We recently did an article looking at free racing tips, providing a list of the best ones we have found from across the internet.
Today we are going to take a similar look at free football tips and identify the best ones we have found through our extensive research and live testing here on the site.
Football is the most gambled on sport in the world, with an estimated $500 billion wagered on the game globally each year. With such a huge amount being bet, you would think there would be some good tips out there.
The truth is though that there are hundreds of free football tipsters out there and only a few of them are actually any good and make a long-term profit.
The rest are mainly average or poor – with everything in between. You wouldn’t want to risk any of your hard-earned cash on poor quality tips, even if they are free.
At the same time, just because tips are free, you shouldn’t dismiss them as rubbish. There are some very good ones out there and they can make their revenue through other means such as advertising so don’t need to charge a subscription – which is good news for us punters.
We have tested literally hundreds of tipsters and have found a good set of free football tips, which we detail below.
Top 10 Free Football Tips
Below is our list of the top 10 free football tips we have found through our extensive research and testing, with details of their profit achieved and how you can access the tips. There is a table summarising all the tips at the end of the list.
1. Betting Gods
They have a great collection of tipsters who provide tips across a range of sports, including football. Their current roster of football tipsters includes three tipsters, who rotate in providing the tips.
These three tipsters have superb records and combined together represent an excellent trio. Here are their individual records:
– The Football Guru:- has made over 320 points profit since January 2016 at a return on investment of over 9% and with a strike rate of over 43%. Provides both pre-match and in-running tips, across European and World leagues. Landed a Goliath bet in January 2017 that made 62 points profit in one go!
– Pro Footy Tips:- has made over 200 points profit since March 2016, which equates to over £140 per month to just £10 stakes. A very impressive return on investment of over 17%, one of the highest we have seen from a football tipster. Focuses on outsiders and identifying value opportunities.
– The Football Formula:- has made over £850 to £10 stakes since starting in May 2016, at a return on investment of over 10% and a very high strike rate of over 68%. Focuses on the over/under 2.5 goals market.
So three excellent tipsters there and the advantage of signing up to receive free tips from them is that you get their combined wisdom, skills and experience, rather than just relying on one tipster. You can sit back and let them do all the hard work of studying form, statistics, team news and so on and just wait for the tips to be sent through.
If you are looking for some free football tips then, we think you can’t do much better than Betting Gods.
A similar service to Betting Gods is Betfan and you can also sign up to receive free daily tips from their collection of high quality tipsters.
Their “Mega 4 Tips Package” includes tips from the different tipster platforms of Betfan, the Winning Information Network, Bet Kudos and Tipster TV.
They have a range of high quality football tipsters, including:-
– World Soccer Pro:- over 350 points profit made since starting in February 2016. Bets at above evens and on leagues around the world.
– Hotshots:– over 150 points profit made since August 2016. Selective service looking for value bets in major leagues.
– Match Master:- over 120 points profit since August 2015. Backing odds-on favourites the service has a high strike rate.
So some very good tipsters there and you will receive tips from a variety of other sports tipsters as well. The free tips have made over 200 points profit from 1 point level stakes since starting. You can also sign up to receive the tips from one of their tipsters specifically, although that will cost a fee.
With the free tips package you are getting the benefit of the tipsters’ research and study of statistics and the chance to make a decent profit from their tips.
Freesupertips is a popular service that provides free tips via its website. They provide football tips in a range of markets including Both Teams to Score (BTS), Both Teams to Score and Win, traditional accumulators, correct score and double bets.
There is also a regular £10 to £1,000 Challenge, which as you may have guessed, is a daily bet that attempts to turn a £10 starting bank into £1,000. A we understand it, this has been successful on a number of occasions. In fact, one of them succeeded during our trial of Freesupertips.
There are also tips on other sports such as MLB, NFL, NBA, golf and tennis. They often promote their winning tips with pictures of winning betting slips, which always tends to be motivating!
If you are going to follow Freesupertips then it is worth deciding which of the various different types you want to follow, which could of course be all of them!
4. Kevin Pullein – Racing Post
Kevin Pullein has been the resident football expert at the Racing Post for a good number of years and has a deserved reputation as an astute judge of the game.
Now technically of course if you buy a paper copy of the Racing Post then his tips are not quite free, although you can also find the tips on the online tipping page of their website.
In any event, Mr Pullein is an ardent follower of statistics and in his regular series of betting articles in the Guardian (which sadly no longer run), he would use stats to disprove some long-held fallacies that have grown into urban myths over the years. These included busting the myths that there are a much higher number of bookings in derby matches, that teams at the top of the league are bound to beat teams at the bottom by large margins and that home advantage makes a huge difference in football.
A number of these theories and others were developed into greater depth in Pullein’s 2009 book “The Definitive Guide to Betting on Football,” also published by the Racing Post. In that book various approaches to football betting are explored, including different types of bet (Half Time / Full Time, first goalscorer, team to score first, time of first goal and more).
With such a thorough knowledge of the game and detailed use of statistics, Kevin Pullein and the Racing Post are well worth considering if you are looking for some free soccer tips.
5. Sporting Life
One of the best known names in the world of betting is of course the Sporting Life. Although better recognised for their horse racing tips, they also supply footy tips as part of their online service.
The tipping section of the website used to be known as the Betting Zone but has recently reverted to being known as just the Sporting Life. The tips are provided in the main by Nick Hext, previously being supplied by Ben Linfoot who now concentrates on horse racing.
The football tips are available for free via the Sporting Life website and come in the form of both regular tips for matches in the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, internationals and more.
One of their more notable tips was Athletico Madrid each way to win the 2014 Champions League at 40/1, which came so close to winning until a last minute equaliser from Sergio Ramos. Still, the place part of the bet came in at a nice price.
Nick Hext has taken the football tipping on to new heights and is a strong service to consider for your free soccer tips.
6. Football Advisor
A highly regarded football tipping service is Football Advisor, which has been going since 2014. In that time they have made over 350 points profit, at a strike rate of over 35% and a return on investment of 8%.
Although the main service with Football Advisor is a paid service, you can sign up to receive free tips as well when you join their e-mail subscriber list.
The focus of the service is on the main European leagues and internationals. In terms of the latter, they have done very well at the World Cup and Euros, which are often difficult to make a profit in. The approach of the tipsters is to go for unfancied selections and “not the obvious” choices that most people tend to go for.
A great deal of research goes into the tips and you are given the full detailed reasoning behind them, which is reassuring and means you know Football Advisor is a proper service.
7. Betting Bias
Run by a team of professional gamblers, Betting Bias is a website that provides completely free tips across a range of sports, including football.
They provide tips mainly in the English Premier League (EPL), with some tips in the Champions League, Europa League and international matches.
Their primary speciality and where a good deal of their profits have come from is in ante-post bets. These include excellent winners such as Harry Kane to be top Premier League goalscorer at 20/1, Bournemouth to finish in the top half of the Premier League at 9/1, Brighton to win the Championship (each-way) and many more.
The overall record of Betting Bias is exceptional, with over 1400 points profit made since they began in 2011, at a return on investment of over 19%.
And the really nice thing is that you don’t even need to sign-up to receive the tips, you just visit the website and check the tips each day.
Online Betting Guide – or OLBG – is a popular site with punters and has grown to fame by sponsoring races at Cheltenham, amongst other events.
It is very much a community betting site, where you can interact with other punters, post your own tips, take part in tipping competitions, view the tips of others and a whole host of other betting-related activities.
In terms of their free football tips, these can be viewed on their website either via the tips for today or a particular competition. On the tips page you will find a list of the most popular tips in terms of the number of people backing a selection and a “confidence level” based on the proportion of people tipping a particular team or outcome.
You can also have a look at the “hot tipsters” on football, which shows you the best tipsters in terms of their record in recent times, although you do have to log in to view these tipsters (which is also free).
With a forum, bookmaker reviews, competitions and much more besides, there is a lot to like about OLBG in addition to the free footy tips you can get on the site.
9. Football Value Tips
Football Value Tips is a service that has amassed over 350 points profit since starting in August 2015. The tips come in the major European leagues, mainly in the English Premier League with some bets from the Championship too.
A wide variety of markets are used, including the main 1X2 as well as first goalscorer, correct score, double chance and others. It is a fairly selective service with just a few bets per week, most of which come at the weekends.
The service is run by a guy called Phil Rushton who manages a few betting services and is a well-known figure in the game. Phil uses his expertise and specialist analytics to make the selections for Football Value Tips.
Now it is important to note that the main Football Value Tips is a paid service, although you can get a week’s free trial to test it out and see if it is for you.
10. Betfair Football Tips
Next up on our list are the free tips from Betfair. The betting exchange has a group of betting professionals who provide free selections throughout the year on a variety of leagues and markets. these experts include:-
– Paul Robinson:- a sports and betting writer who has been contributing towards the website since 2011. Provides lay bets for the majority of his tips and lists football as his number one sport, although Cheltenham is his favourite event.
– Tobias Gorlay:– an expert primarily in Spanish football who has also spent some time analysing Italian soccer as well. Lives in North London and contributes regularly to the Betfair footy tips.
– Andrew Hughes:– combines a multitude of talents including professional gambling, writing and cricket and regularly provides tips for the betfair betting section. Picked “You’re Special” at 80/1 in the Cheltenham Festival.
Each of the tips comes with a full write-up from the expert providing the tip and the odds advised for it. Betfair clearly look far and wide to find betting talent and it shows in the quality of their content and the tipping pages.
Always worth checking out their opinion before placing your bets for a match.
Table of How to Access Your Free Football Tips
Below is a table summarising the free tips listed above and how you can access them:
HOW TO ACCESS FREE TIPS
LINK TO WEBSITE
|Betting Gods||Sign up to free tips e-mail||Click here|
|Betfan||Sign up to free tips e-mail||Click here|
|Freesupertips||Visit website||Click here|
|Kevin Pullein/Racing Post||Buy Racing Post/visit website||Click here|
|Sporting Life||Visit website||Click here|
|Football Advisor||Sign up to free tips e-mail||Click here|
|Betting Bias||Visit website||Click here|
|OLBG||Sign up to free tips e-mail||Click here|
|Football Value Tips||Sign up for 7 day free trial||Click here|
|Betfair Tips||Visit website||Click here|
Things to Avoid with Free Football Tips
We have listed above the best free footy tips we have come across through our extensive research and testing. However, at the same time there are some things to be careful of when looking at free tips and it is worth bearing these in mind if you look around for your own free tips.
– Always look for a proofed long-term record:– often a tipping site will fail to publish its full results, meaning you can’t tell whether it makes a long term profit or not. Or if it does publish results, those results haven’t been independently verified by another website such as this one. So you don’t know if the results are real or not. You shouldn’t throw your hard-earned cash at following tips if you don’t know for sure that they are good and have an established, verified record.
– Don’t Fall for Marketing Hype:– some sites will promise to make you rich overnight with pictures of Ferraris, scantily-clad women and tropical islands. It may seem obvious to avoid these sites but they can be surprisingly seductive. The pictures are usually accompanied with tales of some lucky chap who used to do a normal, boring job before he discovered a betting secret and is now filthy rich, happily enjoying life without having to work. We have looked at dozens of systems and not a single one of these over-hyped types ever works. Again, stick to a verified long-term record.
– Free tips can be good. Just because tips are free, it doesn’t mean they aren’t any good. There are lots on the list above that make a good profit. Bear in mind that the tipster may well be making money from other sources such as advertising so doesn’t need to charge a subscription fee for the tips.
– Have enough money to follow the tips. One of the biggest mistakes people make is to bet more than they can afford, or not have a large enough bank to withstand the inevitable draw-downs. Make sure that you have a clear plan and record all your results, staking a fixed percentage of your bank on each selection. This will help you to stay on track and not bet erratically.
– Adopt a Long-Term Approach to your betting – when following tips, it can be tempting to concentrate on very short time periods, like how the tips have done over the last week or so. But all tipsters will have ups and downs, it is part of betting. Have a look at the record of the tips over a much longer period like six months or a year. Have they made a decent profit over that time period? Does the tipster have an edge over the market? These things are more important than short-term swings.
When it All Comes Together – The Beauty of Compounding
Albert Einstein said that compounding was the eighth wonder of the world and he was right – its power is generally greatly underestimated and misunderstood. That applies as much in betting as anything else.
If you take a bank (and as we say above, make sure your bank is big enough to cover losing runs and draw-downs) and double it every year, you might think it wouldn’t grow that dramatically over time. But that is where you would be wrong.
Imagine a £1,000 starting bank that you managed to double every year. In ten years, guess how much you would have?
You wouldn’t have £10,000. No. You wouldn’t even have £100,000, which would be pretty awesome in itself.
No, you would have over a million pounds.
That’s from a starting bank of just £1,000. Pretty incredible stuff.
Now of course there will be difficulties along the way, like your bank may not double every year – some years it may grow more than that, some less and some years your bank may even decrease.
And once you are getting up towards a million, your staking would be getting very high, so you may struggle to get your bets on if they are not in mainstream markets, or you may shirk at putting on a stake of tens of thousands of pounds or more.
But you can see the potential anyway. A service like Banker Bets has managed a very consistent bank growth over a number of years and those who were in from the start and used compound staking have done extremely well.
So if you are following free tips or even paid tips, think about using compound investing and its potential to grow your winnings exponentially.
There are some great free footy tips out there in amongst the hundreds of tipsters that are out there. Thankfully we have done all the work for you, so you don’t have to spend hours looking around but can use the list we have compiled above.
Make sure you take a careful approach though and avoid the pitfalls of following tips, which can bring you down.
Take a long term approach to your betting and consider the potential of compound investing to grow your winnings.
Finally, please gamble responsibly and only risk what you can afford to lose.