Here are the final results from our trial of Over Under Pro:
|Cost:||£9.99 per month|
|Average number of tips:||1.5 per day|
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.