Hi Guys

My name’s Liam Moroney and I’m going to be doing a bit of moonlighting from my main test this month. The False Favourites blog test will be continuing as normal and I’m also running the rule over The Football Maestro Tipping service.

This service has been around for a number of seasons and boasts a good track record. They have added a new feature to membership this year in the form of a £100 – £10000 challenge. They are confident they will be able to achieve this huge task by the end of the season. A nice trick if they can pull it off.

On top of the challenge is the normal tipping service. They suggest keeping the two separate by using different accounts or even exchanges for the two methods. The challenge bets will be lays, normal tips are mostly backs. Lay bets will have max odds of 5.5 (ish)

We will start the test with a bank of £1000 for the normal tips and naturally enough the challenge bank will start at £100.

Results So Far

Normal Tips    Bank £1000  (stake advised by tipster as % of bank. prof fig after 5% comm)
13/8/08  Barca v Wisla   Back over 2.5 goals  Stake £10 @ 1.42.   WON               +£3.99

15/8/08  Arsenal v WBA Back Arsnl Asian H/C -1.5  Stake £30.12 @1.85 LOST     -£30.12

16/8/08 Chelsea v Portsmth Back Chelsea win Stake £38.95 @ 1.38  WON          +£14.06

Current Bank   £987.93

Challenge Bets  Bank £100  (stakes advised by tipster, profit fig after 5% comm)

15/8/08  Bolton v Stoke.  Lay Stoke.  Stake £3 @ 5.2     Won     +£2.85

16/8/08  Villa V Man City.  Lay City.    Stake £2  @ 5.3     Won     +£1.90

20/8/08  Turkey v Chile.   Lay Chile.   Stake £3.50 @ 4.5  Won     +£3.32

Current Bank  £108.07

Slow start, but it’s only a week into the season and they say things will speed up as the european leagues get going later this month.