Matchday Profits Tipster Review – Ideal for football punters on a budget

Fresh off the press today is the very latest Smart Betting Club Tipster review – our detailed analysis of the Matchday Profits football betting service.

Matchday Profits is a service like no other as it guides you on how to take advantage ofbookmaker offers such as free bets, money back offers, enhanced prices and other specials to lock in guaranteed profits.

Coupled with proven expertise in a few other markets such as with acca’s and antepost betting, Matchday Profits has been churning out regular profits for its followers for 4 seasons now.

Best of all, courtesy of a limited time offer you can also save 25% on the usual cost of Matchday Profits as a Smart Betting Club member. This takes the usual seasonal price of Matchday Profits from £127 to £95.25 – a saving of £31.75 exclusive to SBC.

…And when you realise that you can join us at the Smart Betting Club for as little as £27.99 – if this review and service interests you (and it should) then you can sign-up to SBC today and actually be better off if joining Matchday Profits through us.

Although be warned, this 25% Matchday Profits discount is only available until the end of August 2019 so don’t miss out!

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Why Matchday Profits Appeals

As a Matchday Profits member you receive regular, easy to follow advice on how to take advantage of 4 main different bookmaker offers – accas, free bets, promo prices & antepost bets.

To take the accas as one example – these are usually advised as 4 or 5 team accumulators for an average outlay of £5 to £10 and often with a bookmaker providing ‘acca insurance’ whereby if one leg loses you get your stake back or a free bet of some kind.

Matchday Profits then use a very neat strategy to advise the right type of bets to take advantage of these kind of acca offers. It’s all above board – and is simply based on the expertise of those behind the service, coupled with the generosity of the bookmaker(s) in question.

As proof of their edge, here is what Matchday Profits have made profit wise over the past 4 seasons:

Ideal For New Punters Or If On A Budget

A service like Matchday Profits is also ideally suited to those of you either working to a small budget or new to betting.

For those of you with budget concerns – you can follow the advice with no need for a large size betting bank as they are relatively low risk bets in the first place.

If you have a starting budget of £400 – you can pay to join for a year for just £95.25 (with the SBC discount) and use the remaining £305.75 to fund your following of the service.

Following all of his bets in the past 2 seasons has made just short of an average £2000 annual profit, so with just £400, you can easily multiply your investment by 4 to 5 times itself in a year, judged on historical standards.

Even if you simply follow in half of the bets, based on the 2018/19 stats, this would have made you a £992.25 profit for just this £95.25 subscription. More than 10 times your subscription fee.

One other angle to consider for those of you unsure if you can get on all the bets advised – if you simply followed the free bets alone – they have returned over £2500 profit for little over £2300 staked over the past 2 seasons.

Get Started Right Away (& Grab Your 2019/20 Season Guide Too!)

If you want to know more, you can grab your copy of our detailed Matchday Profits review as a Smart Betting Club member.

Not only will you also gain access to the £31.75 discount on the service but also access to our 2019/20 Season Football Tipster Guide.

It features our take on 16 of the very best football tipsters we have uncovered over the past 13 years with updated ratings, rankings and recommendations on the best experts for you to follow this season.

Highlighting the experts with a proven history of making money for those shrewd enough to follow their football tips.

Best of all, you can now sign-up totally risk-free thanks to our money back guarantee, which ensures if you find our service not for you, then you can get a full refund.

Meaning you have everything to gain and nothing to lose from joining our exclusive club!

Subscribe NOW to the Smart Betting Club and gain instant access

Best Regards

Peter Ling

Smart Betting Club Owner and Founder

A £25 an hourly ‘wage’ from betting – an interview with the punter making it pay

A new betting blog arrived on the scene recently entitled ‘Making Punting Pay‘ and similar to our Bet Diary here at SBC, it features weekly posts from one punter discussing exactly how he is doing exactly that – making his punting pay by using tipsters.

His punting year runs from the 1st July to the 30th June and last year he posted a profit of £10,395.28 so he clearly must be doing something right!

After reading a few posts, I reached out to find out more and ask if I could interview the punter behind the site to find out more. He kindly agreed and below you can read my Q&A with him on his blog and his quest to make profits with tipsters.

It is worth pointing out that prior to reaching out for this interview, I had no idea who this punter was and although it turns out he is a Smart Betting Club member, that is the only connection between SBC and his blog. He writes it 100% independently.

An Interview With The ‘Making Punting Pay’ Blogger

1. Hi MPP, Can you tell about why you decided to start your new blog and what your goals are for it?

I’m a keen reader of Rowan’s Bet Diary and shortly after joining the Smart Betting Club a few years ago I became aware of his earlier The Portfolio Investor blog. I decided to sit down and read it from start to finish over the course of a few weeks and the things I learned were invaluable.

For me it’s probably been the best source of information I’ve found for anyone doing this sort of thing and being able to relate to situations and see how Rowan dealt with the practical side of things was extremely useful. So I suppose I’m hoping that by starting my own blog, others will find this half as useful as I found Rowan’s.

I’m also hoping it’ll help me maintain discipline to reduce the number of mistakes I make, but I’m also quite excited about how things will develop over the next few years so being able to share that with others will be nice.

2. Many readers will be wondering how much time you spend betting on a daily or weekly basis and exactly how you juggle this with your family life and work commitments?

It’s tough to put an exact figure on the time spent betting. Placing the bets doesn’t take up a lot of time at all, maybe approx. 3 hours over the course of a week give or take. I also keep accurate records of all the bets placed, deposits and withdrawals, checking winnings have been credited correctly etc. which probably amounts to another 3 hours and I also like to find out the result of each race by watching the replays which adds another couple of hours.

So when you add all of that up I probably spend around 8 hours per week betting, but that’s not taking into account everything else betting related i.e. reading articles, checking twitter, thinking about the portfolio etc. but those things are inevitable since it’s an interest of mine.

I try to keep disruptions to family life and work to a minimum but clashes are inevitable around the time emails come in if you want to achieve best prices, however once bets are placed I try to ensure betting doesn’t affect my normal day.

Having a good smartphone assists with this and allows you to bet on the move with email notifications and betting apps and also allows you to watch replays and check scores etc. to avoid the need to sit down in front of the laptop each night.

3. Have you ever worked out what your ‘hourly rate’ would be if you took your profit tally from last year (£10,395.28) and divided it by the amount of time you put in?

I’ve never thought about this but if I use my 8 hours per week figure then I make the equivalent of £25 per hour betting. Not bad for being tax free!

I make the equivalent of £25 per hour betting. Not bad for being tax free! 

4. There are many ways to make a second income these days, so what to you is the appeal of following tipsters and betting to do this?

There may be many ways to make a second income but I can’t think of many that provide the ability to build your bank as quickly as this. The added bonus is that it’s an enjoyable hobby and I get to make money while enjoying the sports that I’d be watching regardless.

5. In your first post, you shared your profit figures in your journey so far, whereby it was noticeable how between January 2015 and January 2017 you made a loss. What is it that changed for you in 2017 as you went from posting an overall loss to making improved profits?

The turning point was actually the start of 2017 although the first 6 months of that year were spent steadying the ship. Before that I was naive and joined too many tipsters in a short space of time without having a sufficient betting bank. I had won a bit of money with one or two services and thought that the easiest way to increase my profits was to join more services which ultimately was my downfall.

I was naive and joined too many tipsters in a short space of time without having a sufficient betting bank

A few suffered drawdowns at the same which led to my bank going bust. This also meant I could no longer afford to follow the tipsters I had paid for meaning I also pissed the subscription fees up against a wall.

At the start of 2017 I decided to start over again with a modest bank and carefully selected one service to join and rebuild things. Fortunately things seem to have worked out but I’m still aware of the mistakes I made and I’m cautious not to fall into the same trap again.

6. Do you mind sharing a little bit about how you choose the tipsters you do? What do you look for before you join a service?

It’s a variety of things really. Firstly, I like to follow tipsters who specialise in sports I enjoy as I like to watch my bets unfold when possible. I can’t see myself following a cricket or American Sports service any time soon!

Secondly and most obviously, a tipster has got to have a proven long term record and offer good ROI (Return on Investment) and ROC (Return on Capital) potential to make it worth the effort.

Other things such as tipping window, odds availability and workload also come under consideration and I also like to analyse historical performance to try and identify potential ways in which I can tailor the way I follow a tipster in an attempt to generate higher ROI/ROC or even just to simplify the bet placement process providing it doesn’t impact profitability too much.

A tipster has got to have a proven long term record and offer good ROI and ROC potential to make it worth the effort

There are two services in my current portfolio that I follow differently to the official advice. One I bet win only rather than each way due to historical performance informing that a higher ROI and ROC can be achieved, and another who I follow to level stakes since historical performance indicates smaller drawdowns which means stakes can be increased leading to higher ROC potential.

7. What has been the biggest challenge for you in following tipsters to make a second income?

The biggest challenge I’ve faced is re-programming myself mentally after busting my betting bank. It took a bit of faith to continue and allocate new funds after witnessing how easy it was to lose money doing this if not set up correctly.

I went from following 8 guys down to 1 so my betting activity reduced dramatically and at times it felt like I was moving at a snail’s pace going nowhere fast. This is when I realised that it’s a long term game with success built on solid foundations rather than expecting instant success.

it’s a long term game with success built on solid foundations rather than expecting instant success. 

8. How about dealing with bookmaker restrictions as I can see from some of the tipsters you follow (at least those I recognise) that you seem to be choosing those who quote fair odds in markets lesser affected by this issue. Is this a deliberate ploy on your behalf and what is your plan for countering restriction issues?

This is by far the biggest issue for anyone having a molecule of betting success. I’ve worked my way through a few pseudo accounts but have reached the point where I no longer see the point in continuing to do so as you’re closed down before you’ve had a chance to make any profit these days.

I’ve still got one original account that has remained opened, I expect due to being a long term losing account for years so that combined with the introduction of firms offering a minimum bet liability have been a god send.

I also try to split stakes and not bet more than £50 on any account and have also learned to be more patient and not worry if advised prices aren’t available with the firms I can bet with…you’d be surprised how many tips drift back out to the advised price on the exchange nearer the off.

This is definitely something I consider when choosing tipsters to follow and can see my betting activity becoming more exchange orientated going forward.

9. Finally, what are your hopes and goals for the blog and your betting moving forward?

I noted your own personal bets made a loss of £3107 last year – do you intend to stop these and what plans do you have for adding in more tipsters and/or increasing stakes in the future?

I haven’t really given much thought as to where I want the blog to go. I think what I’m doing is interesting and I’m sure others will enjoy reading about the ups and downs and will be able to relate to my experiences.

My friends and family enjoy a bet but none take it too seriously so being able to interact with people with similar interests via the blog will be good.

As for the betting…I’ve actually just published a blog post about my targets and long term goals etc. where I touch on this sort of thing. I do have an idea in mind for what I see as the ideal portfolio which will involve adding more tipsters and increasing stakes over time, but I’m in no rush to do this.

It’s important that I reduce the risk as much as possible and only increase stakes or add more tipsters when my betting bank allows

It’s important that I reduce the risk as much as possible and only increase stakes or add more tipsters when my betting bank allows. With regards to the personal bets…I don’t intend to stop them completely but I do intend to reduce the number of bets and size of stakes. I want to try and remove the temptation to throw on daft bets while watching the football and learn to enjoy the game without having a bet. However, I don’t think there is anything wrong with continuing to place the odd lucky 15 using the tipped horses in an attempt to win the jackpot or throwing on a Saturday football accumulator for interest while watching the scores provided stakes are kept under control.

Read More Tipster Blogs Weekly

My thanks to go to the punter behind the Making Punting Pay blog for taking the time out to answer my questions. I also wish him the very best of luck with his blog and of course his tipsters for the 2019/20 season and beyond.

I encourage those of you interested in reading more to check out his blog at https://makingpuntingpay.blogspot.com/

For even more real-life insight on running a tipster portfolio, you can also read SBC’s very own blog at the Bet Diary.

If you have been inspired by the Making Punting Pay blog, then don’t forget you can join the Smart Betting Club for our lowest ever prices in 2019 and get started on your quest to make money betting.

Best Regards

Peter Ling

Smart Betting Club Owner and Founder

Professional punter insight on what it takes to win football betting – One expert speaks

Tuesday saw the release of our 2019/20 Season Football Tipster Guide – featuring our take on 16 of the very best football tipsters to follow this season.

Designed to help you find genuine, proven experts to follow in this season – its the perfect antidote to all the ‘predictions’ written by ex professional footballers or journalists with no background or experience in what it takes to make a profit football betting.

Playing football is one thing – betting on it another thing entirely!

One man who does know how to make a profit football betting is the very highly rated expert – Greg Gordon, who since 2006 has run a very profitable tipping service advising bets across a range of major English, Scottish & European leagues.

Greg was one of the experts featured within our 2019/20 Football Tipster Guide and alongside our detailed analysis on his performance, we also grilled him on the current state of play football betting as he saw it.

As a peek behind the curtain on what you can expect to find in the 2019/20 Football Tipster Guide, in this article you can read his interview in full.

We asked him about his performance last season, his thoughts on modern day football betting, the bookmakers & exchanges he uses PLUS his top advice for aspiring football punters.

As Greg also outlines, Smart Betting Club members can save a whopping £100 on the cost of joining his expert service – all thanks to our independent punter-first setup, where you pocket savings not us!

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Interview With Greg Gordon – As Taken From The 2019/20 Season Football Tipster Guide

SBC: Can you talk us through your tipping performance during the 2018/19 season and what you achieved overall?

Greg: At the end of each season, I always go back to first principles and I look at the season as a whole, before breaking it down into its constituent parts and its particular themes.

The first thing I’d say is that I am always happy to take a profit.

A profit of 20+ points is respectable enough. So is an ROI of 5.28%. With fees of £275 (with the £100 SBC discount applied) a return of £2,000 for an outlay of £275 is not to be sniffed at when compared to other places you could put your money for 10 months.

So big picture is OK. Not as good as last season, where I made a 44.37pts profit at an ROI of 14.84% – but not bad by any means.

Last season, your return would have been £4437 for the £275 outlay and adding the last 2 seasons together, that’s a £6437 profit for a £550 outlay.

Adding the last 2 seasons together, that’s a £6437 profit for a £550 outlay.

During the 18/19 season, we were prisoners of where the results fell and that is basically an occupational hazard in any betting endeavour.

Those that joined in the second half of the season will have had poor results and perhaps even a negative impression of the service. But the season as a whole was good, just as the previous seven seasons have been good.

Over the past 7 seasons I have averaged a profit of 31 points each season at a ROI of between 7 and 8%. Some seasons this figure is slightly higher and some slightly lower but I take strength from the fact my advice consistently beats the bookmaker.

Over the past 7 seasons I have averaged a profit of 31 points each season at a ROI of between 7 and 8%

It is what keeps me going on the days when things go wrong and equally I never go overboard on those great days where everything we touch turns to gold, which seems to happen at least once or twice every season.

And this is the nub of things for anyone betting seriously:

In a short run of bets, such as a half season or a few months you often get an extreme run of positive or negative results and I am sure that’s what happened for me this season more than usual.

When things went well in the first half of the season they went extremely well – with a lot of results falling our way, late in games. Latterly, when we’ve had a bad day or a bad run, the bit of counterbalancing luck you’d expect has deserted us.

At the time it doesn’t seem significant – three bad days a season.

But if you take say just five losing football bets and turn them into winners over a run of say, 100 bets you’d see quite a different picture and the effect of small margins for error, really running for you in individual games.

If you extrapolate that out, then -15pts or +15pts over 300 bets could typically be turned into a -15pts to a +20pts, a swing of as much as 35pts.

I’ve tried to mitigate against that potential for volatility by having more bets this season. It hasn’t worked out like I’d have hoped, largely because there’s been less goals around than I’d expect in the second half of the season. What I’ll need to ponder is, ‘is that likely to be an ongoing trend or is it just a quirk of a particular run of games?’

I look at 2019’s results and I don’t think there’s a deeper meaning to them than the variance of a small sample, based on my experience over the last 12 years. And I also know that to look or invent reasons for a run of results in retrospect, when you are dealing with a small sample size, can lead you down a false trail. I am wary of doing that.

SBC: Were there any notable highlights or challenges faced last season which stand out?

Greg: Starting with a negative: In a football sense there’s been a lot less late goals than I’d normally expect in the leagues I bet in, over the last two quarters of this season.

There’s been a lot less late goals than I’d normally expect in the leagues I bet in

That could be a function of a few things – players mentality, teams’ instructions and a fear of conceding overriding a desire to go and take risks to score that winning goal.

My suspicion is that current coaching fashion and the ‘too many cooks’ culture at most football clubs isn’t helping teams get a consistent, coherent message across to players for the whole season long.

For example, Liverpool take 25+ staff to every away game. In my opinion what can they possibly be adding other than a need to justify their own salaries? The result isn’t good for players that basically need a clear, concise message at all times, and strong sense of who they answer to and what the expectations are for them. Instead, their heads are full of complex, competing messages from a series of ‘expert practitioners’ from various disciplines.

So, what does this mean in terms of football betting? I think in a season of two halves, motivation and demotivation is going to be a key influencer on results and also goals tallies looking ahead. I think we now have to consider how we respond to a season, not as individual games or quarters but as two distinct halves.

So, while I started this answer with a negative, I think there is also a massive opportunity here for punters and tipsters that can look at the calendar in a dynamic, new way.

SBC: Will you be changing your tipping strategy at all for the forthcoming season? If so, what adjustments will you be applying and why?

Greg: For me it is always small changes, tweaks to thinking. The foundations are all solid but what fluctuates are short term results. Mainly, I’ll approach this season with optimism and an open mind. I think being open minded to the need to adapt on the hoof, and also being resolute where you need to be, is the balancing act that every punter has to negotiate.

SBC: Which bookmakers do you recommend for those following your service?

Greg: These days I am almost running a three tier service. For every member I have with a full suite of bookmaker accounts as listed on Oddschecker, I have many more restricted to a few accounts, solely to the exchanges or solely to Asian accounts or a provider such as Mollybet.

I only bet on match results and goals markets these days so the service isn’t restrictive or hard to follow.

It is a broad church service with a common sense approach – whether you bet with bookmakers, exchanges or bet brokers.

Basically it is a broad church service with a common sense approach – whether you bet with bookmakers, exchanges or bet brokers. I’ve set it up so everyone can get the bets on somewhere and in some combination that suits the accounts at their disposal.

SBC: What advice do you have for punters to help them with their football betting this coming season?

Greg: In terms of addressing a bad run, and this is general betting advice for tipster or punter alike, and advice I’ve been given myself: it is a balancing act between maintaining good principles that have stood you in good stead for many years while keeping an open mind to the potential for underlying change in the markets you are betting on.

On an individual level that means going back to first principles with every bet and making sure that you are confident that your thinking is sound and that you are betting to prices where you have an edge. Those are the two things that as a punter you can control – your opinion married to the price on offer. Everything else is ‘on the day’ and especially so in a low scoring game like football.

When the dust has settled and you are looking back over the bets you’ve done, see if there are common mistakes in your thinking, or pitfalls that you regularly fall into. Obviously, these are things that cost you money, that you don’t want to replicate.

I always say that you learn far more from your losers than your winners because winners don’t tend to be evaluated fairly. When we win we assume that skill has played a greater part than luck for the most part. It is easy to be over-critical of a good bet that has lost and to consider the process that got you there to be flawed.

I always say that you learn far more from your losers than your winners because winners don’t tend to be evaluated fairly

I wish there was a series of easy answers I could give you, but I know from past experience that taking care of details and simultaneously working hard on individual bets and the bigger picture is the only way to turn results around and that’s what you should strive to do. It is sore when you lose always, but it is not half as sore when you know that you have done your homework and applied your methods consistently. That’s what generates long term, steady success and that’s what means you’ll come out in front in the end, again and again.

SBC: Do you have any strong ante-post bets or teams/angles/managers to watch for the coming season?

(Note – the following was written on the 30th July and since then, some of the market prices have changed)

Greg: In the antepost markets, I can’t see past Cove Rangers in League Two they have been a popular choice in preseason but I still think there is value in their chances at anything over 5/4 (2.25). They are probably going to go off at around 7/4 (2.75) by the start of the season.

(Greg was correct on the above as before their first game of the season, Cove were 7/4 and are now 11/10 after an impressive start)

As an each way treble of Falkirk to win League One and Dundee United to win The Championship and Cove to win League Two should pay around 13/1 (14.0) and I’d expect all three to be in the frame

Cove have three players on Championship wages in League Two (Park, Masson and Megginson) and the money to back up an assault on the lower leagues above their current level. I can’t see any consistent challenge to their deep pockets over the next 10 months as every other team in their section has had to rebuild from scratch this summer and will take time to gel, even if their recruitment proves to be good. Cove, with a settled team that are used to winning, could be out of sight before the daffodils have bloomed.

SBC: Can you outline the membership options and terms you are offering during the 2019/20 season and any special offers you might have for SBC Members?

Greg: I always offer a £100 discount to SBC members. That takes annual fees of £375 down to £275 for the season up until May 2020.

Factor in the ability to join the Smart Betting Club for just £27.99 and anyone wishing to join my service would be mad to not join you guys first.

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Grab Your Copy of The 2019/20 Season Football Tipster Guide

You can read more from Greg and 15 other proven football experts inside the 2019/20 Season Football Tipster Guide with a Smart Betting Club membership.

Providing insight into the experts with a proven history of making money football betting long-term

It also includes details on 2 expert football tipsters providing their advice for free to Smart Betting Club members this season.

For those of you interested in other sports and how to turn a profit from them – you can also read detailed examinations, reviews and ratings on the best tipsters across the likes of Horse Racing, Tennis, Golf, NBA, NFL, Darts & much more as well.

Sign-up now to gain instant access to this guide and the entire Smart Betting Club service on the best tipsters across all sports.


Best Regards

Peter Ling

Smart Betting Club Owner and Founder

 

 

 

Gear up for the new season with the 2019/20 Football Tipster Guide

The new season upon us and to help you find the best football tipsters, you must check out our fantastic new 2019/20 Season Football Tipster Guide.

It features our take on 16 of the very best football tipsters we have uncovered over the past 13 years with updated ratings, rankings and recommendations on the best experts for you to follow this season.

Highlighting the experts with a proven history of making money for those shrewd enough to follow their football tips.

You can also read detailed interviews with many of these top tipsters including their strategies for the coming season and their tips and advice on how to make a profit football betting.

It also includes details on 2 expert football tipsters providing their advice for free to Smart Betting Club members this season.

Sign-up now to gain instant access to this guide (and the entire SBC back catalogue)

Significant & Exclusive Tipster Discounts

Inside the 2019/20 Season Football Tipster Guide you can also read details on several significant discounts available on the cost of these tipsters – exclusively available to SBC members.

You can often save more than the cost of a Smart Betting Club membership by taking up these discounts!

Exclusive SBC member savings include:

  • £100 off the cost of a season with the ‘Hall of Fame’ Scottish football expert;
  • 30% off your first purchase of any Pyckio.com football tipster;
  • 25% off the cost of a top-rated acca and free bets loophole tipster;
  • £21 off the cost of joining another long-running profitable football service;
  • 150 Euros off the cost of a season with a non-league football guru.
  • 5% off 2 different betting exchange laying services

Full details on these savings (and many others) are available to you with a Smart Betting Club membership.

The Best Tipsters On ALL Sports

If you want to know about the best football tipsters (Plus Horse Racing, Tennis, Golf, NBA, NFL, Darts & many other sports) then a Smart Betting Club membership will be right up your street.

Best of all, you can now sign-up totally risk-free thanks to our money back guarantee, which ensures if you find our service not for you, then you can get a full refund.

Meaning you have everything to gain and nothing to lose from joining our exclusive club!

Subscribe NOW to the Smart Betting Club and gain instant access


Best Regards

Peter Ling

Smart Betting Club Owner and Founder