When it comes to betting on sports such as football, darts, boxing, etc., it is hugely important for the sake of our own betting sanity that we set ourselves realistic targets and ambitions. It is simply not possible to hit the sort of ROI levels that a top horse racing service or golf tipster can hit. The markets are very different, as are the dynamics.
I don’t know the exact figure, but I do know that taking all bets struck since the start of this year from the services in the ‘Sports’ section of the portfolio, the average of prices I’ve taken is easily under Evens. Odds on, in other words. So in this context, the overall ROI we’ve seen of 5% to date, is both excellent and meets exactly the target I have set for these tipsters (collectively).
I did think actually, at the start of they year, that attempting to hit a 5% ROI target might be a little too ambitious. I’ve mentioned more than once that the long term ROI of The Poacher lies around the 4-5% mark, and here we are now with this service returning around 10%. This has been countered of course by the relative underperformance to date of Premium Boxing Tips and Scottish Football Income Booster, but I’m as certain as it can be when it comes to betting that we will go through a period at some point this year, when these positions are reversed.
So far though, as we move into the second quarter of 2021, so good.
Sports Service 1 (40pts): Staked 24pts, -5.664pts, roi -23.6%, roc -14.16%, High 0pts, CDD: -5.664pts, Max DD: -6.264pts.
Sports Service 2 (30): Staked 14.25pts, +5.265pts, roi 36.94%, roc 17.55%, High: 5.265pts, CDD: -0pts, Max DD: -0.7pts.
Scottish Football Income Booster (100): Staked 48pts, -11.769pts, roi -24.51%, roc -11.76%, High: 4.394pts, CDD: -16.123pts, Max DD: -17.984pts.
The Poacher (40): Staked 138.5pts, +14.095pts, roi 10.17%, roc 35.23%, High: 14.183pts, CDD: -0.088pts, Max DD: -9.645pts
Sports Portfolio: ROI 5.06%, ROC 6.28%.
*ROI – Return On investment, ROC – Return On Capital (ie. bank growth), CDD – Current Drawdown, Max DD – Maximum Drawdown