This is a round up final post for three services offered by Sports Predictor.
We started these reviews back in September and we were due to finish them around the turn of the year, but I’m sad to say that none of the three services got that far.
The football and golf services were never in profit and were struggling throughout the trial period, the NFL part started brilliantly but trailed off badly as the season progressed. The big problem with NFL services is that the their season is so short that by the time we’re ready to give a verdict, the play-offs are well under way and the number of games available plummets.The football and golf services were busy enough during the first month or so of the trial but performance was pretty poor.
All three services slowed and then stopped sending selections between mid November and mid December. I tried logging in to the site but no selections were provided in there either. Since then I’ve been trying to contact the services to ask what exactly is going on.
Sadly, I’ve not received any replies. As mentioned in previous posts, I was unwell for a few weeks around the Christmas period and was offline for a while, so I decided to give them a final chance and sent another round of emails. Again, there has been no response, so I’m not going to bother giving them any more chances and all three go in the FAILED pile.
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This is the final review and verdict for AH EDGE football service
We began our trial towards the end of September, so the service has had just over our traditional 3 month period.
The service specialises in Asian Handicap bets (hence AH part of the name) mainly targeting the major European leagues.
Selections are obtained via a daily email, even on no bet days. They do try to be selective, so there are plenty of no bet days, with the weekends being quite busy.
The prices quoted in the email are generally available, although to they often quote prices from SBO and/or Pinnacle and neither company will accept bets from UK customers. Thankfully, I did find you could obtain very similar, if not equal or better, odds with a little shopping around.
When it comes to performance, I’m afraid it gets a little disappointing. We never seemed to hit a really good winning run, we’ve just bounced around the break even mark.
Using my usual £1000 starting bank and the recommended 40 point staking system (so £25 level stakes) we’ve ended the trial just over 1 point down.
Given that we’ve not made any profit over the near 4 months of trial, and that monthly subs of £45 per month would have to have been paid, I’ve no option other than to place this in the FAILED pile and the search for an Asian Handicap service we can approve over our trial period goes on.
We had 220 bets, an OCD friendly 83 wins & 83 loses, with the other 54 being Push/Partial win/lose results.
FULL RESULTS FOR AH EDGE
FURTHER DETAILS OF THE AH EDGE SERVICE HERE
The Syndicate is a horse race tipping service that is a joint enterprise between specialists in both the Flat and the National Hunt versions of horse racing.
Selections are obtained via the members area of their website and are usually available from around 7pm the night before racing. If there are concerns about going, or the selections are going to be delayed for any reason, you can request to be advised via SMS text service. They do not send out the selections via text, just a message telling you when to log into the site to obtain the info.
The service costs £50 per month and is payable by credit card or bank direct debit system. At the moment, they are running a promotion that will allow you to get a refund of your first month’s subscription if you decide it’s not for you during the first 30 days of your membership.
Bets are a mix of win and each way bets and the prices quoted have been available at the time they were advised. Stakes are kept small and have not been any larger than 1 point, so far. We frequently have bets at a fraction of a point, so bank protection seems to be being treated as a priority, as it should be.
I APPROVED the Summer Flat Service part of The Syndicate in my last update on the trial but wanted to wait to see how the other two parts of the service performed before giving a full verdict.
In my last update, I mentioned that the All Weather winter service had got off to a cracking start but the National Hunt part of the service was suffering a few early season wobbles. I think it’s fair to say that it has ceased wobbling.
They had already clawed back most of the losses, and, by the end of December, the Jumps part of the service had got itself back to roughly break even, following a very impressive end to the month. Then, on New Year’s Day, we were given three single win bets plus a half point Trixie covering all three. BOOOOOOOMMMM all three won at prices well above evens. A £5 Trixie (total £20 stake) returned a profit of nearly £450 after one of the selections drifted from the advised 9/4 all the way out to 7/2 and really hoofed the winnings up a notch.
On top of that, the Winter All Weather service has continued its great start and ended the year 37 points up in the two month period it ran.
Looking at the overall performance since we started our trial back in late July, we can see a profit of 146.57 points made, that includes all R4 deductions as published on Bet365 result pages.
Needless to say, this awesome service is APPROVED with full bells, whistles and anything else you want to adorn it with. At £50 a month, with a money back guarantee for the first month allowing you to paper trade and have a risk free intro, this really is a no-brainer.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SYNDICATE HERE
FULL RESULTS FOR ALL SELECTIONS OF THE SYNDICATE
SUMMER FLAT SEASON RESULTS
WINTER ALL WEATHER RESULTS
NATIONAL HUNT RESULTS
We’ve had an email from Matthew at S.F.I.B. advising us that he’s planning on shutting the doors to this service soon. Although we’ve yet to be given an official date, I’d be surprised if any new members were allowed to join after the new year.
After a fallow period, this service had a good start to December and the profit made since the start of the trial stands at 28.86 points, with a strike rate of 53.85%. With your first month’s sub having a money back guarantee, I think this service is well a trying out.
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FULL RESULTS HERE
This is something I’ve been wanting and waiting on for ages. Well, it’s the first part of a double act I want.
I’ve long thought, and discussed with punting pals, that if you could find genuinely dedicated to their patch tipsters, specialising in Scottish lower league and/or English non-league betting, you would never look over your shoulder again. Niche areas where actual knowledge or nouse outweighs stats.
Well, I know it’s dreadfully early days into our trial, but I think we may have unearthed just the man for the first part of the job. I just hope I’m not jinxing him.
Subscription costs £47(+vat) per month and the first month’s subs come with a money back guarantee.
The first email of the week tends to arrive around Tuesday, others usually follow on a Thursday & Friday. They are very clearly written out but do contain acronyms which you can easily decode by looking at your welcome pack email. That lays everything out very clearly indeed. The price available at the time of sending is given along with the bookie offering it, you are also advised the price that “The Scotsman” has decided is the true value of the bet, so make sure you get above that mark. So far, I’ve either got the main price advised or very close to it and you can always look back at odds traces to make sure it was available at the time.
They say that you should have “an absolute minimum of 25 points” in your betting bank, so to be on the safe side I decided to make it a £1000 and to start with 50 points.
The first two months of the service were absolutely great but October and November have been a little disappointing in comparison. I think there’s a very clear reason for that, the number of international breaks and domestic cup competitions has limited the number of suitable bets.
Given the whole idea of this service is one of gaining value from bets incorrectly priced by the bookies, it makes sense that there are only going to be a few bets per week when the leagues are in full swing. The service is currently 27.5 points up since the start of the season. A strike rate of 53% with average odd of 2.55 is very encouraging.
As stated in all my previous updates on this service, you have to move quickly to get the prices given in the emails. I always check and they have always been available but they shift really fast. That’s why it’s such a good idea that the service give what they calculate the value price to be in the email. It allows you to make a decsion as to whether you want to take the bet.
Subscription costs £56 per month payable by credit card or Paypal and the first month comes with a money back guarantee.
I think this deserves its place on our APPROVED list, but I will be keep an eye over the next few months and will have no hesitation in changing that if need be, I really don’t think it will be though. The fact that you can check it out risk free for the first month is very reassuring, as is the ease of contact and support available from the service.
Full Results HERE
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