I’m going to be reviewing the performance of Football ACCA Tips.

This is a straight forward tipster service where selections are emailed to members, there is also a forum to join where you can exchange ideas and comments with the owner and other members.

I started receiving selections yesterday (Monday 22/9) and there was a little initial confusion as I assumed the points value quoted referred to the staking level. I was deeply concerned as it looked as though we would be staking a massive 21 points out of our starting bank of  50 points on three bets around the same game.

I emailed the owner and tried word “Are you crazy?” as politely as I could, he responded straight away and cleared up the confusion. The “Points” he quoted referred to his own confidence in the bet. This is a little different to most tipsters but I would imagine it will prove helpful to his members when considering their stake size etc.  The owner is very friendly and helpful and responds to questions as quickly as he can. No problems on the admin side so far.

I’ve decided to run the test in our usual manner, 50 point starting bank and 1 point level stake on each selection given. I think it may also be useful to record what level of confidence was given for each one. By doing that from the outset, we will be able to look at the end of trial figure broken down by level. If we end with a total of, say, 50 points profit it’ll be handy to note if bets below a certain number have cost too much etc.

The cost of the service is a one off payment for the whole season. It costs £50 (+vat for uk residents) with no ongoing membership subs to pay. Seems a reasonable amount, provided you join early enough to get your money’s worth.

As stated, I only started this yesterday and have only had bets on one game to record. I’ll wait until the weekend’s results are in to share my usual detailed spreadsheet but just for the record, last night produced a small loss of 0.8 point. There’s a far busier night ahead with a good few bets on the League Cup. These include straight win bets, correct score bets, a goal scorer bet and an accumulator.