriously high scoring – this seems to be priced into the market. There don’t appear to be many “hidden” opportunities where there is good value to be obtained.

Sadly this tipster wasn’t quite able to enough value in its selections to turn a profit anyway.

Ease of use: Very good – bets are sent by e-mail in the morning and can be placed at Betfair or with the bookies.

Availability of prices: Good. As mentioned above, there is very good liquidity in these markets so there was little problem in obtaining the advised prices.

Strike rate: A good strike rate during our trial at 59%, but with average odds of 1.59, unfortunately that was not enough to turn a profit.

Advised Betting Bank: A 50 point betting bank is advised, which is more than ample to cover losing runs with such a high strike rate. Even with the disappointing results of this trial, we still only ended up losing 22% of our bank, so the bank was never in danger.

Subscription costs: Very reasonable at £9.99 per month

OVERALL VERDICT: FAILED  

Sadly this one has to go into the failed category with an 11 point loss over the course of the trial. It is a tough market to make a profit from and they weren’t able to find enough value in their selections to make this a success.

Global Soccer Goals – Final Review

Here are the final results of our three month trial of Global Soccer Goals:

 

Profit/loss: -51 pts
Strike rate: 48%
Bank growth: -15%
Cost: £69.97
ROI: -14%
Average number of bets:  4 per day
VERDICT: FAILED 

 

You can view full results here.

 

Full Review

We’ve come to the end of our three month trial of Global Soccer Goals and unfortunately the trial has ended in a 50 point loss.

The system is based on backing set selections if a match satisfies certain criteria. It can be used across all leagues around the world and during the Summer.

I chose to use it on the seven main European leagues of England, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Holland and Portugal. If you had used different or additional leagues then obviously you would have achieved different results to me.

I am always sceptical that a blanket approach like this can work across any league and team. Essentially the system is saying that the bookies are systematically pricing certain types of matches wrongly, day in, day out across all leagues around the world. Surely if that was the case then the market would just adjust?

I could see a system like this potentially working if you focused on certain terms who have a particular way of playing, although even then I would wonder if the market has that covered as well.

But certainly such a broad approach as this doesn’t seem to take account of the fact that a team like Barcelona, for instance, plays a very different way from a team like Juventus and therefore has different kinds of results.

I would need to see a good few seasons worth of statistics to convince me that the bookies were systematically pricing up these kinds of matches wrongly. Unless that is produced and on the basis of the trial’s results, I remain sceptical that this system can work long-term.

Ease of use: Usually takes around 5 minutes a day for find selections and another few minutes to place the bets.

Availability of prices: Good, prices are widely available and Betfair can also be used to place the bets.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 48%, which is a bit below the 56% stated in the system ebook.

Advised Betting Bank: A 50 point bank per league is advised, which should be more than ample to cover losing runs. I operated the system across 7 leagues so had a 350 point bank, which was never in danger of being lost.

Cost: The system is available for a one-off payment of £69.97.

OVERALL VERDICT: FAILED 

Unfortunately Global Soccer Goals has failed to live up to expectations during our trial and with a 51 point loss has to go into the failed category. 

You can get Global Soccer Goals here

 

Football with Boots

Football Bankbuilder – New Review

We will now be reviewing Football Bankbuilder, a football betting system from Matt Fisher. 

The sales page claims you could turn £1,000 into over £30,000 in 36 months using the system and compounding the bank.

The system recommends using extremely aggressive fibonacci  style loss-recovery staking, which I have to say I am not a particularly big fan of. I will record results using both their recommended staking and level staking so we can see how well the system performs under both approaches.

Selections are pretty easy to find using Betfair and should only take a few minutes each day to obtain.

We will run the usual three month trial for this one and see if we can build our bank in the way they claim!

More details of Football Bankbuilder are here

 

 

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Value Football Betting – New Review

Check out Value Football Betting here

Today we will be commencing a review of Value Football Betting, a suite of services run by renowned trader Kevin Laverick. This service is a stablemate of the ever popular Goal Profits. 

The service contains a range of options for the punter to follow, based primarily on a database covering 17 leagues from around the world, with comprehensive stats for each team over a number of seasons. 

The idea of the database is to identify value bets which subscribers can then use to make their own selections. 

If you don’t have time to find your own selections, Kevin puts up his own selections which you can choose to follow. He is also currently putting together a daily best bets package to give some further options. 

In addition to all this, Kevin offers a “New Trader Project” which provides advice and assistance on how to become a successful trader like Kevin.

We are going to give Value Football Betting a three month trial and see how they get on.

In the meantime, more details are here.