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Banker Bets

Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs – Final Review

We have reached the end of our 12 month trial of Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +£128 profit
Strike Rate:   62%  
Bank Growth:   12.8%
ROI:   2%
Average number of bets:   5-10 bets per day
Cost:   £33/month, £79/quarter or £277/year
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
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You can view full results here.

 

Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs – Full Review

 

Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs is a trading service run by a guy called Chris, a professional trader. It is operated out of the long-running Banker Bets platform which we have previously reviewed here at HBR.  

Chris provides a number of different betting and trading strategies he’s refined over the past couple of years. They’re a mix of back and lay betting, some pre-match and some in-play.

The service is supplied via the Telegram messenger app, with members receiving selections for the day via a spreadsheet link and then live alerts for in-play trades. 

The number of strategies in operation changed quite a lot over the course of the review as some were dropped and others added. By the end of our review, there were 21 active strategies as part of the service. 

In terms of how we proofed the service, we did find it a very difficult service to review to be honest. 

We started off proofing three strategies, then expanded it to six once we had got our heads around how the service worked and how to operate the strategies, only to then see five of those six strategies removed from the service, leaving us with just one. 

We then added two new strategies to give us something more to proof and to allow us to complete the review, but obviously that wasn’t ideal. 

In the end, the one strategy that was in operation for the whole of our trial, the Home Wins, made £285 profit made from stakes ranging from £5 to £20 per bet. 

The other two strategies we added later were the overs and draws, and they made: 

  • Overs: +£56 profit
  • Draws: -£213 loss

So a bit of a mixed bag there with those two. 

Of the strategies that were retired, some of them had actually been doing quite well, for example the Home Values Draw were +£494 whilst the 15 minute lay the draw was +£484. 

However, Chris felt they weren’t optimal to his service (or there were better ones available) so were replaced by other systems. 

There are also some in-play strategies you can trade with those service, although you would need to have the time to be able to enter and exit trades when alerts are given out, which won’t be the case for everyone. 

Overall we felt this was a promising service and Chris is clearly very knowledgeable and hard-working.

However, we found it a difficult service to follow and proof and felt there were just a few too many changes made in terms of the strategies being dropped and introduced. 

We think it could have benefited from a bit more stability and sticking with some of the strategies that had good long-term results. As the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! 

All betting strategies go through short-term ups and downs and sometimes it can be worth sticking with them to see how they turn out in the long run.

Anyway, that is just our view – it is obviously up to Chris how he runs the service and what he feels is best. 

Overall though, of the strategies still running, the three we proofed made a combined £128 profit from £10 average stakes – or around 13 points profit to one point stakes in other words.

At a return on investment of just 2% and over a period of 12 months we didn’t feel that was quite enough to warrant a passed rating so are only able to award this service a NEUTRAL rating at this time. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Selections are provided via the Telegram app. As mentioned above, it is quite a difficult service to follow – firstly to get your head around how all the various strategies work and then to keep up as strategies are added and dropped. How many selections there are each day depends on how many strategies you follow, but if following all you are looking at around 5-10 selections per day most days, with a potential of up to 20 on a busy day.

Availability of prices: The prices quoted seemed reasonably available on Betfair overall – some would shorten whilst others drifted, pretty much evening out overall. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was decent at 62% across the three active systems.

Advised Betting Bank: 1-3% staking of the bank per bet is recommended for following the service, which seems reasonable to us given the high strike rate. 

Subscription costs: The subscription costs at the time of writing are  £33 per month, £79 per quarter or £277 per year.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs is a mixture of different betting and trading strategies, including back and lay betting, some pre-match and some in-play. 

We found it quite a difficult service to review to be honest, with strategies being added and removed throughout our trial and it taking quite a bit of effort to understand how they all worked. 

At the end of our trial, the three active strategies we proofed finished a combined £128 up at £10 average stakes, meaning this service receives a NEUTRAL rating from us in the end. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs – Results Update

14th January 2024

It has been a mixed bag for the systems of the Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs lately, with some quite different results being posted for the three systems we are proofing:

  • Home Win: +£285 profit
  • Overs: +£56 profit
  • Draws: -£213 loss

That means the three systems are a combined £128 up for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

Just a reminder that five of the six systems we were proofing have now been retired, with the only one remaining from when we started being the Home Win system.

We have recently added in the Overs and Draws systems, which as you can see have had quite varying results so far. 

Hopefully these three stay in operation for the time being to allow us to complete the review.

 

 

 

 

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Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs – Results Update

5th December 2023

It has become somewhat difficult to review Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs lately, with five of the six systems we had been proofing now no longer in operation. 

The one system that is still in operation, the Home Win system, has lost £48 since our last update. 

That means it is now £262 up for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

This has left us in a tricky position as to what to do with this review going forward.

Normally we like to stick to whatever systems or strategies are in place at the outset of our review and follow them through to the end. It is not ideal to be adding and removing strategies as you go along. 

It also calls into question somewhat the viability of the service if strategies are being retired, in essence as they are either not profitable or not practical to follow.

However, we want to be fair as possible and to see if we can make a sustainable profit from this service. 

So we will continue with the one strategy that is still going, the Home Wins – which to be fair is well in profit – and add two more strategies. 

These will be the Overs and the Draws. 

We will stick with these three until the end of our trial and hopefully they will remain in operation so we can finish our review. 

 

 

 

 

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Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs – Results Update

21st October 2023

A small drop for Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs lately, with a loss of £143 or 14.3 points made since our last update on the six systems we have been proofing.

The results for those six strategies are as follows (at £10 per point):-

  • 15 Minute LTD: +£489 profit
  • Home Values Draw – RETIRED: +£494 profit 
  • Home Win: +£310 profit
  • Home Win LTD: -£9 loss
  • HT LTD V2: -£39 loss
  • Double Chance – RETIRED: -£56 loss

That means the total now stands at £1189, or 119 points profit made for our trial so far.

You can view full results here.

As you can see above, two of the systems have been retired – the Home Values Draw and Double Chance systems. 

We are slightly surprised by the Home Values Draw being retired as it was nearly £500 in profit, but obviously they feel it hasn’t quite been performing well enough recently to justify continuing with. 

Anyway, that leaves us with four systems to follow for the time being which makes things a little easier and hopefully those remaining four systems can kick on again.  

 

 

 

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Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs – Results Update

11th August 2023

A small drop for Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs lately, with a loss of £33 or 3.3 points made since our last update on the six systems we have been proofing.

The results for those six strategies are as follows (at £10 per point):-

  • 15 Minute LTD: +£472 profit
  • Home Values Draw: +£603 profit 
  • Home Win: +£350 profit
  • Home Win LTD: +£44 profit
  • HT LTD V2: -£1 loss
  • Double Chance: -£51 loss

That means the total now stands at £1417, or 142 points profit made for our trial so far.

You can view full results here.

As mentioned previously there is a lot to take in with this service so we would advise starting off with just 2-3 systems, as it can be quite overwhelming trying to get your head around everything right from the start and you risk potentially making mistakes, over-staking or not quite understanding it all straight away. 

With the new season kicking off the action should really start picking up over the next few weeks and hopefully they can repeat the success of last season and add to the already substantial profits.

 

 

 

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Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs – Results Update

11th July 2023

A small gain for Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs lately, with a profit of £16, or 1.6 points, made since our last update on the main three systems we have been proofing.

The results for those three strategies are as follows:-

  • 15 Minute LTD: +£511 profit
  • Home Values Draw: +£531 profit 
  • Home Win: +£356 profit

Those results are to £10 per point stakes so the total of £1398 profit is equivalent to 139.8 points profit for our trial so far.

Since our last update we have added in three further systems:

  • Home Win LTD: +£60 profit
  • HT LTD V2: -£36 loss
  • Double Chance: +25 profit

All in all then with that £49 across those three systems, the total now stands at £1450, or 145 points profit made for our trial so far.

You can view full results here.

We would advise starting off with just 2-3 systems, as it can be quite overwhelming trying to get your head around everything right from the start and you risk potentially making mistakes, over-staking or not quite understanding it all straight away. 

Whilst each strategy in itself is not overly complicated, altogether there are 16 strategies currently which is a lot to take in. 

So we would say take it slow and steady and build things up with this one. Overall we have been very impressed with the service but it does take some effort to fully grasp everything as we say.  

 

 

 

 

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Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs – Results Update

29th May 2023

Firstly an apology for the delay in updating our review of Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs. It is quite a difficult service to review as there are 17 separate strategies and a huge amount to take in.

The main thing we had to decide on was which of these strategies we would proof as it would not be feasible to try and track all of them – or even half of them to be honest. 

After some careful thought we have settled on three strategies – one of which is an in-play strategy and the other two are pre-match strategies. 

The three strategies are:-

  • 15 Minute Lay the Draw (LTD) – this involves laying the draw in a match after 15 minutes if the score is still 0-0. 
  • Home Values Draw – backing the draw before kick-off
  • Home Win – backing the home win before kick-off.

These three strategies are all pretty simple to operate and should be manageable for anyone, even if you are new to betting/trading. 

In any event, the results for those three strategies have been very good:

  • 15 Minute LTD: +£497 profit
  • Home Values Draw: +£560 profit 
  • Home Win: +£325 profit

Those results are to £10 per point stakes so the total of £1382 profit is equivalent to 138 points profit for our trial so far.

You can view full results here.

Although we haven’t been able to proof all the strategies as we say, the official results show a profit of 389 points in total for 2023 for the strategies combined. 

So it’s been impressive stuff so far. 

All the selections are sent out by Telegram and the odds quoted are with the Betfair exchange. 

For us following three strategies is just about manageable but there may be members who follow more (or all) so it’s a question of picking what is right for you. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs – New Review

18th January 2023

We are starting a new trial today of a football trading service called Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs

The trader behind the service is a guy called Chris, a professional trader who has been proofing to the Banker Bets site for 8 months and has reportedly made an impressive £7,373 profit in that time. 

Chris operates 6 profitable trading strategies he’s refined over the past couple of years. They’re a mix of back and lay betting, some pre-match and some in-play.

The trading strategies have reportedly produced the following results:-

  • Lay the Draw: +£1568 profit
  • Half-time Lay the Draw: +£1317 profit
  • 60 minute Lay the Draw: +£409 profit
  • Double Chance: +£749 profit
  • Second half goals: +£2518 profit
  • Overs: +£814 profit

In terms of what all that means in points terms is a little difficult to say as different staking is used for each system (and even within each system), ranging from as little as £10 up to over £100 stake liability.

However, clearly the results have been excellent (presuming they are accurate of course) in terms of achieving substantial profit across each of the strategies. The strike rate across the strategies has been high at 77% overall. 

The trades are provided via the Telegram app where you’ll receive notification of each selection.

We are quite excited by this one as we have always felt there is great scope to make profits from trading football, but with one or two notable exceptions (e.g. Goal Profits), we are yet to see any services actually produce trading profits under live trial conditions. 

As ever we will reserve judgement until we have conducted the trial but we are at least hopeful this could be a decent trading service. Results will be updated here as we go along as usual. 

In the meantime you can check out Banker Bets Football Trading Clubs for yourself here.

 

 

 

To the fore golf

To The Fore Golf – Final Review

We have reached the end of our ten month trial of To The Fore Golf and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +6 points profit
Strike Rate:   24%  
Bank Growth:   +6%
ROI:   4%
Average number of bets:   3 bets per week
Cost:   £9.99 for first 40 days then £30/month
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

To The Fore Golf – Full Review

 

To The Fore Golf is a golf tipster from the Tipsters Empire stable and has been tipping since June last year, so is relatively new on the block. 

The tipster says their strategy “is fairly simple but still undertakes a lot of reading up and evaluating the factors of player form, course form, any weather issues, along with then searching for the value out there.” 

Coming into our trial the results looked very positive, with 137 points profit made at a return on investment of over 70%. 

It is more selective than most golf services, with just two to three bets per week on average. Tips come in both the PGA Tour and European Tours. 

We ran a ten month trial which gave us a sample size of 109 bets. 

At the end of our review they finished with a profit of 6 points, which came with a strike rate of 24% and a return on investment (ROI) of 4%

They tend to go for selections at the top end of the market, which is a little different to most golf services we have encountered who tend to pick out selections at odds up to 200/1 or more. 

That means the winners during our trial were mainly at single figure odds. 

Whilst some may like the prospect of landing a winner at huge odds, the advantage of this approach is that it keeps the bank ticking along and you would be less likely to suffer from one of the very extensive losing streaks golf services can suffer from. 

In any event, the bottom line is that with just a small profit of 6 points made the only fair verdict here is a NEUTRAL rating. 

For the time being it is one to keep an eye on and to see if they can kick on and produce the kind of results reported prior to our trial. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent out by e-mail, usually on Monday or Tuesday. Either way there is plenty of time to get the bets on and with around 2-3 bets per week on average the workload is very low with this service, making it very easy to follow. 

Availability of prices: We didn’t notice any discernible impact on prices after tips were sent out.

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was solid at 24% (including placed selections) so there was a reasonably steady rate of returns throughout the trial. 

Advised Betting Bank: A 100 point bank is recommended for following the service which seems reasonable to us and was more than enough to cope with the ups and downs during our trial.

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are £9.99 for an initial 40 day trial, followed by £30 per month, £80 per quarter, £140 for 6 months or £250 per year.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

After a ten month trial, golf tipster To The Fore Golf finished with a small profit of 6 points

It’s a NEUTRAL rating for this service then and one to keep an eye on for the time being. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To The Fore Golf – Results Update

17th October 2023

There’s been a small drop for golf tipster To The Fore Golf lately, with a loss of 10 points made since our last update.

That means they are now 8 points up for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

They had a couple of nice winners on the Ryder Cup with Rory McIlroy to be top European points scorer at 9/2 and Bob McIntyre to be top European rookie at 7/2, but those wins did not quite offset the losing tournament bets over the month. 

Hopefully they can get things moving back in the right direction over the next couple of months as the golf season draws to a close.  

 

 

 

 

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To The Fore Golf – Results Update

12th September 2023

There’s been a slight dip for golf tipster To The Fore Golf lately, with a loss of 6 points made since our last update.

However they are still 18 points up for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

They narrowly missed out on some wins lately with Bjork finishing 2nd at the European Masters in Switzerland and both Lowry and Fox finishing in a tie for third at the Irish Open last week. Fox in particular had a great chance to win but just couldn’t quite get it done down the stretch. 

Although the majors are done for the year, there is still plenty of golf left for the season with the flagship event on the DP World Tour – the BMW PGA Championship – being held this week and of course the Ryder Cup in just a couple of weeks.  

 

 

 

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To The Fore Golf – Results Update

9th August 2023

It’s been a decent time for golf tipster To The Fore Golf over the last month, with a profit of 9 points made since our last update.

That means they are now 23 points up for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

They managed to land a nice 30/1 winner with Robert Mcintyre being first round leader at the Made in Himmerland, although only for a 0.2 stake.

Although the majors are done for the year, there is still plenty of golf left for the season with the Fedex Cup playoffs about to get underway this week and then a number of strong events on the DP World Tour – and of course the Ryder Cup in Rome in September. 

 

 

 

 

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To The Fore Golf – Results Update

7th July 2023

There has been a small dip for golf tipster To The Fore Golf over the last month, with a loss of 13 points made since our last update.

That means they are now 14 points up for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

This is one of the more selective golf services we have come across, with just 8 bets over the last month – so about 2 per week. 

Not to say there is anything wrong with that approach – they have done well using it and in fact it makes it a very simple service to follow.

Just something to note when comparing to other golf tipsters. 

 

 

 

 

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To The Fore Golf – Results Update

31st May 2023

It’s been a good start to our trial of golf tipster To The Fore Golf, with a profit of 27 points made for our trial to date.

You can view full results here.

Interesting to note that most of the winners so far have been at shorter prices than other golf services we have reviewed – for example Jon Rahm at 9/1 to win the Masters, Scottie Scheffler to win the Phoenix Open at 12/1 etc. 

The approach is clearly working well so far though and it also means a higher strike rate than a tipster that is finding winners at 50/1, 100/1 and so on, which is a bonus. 

Hopefully they can keep things going as we enter crunch time of the season with the US Open, British Open and Ryder Cup coming up over the next few months. 

 

 

 

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To The Fore Golf – New Review

6th March 2023

We are starting a new review today of a service called To The Fore Golf

This is a golf tipster from the Tipsters Empire stable and has been tipping since June last year, so is relatively new on the block. 

The tipster says their strategy “is fairly simple but still undertakes a lot of reading up and evaluating the factors of player form, course form, any weather issues, along with then searching for the value out there.” 

Their first winner on the golf came in the form of John Daly to win the USPGA Championship at 66/1 back in 1991. That’s quite some time ago now (and you have to be of a certain vintage to remember it!) but shows the tipster has built up decades of experience in golf betting. 

The results to date look very promising, with 137 points profit made so far. What really stands out though is the return on investment, which sits at an astonishing 74%

That is one of the highest ROIs we have ever seen and to be honest would be almost impossible to retain in the long run. 

However, if profits can continue at somewhere close to the levels seen so far it would be a very worthwhile service to follow indeed. 

Interestingly, the strike rate is also quite high for a golf service at 32%, which is perhaps a reflection that they tip at slightly lower odds than most golf services. 

Having a higher strike rate is certainly welcome though and means the losing runs should be shorter. 

Another slight difference with most other golf services we have reviewed is that the bet volume tends to be lower, at 1-2 tips per event normally compared to 5-6 as usually seen with golf tipsters.

Anyway, just to say that we started receiving tips for this service on 10th January so will record results from then. There have already been three winners, with Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm (twice), as well as a few placed finishes so things have got off to a good start. 

As ever we will record results here as we go along so you can see how the service is getting on.

In the meantime you can check out To The Fore Golf for yourself here. 

 

 

 

Haymaker

The Haymaker – Final Review

We have reached the end of our one year review of The Haymaker and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +19 points profit
Strike Rate:   38% 
Bank Growth:   +19%
ROI:   1%
Average number of bets:   2 bets per day
Cost:  Free for 7 days then £39/month or £99/quarter
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

The Haymaker – Full Review

 

The Haymaker is a horse racing tipster and it comes from the Back Lucrative stable. It is the first time they have ever provided the services of an external tipster rather than producing their own tips. 

The results coming into our trial were so good according to Back Lucrative that they were blown away and felt they had to launch the service to the public. 

That was quite a claim and certainly piqued our interest for the trial. 

Essentially it is a straightforward tipping service with a combination of win bets, plus some place bets and some insurebets. 

We hadn’t actually come across a tipster using insurebet before, but basically it means your bet wins if the selection wins, however if it places you get your full stake back.

The slight wrinkle with using insurebet is that there’s isn’t an exchange equivalent, so that precluded the chance to proof this service at Betfair SP.

In any event, we were able to proof the service at advised prices and followed the tips for just under a year, giving a good sample size of 533 bets. 

Tips are provided by logging into a website only and are not sent by e-mail, Telegram or any other means. 

Unfortunately it was a case of the “curse of the triallist” with this one as once our trial got underway things really nosedived, going over 50 points down early on.

Slowly and surely they fought their way back however, managing to claw things back and end the trial 19 points in profit

That come at a strike rate of 38% and a return on investment of 1%

That was a good effort and as we often say here, any sort of profit is not to be sneezed at. 

At the same time though, just 19 points profit for nearly a year’s worth of tipping and over 500 bets isn’t quite what members would be looking for, particularly once subscription costs are taken into account. 

So in the end we think a NEUTRAL rating is fair for The Haymaker. A solid effort to fight back after a tough start but not quite enough to generate a passed rating. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are found by logging into the Back Lucrative website and are usually posted early in the morning on the day of racing.  With around 2 bets per day on average it is fairly straightforward to follow. 

Availability of prices: We didn’t notice a huge impact on prices so you should be able to get close to the recorded results without too much problem. As mentioned above though, certain bets aren’t available on exchanges so you will need bookie accounts to follow the advised bets fully.   

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was okay at 38% but would probably need to be a little higher to generate a consistent profit. 

Advised Betting Bank: We used a 100 point bank for the purposes of our review which did become a little threatened when things went badly early on, so a 150-200 point bank might be more appropriate for following the service. 

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are free for the first 7 days then £39 per month or £99 per quarter.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

The Haymaker is a horse racing service from the Back Lucrative stable. It is the first external tipster they have ever offered on their platform. 

Our trial got off to a slow start, going over 50 points down early on but they battled back to finish 19 points up

Although a valiant effort, it wasn’t quite enough to merit a passed rating for a year’s worth of betting and over 500 bets, so this service is awarded a NEUTRAL rating from us.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

2nd August 2023

It’s been an excellent month for horse racing service the Haymaker, with a profit of 61 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 19 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

It’s taken quite a while but this service is finally in profit for our trial, which is good to see. Let’s hope they can keep the recent form going. 

 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

3rd July 2023

A slight improvement for horse racing service the Haymaker over the last month, with a profit of 3 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 42 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

So a slight improvement in June for this service but still a way to go to get back to even for our trial.

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

2nd June 2023

Horse racing service the Haymaker has slipped back a little over the last month, with a loss of 6 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 45 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

So a slight move backwards again for this service after it had started to show some progress. Will just have to see which way it goes next.

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

5th May 2023

It’s been a better time for horse racing service the Haymaker lately, with a profit of 15 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 39 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

Good to see a bit of an improvement here recently but still a way to go to get back into profit overall. 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

2nd April 2023

It’s been a tough run for horse racing service the Haymaker lately, with a loss of 28 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 54 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

Unfortunately this trial has struggled to really get going after some promising results coming into our review. 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

2nd February 2023

Just a small dip for horse racing service the Haymaker over the last month, with a loss of 2 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 26 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

Unfortunately this trial has struggled to really get going after some promising results coming into our review. Could do with a turnaround soon or we may have to call it a day on this one. 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

2nd February 2023

There has been a small reversal for horse racing service the Haymaker recently, with a loss of 8 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 24 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

Let’s see if they can get back on track this month and move towards a profit for our trial overall. 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

7th December 2022

It’s been a much better month for horse racing service the Haymaker thankfully, with a profit of 36 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now just 16 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

Hopefully they are back on track now and can keep the recent good form going. 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

4th November 2022

The tough start to our trial of horse racing service the Haymaker continues unfortunately, with a loss of 20 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 52 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

There was quite a lot of hype around this service when it launched so it has been slightly surprising to see the results so far. Could do with things turning around for them pretty sharpish.  

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

3rd October 2022

It’s been a tough start to our trial of horse racing service the Haymaker, with a loss of 32 points made to advised prices after one month. 

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

In any event, a slightly disappointing start to this trial after quite a lot of excitement at its launch. It is still very early days though so far too soon to draw any conclusions.  

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – New Review

2nd September 2022

We are starting a new trial today of a horse racing service called The Haymaker.

This comes from the Back Lucrative stable and is the first time they have ever provided the services of an external tipster rather than producing their own tips. 

They say they have been proofing this tipster for over two years, which is a very good proofing period, and were blown away by the results. 

With 934 points profit made so far at a strike rate of 52% and an ROI of 35%, we’re not surprised they have been blown away to be honest! 

That ts a pretty amazing combination of stats, particularly to have such a high strike rate (over half the bets being winners) whilst still having such an impressive ROI. 

We have rarely seen figures like those in all our years of testing tipsters and betting systems, so it will be interesting to see if those can be maintained during our trial (and beyond). 

It’s slightly different to services we have reviewed before as the bets are a mixture of straightforward win bets, plus some place bets and some insurebets. 

We haven’t actually come across a tipster using insurebet before, but basically it means your bet wins if the selection wins, however if it places you get your full stake back.

The slight wrinkle with using insurebet is that there’s isn’t an exchange equivalent, so Michael recommends just betting those to win on the exchange if you aren’t able to access bookmakers anymore. 

In any event, it does look like a very promising service and there’s been quite a bit of buzz around its release. 

As ever we will reserve judgement until we’ve seen how it performs under a live trial, but fingers crossed it can continue producing the kind of results seen over the last two years.

Results will be updated here as we go along as usual so you can see how it is getting on.

In the meantime you can check out The Haymaker for yourself here.

 

 

 

Betting Mastermind (Football) – Final Review

We have reached the end of our nine month trial of Betting Mastermind (Football) and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +14 points profit
Strike Rate:   35% 
Bank Growth:   +7%
ROI:   1%
Average number of bets:   6 bets per day
Cost:  £29.99 per month
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Betting Mastermind – Full Review

 

Betting Mastermind (Football) is a suite of football betting systems across a range of markets. 

It should not be confused with Mike Cruickshank’s matched betting suite of the same name, which was released a couple of years ago and is completely separate. To differentiate the two we refer to this service as Betting Mastermind (Football). 

Anyway, Betting Mastermind (Football) is a group of football betting strategies, which at the start of our trial consisted of:

  • Back the draw
  • Lay the draw
  • Back the home win
  • Back the away win
  • Back over 0.5 first half goals

During the course of our review, the lay the draw strategy was dropped. We were also not able to proof the first half goals system which often has low liquidity so prices needed to be verified at kick-off time (with some matches kicking off late at night and early morning when we were not available). 

Anyway, all four strategies are included within the monthly subscription price if you do wish to follow them all.

We followed the service for 9 months which gave us nearly a full season of tips and provided over 1700 bets, a very good sample size. 

Bets can be placed on Betfair which is good for those whose bookie accounts have been restricted and results are recorded according to the Betfair prices. All bets are simple win bets with no trading required. 

At the end of our review, the results of the systems were as follows:-

  • Back the draw: -2 points
  • Lay the draw: -33 points (discontinued in January)
  • Back the home win: +36 points
  • Back the away win: +13 points

TOTAL: +14 points

So a solid effort there but given it was over the course of nine months and over 1700 bets, the returns were a little on the low side. 

The return on investment was also low at just 1% and the bank growth only 7%. 

Whilst we always a profit is a profit and shouldn’t be sniffed at, ultimately if you take the overall returns and cost of subscription, it just doesn’t quite warrant a passed rating from us.

So we award Betting Mastermind a NEUTRAL rating at the end of our trial. If you are going to follow the service, it looks like the back the home win and back the away win are the two strategies to concentrate on. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent out by e-mail, at different times of day depending on when the matches are. Either way there is plenty of time to get the bets on. With around 6 bets per day on average there is a bit of work involved in following the service, although as mentioned earlier all bets can be placed on Betfair which makes things easier. 

Availability of prices: We didn’t notice a huge impact on prices so you should be able to get close to the recorded results without too much problem.   

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was okay at 35% but would probably need to be a little higher to generate a consistent profit. 

Advised Betting Bank: We could not see a recommended bank for following the service but used a 200 point bank for the purposes of our review which was never in jeopardy.  

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are £29.99 per month.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

Betting Mastermind (Football) is a suite of football betting systems covering a range of different markets. 

We conducted a nine-month trial of the service and at the end of our review, they made a solid profit of 14 points

Whilst that was a respectable result, based on a low ROI of 1% and bank growth of just 7%, it wasn’t quite enough to merit a passed rating so it’s a NEUTRAL rating from us for this service. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Betting Mastermind – Results Update

16th April 2023

It’s been a good time lately for football service Betting Mastermind, with a profit of 40 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 73 points up for our trial overall at advised prices. 

That is made up of the following results across their three systems:

  • Back the Draw: +7 points
  • Back the Home Win: +41 points
  • Back the Away Win: +25 points
  • Lay the Draw: discontinued 

You can view full results here.

As mentioned previously there are a huge number of selections for this service, so you may wish to follow just one or two of the systems rather than all of them (also a note that we are no longer including the FHG bets in our results as they turned out quite difficult to proof on prices).  

The Lay the Draw selections had been really struggling and were over 40 points down for our trial, so were discontinued on 18th March so that some time can be taken to review it and put it to use in a better way.

 

 

 

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Betting Mastermind – Results Update

10th February 2023

It’s been a better month for football service Betting Mastermind, with a profit of 32 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 33 points up for our trial overall at advised prices. 

That is made up of the following results across their five systems:

  • Back the Draw: +21 points
  • Lay the Draw: -33 points
  • Back the Home Win: +21 points
  • Back the Away Win: +24 points

You can view full results here.

As mentioned previously there are a huge number of selections for this service, so you may wish to follow just one or two of the systems rather than all of them (also a note that we are no longer including the FHG bets in our results as they turned out quite difficult to proof on prices).  

Alternatively there is the option of using BF Bot Manager to automate the strategies, with instructions on how to do so included with the service. 

 

 

 

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Betting Mastermind – Results Update

6th January 2023

There’s been a slight downturn for football service Betting Mastermind lately, with a loss of 19 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now just 1 point up for our trial overall at advised prices. 

That is made up of the following results across their five systems:

  • Back the Draw: -3 points
  • Lay the Draw: -22 points
  • Back the Home Win: +23 points
  • Back the Away Win: +3 points
  • Over 0.5 First Half Goals +0.24 points

You can view full results here.

As mentioned previously there are a huge number of selections for this service, so you may wish to follow just one or two of the systems rather than all five. 

Alternatively there is the option of using BF Bot Manager to automate the strategies, with instructions on how to do so included with the service. 

Either way though has been a steady trial so far at pretty much breakeven so hopefully they can kick on now that we have a full set of football fixtures again.  

 

 

 

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Betting Mastermind – Results Update

2nd November 2022

It’s been a positive start to our trial of football service Betting Mastermind, with a profit of 20 points made so far to advised prices. 

That is made up of the following results across their five systems:

  • Back the Draw: -10 points
  • Lay the Draw: -30 points
  • Back the Home Win: +33 points
  • Back the Away Win: +27 points
  • Over 0.5 First Half Goals +0.3 points

You can view full results here.

Just to note that we have only been able to proof prices for the Back the Draw and Lay the Draw systems in this trial as verifying prices across all the different systems would be a major challenge with a huge number of selections, particular for the first half goals system which often has low liquidity so prices would need to be verified at kick-off time (with some matches kicking off late at night and early morning).

The prices we have been able to proof for the two systems match up pretty closely to the advised prices however, with some a little higher and some a little lower, but overall ending up with very similar results.

A promising start to this trial then, let’s hope it continues. 

 

 

 

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Betting Mastermind – New Review

26th September 2022

Today we are starting a new trial of a football betting service called Betting Mastermind. 

This should not be confused with the Mike Cruickshank matched betting suite of the same name, which was released a couple of years ago and is completely separate. To differentiate the two we are referring to this service as Betting Mastermind (Football). 

Anyway, Betting Mastermind (Football) is a group of football betting strategies, consisting of:

  • Back the draw
  • Lay the draw
  • Back the home win
  • Back the away win
  • Back over 0.5 first half goals

All five strategies are included within the monthly subscription price.

Stuart says he has “been working a developing loads of different strategies to not only create consistently logical and profitable betting systems centred around football, but also how I can diversify that betting so that at no point I have all my liquidity and bank at risk on a single market.”

The results to date look very impressive – almost too good to be true to be honest – with 1880 points profit supposedly made to date since 2019.

We very much hope those results are true as it would be great to find another profitable footy tipster with there being so few of them around. 

In any event, there is only one way to find out and that is through a live trial so we look forward to kicking this one off (if you’ll excuse the pun) and see if they can reproduce the excellent profits reported on the website. 

As usual results will be updated here as we go along.

In the meantime you can check out Betting Mastermind (Football) for yourself here.

 

 

 

winning footy tips

Winning Footy Tips – Final Review

We have reached the end of our trial of Winning Footy Tips and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   -3 point loss
Strike Rate:   48%
Bank Growth:   -3%
ROI:   -0.5%
Average number of bets:   1 bet per day
Cost:   £5 for first 14 days then £27/month
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Winning Footy Tips – Full Review

 

Winning Footy Tips is a long-running football tipping service that has been going since way back in 2012. 

Most of the bets come in the big leagues such as the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and so on. In terms of bet type there are quite a lot straight win bets on the match odds market and also some HT/FT, total goals and draw no bet tips. 

All the bets are to one point stakes, which makes it easy to follow. 

We ran an extensive two-year review of the service, which may well be our longest ever trial here at HBR! 

That incorporated over 560 bets so was a substantial sample size. We wanted to give the service long enough to prove itself and see if it could generate a decent profit as the long-term results were very good coming into our trial – in fact some of the best we’d seen from a football service oer such a long period. 

Alas though, despite giving the service just over two years to prove itself, at the end of our trial it ended 3 points down

That’s not too bad in the grand scheme of things and was very close to breaking even, but unfortunately was a long way off the results produced coming into our trial. 

It represented just a 3% loss of the recommended 100 point betting bank so no damage done there really and the ROI was almost even at -0.5%

So in the end a NEUTRAL rating seems fair here. 

It’s a service we’ll keep an eye on as if they can return to the kind of results achieved prior to our trial, it would be worth revisiting and potentially upgrading our rating. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent out by e-mail, usually with plenty of time to get the bets on. There is normally a midweek e-mail and a weekend one.  

Availability of prices: We didn’t notice any discernible impact on prices after tips were sent out, which you would expect when backing in liquid markets in the top leagues.  

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was solid at 48% but a little below the long-term strike rate of 50%. 

Advised Betting Bank: A 100 point betting bank is recommended for following the service which seems very reasonable to us and was never in jeopardy during our trial. 

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are £5 for the first 14 days then £27 per month. 

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

Winning Footy Tips is a long-running football service that we ran an extensive two-year review of. We had hoped during that time we would see them produce the kind of profits seen prior to our trial but sadly that didn’t quite work out and they finished with a small loss of 3 points in the end. 

With no damage done to the betting bank however, we feel a NEUTRAL rating is warranted in this instance. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

7th January 2023

Football betting service Winning Footy Tips has continued its positive momentum lately, with a profit of 8 points made since our last update.

That means they are now just 9 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

These are simple one point win bets, mostly on the match odds market but occasionally on other markets such as Asian handicap.

They have had some nice winning runs lately with six winners in a row in January and at the moment are on a run of four winners in a row, which is good to see. 

 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

7th January 2023

There’s been a small improvement for Winning Footy Tips lately, with a profit of 2 points made since our last update.

That means they are now 17 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

With the World Cup over and done with and the main European leagues coming back now we should see the action picking up with plenty of bets coming through now. 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

14th November 2022

Not much change for Winning Footy Tips lately, with a profit of 1 point made since our last update.

That means they are now 19 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

With the World Cup coming up next week we expect a few bets during the tournament, as they have tipped in international matches before, including Euro 2020.

Fingers crossed for a good event and a decent amount of profit made if they do tip.

 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

7th October 2022

There’s been a small dip recently for Winning Footy Tips, with a loss of 6 points made since our last update.

That means they are now 20 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

Although this trial has struggled to get going, to put it in context they recommend a 100 point bank. So they have only lost 20% of that during our trial, which is no disaster by any means. 

Obviously we do need them to turn things around soon though and get moving in the right direction. 

 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

11th March 2022

It’s been a much better run recently for Winning Footy Tips, with a profit of 10 points made since our last update.

That means they are now just 14 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

They tip across quite a wide range of leagues from all over Europe – everything from League Two in England to Serie A and Dutch football, with cup games and Europa League in there too.

If you can find value across these leagues then it’s fine to scout far and wide. Certainly it seems to be working recently and based on the long-term results. Hopefully they can keep it going and get back into the green for our trial.

 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

31st January 2022

A small dip over the last month for football tipster Winning Footy Tips, with a loss of 4 points made since our last update.

That means they are now 24 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

We did have high hopes for this service after seeing it post strong results under proofing elsewhere but sadly after nearly a year of our trial it hasn’t quite delivered yet.

The loss hasn’t been too bad compared to the overall bank but we would still like to see them in profit at this stage.

 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

28th December 2021

A small improvement over the last month for football tipster Winning Footy Tips, with a profit of 1 point made since our last update.

However they are still 19 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

Just a note to say that there are a few small discrepancies between our results and theirs, with a few matches missing from their results. However, those don’t actually make much a difference to the overall results as some of the games won, so it looks more like an administrative error than anything else.

 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

28th November 2021

The tough times continue unfortunately for football tipster Winning Footy Tips, with a loss of 6 points made since our last update a month ago. 

That means they are now 20 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

Although this trial has struggled to get going, to put it in context they recommend a 100 point bank. So they have only lost 20% of that during our trial, which is no disaster by any means. 

Obviously we do need them to turn things around soon though and get moving in the right direction. 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

27th October 2021

It’s been a bit of a rocky time lately for football tipster Winning Footy Tips, with a loss of 9 points made since our last update a month ago. 

That means they are now 14 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

This trial has struggled to get going really. It’s one we were very hopeful on given the excellent long-term results which have been proofed elsewhere.

Hopefully they can turn thing around soon and kick on towards a profitable trial.

 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

24th September 2021

A bit of a dip lately for football tipster Winning Footy Tips, with a loss of six points made since our last update a month ago. 

That means they are now five points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The nice thing about the service is that it’s simple to follow with all bets one point stakes and selections coming in the big European leagues and competitions, meaning odds availability is not a problem.

Just need the results to get moving in the right direction now!

 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

21st August 2021

Still pretty quiet for footy tipster Winning Footy Tips recently, with a profit of just two points made since our last update a month ago. 

That means they are now one point up for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The bet volume is increasing significantly now with the main European leagues back after a quiet Summer for them. Hopefully that will help things get moving forward in the right direction now. 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

21st July 2021

Still not much change for footy tipster Winning Footy Tips recently, with a loss of just one point made since our last update a month ago. 

That means they are now one point down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

It will probably be a quiet time as we wait for the European leagues to get underway again, although there may be a few bets in Champions League qualifiers etc. 

Hopefully when the footy season gets going again they will get the bank moving forward and making some positive progress.

 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

21st June 2021

It has been a decent month for Winning Footy Tips, with 4 points profit made since our last update.

That means they are now even for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

It’s been a quiet time lately since the European football seasons ended, but they have been tipping in the Euros and have been doing pretty well, with six winning bets out of seven so far. 

The action should hot up now as we near the end of the group phase and into the knockout stages of Euro 2020, so we expect some more bets to be advised over the next couple of weeks and hopefully they can keep the winning streak going. 

 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

14th May 2021

There has been no change to the overall results of Winning Footy Tips, with no change in the net points won or lost since our last update.

That means they are still 4 points down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

One of the aspects of this service we like is that all bets are simple one-point stakes, so no fancy or contrived staking to try and inflate results – it’s a case of what you see is what you get. 

Just need them to start hitting a few more winners now to move the bank forward. 

 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – Results Update

14th April 2021

It’s been a bit of a slow start to our trial of Winning Footy Tips, with a loss of 4 points made so far.

You can view full results here.

As mentioned when commencing the review, this is a service that tips in the top European leagues so liquidity and odds availability is very good. There are doubles as well as singles and most of the bets are in the match odds market.

So it’s pretty straightforward to follow, just need the results to get going now and you have the makings of a very decent service.

 

 

 

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Winning Footy Tips – New Review

7th March 2021

Today we are starting a new review of a football tipster with an impressive-looking long term record. 

The service in question is called Winning Footy Tips and it comes from the Bets for Today platform, which is a new one to us here at Honest Betting Reviews.

Winning Footy Tips has been running since way back in 2012 so has been around a long time and in some ways we are surprised it has gone under our radar for so long, but we’re glad we’ve come across it now anyway. 

The published results are excellent as we say, with a total profit of £9775 made at £50/point since 2012. That has been achieved at a return investment of 12.9% which is pretty good in football terms.

The long-term strike rate is good too at 51%, which is very solid over such an extended period. 

They recommend a 100-point bank if following the service which seems very sensible to us given the one point staking and strike rate. 

Most of the bets come in the big leagues as well such as the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and so on. In terms of bet type there are quite a lot straight win bets and also some HT/FT, total goals and draw no bet. 

So everything looks good here and we are hoping we’ve uncovered something of a hidden gem here. At the same time let’s hope we haven’t jinxed it!

Anyway, we started receiving tips on 27th February so will record results from then and will update things here as we go along.

In the meantime you can check out Winning Footy Tips for yourself here.

 

 

 

Winning Favourites

Winning Favourites – Final Review

We have reached the end of our one year trial of Winning Favourites and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +8 points profit
Strike Rate:   36%
Bank Growth:   +32%
ROI:   1%
Average number of bets:   2 bets per day
Cost:   FREE for first 7 days then £19.99/month
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Winning Favourites – Full Review

 

Winning Favourites is a horse racing service provided by a guy called Rob Reed who says he has been around betting most of his life and knows the importance of finding value bets. 

Rob points out that you don’t need to be backing long shots to find good value when betting. In fact over the last 10 years there have been over 88,000 clear favourites in UK racing and 35% of them have won. The return on investment of backing all of them would have been -2.69%.

Although that is obviously a negative figure, it is still a lot better then backing long-shots, with the ROI of backing horses over 20/1 tending to be worse than -20% for example. 

It’s a theory we have written about a few times and is certainly backed up by a good deal of evidence, so we could see the service was based on sound principles. 

Could it actually make a profit in practice however, as you still need to find value to turn that negative ROI figure into a positive one? 

We gave the service a good year (just over a year, in fact), to see if it could produce the goods. That included over 650 bets, a very decent sample size. 

Well at the end of our review the service finished with a small profit of 8 points at advised prices. 

That came with a solid strike rate of 36% but a small ROI of just 1%

The Betfair SP results were slightly worse, with a loss of 13 points made over the course of our trial.

It was a fairly straightforward service to follow, with all bets being one-point win bets and the subscription costs are reasonable. 

There were some fluctuations in their fortunes over the course of our trial, as you can see in the graph below:-

Overall then, whilst we always say a profit is not to be sniffed at, having made just 8 points after more than a year of tipping means we can only really award Winning Favourites a NEUTRAL rating in the end. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent out by e-mail, usually in the morning UK time (9-10am) with plenty of time to get the bets on. 

Availability of prices: We didn’t notice any discernible impact on prices, which you would expect when backing favourites as there is usually the most liquidity on them. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was good for a horse racing service at 36% so there were a reasonably steady rate of returns.  

Advised Betting Bank: A 25 point betting bank is recommended for following the service which seems a little on the low side to us and would have actually been lost had you joined at the start of a downturn early on in the trial. We would have thought a 50 point bank would be more appropriate here. 

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are reasonable at free for the first 7 days then £19.99 per month.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

Winning Favourites is a horse racing service that focuses on horses at the head of the market. After a trial of just over a year, it finished with a profit of 8 points at advised prices. 

Although it is always good to see a profit made, after more than a year you would hope to see a little more profit to make it worthwhile subscribing, so we think a NEUTRAL rating is fair in this instance. 

 

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

27th January 2023

It’s been a step in the right direction for horse racing service Winning Favourites recently, with a profit of 6 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 13 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are still lagging at Betfair SP, with 5 points profit made since our last update but 8 points lost for our trial overall.

Good to see some positive momentum with this one, let’s see if they can keep it going. 

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

22nd December 2022

Not much change for horse racing service Winning Favourites recently, with a loss of 1 point made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 7 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are still lagging at Betfair SP, with 1 point lost since our last update and 13 points lost for our trial overall.

They have struggled to really get going in this trial but hopefully can kick on in the new year.

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

11th November 2022

There’s been a slight move backwards for horse racing service Winning Favourites over the last month, with a loss of 6 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 8 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are still lagging at Betfair SP, with 12 points lost since our last update and 17 points lost for our trial overall.

It’s been a bit of an up-and-down trial this one but still ahead overall at advised prices which is the main thing. 

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

11th October 2022

It’s been a good month for horse racing service Winning Favourites, with a profit of 14 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 15 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are still slightly lagging at Betfair SP, with 7 points profit made since our last update but 5 points lost for our trial overall.

The tips are normally sent out early in the morning on the day of racing and with just 1-2 bets per day it’s a pretty simple service to follow. 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

2nd September 2022

A slight dip for horse racing service Winning Favourites over the last month, with a loss of 5 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now just 1 point up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are still slightly lagging at Betfair SP, with 7 points lost since our last update and 12 points lost for our trial overall.

So it’s case of treading water for this service, no damage done but not much forward progress either.

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

28th July 2022

Horse racing service Winning Favourites is back in the green this month, with a profit of 5 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 6 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are still slightly lagging at Betfair SP, with 3 points profit made since our last update but 5 points lost for our trial overall.

Not setting the world on fire yet this one but still in profit for our trial at advised prices so can’t complain too much really.

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

27th June 2022

A small drop for horse racing service Winning Favourites over the last month, with a loss of 5 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now just 1 point up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are slightly lagging at Betfair SP, with 6 points lost since our last update and 8 points lost for our trial overall.

Tips are normally sent out early in the morning (around 0900 UK time), which gives plenty of time to get the bets on.

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

26th May 2022

There’s been a small pullback for horse racing service Winning Favourites recently, with a loss of 5 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 6 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are slightly lagging at Betfair SP, with 6 points lost since our last update and 2 points lost for our trial overall.

The strike rate has remained strong at 40%, but just need it to tick up a little to really get things moving forward in terms of profit. 

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

27th April 2022

It’s been a decent time lately for horse racing service Winning Favourites, with a profit of 8 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 11 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are slightly lagging at Betfair SP, with 2 points profit made since our last update and 4 points profit made for our trial overall.

Something of a slow burner then this one so far but a profit is a profit so we certainly aren’t complaining.

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

20th March 2022

It’s been a quiet start to our trial of horse racing service Winning Favourites, with a profit of 3 points made so far to advised prices.

You can view full results here.

It’s a similar story at Betfair SP, with 2 points profit made for our trial to date.

We have found the service simple to follow so far with just a couple of bets per day on average which are normally sent out early on the morning of racing. And by backing favourites there has been a decent strike rate which keeps the bank ticking along.

So a solid start then here, hopefully they can move things forward by the time of our next update.

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – New Review

22nd February 2022

We are starting a new trial today of a horse racing service called Winning Favourites.

The service is provided by a guy called Rob Reed who says he has been around betting most of his life and knows the importance of finding value bets. 

Rob points out that you don’t need to be backing long shots to find good value when betting. In fact over the last 10 years there have been over 88,000 clear favourites in UK racing and 35% of them have won. The return on investment of backing all of them would have been -2.69%.

Although that is a negative ROI, it is actually much better than most punters manage and you would have a far worse ROI from backing all long shots. This is something that has been extensively studied and found time and again. It is often called the favourite-longshot bias.

So in essence backing favourites puts you at a less of a disadvantage than backing outsiders and you are obtaining better value right out the gate. You still need to turn that negative ROI into a positive one however and that is what Rob appears to have done.

Since starting out in July last year he has made a profit of 33 points to advised prices and 25 points to Betfair SP.

The strike rate has been around the 50% mark whilst the ROI has been over 10%, which is very good when you consider the low odds of the selections.

The good thing about backing favourites is you don’t need a huge bank and in fact they think a 25 point bank would be okay for following the service.  

It does look like a promising service so we’ll be interested to see if they can keep the good results going during a live trial.

We started receiving tips on 6th February so will record results from then. We will update things as we go along here.

In the meantime you can check out Winning Favourites for yourself here.

 

 

 

Consistent profits homepage

Consistent Profits – Final Review

We have reached the end of our trial of horse racing tipster Consistent Profits and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   -19 point loss
Strike Rate:   20%
Bank Growth:   -19%
ROI:   -2%
Average number of bets:   2-3 bets per day
Cost:   £6 for first month then £19.99/month
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Consistent Profits – Full Review

 

Consistent Profits is a horse racing tipster from the On Course Profits tipster stable. 

The tips are provided by a chap called John Burke who also runs two other services – Stat Pointers and Victor Value selections. 

Although he did well with those two services, there was a demand from members for a service with more regular winners and lower drawdowns – and that is what Consistent Profits is all about

The average odds of the tips is 4/1 and there are around 2-3 bets per day on average.

We followed the service for a full 12 months, which gave us a good sample size of over 900 bets.

Whilst we gave the service a good period of time to prove itself, sadly after a year of proofing it finished 19 points down

In truth the service never really got going or hit the heights of the results prior to our trial (which showed 150 points profit). 

At Betfair SP the results were slightly worse, with a loss of 33 points made. 

So in the end we think a NEUTRAL verdict is fair in this instance. Whilst a loss of 19 points was somewhat disappointing, it only represented less than a fifth of the starting bank so there wasn’t too much damage done overall. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent by e-mail and are sent out with plenty of time before racing starts. There are around 2-3 bets per day on average, which means it is very manageable in terms of workload. 

Availability of prices: We didn’t notice much pressure on prices during our trial so you should be able to obtain the advised prices. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was reasonable at 20%, but would need to be a little higher to generate a profit at the odds tipped at.

Advised Betting Bank: They recommend a 100 point bank for following the service, which seems reasonable to us. 

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are £6 for the first month then £19.99 per month thereafter. 

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

We followed horse racing tipster Consistent Profits for a period of 12 months which gave us a very good sample size of bets.

Unfortunately at the end of our trial they finished 19 points down, which was a little disappointing but only represented a small portion of the betting bank so we think a NEUTRAL rating is fair in this instance. 

 

 

 

 

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Consistent Profits – Results Update

16th September 2022

It’s been a bit of a slow time for horse racing tipster Consistent Profits over the last month, with a loss of 9 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 14 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP things are slightly worse off, with 5 points lost since our last update and 27 points lost for our trial overall.

This trial has struggled to get going really and sadly the service has not quite been living up to its name so far.

 

 

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Consistent Profits – Results Update

16th August 2022

There’s been a bit of a reversal for horse racing tipster Consistent Profits over the last month, with a loss of 13 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 5 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP things are slightly worse off, with 17 points lost since our last update and 22 points lost for our trial overall.

So the profits haven’t been quite as consistent as the name would suggest here but hopefully they can get back on track over the next month. 

 

 

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Consistent Profits – Results Update

18th July 2022

Things have continued to roll along nicely for horse racing tipster Consistent Profits over the last month, with a profit of 10 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 8 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to underperform the advised prices somewhat, with 20 points profit made since our last update but 5 points lost for our trial overall.

It’s been a steady increase for this service over the past few months and good to see them now in profit for our trial at advised prices. Let’s see if they can keep it going.

 

 

 

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Consistent Profits – Results Update

18th June 2022

The uptrend continues for horse racing tipster Consistent Profits over the last month, with a profit of 7 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now just 2 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to underperform the advised prices somewhat, with 10 points profit  made since our last update but 25 points lost for our trial overall.

Hopefully the recent positive trend can continue and they can get into profit for the trial by the time of our next update.

 

 

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Consistent Profits – Results Update

18th May 2022

A small uptick for horse racing tipster Consistent Profits lately, with a profit of 5 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 9 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to underperform the advised prices somewhat, with 10 points lost since our last update and 35 points lost for our trial overall.

This service is not quite living up to its name so far in our trial – hopefully they can start delivering those consistent profits on a more regular basis going forward.

 

 

 

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Consistent Profits – Results Update

14th April 2022

A small dip for horse racing tipster Consistent Profits in recent times, with a loss of 5 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 14 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to underperform the advised prices somewhat, with 9 points lost since our last update and 25 points lost for our trial overall.

Things just have never really got going in this trial so far – we may let it run a little longer but if there aren’t signs of improvement will probably wrap it up soon.

 

 

 

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Consistent Profits – Results Update

21st February 2022

A small improvement for horse racing tipster Consistent Profits over the last month, with 5 points profit made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 9 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The position is a little worse off at Betfair SP, with 3 points lost since our last update and 16 points lost for our trial overall.

Things have been gradually moving in the right direction at advised prices so let’s hope they can keep that going.

 

 

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Consistent Profits – Results Update

18th December 2021

Not much movement for horse racing tipster Consistent Profits lately, with no change to the profit/loss for our trial at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are still 21 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The position is very similar at Betfair SP, with no change since our last update and 20 points lost for our trial overall.

Let’s see if they can get things moving forward over the next month.

 

 

 

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Consistent Profits – Results Update

15th November 2021

Horse racing tipster Consistent Profits still hasn’t quite got going in our trial, with a further 13 points lost at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 21 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The position is very similar at Betfair SP, with 16 points lost since our last update and 20 points lost for our trial overall.

Hopefully they can turn things around soon and get moving in the right direction. 

 

 

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Consistent Profits – Results Update

15th October 2021

Horse racing tipster Consistent Profits hasn’t quite lived up to its name yet, with a loss of 8 points made to advised prices for our trial so far.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP it has done slightly better, with a loss of just 4 points made for our trial to date. 

One of the aspects of the service we do like is that all staking is just simple one point win bets, meaning it is simple to follow. 

 

 

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Consistent Profits – New Review

15th September 2021

Today we are starting a new trial of a horse racing service called Consistent Profits. 

The tips are provided by a chap called John Burke who also runs two other services – Stat Pointers and Victor Value selections. 

Although he did well with those two services, there was a demand from members for a service with more regular winners and lower drawdowns – and that is what Consistent Profits is all about

The average odds of the tips is 4/1 and so far it has done exactly what is says on the tin and provided consistent profits. 

Since starting up three years ago the service has made over 150 points profit to one point level stakes.

The profit graph has been pretty smooth too as you can see:

 

There are around three selections per day and they are sent out early in the morning on the day of racing. There is also a reasoning behind the selection which we always like to see.

We know lots of you are keen for services with higher strike rates as long losing runs can be demoralising and make it tough to stick with a service so this one seems to fit the bill. 

Whether it can deliver under live trial conditions remains to be seen of course but we are eager to find out.

We started receiving tips on 9th September so will record results from then and update things here as we go along.

In the meantime you can check out Consistent Profits for yourself here.

 

 

 

SFIB

Scottish Football Income Booster – Final Review

We have reached the end of our 20 month trial of Scottish Football Income Booster and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   -4 point loss
Strike Rate:   44%
Bank Growth:   -4%
ROI:   -1%
Average number of bets:   15 bets per month
Cost:   £37+VAT per month
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Scottish Football Income Booster – Full Review

 

The Scottish Football Income Booster (or SFIB for short) is a tipster that focuses solely on Scottish Football. The tips are provided by a chap who is known solely as “the Scotsman,” to keep his identity secret. 

The Scotsman is a university educated maths whizz based just outside Glasgow (yes, he’s Scottish!) and his CV screams “Scottish football expert“.

With previous stints at leading bookmaking firms and an Asian-based private investment syndicate as a proprietary trader, in addition to acting as a quant-based hedge fund’s go-to Scottish betting consultant after he was head-hunted because of his vast local knowledge about players, teams and motivational issues likely to affect results.

So it is quite a resume for a tipster and as we often say, the results coming into our trial looked strong with a profit of over 180 points made since starting tipping in 2015/16.

We followed the tips for 20 months, which gave us some of the period when covid lockdowns were still in place and football results were a little skew-whiff, but then a full season of post-lockdowns when things went back to normal. Overall it gave us a good sample size of just over 300 bets in total.

Most of the bets are in the match odds 1X2 market, with a few in other specialist markets such over/under 2.5 goals, draw no bet (DNB) and double chance (DC).

They provide tips across the Scottish leagues, with everything from the Premiership down to League Two. 

Whilst we gave the service a good long period to prove itself, unfortunately across the trial period it never really got going and in the end finished four points down.

That was only a -1% ROI and represented just 4% of our bank, so for all intents and purposes it pretty much broke even during our review.

On that basis we think a fair verdict here is a NEUTRAL rating, as the betting bank was still largely in tact by the end of our trial, so no damage done really.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent by e-mail, normally on Thursday and Friday ahead of the weekend’s games, giving plenty of time to get the bets on.

Availability of prices: Prices are generally available and we didn’t see any problems obtaining the recommended odds.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 44%, which isn’t too bad in itself but would need to be a little higher to achieve a profit.

Advised Betting Bank: We couldn’t see a betting bank recommended for the service but used a 100 point bank for the purposes of our trial.

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are £37+VAT per month.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

We followed the Scottish Football Income Booster for a 20 month period in the hope they could produce the kind of profits reported prior to our trial, but unfortunately at the end of our trial they finished 4 points down.

That still left the vast majority of the bank in tact and the ROI was only -1%, so no damage done but overall it’s a NEUTRAL verdict for this service.

 

 

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – Results Update

5th May 2022

The Scottish Football Income Booster continues to move along without any great drama, with just one point lost since our last update.

That means they are now 3 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

As the season draws to a close soon we will be looking to wrap this review up shortly. Hopefully they can get into profit by the end.

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – Results Update

22nd March 2022

It’s been a quiet time for the Scottish Football Income Booster recently, with no change to the overall position since our last update.

That means they are still 2 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

Would be nice with just a couple of months left in the season if they could get into profit for our trial overall. Fingers crossed.

 

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – Results Update

27th December 2021

The Scottish Football Income Booster has continued their slow and steady fightback, with a profit of 10 points made since our last update.

That means they are now 3 points up for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

This has been something of a slow-burner of a trial but it’s good to see them finally get into the green after having been behind for most of our trial.

Hopefully they can carry that form into the new year and start to build some decent profits.

 

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – Results Update

23rd November 2021

A small improvement for the Scottish Football Income Booster over the last month, with a profit of just 1 point made since our last update.

That means they are now 7 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

As mentioned last time, they have been very unlucky with late goals this season. If games only lasted 88 minutes they would have cleaned up!

That reminds of us another football service we reviewed previously that recommended trading out at 85 minutes. By that time the odds will be around the 1.2-1.3 range so liabilities are quite small in doing so.

Something to think about anyway.

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – Results Update

19th October 2021

A small decline for the Scottish Football Income Booster over the last month, with a loss of just 3 points made since our last update.

That means they are now 8 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

They have been bedeviled with late goals this season. Saturday’s late one in the Kilmarnock game was a 3.8pt swing, which obviously stings a bit. Results could have a somewhat brighter look to them if not for those late goals. 

In any event, it hasn’t been a disaster or anything but the trial has just failed to really get going yet. 

 

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – Results Update

14th September 2021

Not much change for the Scottish Football Income Booster over the last month, with a profit of just 1 point made since our last update.

That means they are now just 5 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

Most of the bets so far this season have been outside of the Scottish Premiership and it seems to be paying dividends concentrating on the lower divisions with positive progress made for this season so far. 

 

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – Results Update

10th August 2021

The Scottish football season has already kicked off and it’s been a good start to the campaign for the Scottish Football Income Booster, with a profit of 7 points made so far.

That means picking up where we left off at the end of last season, they are now just 6 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

Just a reminder that this is a football tipster focusing solely on Scottish football. They bet across the Scottish leagues and mainly bet on the match odds and over/under markets.

The long-term results are very good with over 174 points profit made, so let’s hope they can kick on after making a good start to the season.

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – Results Update

28th April 2021

It was a tough end to the season for Scottish Football Income Booster unfortunately, with a loss of 12 points made since our last update.

That means they are now 13 points down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

We will put this review on hold for the time being, as they are taking a break for the Summer with no Scottish football on. We will picks things up again at the start of next season. 

Hopefully they can get back on track next season when things are back to normal and crowds are back etc. 

 

 

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – Results Update

28th April 2021

It’s been a better time for Scottish Football Income Booster recently, with a profit of 10 points made since our last update.

That means they are now just 1 point down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

Let’s see if they can make a big push between now and the end of the season to finish with a flourish.  

 

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – Results Update

26th March 2021

It’s been a tough time for Scottish Football Income Booster lately, with a loss of 11 points made since our last update.

That means they are now 10 points down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

This trial has struggled to get going so far really. It’s been very much a case of one step forwards, two steps back as each time it looks like they are moving into the green they fall back again. 

Anyway, let’s hope they can get moving forward over the remainder of the season now and at least finish our trial in profit. 

 

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – Results Update

9th February 2021

A small step backwards for Scottish Football Income Booster lately, with a loss of 8 points made since our last update just over a month ago. 

That means they are now just one point up for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The Scottish leagues have been a little weather affected lately so that may have thrown the form off a tad, but hopefully as we move into the spring we will see some better returns for this tipster, also known as “The Scotsman.”

 

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – Results Update

2nd January 2021

It’s been a better month for Scottish Football Income Booster, with a profit of 16 points made since our last update.

That means they are now 9 points up for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

The bets are spread around the Scottish leagues, with some coming in the Premiership whilst a good portion are in the lower leagues. On the lower leagues the odds can get pushed in quite a bit so it’s best to get your bets as soon as possible. 

Good progress here, we’ll see if that continues.  

 

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – Results Update

29th November 2020

It’s been a bit of a slow start to our trial of Scottish Football Income Booster, with a loss of 7 points made after one month of following the tips. 

You can view full results here.

Most of the bets are either in the match odds or under/over 2.5 goals markets, so pretty simple to follow. Let’s hope they kick on over the next month and put some profit on the board. 

 

 

 

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Scottish Football Income Booster – New Review

23rd October 2020

When it comes to betting on football, finding an edge or angle to beat the bookies can be tough. The main markets on the big five leagues – the Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga and Ligue 1 – have huge liquidity and are generally difficult to make a profit on. Eking out a narrow 1 or 2% edge is about the best many professional gamblers hope for on the top leagues. 

One alternative approach is to focus on other leagues that don’t get such huge coverage and where things like team news, injuries, players’ form etc isn’t covered so extensively and known to everyone. 

Well the service we are looking at today is one that does exactly that, focusing solely on Scottish football and using their expert knowledge and ear to the ground to make a decent profit from the beautiful game north of Hadrian’s Wall.

The service in question is called the Scottish Football Income Booster (or SFIB for short) and the tips are provided by a chap who is known solely as “the Scotsman,” to keep his identity secret. 

The Scotsman is a university educated maths whizz based just outside Glasgow (yes, he’s Scottish!) and his CV screams “Scottish football expert“.

With previous stints at leading bookmaking firms and an Asian-based private investment syndicate as a proprietary trader, in addition to acting as a quant-based hedge fund’s go-to Scottish betting consultant after he was head-hunted because of his vast local knowledge about players, teams and motivational issues likely to affect results…

Suffice to say this guy is a bona fide expert in his field and a source of highly sought-after information. 

His retutns back that up, with results proofed elsewhere showing a profit of over 180 points since starting tipping in 2015/16.

That would be over £18,000 profit to £100/point stakes or £3,600 to more modest £20/point stakes.

Those results have been achieved with a very decent strike rate of 47% and a return on investment of over 11%, which is more than respectable in the world of football betting. 

The service comes out of the Matthew Walton stable of tipsters, who also has two of the best tipsters we have reviewed in their respective sports, namely Racing Intelligence and the Golf Insider in horse racing and golf respectively.

So from what we can gather Matthew has another hidden gem and top quality tipster this time in the sport of football. 

As we always say though, the ultimate test will be a live trial here at Honest Betting Reviews so we are looking forward to getting our review underway. 

We have just received the tips for this weekend and are raring to go, so will kick off the review today and will hopefully be toasting (with a glass of whiskey and some shortbread perhaps) a good few winners and a positive result in a few months’ time. 

In the meantime you can check out Scottish Football Income Booster (SFIB) for yourself here.

 

 

 

Blueblood racing

Blueblood Racing – Final Review

We have come to the end of our three month trial of Blueblood Racing and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:  -21 points loss
Strike Rate:   35%
Bank Growth:   -21%
ROI:   -16%
Average number of bets:   1-2 bets per day
Cost:   £34.99/month or £87.50/quarter
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Blueblood Racing – Full Review

 

Blueblood Racing is a horse racing tipster based at the Tipsters Empire stable of tipsters.

The tipster comes from a maths/stats background originally, with a mother who was a PhD in pure mathematics. The tipster says stats are not the only factor driving his selection process however, with how you interpret them being more important in the long run.

He tends to think “either quite leftfield or provide data and thoughts that has never been considered in any public domain environment, hence, it’s possibly his edge over time.”

It’s an intriguing approach and one we were eager to test under live trial conditions. The results coming into our trial looked very strong as well and the tipster was getting quite a lot of attention.

So how did it go?

Well at the end of our three month trial the tipster finished slightly down, with a loss of 21 points at advised prices.

That was achieved with a strike rate of 35% (including placed horses) and a return on investment of -16%.

At Betfair SP it was a little worse, with 35 points lost.

It’s worth noting however that they did have a very high number of second-place finishes over our trial, so the results could easily have been quite a lot better.

As it was although a loss made, it wasn’t too severe with just over a fifth of the recommended betting bank lost over our trial.

On that basis we will award the service a NEUTRAL rating as although it finished in deficit the losses were fairly limited and with just a little bit of luck it easily could have been better.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent by e-mail, with some bets the evening before and some the morning of racing. The bets are normally followed by a separate e-mail later with detailed reasoning.

Availability of prices: Prices are generally available and we didn’t see any problems obtaining the recommended odds.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 35% (including placed horses), which is pretty decent in itself but would need to be a little higher to achieve a profit.

Advised Betting Bank: A 100 point betting bank is recommended for the service which seems reasonable to us.

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are £34.99 per month, £87.50 per quarter, £157.50 for six months or £279.99 per year.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

After a three month trial, Blueblood Racing finished with a loss of 21 points at advised prices. Whilst that was a little disappointing, it only represented a fifth of the betting bank and there were a high number of second-place finishes during our trial.

So we are awarding the service a NEUTRAL rating as although it finished with a small loss, it was no disaster by any means. One to keep an eye on for the time being.

 

 

 

 

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Blueblood Racing – Results Update

21st March 2022

A slight improvement for horse racing tipster Blueblood Racing in recent times, with a profit of 6 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 17 points down for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP it’s a little bit worse, with 1 point lost since our last update and 30 points lost for our trial overall.

They had some pointers for Cheltenham last week but no official tips to include.

Anyway, hopefully they can continue the positive recent momentum and keep things moving in the right direction.

 

 

 

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Blueblood Racing – Results Update

7th February 2022

It’s been a tough start to our trial of horse racing tipster Blueblood Racing, with a loss of 23 points made so far to advised prices.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP it’s a little bit worse, with 29 points lost for our trial to date.

It’s worth noting however that there have been fourteen second place finishes for our trial so far, so the results could easily have been quite a bit better.

All tipsters will have their share of seconds of course, but that is considerably more than you’d expect due to normal variance.

 

 

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Blueblood Racing – New Review

28th December 2021

Today we are starting a new trial of a horse racing tipster called Blueblood Racing.

They are based at the Tipsters Empire stable of tipsters and have been the star of the show at that platform in recent times.

The Bluebood Racing tipster comes from a maths/stats background originally, with a mother who was a PhD in pure mathematics. The tipster says stats are not the only factor driving his selection process however, with how you interpret them being more important in the long run.

He tends to think “either quite leftfield or provide data and thoughts that has never been considered in any public domain environment, hence, it’s possibly his edge over time.”

The results published on the Tipsters Empire website suggest that approach has been working very well, with 280 points profit made since starting up a year ago.

That has come at a very impressive return on investment of 34% and with a strong strike rate of 40%

All but one month has been profitable so far, with the average monthly profit sitting at £263 per month to £10 stakes.

It’s also encouraging to see that the results at Betfair SP have held up well too, with 220 points profit made at a return on investment of 28%.

If those results could be maintained it would make it an extremely valuable service. We understand it is already very popular with Tipsters Empire members.

Anyway, as ever we will wait to see how the trial unfolds before reaching any conclusions. We started receiving tips on 26th December so will record results from then. Results will be updated here as we go along as usual. 

In the meantime you can check out Blueblood Racing for yourself here.

 

 

 

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Strike Rate Racing – Final Review

We have reached the of our three month trial of Strike Rate Racing and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:  -17 point loss
Strike Rate:   30%
Bank Growth:   -17%
ROI:   -6%
Average number of bets:   4 bets per day (mon-fri)
Cost:   £30/month or £100/year
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Strike Rate Racing – Full Review

 

Strike Rate Racing is a horse racing tipster that claims to have made its members over £50,000 per year from its racing tips.

They provide four tips per day, Monday to Friday, at around the 11/8 – 4/1 mark. Tips are sent by e-mail early in the morning on the day of racing. All bets are one point win bets.

The idea is that by tipping at relatively short odds they aim to be able to maintain a decent strike rate and keep the bank ticking along. 

Anyway, we followed the service for three months and in that time proofed just over 250 bets, which is a reasonable sample size. 

At the end of our trial they finished with a small loss of 17 points at advised prices, which represented less than a fifth of the betting bank. 

The strike rate was pretty decent at 30%, so just under a third of the tips were winners. 

The interesting thing with this trial was that the Betfair SP results actually turned out better than the results at advised prices, with a profit of 15 points made for our trial. 

That’s quite unusual and will be a comfort to those who have had their bookie accounts restricted and were just following the service on Betfair.

At the end of the day, as the service made a small loss at advised prices but a small profit at BSP, we think a NEUTRAL rating is fair on balance.

The one thing we did note however is that in addition to receiving the tips, we did receive quite a bit of spam e-mails advertising other tipping services, most of which looked dubious at best. Ideally that’s something we prefer not to see – just the tips would be nice. The occasional e-mail about another service is okay but to have it regularly is a bit much. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The tips are sent by e-mail, normally very early in the morning on the day of racing. With around 4 bets per day on average it’s not too onerous to follow and there are no bets at weekends.

Availability of prices: We didn’t really see any pressure on prices and in fact the BSP results were actually better than the advised prices.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 30%, which is round about what we expect given the odds tipped at.

Advised Betting Bank: There was no betting bank advised but we used a 100 point betting bank for our trial was adequate for our purposes.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs at the time of writing are £30 per month or £100 per year.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

Strike Rate Racing is a simple horse race tipping service that sends out four tips per day, Monday to Friday.

After a three month trial and over 250 bets, they finished with a loss of 17 points at advised prices but a profit of 15 points at Betfair SP.

On balance then we feel a NEUTRAL rating is warranted in this instance.

 

 

 

 

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Strike Rate Racing – Results Update

13th September 2021

Still not much happening for horse racing tipster Strike Rate Racing, with just 2 points dropped at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 2 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.  

You can view full results here.

Intriguingly they continue to do better at Betfair SP so far than at advised prices, with another 13 points profit made since our last update and 26 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

In case you were wondering after looking at the results sheet, they don’t tip at weekends so that explains the gap in dates. 

It’s pretty low workload during the week in any event, with just four tips normally – all backed win only. 

 

 

 

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Strike Rate Racing – Results Update

9th August 2021

It’s been a quiet start to our trial of Strike Rate Racing so far, as they are even at advised prices after three weeks. 

You can view full results here.

They have actually done better at Betfair SP so far than at advised prices, as they sit 13 points up for our trial to date at BSP.

Just a reminder that this is a straightforward tipping service with four tips sent on weekdays early in the morning. The odds tend to be fairly short, hence the name in terms of looking for a high strike rate of winners.

Early days but solid enough so far.

 

 

 

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Strike Rate Racing – New Review

19th July 2021

Today we are starting a new review of a service called Strike Rate Racing.

This is a service that a few of our members asked us to take a look at so we thought we would give it a go. It claims to have made its members over £50,000 per year from its racing tips. There is no breakdown of what staking this was based on though, or ROI etc.

There is a screenshot on their website of a William Hill account with over £52,800 in it, although we would point out that this doesn’t mean much in itself. Things like that can easily be fabricated, or they could have just deposited those funds rather than having won them. We would also have thought profits would be spread around different bookies rather than concentrated in just one.

Anyway, leaving this aside, they claim to be “a team of highly experienced professional horse racing tipsters who make ourselves a financial income and luxurious lifestyle through horse race betting.”

They say they come from a variety of backgrounds including accounting, bookmaking, computer science and racehorse training.

In terms of their approach to selecting the tips, they say they study “odds, form, jockey and trainer combinations, weather patterns” and anything else that can give them an edge. There isn’t much reference to where the idea of a high strike comes in to it though.

There are also no published results on the website, which is a little worrying. Usually we would look for full results to back up the claims of profits a service makes.

In any event, we will reserve judgement until we have conducted our review and can see what kind of results they can produce under a live trial. As usual we will update things here as we go along.

In the meantime you can check out Strike Rate Racing for yourself here.