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Who is the Best Football Tipster?

One of the questions we are asked most often here at Honest Betting Reviews is “Who is the best football tipster?”

It’s a tough question to answer as there are literally hundreds of football tipsters out there and it’s an extremely competitive space. We have tested out countless footy tipsters ourselves and put them through live trials here on the site. 

When judging a tipster’s record, it’s important to consider factors such as:

  • Strike rate – how many bets are winners? Having a high strike rate means shorter losing runs and the ability to build a bank more rapidly. 
  • Return on investment (ROI) – a good metric for comparing tipsters, this tells you the return you receive per £100 (or dollars/Euros etc) invested. In football tipping, an ROI above 5% is usually considered good going.
  • Bank growth – how much has the betting bank increased over a given period? This is a crucial metric as it ultimately tells you how much your money will have grown (or shrunk) by following a tipster.
  • Longevity – most important of all is how long has a tipster been going? The longer a tipster has been able to beat the bookies and show a positive return, the more likely it is to be down to a genuine edge and not just a fluke. The best tipsters will stand the test of time. It is a good idea to judge tipsters on their record over a longer period – e.g. years, rather than weeks or months as many people do. 

In giving you our verdict on who we think is the best football tipster, we have taken all these factors into account, as well as a range of other indicators to determine who is the top dog.

In terms of our rankings, firstly we reveal who we think are the top ten football tipsters we have reviewed here on the site.

Then we take a look at the credentials of some of the biggest names in football tipping and analyse their claim to the crown of “best football tipster.”

 

Our Top 10 Football Tipsters

Let’s get on to our list of the best football tipsters then, which is based on hundreds of trials and tests we’ve done here at Honest Betting Reviews over the years. This list runs from ten to one, with our very top tipster at the end. 

This is our list of the top 10 soccer tipsters then:

 

10. Goal King

Starting off our list is a tipster called the Goal King, who covers a range of different markets including the match odds (aka 1X2), over/under, both teams to score (BTS) and more. 

Having started tipping in May 2020, the Goal King has made a total profit of over 200 points, which equates to £2,000 at £10 per point stakes or £20,000 at £100 per point stakes.

The strike rate has been impressive at 58%, which means a high proportion of winners. 

During our own trial of the service it made 43 points profit over the course of a 12 month review, which is more than respectable. 

With a growing reputation, this tipster is one to keep an eye on to see if they can keep up the form shown to date.

Rating: 3.5/5

You can check out the Goal King here.

 

9. Footballer Tips

From the popular Tipstrr platform of tipsters is a very successful service called Footballer Tips. 

Running since August 2020, they have amassed an impressive £6,000 profit from £10 stakes. That has been achieved with a strong return on investment (ROI) of 12% accompanied by a solid strike rate of 43%.

The tips come in a variety of leagues from all over the world (some of them quite obscure though so prices are quite sensitive) and much like the Goal King above, they focus mainly on the both teams to score and over/under markets. 

One of the most impressive aspects of the service is its consistency, with the first fifteen months of their tips all being profitable. They have shown a good profit in 2022 so far aswell. 

That’s the kind of consistency we like to see and long may it continue.

Rating: 4/5

You can check out Footballer Tips here.

 

 

8. Betting Bias

A multi-sports tipster that has been going since 2011, Betting Bias has an excellent record across a range of sports including football.

Run by a team of professional gamblers, they have been smashing the bookies year after year. Total returns now stand at over 1500 points profit, which is quite exceptional going. That would equate to over £15,000 profit at just £10 per point stakes.

The return on investment is a very respectable 15%, which is up there with the best in the business over a period of more than ten years.

Their football tips focus on the major leagues like the Premier League, Champions League and big tournaments like the World Cup and Euros. A good deal of their profit comes from ante-post outright tips like top goalscorer and teams to win their respective divisions, so watch out for those.

One of the best things about the site is that the tips are completely FREE, so it’s well worth checking out given their excellent record. 

Rating: 4/5

You can check out Betting Bias here.

 

 

7. Banker Bets

A common misconception in betting is that you can only make money from backing at long odds, searching out value prices at the middle-bottom of the market. 

However, studies have actually shown that there is more value towards the top of the market, which is a phenomenon known as the “favourite-longshot bias.” 

One service exploiting this dynamic is Banker Bets, which looks for value at the top end of the market with short priced odds-on favourites.

There can still be value at the top end, for example if a 1.20 shot should actually be 1.14, then you have found quite a bit of value. That is what this tipster does and they have proved quite adept at it, notching an almost doubling of the betting bank in our trial with an 84% strike rate.

Overall their tips have made 410% profit if betting as accumulators or 166% as single bets, which is very good going.

As a long-running and proven tipster, it’s a worthy addition to this list 

Rating: 4/5 

You can check out Banker Bets here.

 

 

6. Bets for Today VIP Tips

A slightly different offering comes from Bets for Today VIP Tips, which actually includes both football and horse racing tips, although you can choose just to follow the footy selections.

It’s a low-cost service and has been running for a few years now, with notable results. 

There is a choice of football doubles, trebles and accumulators (accas). The results of each of these have been very impressive, with the doubles having produced £3,700 profit to £20 stakes, the trebles £4,100 profit and the accas £3,100 profit. 

You can take your pick as to which of these bets to follow – or you can follow all of them if you choose. Odds are normally obtainable as they tip in big leagues like the Premier League. It can be quite a big payday when one of the accas comes in, as it often includes the same selections as the doubles and trebles, meaning a monster win!

In any event, whichever option you choose Bets for Today VIP Bets is a decent service and well worth checking out. 

Rating: 4/5

You can check out Bets for Today VIP Tips here.

 

 

5. Trade on Sports – Football

We are always interested in innovative and new approaches to betting on football and one of the best of those we’ve found in recent times is Trade on Sports. 

They have experts on a range of sports but their main specialism is football, where they have a developed a huge stats database and a related app, called the “Game State App.”

It crunches the numbers and figures out where there is value in a football match, based on all the matches from the respective league and teams in the past. Then you receive an alert via Telegram to place a bet. 

We ran a live trial of the service and its HT goals alerts made an excellent £5120 profit, which is the one of the best totals in a football trial we have come across.

They now have an array of different football strategies you can follow and are constantly innovating to find new betting angles.

It may be a little different to the traditional tipsters we have on this list, but Trade on Sports is still well worth checking out. 

Rating: 4/5 

You can check out Trade on Sports here. 

 

 

4. Winning Footy Tips

If you are looking for a service that has proved itself over a long period of time then there can be few better options than Winning Footy Tips.  It has been around for over ten years now and any tipster that can continue making profit over that long of a time must be doing something right. 

They tip mainly in the big European leagues and international competitions and in a range of markets including 1X2, half-time/full-time, DNB (draw no bet) and more. 

In terms of the results they are most commendable, with a profit of £9500 made at £50/point since starting up in 2012.

The ROI is good for a football tipster too at just over 12%, particularly over such an extensive period and is coupled with a win rate of over 50%, which has kept the bank ticking over and meant the losing runs haven’t been too significant.  

Overall then Winning Footy Tips has shown itself to be a high quality tipster for over ten years, which very few tipsters out there can say.

Rating: 4/5 

You can check out Winning Footy Tips here. 

 

 

3. Bookie Insiders Football

Next up in our top ten is a highly acclaimed footy tipster called Bookie Insiders Football.

It is normally considered a tough ask to make a profit from betting on the big five European leagues but Bookie Insiders Football have managed to do that for nine years now, which is no mean feat. 

Their overall returns stand at a shade over 400 points profit since 2013, which would be over £40,000 profit to £100/point stakes.

The stats are impressive for a nearly ten-year period as well, with the return on investment sitting at over 6% whilst the win rate is just over 50%, meaning over half of the tips have been winners.

The service also performed very well in our live trial, making £2053 profit with a strike rate of 54%, so it has proved it can perform under live test conditions. 

A variety of different markets are used, including Asian Handicap, match odds, over/unders and team goals. 

We are big fans of this tipster and the consistency it has shown over many years, particularly when betting on the big five European leagues, which is very tough to do. Highly impressive stuff.

Rating: 4.5/5 

You can check out Bookie Insiders Football here.

 

 

2. Predictology

Predictology is a little different to most of the services on this list as it is a lot more than just a tipster in the traditional sense. It is actually an AI prediction engine based on a massive database of statistics covering hundreds of thousands of matches across the globe.

It allows you to develop your own systems from this database and the tools on the site, although you can also choose to follow the tips that are sent out each day from their main betting systems.  

In our own trial of Predictology we followed their daily tips, which produced an impressive 38 points profit at a win rate of 52%

Predictology has coverage from over 50 leagues around the world and there are limitless systems you can try out, including old classics like “lay the draw,” which has made close to 500 points profit at a return on investment of 18%, the “Goals, Goals, Goals” system that has made 67 points profit at an ROI of 12.5% and the “Value Home Wins” system that has made 148 points profit at an ROI of 19%. 

They are constantly innovating to develop new strategies and keep getting better. There is really nothing on the market quite like it, so if you like to test out your own strategies or follow theirs, it’s got something for everyone.  

Rating: 4.5/5

You can get a 7 day trial of Predictology for just $1 here.

 

 

1. JK Diego’s Draw Betting System

At the very top of our rankings of the Best Football Tipster is the one and only JK Diego’s Draw Betting System.

As tipsters go this one is second to none, having developed a system that has produced huge amounts of profit over the last few years. It’s all based around – as you may have guessed from the name – betting solely on the draw. 

Why bet solely on the draw, you may ask? Well, JK Diego realised that the draw is significantly under-bet in football matches, meaning there is often value in it. This is particularly the case in certain low-scoring leagues around the world, where the number of draws is actually quite high.

This is not just a theory however, the results of this approach actually back it up, with over $11,000 profit made to $100 flat stakes since starting, or over $60,000 profit if using Diego’s increasing stake system. 

There are a number of members of Diego’s service making over $2,000 per month on average following his draw betting tips.

During our live trial Diego also performed very well, making over 100 points profit over our extended 15 month review period. 

And what is even better is that you can actually improve upon the results by trading out at 85 mins in games that are drawing. 

The costs of membership are not cheap however, which is understandable given the results and in order for Diego to protect prices for existing members. If you can get access to this exclusive club though, it could be well worth it.  

Rating: 5/5  

You can check out JK Diego’s Draw Betting System here.

 

What to Avoid in a Football Tipster 

We have talked above about the best football tipsters, but it is important to also think about what you should avoid when searching for footy tips. 

The main things we would advise being wary of are:

  • Tipsters promising huge returns – there is an old saying “if it seems too good to be true, it usually is” and that really does ring true of tipsters. If a tipster is promising to win every bet or produce a 50% ROI for example, you should be very sceptical. Always look for independently verified results on a site like this.
  • Tipsters without published results – a tipster should always be willing to publish their full results to be scrutinised. If they are not, there must be a reason. Do they have something to hide? The first thing we look for is a set of results. 
  • Singe sales pages – related to this, beware of single sales pages. These are often spammy and include audacious claims of success or alluring “rags to riches” stories, but again don’t have full results or anything verified to back that up. 
  • Tipsters with short records –  as mentioned above, the key to finding a good tipster is their longevity. Some tipsters will break on to the scene with amazing results, but only over a short period. You should only take them seriously if the results are over a period of years, not just weeks or months. 
  • “Fixed matches” – there are lots of sites these days promising to give you inside info on supposedly “fixed matches.” Ignore them, they are all scams. If someone really did know if a match was going to be fixed, do you think they’d sell it on the internet for 100 quid? No, they would keep it to themselves and make a killing.

So please keep these things in mind whenever you look at a tipster. There are so many scams and dodgy sites out there, it’s easy to get caught out. 

 

Best Football Tipster – The Contenders

Now we assess the credentials of some of the more famous figures in football tipping and evaluate whether they have a claim to sit on the Iron Throne of football betting as tipster-in-chief.

 

Kevin Pullein – Racing Post

Kevin Pullein

Perhaps one of the most famous football tipsters around is Kevin Pullein from the Racing Post. According to his employers, he is “quite simply the best football analyst and forecaster ever to have appeared in print in the UK.”

Now perhaps they are biased, we couldn’t really say. But Kevin has established a formidable reputation as a predictor of all things football-related and used to have a regular column on the Guardian where he published some fascinating articles on general trends in football betting.

These articles were based on extensive research and years worth of statistics and often revealed that long-held beliefs about “universal truths” in football betting are, in fact, bunkum.

Some of our personal favourites were his article showing that it is not always a goal-fest when top teams play those lower down their division, analysis about the significance of playing at home (it’s actually more of a factor in South America than Europe) and stats showing you shouldn’t always to expect lots of cards in derby matches.

Some of these ideas were expanded on in his 2009 book “The Definitive Guide to Betting on Football,” which we thoroughly recommend as an insightful guide to developing winning football betting strategies.

Now frustratingly the Racing Post don’t publish full results of their tipsters so we can’t really say how good Mr Pullein’s tips are (cue a trial perhaps?). But given his long-standing reputation and contribution to exploding some of the myths around football betting, we think Kevin is certainly worthy of consideration for the accolade of “Best football tipster.”

 

Angus Loughran – aka “Statto”

Angus Loughran

Another famous tipster and professional gambler familiar to many is Angus Loughran.

Loughran rose to prominence on 1990s television show Fantasy Football League alongside Frank Skinner and David Baddiel. Clad in pyjamas and a dressing gown, Loughran was nicknamed “Statto” on the show and provided stats on the guests’ fantasy football teams.

Loughran built up quite a reputation for himself, appearing on the BBC’s horse racing coverage, writing a betting column for the Daily Telegraph and commentating on football for Eurosport and ESPN.

He was famed for his almost encyclopedic knowledge of football, reportedly watching hundreds of football matches per year (before the days of Sky and BT Sports when that sort of thing became normal) and there were even whispers that Loughran was making hundreds of thousands per year betting on football.

Sadly his carefully cultivated image appeared to have come crashing down in 2008 when he was declared bankrupt, reportedly for owing debts to spread betting firm Sporting Index.

Events surrounding the bankruptcy were shrouded in mystery however, with reports suggesting the debt amounted to little more than £5,000 and that Loughran had done promotional work for Sporting Index and had not expected the firm to press ahead with the bankruptcy proceedings.

In the event the bankrupty was annulled in April 2008 via a voluntary agreement. Whatever the exact circumstances surrounding the bankruptcy, the incident did little for the pundit’s reputation as one of the country’s most foremost professional gamblers.

Perhaps Angus had the last laugh though, as he was reported to be one of the main investors in stats firm Opta, which was sold for £47m in 2013.

He currently provide tips on the easyodds website, although these are on horse racing rather than football.

It is difficult to give a firm verdict on Loughran’s abilities as a football tipster – or even as a gambler. For reputation alone though he must be considered as one of the most famous of the modern era.

 

Pete Nordsted – Premier Betting

Pete Nordsted

Pete Nordsted rose to prominence with the publication of his 2009 book “Mastering Betfair” which contained strategies for making money trading on the betting exchanges.

That was quickly followed up in 2010 with “The Essential World Cup Betting Guide”, which received widespread acclaim, as did his Premier Betting Handbooks series. 

Pete now runs two football betting websites, the aptly-named petenordsted.com and also the premierbetting.com website with fellow full-time punter Danny Jacques.

He is a full-time sports trader and football betting expert and spends countless hours analysing football markets looking for value betting opportunities.

Contributing weekly articles at goal.com, Matchbook and Pete Nordsted.com – where you can view his drawmaster tips – Mr Nordsted is very widely respected in the industry and has built up a formidable knowledge of football betting.

With such a broad portfolio and a considerable depth of knowledge, Pete is rightly considered one of the foremost names in football tipping.

 

Ben Linfoot – Sporting Life

Ben Linfoot

Sadly we couldn’t find a photo of Ben – merely a mysterious silhouetted man with binoculars who may or may not be the legendary tipster himself.

What isn’t such a mystery however is the excellent record of Mr Linfoot, who has amassed quite a following at the Sporting Life’s Betting Zone tipping section. 

Ben is probably best known for his Value Bet column, which offers value bets for the top weekend race meetings. However, he has also produced a commendable return on his football bets, including tipping Athletico Madrid for the 2014 Champions League each-way at 40/1 (if you remember they were just a minute away from victory in the final before Sergio Ramos headed an equaliser for Real Madrid). 

Mr Linfoot concentrates mainly on the big leagues and Champions League and opts for the selective approach of a few well-thought out tips rather than tipping large numbers of selections.

With a large following and a profitable record, Bin Linfoot deserves to be recognised as one of the best football tipsters.

 

Matt Love – Football Elite

Football Elite

Matt has run the respected Football Elite website since 2009 and has built up a deserved reputation as one of the top football tipsters around.

His selections are based on evaluations of home and away form and the over-valuation of big name teams when they are out of form. Together with other stats, Matt puts together weekly “recommended bets” that are usually around 5-10 of the top bets from around the top leagues in Europe.

The good thing about betting in the top European leagues is that prices stand up well and there is no rush to get the bets on in the fear that prices will crash. On the contrary, prices often drift out before kick-off with people tending to back the big-name clubs whilst Matt opposes them.

In the past couple of seasons, Matt has also introduced tips for the English leagues below the Premiership and a “vulnerable home favourites” system.

The results speak for themselves, with his recommended bets having amassed 458% bank growth since going live, the football league bets producing 44% profit and his ante-post bets making 73%.

There are few football tipsters out there who can boast such an impressive long-term record, so although he may not be as well known as some of the names above, we believe Mr Love deserves to be considered for the crown of best football tipster.

 

Verdict

Well it seems there is no obvious winner of the title of “best football tipster.” Certainly we have a few contenders, but frustratingly many of the big names don’t actually publish their results, which is both unhelpful and usually a bad sign.

In terms of knowledge and publishing record, Kevin Pullein and Pete Nordsted would appear to have the edge. Perhaps on notoriety and fame, few can top Angus Loughran. On their actual tipping record however, it appears Matt Love has it with his Football Elite tips. We heartily recommend his football tips if you are looking for someone who can find value bets in high liquid markets and produce profit season-in and season-out.

As ever though, we will continue our quest to find the ultimate football tipster and we have a number of trials going on at the moment. Perhaps one will emerge to take the crown once and for all…

 

 

 

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