Football Bets Final Review
I have been testing Football Bets for 35 betting days. Football Bets is a simple subscription service costing £29.99 per month (although the first month is discounted), where you receive tips via several emails.
The email tells you what to bet on with a suggested number of points to bet. I paper bet £100 per point.
There are three different tipsters known as “Tamboy”, “99Reds” and “Betting Laying Club”. Through the trial “99Reds” and “Betting Laying Club” have been roughly as successful as each other. “Tamboy”, although in profit, contributed significantly less to the overall profit total.
If I had concluded this trial two weeks ago I would have been gushing enthusiastically about this service as the total profit stood as over £1,000. However, the wheels came off this week and the cumulative profit now stands at £293. No doubt the really bad weather of the past two weeks has not only reduced the selection pool but affected performances on the pitch too.
As you have to wager a fairly hefty amount per point to cover the subscription costs and return a reasonable profit I cannot categorise this as SUCCESSFUL. However, a profit was made so I cannot go FAILED either. This leaves NEUTRAL as the only rating for this service, unless you are comfortable wagering £50 plus per point!
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Football Bets Direct is a straight win/lose football service delivered by email each morning or the previous evening.
First impressions are good: well structured information on the Welcome page, plus spreadsheets to assist in calculating the bets, if you follow the preferred staking plans. I recorded the results as level stake bets however, so that bettors can set their own targets on the results of the selection process. However, it’s fair to say that the author’s preferred staking plans have given the best results so far and would therefore be worth following.
Football bets are given for no less than 10 leagues, which is a big undertaking for anyone; the level of success last season was very encouraging and this season has started well too, so we should see some good profits if it continues in the same vein.
It’s good to report that after an indifferent month, yesterday saw five correct winning bets for this service which have turned a loss into a slight increase in bank which, while not sufficient to pay the subscription, is certainly a step in the right direction. We could still do with getting the overall strike rate up a bit to make a decent profit at the average odds of the winners, though. Still, it is now showing a profit at level stakes and the selections are starting to win more consistently, so I will award it an Approved rating. The author makes great claims for his staking plan too, so that may improve these figures.
Start Bank £200.00
Strike Rate 57.14%
Average Odds 1.80.
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