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Cricket Advisor – Final Review

We have completed our review of Cricket Advisor and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:-18 points
Strike Rate:36%
Bank Growth:-18%
Cost:£37.00 +VAT per month or £74.00 +VAT per quarter
ROI:-7.7%
Average number of tips:1 per day
VERDICT:FAILED  

 

You can view full results here

 

Cricket Advisor – Final Review

Well it has been a longer than usual trial period for the Cricket Advisor, with a low volume of bets it took 4 months to get to the minimum 100 bets required to judge the service.

Unfortunately, as you can see from the results above, it hasn’t been a very successful trial and has finished 18 points down in the end.

That wasn’t a disaster, as it represented a loss of just 18% of the advised 100 point bank, so we have certainly had worse trials.

 

But on the other hand, looking back at the past results published on the website, the Cricket Advisor has been a long-term decline since September 2014, when he peaked at 45 points profit, down to his current level of -9 points.

So it is tough to recommend any service that hasn’t made a profit in over a year and is actually down over its lifespan.

Here are the results for the trial in graph format:

 

Cricket Advisor Graph

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Good – tips are sent out well in advance of the events and there are a variety of bookmakers you can use, or Betfair. 

Availability of prices: Good – we found the prices were generally available and there was no real downward pressure on prices after the tips were released. Tips are generally in markets with good liquidity such as international matches, IPL and T20/county matches, which generally have very strong liquidity on Betfair too.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 36%, which in itself sounds good but in reality needs to be a little higher to make a profit at the odds they are tipping at.

Advised Betting Bank: The bank advised for the trial was 100 points, which seems more than adequate and was never in danger of being lost during the trial. 

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are quite high given the results, at £37 per month = VAT or £74 + VAT per quarter. 

 

OVERALL VERDICT: FAILED  

Sadly there are very few good cricket tipsters out there and this one didn’t quite produce the results we were hoping for.

The trial wasn’t a complete disaster by any means though and our bank ended up 18% down over the course of the trial. 

Taken in the context of the longer-term results however, which show no profit has been made over the last year means the only verdict we can give this is a failed one and 2.5 stars overall.

So our search for a winning cricket tipster goes on…

 

Racing Professionals Flat

Racing Professionals Flat Service – Final Review

It is the end of our three month trial of the Racing Professionals Flat service and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:-132 points 
Strike Rate:10%
Bank Growth:-88%
Cost:£44.99 per month
ROI:-36%
Average number of tips:4 per day
VERDICT:FAILED  

 

You can view full results here.

 

Racing Professionals Flat Service Final Review

Well at the end of our trial of the Racing Professionals Flat Service, what can we say – other than it has been something of a sorry story for them over the last three months.

Sadly they have ended up with a 132 point deficit and have lost 88% of the advised bank. 

They do rely somewhat on picking some big priced winners, with past results showing winners at 100/1 and above, so they are perhaps just one big winner away from turning things around.

Unfortunately though, we can only judge a service on what is has achieved during our trial and with an 88% loss of the bank, it has been a disappointing run.

Certainly we would suggest that on the basis of this trial, a 150 point bank is not nearly enough and 300 points or more would be appropriate.

You should never get this close to losing your entire bankroll, although we suspect in reality after a drawdown like this most people would have stopped following the tips in any event.

Anyway, here are the results in graph format:

Racing Professionals Flat Service Profit Graph

It’s been one way traffic – unfortunately the wrong way – for the majority of the trial. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Very good – the tips are sent out by e-mail early in the morning and then all bets are simply placed at Betfair SP, so very quick to operate.

Availability of prices: As above, with all bets placed at Betfair SP, there are no issues around price availability.

Strike rate: With the strike rate for the trial down at just 10%, it was clearly well below the expected level for the service to make a profit.

Advised Betting Bank: The advised bank was 150 points, which was clearly not enough as we lost 132 points and 88% of the bank. We would think a 300 point bank would be needed given the drawdown experienced during our trial.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are high at £44.99 per month.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: FAILED  

There doesn’t seem to be any other possible verdict than failed with a 132 point loss and 88% bank decline.

This trial has shown once again that it is no easy ride making money in this game and some long losing runs can hit anyone, whatever their experience and level of expertise.

Hopefully they will hit a nice 100/1 winner soon and get back on track, but for the moment this one has to be added to the failed systems pile.

 

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Results Update

17th July 2015

We are over two months into our trial of Racing Professionals Flat service so it is about time for an update.

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Tennis Trading League – Final Review

We have come to the end of our three month trial of Tennis Trading League‘s betting tips and here are the results:

 

Profit/loss:-9.14 points
Strike Rate:58%
Bank Growth:-46%
Cost:£5 per week, £12 per month or £129 for lifetime
ROI:-6%
Average number of tips:1.5 per day
VERDICT:FAILED

 

You can view full results here.

 

Tennis Trading League Final Review

This is the first tennis tipster we have reviewed here at Honest Betting Reviews and unfortunately it has hit one too many “unforced errors” over the trial.

The first thing to point out is that we were reviewing the betting tips provided by the service rather than their trading system.

With a loss of just over 9 points, it has been a somewhat disappointing trial and we do not feel on this basis we can recommend the tipping aspect of the service.

That loss of 9 points represents a 46% reduction in the bank which is quite a significant drawdown.

They do not appear to publish their past results so it is difficult to gauge if the tips have been profitable in the longer term either. Normally if results are positive then services shout it from the rooftops, but we cannot know for sure either way here.

So our search for a profitable tennis tipster goes on – perhaps Serve It Up Tennis Tips will produce the goods.

Here are the results in graph format anyway:

Tennis Trading League Profit Graph

As you can see, things never really got going early on and went into minus territory around half way through and didn’t recover from there.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Good – there are on average 1.5 bets per day. The tips are sent by e-mail at 8-9 am UK time and prices are given based on Betfair prices. It doesn’t take long to place the bets.

Availability of prices: Prices were generally freely available and we did not have too many problems matching the advised prices. The good thing is that tennis markets are very liquid on Betfair so even with a large number of followers, the tips would be unlikely to affect prices too much.

Strike rate: The strike rate during the trial was 57%, but with average odds of around 1.7 you would need the strike rate to be higher to generate a profit.

Advised Betting Bank: The advised staking is 5% on each tip, so that works out at a 20 point bank. That unfortunately meant a 46% loss of the bank during our trial.

Subscription costs: The costs are very reasonable at £5 per week, £12 per month or £129 for lifetime membership.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: FAILED  

Unfortunately with a 46% loss of the bank, we are unable to recommend Tennis Trading League’s betting tips. 

And with past results not published, we can’t see anything to suggest that this was just a blip and that results are normally much better.

So our search for a winning tennis tipster goes on, much like Mr Federer’s search for an 18th grand slam title.

 

 

 

 

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Time for some Tennis Betting Tips?

New review 21st April 2015

You can check out Tennis Trading League here

With the sun shining and the Summer seemingly just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to commence a review of a service offering tennis betting tips. 

After all, the French Open is coming up soon and then before you know it, we will all be munching strawberries and cream and enjoying the wonders of Wimbledon.

So today we are commencing a review of Patrick Ross’s Tennis Trading League. This is a service sending out daily tennis betting tips for the main tennis circuits in both the men’s and women’s games.

tennis 5The service is very reasonably priced with various packages available – £7 per week, £15 per month (with £1 for the first month) or £40 for the first year and £117 for each year after that, if you like the long term options.

As well as betting tips, there are other options available. You can also get Patrick’s tennis trading tips and strategies, at extra cost to the main betting tips. For this review we will be sticking to just the betting tips to keep things manageable.

I can’t seem to find a full list of results on the website which is a little unusual, but of course this doesn’t mean the site isn’t successful – time well tell! We will be running our usual three month review which should take us nicely through the clay court season, taking in Roland Garros and then on to the grass court season and Wimbledon.

Who knows, we may even see another Andy Murray grand slam triumph during our trial.

Patrick has been running the service for a number of years and boasts quotes from lots of happy members, so let’s hope I am one such member come the end of the review 🙂

In the meantime, you can check out Tennis Trading League here

 

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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.

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Tim Russell Private Service Final Review

You can get Tim Russell’s Private Service here

Profit/loss:-11 points
Strike rate:32%
Bank growth:-55%
Cost:£30 per month
ROI:-15%
Average number of tips per week:6 per week
OVERALL VERDICT:FAILED 

 

You can view full results here

 

Tim Russell Private Service Final Review

I was heading into this trial with high hopes given that it was £18,000 in profit (or 180 points) over the previous 18 months. It also had a high strike rate so I saw this as a service that could grow a bank quite quickly.

However, sadly that has not proved the case this time and it has been a disappointing trial. We have ended up 11 points down at advised prices and over 17 points at Betfair SP (BSP).

Considering the advised bank is 20 points, we have lost over half of it at advised prices and nearly the whole thing at BSP!

The thing that I found intriguing during this trial though was that selections were consistently backed in, sometimes significantly. This suggests that the information Tim gets is genuine and/or he is able to identify selections that will be backed.

So perhaps there are trading opportunities here, for example to back selections when they are given out and lay them later.

That is not what is advised though and I didn’t investigate it during our trial. We can only the judge the service on what is has achieved during our trial and unfortunately it has not lived up to expectations.

Ease of use: OK – you have to log in to a forum to find the selections rather than having them e-mailed to you. Selections are available at 10.15 am daily (UK time) and it is advised to use a Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) bookmaker. There are on average about 6 bets per week so it shouldn’t take long to place the bets.

Availability of prices: Bad. Prices often disappear quickly so you need to login at 10.15 am sharp (or even a little earlier) and place your bets quickly. You are warned about this before joining the service though so it is a case of “buyer beware!”

Strike rate: The strike rate during the trial was 32% which is ok but below previous standards which are more towards 40% plus.

Advised Betting Bank: This was my major gripe with the service – a 20 point bank was advised, which is clearly not enough given that we lost over half of that at advised prices and nearly all of it at BSP! I would think at least a 40 point bank should be advised.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are very reasonable at £30 per month, which includes not just Tim’s tips but a suite of other systems and tips from Tony Gibson’s www.bettingsystem.info website.

OVERALL VERDICT: FAILED  

Unfortunately this service hasn’t lived up to expectations during our trial and with over half the bank lost it has to go into the failed category

I am still at least a little bit intrigued by the fact that selections are consistently backed in though so will continue to keep an eye on this to see if results improve.

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All Weather Ultimate Final Review

You can get All Weather Ultimate here

Profit/loss-64 points
Strike rate18%
Bank growth-32%
Cost£53.96 for first 90 days then £11.96 every 28 days
ROI-30%
Average number of tips per day1
VERDICTFAILED 

 

You can view full results here

 

All Weather Ultimate Final Review

Well we have come to the end of our three month trial of All Weather Ultimate and unfortunately it has ended in a 64 point loss.

The danger with systems like this – trainer and jockey combinations at certain courses – is that they can look great based on past statistics. However, unless those statistics are based on a large enough sample size and arise from sound logic as to why such a combination should have an advantage, then they are unlikely to continue to perform well.

My own personal view is that most of the time it is just coincidence – statistical variability will inevitably mean some jockeys and trainers have great records at one course and bad ones at another. Perhaps they have had a couple of 50/1 winners at one course that make their results look great. But is that likely to continue? And if so, why? 

These are the sorts of questions you need to ask when considering betting strategies such as this.

Ease of use: Very good – bets are given out early in the morning (UK time) and can be placed either with the bookies or exchanges. There is on average 1 bet per day so very quick to place the bets.

Availability of prices: Good – there wasn’t any problem getting the bets on nor any big difference in results by using Betfair.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 18% so patience will be required to deal with losing runs. 

Advised Betting Bank: A 200 point betting bank is advised, which seemed adequate, with average stakes of just over 2 points per bet. Even with the disappointing results of the trial, we were still nowhere near losing the bank – being just over 30% down overall. 

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are reasonable at (a rather unusual!) £53.96 for first 90 days then £11.96 every 28 days after that. 

OVERALL VERDICT: FAILED  

This service claimed very good results coming into our trial at over 600 points profit bad sadly has failed to deliver those kinds of results here and with over 60 points loss this one has to go into the failed category unfortunately.

 

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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