May 16, 2017

Merlin Results Radar

This is a one-off review of Merlin Results Radar. This excel-based application costs $70, and requires you to pick three football matches to form a treble. So, this is a one-off review because you could pick different matches than I would.

How you pick your three football results is up to you, I used predictions on WinDrawWin, and tried not to choose matches with very low odds. You then input odds from up to 10 bookies, but I found 2 or 3 enough and Marathon usually have good odds. I used OddsChecker to find this data.

I made just shy of £140 during the week where I was playing around with this looking at the mechanics of the application. The application is easy to use, it takes about 10-15 minutes to research the matches, input the odds and place the bets. I set this up to allow for 1 “error” so I was making around 17 bets per time; so £170 per set of trebles at £10 per bet. The 1 “error” means that all is not lost if you don’t predict the result correctly, in fact, the best returns come in when the result isn’t correct on all of the matches.

This is bookie based, so eventually you’ll probably get your account limited, so I’d limit myself to 1 to 2 matches per week, probably at weekend.

With a little bit of work to find 3 match results this should be a useful addition to your betting portfolio, and this application is approved.

You can get Merlin Results Radar here:

Filed under Football by Arthur



Mario May 16, 2017 at 8:43 pm

Hello Arthur.
I would like to ask you why this system should be “bookie based”; it can’t work using Betfair?
Thank you for your help.

Arthur May 17, 2017 at 5:45 am

Hi Mario.

You are creating trebles.

It is a lot more work to do this manually on the exchanges: you’d have to choose matches that do not overlap so you know the result before the next match starts and you’d pay the commission charge on each leg, and therefore, if the last leg fails, you’d be paying commission on a losing bet.

Not wholly impossible but, in my opinion, highly impracticable unless you know somebody who can code an application to handle this for you. I don’t know whether Bet Engine or Grey Horse Bot or some other application can handle this.



Mario May 17, 2017 at 8:36 am

Thank you Arthur for clarification. I’ve forgot the fact an exchange has to cross match the bets on the “lay” side of the market.


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