Football Compendium Part 3: 7.5% ROI Brazilian Expert Tipster Review

Parts 3 of SBC’s 2016/17 Season Essential Football Betting Compendium is out now, featuring our exclusive review of a very profitable Brazilian Football Tipster.

We have been tracking this tipsters performance intensively for the past 18 months, during which time he has made a 118-point profit at 7.5% ROI from 757 Asian Handicap tips.

Sign-up now as a Smart Betting Club member to gain instant access to Part 3 (plus Parts 1 & 2 which are out now and 4, 5 & 6 which are due for release soon) of this must-read compendium!

Genuinely Profitable Brazilian Tipping Expertise.

Born and bred in Brazil, the tipster we review in Part 3 employs a team of scouts to help him identify the best value betting tips – in leagues that many bookmakers and punters know very little about.

He uses his expertise to great effect in the high value Asian Handicap markets and perhaps best of all – our tracking indicates that the odds he quotes are realistically achievable.

We observed the odds movement on 277 bets between March and June this year and found that on average you can expect to better the advised odds by between 0.8 and 1% ROI, simply by shopping around and using recommended bookmakers/exchanges.

Making it both a practical and profitable tipping service!


Grab Parts 1, 2 & 3 Now!

You can access our full independent review of this Brazilian Football Expert in Part 3 of our Essential Football Betting Compendium, with Parts 1 and 2 also now available (read more about them here).

Parts 4, 5 & 6 will feature even more professional betting advice and will be released in the next fortnight.

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8 of The Best Experts From The Sports Tipster Profit Report

Earlier this week we released Part 1 of the
2016/17 Essential Football Betting Compendium – our latest Sports Tipster Profit Report, featuring the lowdown on the very best sports tipsters we proof.

In the Profit Report, you can find updated results, rankings and best buy tables for 25 top sports experts – all as tracked by the team here at SBC. The vast majority are football tipsters, with many of them having a track-record of making regular profits for those that follow them in each week.

To help illustrate the potency of the tipsters within the Profit Report, I have picked outjust 8 of the 25 tipsters we track and listed their performance if following at just £10 or £20 per point size advised in the table below….

You can also view some key points such as the number of bets tipped, their ROI and how long they have been tipping (Helping to prove that their record is no flash in the pan).

(Sorry but as the full details of this report is so potent I have had to protect the tipster names and details for SBC members only – hence why they are Tipster A through H below).


At just simple £10 or £20 stakes, each of the 8 tipsters has made a fine profit over several years and thousands of tips.

Take for example ‘Tipster C’ who has maintained a 13.51% ROI and made 795.5 points profit since March 2012. At just £10 stakes, this equates to £7,955.30 profit.

In fact, all 8 tipsters have made a good long-term profit, whether it be to £10 or £20 stakes and all have passed the test of time.

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Second Measure of A Good Tipster – Betting Bank Growth

Yet as good as the above table is – it isn’t always the most scientific way of comparing tipsters.

We also like to weigh up tipsters based on what we term ‘Betting Bank Growth’, which is effectively showcasing the tipster providing the biggest return, based on our sensible and realistic betting bank suggestions (something we explain in the 100-page ‘Pro Gambler Blueprint we supply to all new SBC members for free).

We reveal the betting bank growth by comparing each tipster if following from a £2000 starting point, although in the example below we have also included a £1000 starting point to help underline the fact that you don’t need a huge initial amount of money to profit here.


Once again, whichever way you look at this, each of the tipsters has made a tremendous profit and all to sensible betting banks and amounts.

For example, Tipster D has made as much as £11,564 to just a £1,000 starting point – multiplying its starting bank many times over.

Tipster E and H have also made great strides from a £2000 bank, with as much as £13,720 and £12,917 profit generated respectively since they began.

A couple of the tipsters such as F and G are probably best suited to slightly larger betting banks (£3,000 upwards) as they do concentrate on quality not quantity of tips. Yet even they will have made upwards of £4,300 profit from just a £2000 starting point.

All told, to 8 X £1000 starting banks you would be sitting on as much as £41,668.20 if you followed all these racing tipsters – an average of £5,209 per tipster.

There is no betting at silly figures such as £200 per bet or higher, like some tipsters advocate you do. Instead, the approach is about making regular and consistent profits.

Grab Your Copy Of The Sports Tipster Profit Report

As you can imagine this latest Sports Tipster Profit Report is a veritable goldmine of information and if picking up your copy today, you can also find tables dedicated to revealing which tipsters…

  • Have made the largest profit of all-time.
  • Have enjoyed the best past 12 months.
  • Generate the highest Return on Investment.
  • Offer the lowest workload to follow.
  • Are easy to get advised odds with.
  • Make our ‘Hall of Fame’ recommendation list
  • And most importantly…can genuinely make you money betting!

As well as this Sports Tipster Profit Report, by joining the Smart Betting Club today you can also access Part 2 of our Essential Football Compendium: The 2016/17 Season Football Tipster Guide.

Inside this you can read exclusive interviews with 13 of the very best football tipsters on just how they make money betting and their plans for the new season. Alongside this we have an updated review on each football tipster plus our recommendations on which ones to follow.

Parts 3, 4, 5 & 6 of our Essential Football Compendium are also due for release ahead of the 2016/17 season each of which will be available to you as a Smart Betting Club member.

So sign-up today, take advantage of our 90-day money back guarantee and current £16 discount on all membership offers and see what the fuss is all about!

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Your 2016/17 Season ESSENTIAL Football Betting Compendium


Parts 1 & 2 of SBC’s 2016/17 Season Essential Football Betting Compendium are out now featuring everything you need to know on making a profit betting on the beautiful game!

The new football season starts in just 10 days’ time and our 6-part guide will help you find the best tipsters, systems, bookmakers & exchanges to make it a success for you.










  • The Best All Time Sports Tipster;
  • The Best Sports Tipster Of The Past 12 Months;
  • The Best ‘Betting Bank Growth’ Sports Tipster & several more ‘Tipster Tables’










  • Exclusive Interviews With 13 Top Rated Football Tipsters;
  • Detailed Individual Tipster Ratings;
  • Our ‘Hall of Fame’ New Season Recommendations;

Both Parts 1 and 2 are out now, whilst parts 3, 4, 5 & 6 of the Essential Football Betting Compendium will be released in the next fortnight.

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What’s Coming In Parts 3, 4, 5 & 6!

Parts 3, 4, 5 & 6 of the Essential Football Betting Compendium will be released in the next few weeks and cover all bases. Here is what is inside each:

Part 3: Tipster Review 1: Our exclusive review of the fantastic Brazilian Football Tipster we have been tracking for 18 months – during which time he has scooped a 7.5% ROI from more than 750 Asian Handicap bets.

Part 4: Tipster Review 2: Another exclusive review, this time of the FREE Football Tipster with a fantastic 12% ROI record in the European Leagues – especially in the Correct Score markets. We have a full interview with him plus details on how you can follow for free during the whole of the 16/17 season.

Part 5: Tipster Review 3: Our third and final review hones in on the amazing Football ‘Loophole’ Tipster, who made £2302 profit from just £3006 staked in 2015/16. He utilises bookie specials, accas and shrewd low-risk bets to make easy profits. It’s an ideal service for new SBC members and for those of you looking for something different.

Part 6: Best Bookmaker Report: Read about the betting exchanges and brokers you need to use – those that offer the best, most competitive odds and lowest commission rates. Includes exclusive interviews, reviews and analysis on each option.

Sign-Up Now & Gain Instant Access

The only way to pick up all 6 parts of this unique compendium is with a Smart Betting Club membership.

The instant you join you gain full access to the full SBC service and give yourself the best possible foundations to make this coming season a betting success.

If taking up either a Gold or Platinum subscription you can also enjoy the peace of mind of our 90-day Money Back Guarantee if not satisfied once joining! Ensuring you can sign-up totally risk-free, with everything to gain and nothing to lose.

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Peter Ling
SBC Editor



6 Step Guide To Betting On Next Manager Markets

It might be an International Football break but there will be no shortage of interest in the Premier League over the next fortnight, thanks to the new managerial vacancies at both Sunderland and Liverpool.

…And for the shrewd gambler, this means only one thing. Potential winnings to be made in the extremely volatile Next Football Manager markets at both clubs.

Likewise for those that are unprepared, these markets can be the ruin of you, so knowing the “who”, “what” and “where” about betting on next managers is key.

So to help you with this, I have put together an updated 6 point guide to help steer you in the right direction for betting on next manager markets.

1) Ignore Bookmaker Hype & Twitter Gambles

New manager markets are renowned for seeing false gambles whereby a sudden move for an outsider can see a rush of money in no time at all. Sometimes these are based on nothing more than a bookmaker slashing the odds on a manager (for no real reason) to kick-start a false gamble.

Twitter also has its part to play, with unsubstantiated rumours spreading like wildfire. As the next point proves, often many of these gambles are without foundation and catch many unwitting punters out…

2) Lay ‘hot-shot’ favourites at short-prices

When David Moyes confirmed he was leaving Everton, in the first 2 weeks after he announced his departure, over £630,000 was traded in the next manager market for the role at Goodison on Betfair. It was safe to say that nobody had a clue about the next appointment and numerous candidates during this period all traded at very short prices.

In fact, the following 8 managers all traded at 4.00 and under in this first fortnight at one point or another…

  • Roberto Martinez. Traded as low as 1.93
  • Neil Lennon. Traded as low as 2.00
  • Gus Poyet. Traded as low as 2.02
  • Vitor Pereira. Traded as low as 3.10
  • Eddie Howe. Traded as low as 3.10
  • Malky Mackay. Traded as low as 3.80
  • Alan Stubbs. Traded as low as 3.95
  • Phil Neville. Traded as low as 4.00

A simple policy of laying everyone under this marker 4.0 (3/1) would of reaped major dividends in this market. All of the candidates above also traded at much bigger prices so there is plenty of opportunity to trade them out at a later date to lock in profit too.

The eventual winner, Roberto Martinez traded at the lowest price during this period but even with the loss on him, you still would have collected on 7 of the others under 3/1.

3) Always, always check Betfair!

Betfair without question always has much better odds than many of the more traditional bookmakers and you should always check their odds first before placing a bet.

The differences can be vast too as the current next Sunderland manager market is proving. At the time of writing, some bookies such as Bet Victor are offering puny odds of 11/10 (2.1) on the favourite Sam Allardyce, who is available as big as 2.90 on Betfair. In fact the best bookie price across the board on Big Sam is 6/4, so there is greater value by using the exchange here compared to the best bookmaker.

This is often replicated across numerous candidates in almost all next manager markets. Always, always check Betfair first!

4) Play the long game

The very best manager markets are those where a decision on who the next boss is might take some time to become apparent (up to a couple of months). This allows the opportunity for plenty of different favourites to appear, with rumours and counter-rumours ensuring an ever-changing market, which is ideal for trading.

Of course it’s impossible to know for certain, exactly when a manager market will be a drawn out affair, but it helps to read between the lines. The board at Man Utd knew exactly when they would be replacing their manager but some hot-head chairman who fire their manager on a whim, often don’t have a clue where to start. These are the markets that can be lucrative.

5) Don’t Trust What Managers Say

It can also pay to not believe everything that managers say when it comes to these markets. After all it was only 3 days before he announced his retirement that Fergie wrote in his programme notes how much he was looking forward to the future managing Man Utd!

A classic example of this came back in 2005 when Harry Redknapp controversially switched from Southampton to arch-rivals Portsmouth and stung countless punters on Betfair. So much so that Betfair even discussed their concern over the amount of money backing him, a point backed up by the Saints chairman who stated his belief it was outside the rules of the game and required investigation.

Many managers also use the fact they are linked with these markets as negotiating tactics to get better contracts or to apply pressure on their current board to get what they want. How often do you see an up and coming manager refuse to rule out leaving to a club with a vacancy, only to then sign a ‘new improved’ contract to stay put a few days later? Too often!

6) Be Careful On Markets Where The Manager Hasn’t Gone Yet!

Finally, I would always advise being very cautious if betting in markets where the current manager is still in situ. After all it when the Next Man Utd manager was settled, some people had been waiting over a decade for their bet to come in!

This can also apply to those managers who are in danger of getting the sack. It doesn’t always transpire that they will be fired and if they do stay in a job, you could be left with a bet going nowhere and on a candidate who in a few weeks time may no longer be suitable.

The likes of Martin O’Neill (2.0), Pepe Guardiola (2.6), Carlos Queiroz (3.1), Sven Goran-Eriksson (4.0), Roy Keane (4.0) all traded at extremely short prices for the Man Utd job during the 11 years the market was active. You wouldn’t have fancied your chances with any of these when Fergie said he was leaving!

Mind you, with the average tenure of a Premier League manager now less than a year, this may become less of a problem!

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More Expert Football Advice On Hand

If betting to make money on football interests you then we also have a whole host of tipster reviews, free systems, advice and strategies to help as a Smart Betting Club member.

Starting with our 2015/16 ‘Essential Football Betting Compendium’ – An exclusive package featuring everything you need to know about the best tipsters, systems and strategies to maximise your football betting this season. 

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6 Steps To Football Betting Profits

To help you with your punting this football season, I have put together an easy to follow guide featuring 6 simple steps to achieving BETTER football betting profits.

Each of the 6 steps is based on advice supplied by the football experts interviewed in our recently released Essential Football Betting Compendium – the same experts with proven track records beating the bookies. Suffice to say, they know what they are talking about!

It is by no means a definitive guide (you will need the Compendium for that!) but its full of salient and logical advice that will keep you on the profit straight and narrow this season.

Football Compendium Guide


Allow yourself a disciplined betting bank, follow the staking advice, and keep faith through the good and the bad patches” – Phil Brown, Football Bets

It is absolutely vital to always make sure that you have set up a proper, standalone betting bank containing the funds you need for your betting.  Do not mix this with the money you need to pay bills or for day to day living.  The secret to successful betting is discipline, and doing this will set you on the right path from the moment you place your very first bet of the new season.

Not only that, but there will be periods of the season when you’ll hit a few losers. Perhaps more than a few at times. It’s vital you see those bad streaks out, so make sure you sort out that betting bank, and keep the faith in those you’ve chosen to follow.  Remember, all our recommended tipsters have proven themselves over the long term and come with betting bank suggestions to help you absorb the bad runs when they come (and not go overboard during the good runs!)


“There are always going to be certain types of teams in certain types of situations that are almost always going to be underbet by the masses and hence a value price. That is my general philosophy to betting in these leagues – I am the proverbial “suncream in winter” buyer!” – Matt Love, Football Elite

Winning bettors don’t look for winners.  They look for value.  It is value that provides your profit.  Sure, backing Man United at home against the bottom team will give you a winner more likely than not, but do this every week at the wrong prices, and you’ll lose money.

This might mean you have to go against the crowd and place a bet no-one else seems to be – yet often that might just be what makes you successful.


“If you’re following a tipster, stick with it for the full season. Trying to switch it all around due to temporary losing streaks won’t lead to better results.” – Mike, Football Value

There is such a temptation to ditch a tipster when they go through a losing streak.  Don’t.  Form is temporary and class permanent.  And you need to remember this and not fall into this very common trap.

This is why the tipsters we recommend are proven, long-term winners and we don’t react to shorter periods of bad form.  When a losing run hits, you will be comforted by the fact you can look at the service’s excellent results over many years betting.  You will see they have experienced and worked their way through similar bad patches in the past and that they know what they are doing.

So when you’ve settled on a tipster, make sure you give him the time to make you money.  Stick with him, and reap the rewards.

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“…diversification is key and will always remain key if trying to make a profit long-term at this game… Spread the risk across different leagues and different systems/tipsters” –Graeme Dand, The Football Analyst

A golden rule of betting is to never put all of your precious eggs into just the one basket.  Put yourself into a situation where if a tipster specialising in one field is struggling, then a tipster specialising in another can balance things out.

Of course that is all very well, but surely finding one great tipster is difficult enough, never mind identifying a number of them!?!

Well, it’s not difficult if you know where to look.  We currently have 15 football tipsters that we have proofed, analysed, reviewed and monitored.  These include ratings-based tipsters, and tipsters who specialise in one of Italian, Spanish, South American, Scottish, and UK Non-League football, amongst others.  So spread the risk and boost your profits.


“..get the best possible price for your wager using [an] odds comparison service…” – Ross Casey, Easyodds

Don’t take odds of 11/10 against your fancy when you can get 5/4.  It may be small margins, but over a season, these differences will add up and make a big difference to your bottom line.

There are many odds comparison sites out there, and it is a simple task to open accounts with different bookmakers and betting exchanges.  Don’t be loyal to a bookie just because its easy – it might cost you! Shop around and play the market for the best odds.

Plus, as an SBC member, we have special offers with the likes of Smarkets (unique low 1% commission deal) and several reviews of various Bet Brokers who can help you get better odds. Every little helps…


Best of all, for genuine advice and expertise, make sure you sign-up for a Smart Betting Club membership as we firmly believe we can help you make your betting a success.

Whether you are a relative newcomer or time-served gambler, we have something to suit you – tipsters, systems, strategies, expert interviews…you name it – we feature it!

And if you liked the steps above, you can find a lot more to help your football punting with our 6 part new season betting compendium – available to access and download the instant you join us.

So why not try us out today risk free with our 100% money back guarantee and see how we can help you.

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Better Than Betfair Part 2: Another Top Betting Exchange Explored…


To continue our 2015/16 football season investigations, we have spoken with another popular exchange, Matchbook on why so many punters are now using them for their betting.

With a whole host of new football markets added to their site (Including League 1 & 2 in England), increased stability, and some very competitive commission rates and odds, it is easy to see why Matchbook are becoming so popular.

Read on for more details…

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Matchbook Best Odds on Football This Year

SBC: First off, can you explain why punters should consider betting with Matchbook?

Matchbook: The advantage of a betting exchange over a sportsbook for the customers is that we want our users to win. The customer is not betting against Matchbook, so we want to ensure that they have the most positive interaction with the site as possible. The content we provide onsite helps bettors to manage their bankrolls and improve their betting strategies, ultimately making money for the punter.

On top of this, we are consistently best price on Soccer, NFL, NBA, NHL and various other sports, as confirmed by Oddschecker. In addition, if you don’t like the price we have on offer, you can always offer your own!

SBC: Similar to other exchanges, you charge a commission to punters using your site – what are your current commission rates?

Matchbook: We charge 1% (1.15% for UK customers) commission on a volume basis. At times we run special commission offers such as 0% on football, tennis, rugby etc.
Editor’s note – Please also see the end of this article for more on the recently adjusted withdrawal fee policy

SBC: Can you outline what new football leagues Matchbook will be covering this season?

Matchbook: We’re constantly adding new leagues to the site; just recently we’ve added leagues from Japan, China, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Ireland so our repertoire of leagues/competitions is increasing constantly.

We have recently added the English Leagues 1 and 2 to the site. Here is a full list of what is new:

Japanese J-League
Chinese Super League
Norwegian 1st Division
Swedish Superettan
Irish Premier League
Finnish Veikkausliga
Icelandic Ursvaldeild

With all of our usual markets for the major world leagues returning for the upcoming season, we have the best selection of leagues ever available on Matchbook.

SBC: The amount of money traded or liquidity on any betting exchange is crucial – just how has this improved on Matchbook since we spoke last September?

Matchbook: Liquidity continues to improve on Matchbook every year. Every league and market we introduce adds to our product. The last 2 months of last seasons domestic football season showed a 59% increase in volume from the previous year. We are continually improving our live tennis offering, and soon we will offer live betting on every tennis game. For cricket we have a very strong in-running product for all major tests/ODI’s and T20’s, and for politics our US Presidential market promises to be our biggest political betting event ever.

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SBC: Many shrewd punters use odds comparison sites to find the best odds – which sites do Matchbook appear on?

Matchbook: We are operational on a variety of odds comparison sites including Oddschecker, Oddsportal, and Betbrain. You will find we are frequently best priced on a variety of major betting markets, especially soccer, tennis, and the major US sports.

SBC: How about betting on the go – What do you offer in terms of mobile phone and tablet betting?

Matchbook: We offer an app for iOS and Android users. Our iOS app has been redesigned for the new season and the early feedback has been fantastic. It also contains our own proprietary casino integrated into the App.

SBC: Stepping away from football, what new developments are there on Matchbook?

Matchbook: A host of new markets have been added to Matchbook recently with Darts, Snooker, Cycling, Politics, Gaelic Football, and Hurling among our most recent introductions.

Another feature we have been Beta testing in recent times is a group betting, or Syndicate promotion. The Matchbook Syndicates can be described as a group of customers who will form a syndicate and professional sports bettors or selected members will bet on behalf of the group. This project is still in a beta phase, but promises to be a very exciting development as we grow our community.

And of course, Horse Racing will be introduced in 2015/16, so a lot of work is being put into making sure we have the best horse racing product on the market.

These are just a few of the features expected on site in the coming year, not to mention a host of smaller features and functionality that will make it as easy as possible for users to access the liquidity and place their bet.

SBC: The Horse Racing market will attract a lot of interest I am sure, can you tell me anymore at this stage?

Matchbook: Launching an industry leading exchange horse racing product does not come without its challenges. We are very determined to maintain the quality of our product when we add Horse Racing, or any other feature to our platform. So there is a lot of work going into ensuring the quality of our horse racing product measures up to the existing markets and events we cover. We are working to have a horse racing offering in place for early 2016. It’s an exciting time for the company and we’re confident our horse racing product will be a huge success when it arrives.

SBC: I note you have also added new Lounge and Forum areas, can you explain what they offer?

Matchbook: The Matchbook Lounge is a proprietary webspace wherein the Matchbook community can develop and grow. As the content hub of the Matchbook website, the Matchbook Lounge provides us with a space wherein we can provide relevant, topical, thought provoking and interesting betting content to our users, providing customers with a positive user experience every time they visit the site. The interactive aspect of the Matchbook Lounge allows us to leverage the peer-2-peer community of our betting exchange by enabling our customers to discuss and interact with each other.

The Matchbook Forum is a key component of the Lounge. The Forum allows users create their own trading content, from discussion threads to trading strategies and tips. The Forum also enables traders to create polls and provide feedback to on how to further improve their exchange betting experience.

We’re looking at adding tons more personalisation to the Lounge also, allowing for each customer to receive their own unique Matchbook experience. Customised Twitter feeds, betting previews, and Forum content are some of what each customer can expect.


Matchbook Withdrawal Fees

Please note that since this interview was first compiled, Matchbook have updated their withdrawal policy whereby some accounts may be charged a withdrawal fee. Whether or not you will have to pay a fee depends upon your ‘Payment Rating’ as follows:

    • Payment rating of 1.1 or greater – Matchbook absorbs processing fees.    
    • Payment rating of less than 1.1 – Processing fees passed to Customer.
    • Payment processing fees will be charged at 2% on the requested withdrawal amount.

You can read about the maths behind the Payment Rating here, although it is fairly complex so is best obtained by contacting Matchbook support via email or live chat to obtain yours. Matchbook tell me that they are working on making a Payment Rating calculation more easily available to customers – hopefully as part of the ‘Account’ section.

In general, your Payment Rating is greater the more you bet and less you withdrawal. Thus if you intend to withdraw money on a regular, perhaps weekly basis, you may find yourself with a lower rating. Our advice is to contact Matchbook if in any doubt about your Payment Rating and if at lower than 1.1 to follow the steps they will outline on how you can improve it.


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Why The First 6 Weeks Of The Season Matter – 23% ROI From 449 Bets

The new football season is nearly upon us.  The television companies are cranking up the hype, there are pull out guides galore, and football bettors the world over are full of hope and optimism as they prepare for the imminent battle against the bookmakers.

(Speaking of which, make sure you get SBC’s 6-part Essential Football Betting Compendium for the new season – the most concise guide to betting and winning in 2015/16)

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Seasoned followers of The Fink Tank Football Service go a step further, for they are full of expectation too, especially given its form during the first 6 weeks of the season, which stands at 23% ROI from 449 bets over the last 7 seasons (But more about that soon!)

Yet betting during the first 6 games of the season is frowned upon by many gamblers as a rule – something I wanted to investigate further to find out exactly why…

Is the beginning of the season not a tricky time for football bettors?

There is no form to go on.  Teams are still wheeling and dealing in the transfer market.  Players are not all properly match fit.  You’re backing a team that has lost all their pre-season friendlies, etc. etc.

On the face of it, there are a lot of reasons why so many bettors believe it wise to wait a few weeks before putting on their betting boots.  Give it a few weeks for the form to settle down, for new players to settle in, for squads to be finalised before the transfer window closes.

But what if we consider that to create an edge in the betting markets we need to go against crowd thinking?  This is what the best gamblers do, and the best betting systems…and we believe our Fink Tank Systems are amongst the very best!

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The first 6 weeks – why the Fink Tank bucks the trend…

Back in our 2013/14 Season Fink Tank System Guide, we highlighted a potentially interesting area of strong performance – the fact that first few rounds of the season had generated particularly good profits.

At the time we said “profitability to date has been excellent (ROI 19.2),” but we suggested we needed “to see if the early season pattern holds up over a larger sample size as we gather more results this season and beyond”.

With two more seasons under our belt, we returned to this analysis in our 2015/16 Fink Tank Guide, and found that our theory that the first six weeks of the season are very profitable indeed was bang on!

Take a look at the following table.  It shows the results of backing each of our Win Value 15 Fink Tank System bets through the first six weeks of each season:


As you can see from this table, in total there have been 449 bets that qualify, which have generated a profit of 103.4 points at an outstanding 23% Return On Investment!!!

Some seasons have been better than others but there is a clear pattern of strong performance over a pretty solid number of bets. Those of you skipping the first six weeks of the season with this system are clearly missing out!

Why does The Fink Tank do so well, when everyone else is running scared?

In these early games, the Fink Tank Systems have to rely more on data from the previous season, and it would appear that they do this to great effect.

One possible theory to support this finding relates to the early season hype we traditionally see both in the media and with supporters. Whilst longer-term evidence suggests most teams see only modest changes in their accumulated points and league position from one season to the next, perhaps the market over-reacts to the excitement of the summer signings and ongoing transfer talk during those opening weeks of a new season.

Certainly this would explain why the Fink Tank Systems are so powerful at this early stage of the season.  It’s like we said above, it’s the ability to go against the crowd that creates an edge.  From what we’ve seen, our Fink Tank Systems do this perfectly!

Beyond the first six weeks – how much money can I make through the season?

We feel it is essential to sign up to our exclusive Fink Tank Systems before the new season gets underway, so that you can take advantage of what has proven to be a particularly lucrative first six weeks of the season.

But what about the rest of what is a long season?  We’re sure you don’t want to make a load of profit at the beginning of the season, and then lose it all over the remainder!

Here is a table that shows how much money you would have made from following each of our fourFink Tank Systems through each season since 2008/09, if starting with a simple £2,000 bank:

Fink Tank All-Time Profit

How do I get access to The Fink Tank Systems?

You can now follow the Fink Tank exclusively with the SBC during the 2015/16 season, via our new Fink Tank Football Betting Service.

By signing up you will receive all the best value bets highlighted by the powerful Fink Tank ratings including all the bets from our four systems, every Friday and Monday of the season.

What’s more – those of you with either a Gold or Platinum SBC membership can save up to £50 on the cost of following the Fink Tank this season.

If keen to get started, the first Fink Tank bets are coming this Friday at Midday so make sure you sign-up right away to avoid missing out!

Full details can be found at the Fink Tank Football Service page.

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How To Combine Tipsters & Boost Your Betting

Earlier today we released the 4th part of our new football season guide in the form of our much anticipated ‘Combo Tipster Report’.

It is essential reading for anyone who follows football tipsters (or just tipsters in general) as it showcases just how you can improve your betting profits by using just one simple strategy.

So if you are keen to find out how the Combo Tipster Report can help you, read on for more details!

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What is the Combo Tipster Report all about?

The Combo Tipster Report looks at one key aspect of using football tipsters to make profit namely…

What happens when more than 1 tipster puts up the same team as a bet?

We have all heard of the phrase “2 heads are better than 1” and we wanted to put this to the test by analysing 4 top tipsters across all 4 top English leagues to see what happened when they put up the same tip.

We spent hours plugging the data in and researching this question, yet it was well worth the effort as the findings were impressive to say the least!

Tell me about what you uncovered?

We found that there was a clear pattern of boosted performance, especially when 3 of the 4 tipsters put up the same team as a bet.

This happened more regularly than you might think with 918 such bets from the past 4 seasons alone showcasing some impressive performance. Here is what we discovered…

Tips put forward by just 1 tipster: 2320 bets, 121.9 pts profit and a 5.3% ROI

Tips put forward by 3 or more tipsters: 918 bets, 135.9 pts profit and a 14.8% ROI

All told, by following this Combo Method, you would have made an extra 14 pts profit from 1402 fewer bets. Critically this boosted your ROI by 9.5% as well.

…And so on the back of this knowledge, we have put together 6 recommended ‘Combo Tipster’ Systems for the new season, which are also listed in the report.

What are these Combo Tipster Systems and how can they help?

The basic theory here is that by either focusing in on these ‘Combo Tipster’ selections alone or by staking more on them we can massively improve our betting.

Each of the 6 Combo Systems therefore take a different approach when it comes to staking.

For example Combo System E (which is my favourite) suggests staking 1 point on any tips highlighted by 1 to 2 tipsters, and staking 2 points on any tips highlighted by 3 to 4 tipsters.

Had you done this over the past 4 seasons, you would have placed 4998 bets with a profit of 378 points and ROI of 6.4%.

Best of all though is the Betting Bank Growth (or ROC as we often term it) which stands at 378% over the past 4 seasons. Averaging 94.5% per season.
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Exactly how can punters put these findings into practice?

It can help you in 2 different ways.

Firstly if following any of the 4 football tipsters we feature in the Combo Report, you can apply it straight away. All 4 tipsters are very popular and profitable in their own right but when put together they really shine. If keen to follow any of these 4, there are significant discounts available on all of them for Smart Betting Club members (Read all about our Big Tipster Discounts!)

Second of all, punters can benefit by applying this Combo Tipster theory to their own betting.

Do you follow more than 1 tipster and wonder what to do when they back the same horse or team?  Well our research shows that if they are genuinely good individually, together they will perform even better.

What else is in the Combo Tipster Report?

Alongside a full rundown on all of the Combo Systems & Analysis above, in the report you can also find:

  • How the odds compare if taking an early price on a football bet, set against the odds at kick-off. Is it better to bet early or late? Our research reveals all.
  • Which method of football betting will make you the most bang for your buck – Asian Handicap or Win only? We have another article devoted to this topic.
  • How the top tipsters perform by league – find out where they make money and where they struggle!
  • Which bets you should cut out from your football betting and why – our odds analysis reveals the least profitable bets you can do without.

You can grab your copy of the Combo Tipster Report PLUS our full 5 part new football season guide with a Smart Betting Club membership.


The Essential Football Betting Compendium

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An exclusive package featuring everything you need to know about the best tipsters, systems, strategies and brokers to maximise your football betting this season. Sign-up here to gain instant access to your copy now.


What’s Inside The Essential Football Betting Compendium

Ahead of the new football season, you can now obtain our 6-Part Essential Football betting Compendium – available to Smart Betting Club members only. Here is what is inside:

1. Our review of the niche-market football tipster with 112% Betting Bank Growth from their first 2 seasons tipping.

2. Our updated Fink Tank Football Guide on how to exclusively follow this profitable betting system during the 2015/16 season

3. Our exclusive review of the UK licensed bet broker offering UK punters access to very competitive football odds.

4. A major update on our fantastic ‘Combo Tipster Report’ on how you can improve and streamline your football betting returns by pooling advice from many popular tipsters.

5. A special ‘Football Tipster Profit Report‘, featuring updated tipster tables, ratings and interviews with all of the best football experts.

6. Major savings deals on numerous top football tipsters all exclusively available to Smart Betting Club Members


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Why Asian Handicap Isn’t Always Best

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Over the last few months we’ve slowly been revealing the intricate details of our powerful football betting combo method to our subscribers.

The general idea is to examine tips from a select group of profitable tipsters and pay particular attention to any tips that overlap. If more than one tipster or ratings service is going for the same team, the more likely it is that you’ll make money.

We’ve explored this strategy from various angles and this month we tackled a key question for our subscribers –

Should you bet with Asian Handicap or Home/ Draw/ Away?

For the initiated, Asian Handicap can be used to take out the draw. This means you might win or get your money back if there’s a stalemate instead of losing. There’s more to it than this, but the general gist is that you tend to sacrifice bigger odds in return for the security of covering the draw.

But is this always the right strategy? No! & here’s why…

First we’re going to set a baseline figure by revealing all bets selected by at least one of the four tipsters over the three seasons 2011-14.

All Qualifiers Win vs Asian Handicap

All Qualifiers Win vs Asian Handicap

Win = Home/ Draw/ Away betting

AH = Asian Handicap

You can see from the table above a fairly consistent pattern for both the Home and the more profitable Away bets – strike rates are increased with Asian Handicap, but profit (in ROI terms) is reduced by using the Asian Handicap option. There are no real surprises here; we’ve sacrificed a higher return on investment for a smoother more reliable path to profit, BUT …

… the key point is what this means in terms of Return on Capital (ROC), the bottom line measure of how much our “betting investment” is expected to return over time?

As it turns out, they end up almost identical for this group of selections, a ROC of around 385% over three seasons, equating to an annualised ROC of 128-129%, i.e. more than doubling our bank in the average year:

All Qualifiers – Return on Capital

All Qualifiers - Return on Capital

However, this only tells part of the story, because what we’re really interested in are the qualifiers that are picked out by multiple tipsters more than once. 
Let’s find out…

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Now we’re specifically looking at those bets which are picked by more than one tipster.

Multiple Qualifiers – Basic Performance Statistics

Multiple Qualifiers - Basic Performance Statistics

Now we can see another dramatic drop off in ROI performance with Asian Handicap betting, particularly with the home bets.

Multiple Qualifiers – Return on Capital

Multiple Qualifiers - Return on Capital

It seems that this time round we’ve also had to sacrifice some Return on Capital if using the AH approach to betting these selections. The straight Win bet approach has produced an annualised ROC of around 115%, but betting the Asian Handicap reduced this to around 91% per year, averaged over the three seasons 2011-14.

Why is this, and why did we not see this lower ROC for the earlier, wider group of all qualifying selections?

One possible reason, and something that certainly fits intuitively, lies in the nature of the two groups of bets. The bets which “don’t make the grade”, when moving from all qualifiers to the combo bets, are those which are selected by one tipster only. We’ve also observed that a disproportionately high number of low odds bets were flagged by one system only.

Another key reason is that performance of away bets. These are quite often at bigger odds and it seems that taking Asian Handicap in these cases dramatically erodes the value available.

Should you drop Asian Handicap

We’ve highlighted again the importance of using Return on Capital as the primary measure of a betting investment. We found that, for all qualifiers, the ROC was very similar whether you use Win or AH betting (128-129% per year over our 2011-14 sample), but this equated to a drop from 6.2% ROI (Win bets) to only 3.6% for the AH bets.

How best to utilise them may well come down to personal choice and your individual betting circumstances. Do you prefer the smoother, more predictable route to profit that Asian Handicap betting normally provides, or are you sufficiently comfortable with the greater highs and lows associated with the riskier, but apparently more rewarding, win betting approach? Have you been restricted by, or are unable to access, a number of bookmakers offering the stand-out prices on Win bets? Are you a more experienced, high roller wanting to take advantage of the greater liquidity and larger betting limits offered in the Asian Handicap markets?

This is just a snapshot of the analysis we undertake in our Smart Betting Club editions. If you want more sign up here.

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