Last week we looked at the horse racing tipsters that we’re following vie the Bet Diary. This week our attention turns to the sports tipsters.
Football Lay Profits: 200 point bank – part of the ‘Main’ portfolio and the ‘Broxchange’ portfolio – followed using the Exchanges (Smarkets whenever possible due to the lower commission rate). An SBC ‘Premium’ service FLP provide lays across all the major European leagues plus some of the minor leagues too, such as the Portuguese Primeira division. Laying requires a different mindset to backing, with a need to accept that the ROI figures are likely to be relatively low. It’s all about high strike rate and bank turnover to generate enough profit to make the workload worthwhile. Providing you don’t wait around unnecessarily, I find prices are successfully matched the vast majority of the time.
Football Service 1: 50 point bank – part of the ‘Main’ portfolio and the ‘Broxchange’ portfolio – followed using both online bookmakers and the exchanges. A recent addition following an interesting review in the SBC Betting Magazine, FS1 scours the globe searching for value on home teams within a wide range of football leagues. The bets are at decent prices for football matches, ie. all are over Evens, and so far I’ve not found securing those prices too tricky. This is something I’ll be keeping an eye on however, as the service is seemingly growing in popularity.
Golf Insider: 400 point bank – part of the ‘Main’ portfolio and the ‘Broxchange’ portfolio – followed using the exchanges and online bookmakers. No better viewing than the PGA on a Sunday night with your guy in contention and backed pre-tournament at a big price. Bottle of wine, no thoughts of work in the morning, and absorbed by the action, the rewards can be exhilarating too. With a track record of knocking winners in at huge odds, we have to accept that there may well be (and often are) long waits between triumphs, but that the winners are very much worth waiting for.
Football Service 2: 40 point bank – part of the ‘Main’ portfolio – followed using online bookmakers. A true stalwart of the SBC’s Hall of Fame, FS2 has been churning out regular profit for more than a decade. Re-reviewed in a Best Tipster Guide it is clear that there is a clear methodology that goes into identifying bets, the basis of which is a detailed knowledge of the beautiful game.
So there we have it. Six racing services, four sports. What I would say however is that moving forwards there may be more changes to the portfolio than we’ve seen previously – a more dynamic approach. This will reflect the need to gear turnover more heavily towards the use of the exchanges. More on that next week.
Portfolio performance from May 1st – 19th May
An amazing week for Racing Service 2 which really cashed in at the York Spring meeting. Thursday saw two winners at double figure prices from two bets. The other service to make hay was Northern Monkey who landed a very nice double on Friday to go alongside a couple of other decently priced winners. Racing Service 4 continues to have a poor time of it.
‘Main’ portfolio: ROI 3.4%, ROC 1.99%.
‘Broxchange’ portfolio (Football Lay Profits, FS1, Golf Insider): ROI -14.4%, ROC -9.56%
Individual Service Performance
Bet Alchemist: Staked 41pts, +14.6pts.
Racing Service 2: Staked 54pts, +47.95pts.
Football Lay Profits: Staked 162.75pts, +2.62pts.
Football Service 1: Staked 32pts, -6.876pts
Golf Insider: Staked 55.7pts, -42.02pts.
MVS: Staked 35pts, -9.62pts.
Northern Monkey: Staked 36.375pts, +29.103pts.
Football Service 2: Staked 21pts, -0.142pts.
Racing Service 3: n/a
Racing Service 4: Staked 82pts, -28.1pts.