This is a one-off review for the Correct Score Indicator.
I’ve been trying out this software based system for the last 6 weeks. The reason for the one-off review rather than the usual blog trial is that, due to it being solely based on an individual’s trading method, no two people will end up with the same results.
The software is a very easy to use Windows download file that, once installed and opened, calculates a correct score for all upcoming games in the top 5 English leagues, top 4 Scottish leagues and the top division in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain.
I did email the vendors to point out that, unless they are televised live with no other game being played, there’s no point trying to trade games in the lower English and Scottish leagues. It doesn’t really matter how much is matched pre-game, there’s just not the in-play movement to allow you to cover losses and build profits in a timely matter.
As always with this vendor, I received a quick response and they very kindly added an extra option button that will only show the “Major” leagues. This a great idea because it makes everything far easier to see and far less cluttered.
The correct score shown is not intended to be used as an outright bet. It is purely an indication of how many goals each team is statistically likely to score and is to be used as a base to trade from.
The software is supplied with a trading method plan.
The software functions exactly as it is intended to do and, as always with this vendor, customer service and back up is superb.
When it comes to the trading method, I found it to be a very basic but functional plan. It is really quite risk adverse as it looks to cover liability as a priority and then to look to possibly increase profit, once you are in a safe position. At the start of a game you are likely to be exposed to between 5-6 points of liability and the author says that he is more than happy to come out of any game with a 1 point profit. Obviously, that’s his minimum aim and you may very well be able to get much more than that, depending on how the game progresses.
The selection criteria for the method are a bit on the loose side for my liking. There are only a few rules given and, while they are sensible rules that are a good starting point, I’d certainly add a couple more filters myself. In the rules the author gives a rough figure for the number of goals he looks for and an odds range for one of the Over/Under markets.
I would suggest that you not venture far from the goals number he advises, maybe one more but certainly no less. I would also say that I would avoid games with a HEAVY favourite, especially a home favourite. I would also avoid games where the Over/Under odds are TOO LOW. The reason for those bits of advice is that you don’t really want to get into a game where the Any Other market is likely to be a threat too early in a game. If you have a game with a very strong favourite or a very low Under/Over price, you risk the game running away from you too quickly. “Any Other” prices are often prohibitively low in price and you can’t take cover quickly enough if the goals start pouring in for one side early in the game.
An extra filter I would add would be to look for games likely to have BTTS-Yes (both teams to score- yes), having both teams score keeps as many markets as possible alive for as long as possible. This gives you far more scope for liability cover and the possibility of getting an extra trade to add that all important extra bit of profit.
The method, as it’s written, does assume a basic level of trading know-how on the part of the user. There is no explanation of how trading on an exchange works. Although, there are plenty of free guides on the internet that will explain the nuts and bolts of first placing a back bet and then adjusting your position as you go. The method does encourage you to use Betfair’s own “Cash Out” button, so it won’t bamboozle those learning as they go.
I think this method is best suited to new or novice traders as it is very basic in its approach and uses a sensible safety first method. I think competent, experienced traders will be pretty much aware of this type method and wouldn’t gain much from it.
At £59.99 for a one year license, it is at the expensive end of the market for basic trading methods, but I did make that figure back using initial £5 per bet stakes within a reasonable amount of time and I was delayed by an international break during the trial period.
I’m happy to put this on the APPROVED list with the following comments;
This is of most use for new or novice traders, don’t trade games below Championship level in England or Scotland unless on TV with few other games happening, don’t use games with a very strong favourite, don’t use games with high scores predicted, don’t use games with very low Under/Over odds, do look for games likely to go BTTS.
Other than those points, I think this is a very decent piece of software that will pay for itself in a reasonable amount of time. As always, paper trade first until you’re happy you understand it.
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