Hi All

Thought I ought to let you know how things are faring after 10 days of trialling the Football based subscription service that is : Best Football Betting.

The selections are emailed almost on a daily basis – so you wouldn’t want to be a punter only interested in a few stakes per week..! They come in thick and fast (generally about 6 selections on per day).

One thing I would point out that the stakes are primarily targeted at the ‘Bet365’ bookies site. It was a real eye opener to see how many different types of stake can be placed on a football match! Some are a little alien in concept (‘Asian Handicap’ : Back ____ -1?), to someone who has little interest/understanding of how football actually works. The author claims that some stakes can be placed on Betfair – but most of the staking selections that I have seen in the last few days, are currently unavailable on Betfair.

As I mentioned in my initial post – the Best Football Betting site recommend a minimum 50 point bank, but ideally 100 point is preffered (the pessimistic amoung us may fear that the inference here is the likelihood of long losing runs…?) Level staking is employed generally to 1 but on the odd occasion, 2 points.

So, to the results. My virtual (100 point) bank, started at £1,000.

21/01/2011 Back Uzbekistan -1.0 – Uzbekistan v.s Jordan 2.625 void
Back Xerex to score in both halves – Xerex v.s Elche 3.25 lost -£10.00
Handicap result market (Back Tie – Brugge -1.0) Eupen v.s Brugge 4 lost -£10.00
Back Hamburg -1.0 halftime handicap – Hamburg v.s Eintracht 5.5 lost -£10.00
Back Livorno -1.5 – Livorno v.s Albinoleffe lost -£10.00

22/01/2011 Back HT/FT – Hearts/Rangers – Hearts v.s Rangers  26 lost -£10.00
Back Hearts to be winning at HT 4.33 lost -£10.00
Back Airdrie Utd -1.5 – Stenhousemuir v.s AIrdrie Utd  4.1 lost -£10.00
Back MK Dons -1.0 –  Dag & Red v.s MK Dons  4.8 void FALSE
Back Sheff Wed to be winning at HT – Leyton Orient v.s Sheff Wed 3.2 lost -£10.00
Back over 3.5 goals – Leyton Orient v.s Sheff Wed 3.25 won £22.50

23/01/2011 BACK BLACKBURN -1.0 – Blackburn v.s West Brom  2 3.35 won £47.00
BACK VILLAREAL -1.0 (HALFTIME HANDICAP) – Villareal v.s Sociedad  2 5 lost -£20.00
BACK OVER 2.5 2ND HALF GOALS – Udinese v.s Inter Milan 3.75 lost -£10.00
BACK LEVERKUSEN -1.5 – Mochengladbach v.s Leverkusen 2 3.1 won £42.00
BACK OVER 4.5 GOALS – Mochengladbach v.s Leverkusen 5 lost -£10.00

25/01/2011 BACK ARSENAL -1.0 HT HANDICAP – Arsenal v.s Ipswich  2 2.62 lost -£20.00
BACK HT/FT – AUSTRALIA/AUSTRALIA – Uzbekistan v.s Australia  3.2 won £22.00
BACK NOTTINGHAM FOREST -1.5 – Nottingham Forrest v.s Bristol City 2.425 lost -£10.00
BACK OVER 3.5 GOALS – Wigan v.s Aston Villa 3.5 lost -£10.00
BACK CHELTENHAM -1.0 – Cheltenham v.s Lincoln City 2 2.5 lost -£20.00
BACK HT/FT – CREWE/CREWE – Crewe v.s Bradford 2.62 won £16.20

27/01/2011 BACK ROMA TO QUALIFY – Juventus v.s Roma  2 2.1 won £22.00

28/01/2011 BACK PETERBOROUGH -1.0 – Colchester v.s Peterborough  4.4 lost -£10.00
BACK OVER 2.5 1ST HALF GOALS – Zulte v.s Genk 6.7 lost -£10.00
BACK OVER 2.5 2ND HALF GOALS – Zulte v.s Genk 3.5 lost -£10.00

29/01/2011 BACK OVER 3.5 GOALS  – Everton v.s Chelsea  5.5 lost -£10.00
BACK BAYERN MUNICH -1.0 @ HT – Werder Bremen v.s Bayern Munich  4.4 lost -£10.00
BACK MULLER TO SCORE 2 OR MORE GOALS – Werder Bremen v.s Bayern Munich 9.5 lost -£10.00
BACK LYON -1.0 – Valenciennes v.s Lyon 2 2.85 lost -£20.00
BACK HT/FT – MALLORCA/MALLORCA – Mallorca v.s Sporting Gijon 2 2.75 lost -£20.00
BACK ABERDEEN TO SCORE IN BOTH HALVES – Aberdeen v.s Celtic 10 lost -£10.00
BACK OVER 1.5 FIRST HALF GOALS – Catania v.s AC Milan 3.4 lost -£10.00
BACK CASSANO TO SCORE 2 OR MORE GOALS (IF STARTING) – Catania v.s AC Milan 10 lost -£10.00

Current balance : £861.70

P/ L : -£138.30

Not too encouraging a start I grant you, but early days so far.
So, lets see how this week plays out and if we are able to recoup these losses to get us back on track.