The Most Challenging Sports to Bet On

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 The Most Challenging Sports to Bet On

Sports betting is a great way to add excitement to your favorite sporting events. Making a long term profit from sports betting however is a different matter.

Knowing which sports are the most difficult to bet on can help you maximize your chances of success. Taking advantage of bonuses such as the FanDuel Sportsbook promo code or other bookmakers however is the easiest way to make a profit without needing to know much about the sports you are betting on.

Here is a guide which explains how to do this.

In this article, we will explore some of the most challenging sports for betting. We’ll look at factors such as the liquidity of the markets, how competitive the betting markets are. Rules and regulation changes, things you need to be aware of for live betting.

Armed with this information, you’ll have a better understanding of how best to approach these tricky sports when it comes time for you to place your bets.


Soccer is one of the most challenging sports to bet on due to the sheer unpredictability of outcomes. With so many teams and leagues around the world, it can be difficult to keep track of each team’s individual form and performance. The biggest league in the world such as the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A attract some of the sharpest bettors in the world.

Tony Bloom and Matthew Benham are example of sports bettors that have made millions betting on the popular football league. They did so by using advanced mathematical models and hiring large teams to find value in the markets. This means that betting on these league is extremely competitive and you are up against some of the sharpest mind sin the sports betting world.

Looking at live betting, soccer odds are constantly changing throughout a game due to different factors. Such as weather conditions and injuries. This means that bettors need to stay alert and pay close attention to how a match is unfolding if they want to make successful wagers. A single red or yellow card can drastically change the outcome of a match.

Finally, it is important to note that soccer betting involves more than just predicting which team will win a particular match. There are also wagers that can be placed on total goals scored during a game. Also you bet on the correct scores at halftime or full-time, both teams to score. Team totals there so many different ways to approach soccer betting.

These lesser markets such as player shots on target, total corners, total free kicks etc are easier to beat over the long and should be looked if you have access to them.

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Horse Racing

Horse racing is one of the most challenging sports to bet on due to its numerous variables and unpredictable outcomes. The performance of a horse in a race is heavily influenced by factors such as the jockey, form, ground conditions, pace, and more.

As each horse has different strengths and weaknesses, it can be difficult to accurately assess which will perform best in any given race. This makes it hard for even experienced bettors to make successful wagers.

Betting odds can change suddenly and without warning depending on various factors such as weather or track conditions. Betting on horses requires an intimate knowledge of the sport in order to make informed wagers.  This means following trends, researching recent results, and making sure you’re up-to-date with all the latest news from the world of horse racing.

Additionally, different tracks may offer different levels of difficulty, which require different strategies in order to make successful wagers. 

Finally, there are other variables that should be considered when placing bets on horse racing. Statistical analysis and formulating strategies for minimizing your risk over time. It often takes years of experience before bettors can confidently place wagers on horse races due to their ever-changing nature and unpredictability. Betting successfully on horses requires a great deal of skill, knowledge, and dedication in order to maximize your chances of success.

Which makes it one of the most challenging sports to master and bet on. If you are a beginner sports bettor that doesn’t have much knowledge of horse it is a sport that is best avoided.


Basketball games are highly dependent on individual player skill, making it difficult to predict outcomes accurately. Betting on Basketball also involves a wide variety of options that require bettors to have extensive knowledge of the sport. 

For example, wagers can be placed on which team will win a particular game and which players will score the most points or have the highest rebounds during a given game.

Additionally, basketball betting lines often fluctuate up until tip-off depending on things like injuries and line ups. This uncertainty can make it hard for even experienced bettors to make accurate bets early on.

In order to succeed when betting on basketball, it is important for individuals to understand not just the game itself but also how certain matchups play out between different teams. For instance, some teams may excel at offense while others may be more focused on defense. This should influence any bets placed as it could drastically alter the outcome of a match.

It is also important for bettors to pay close attention to in-game trends. These trends can indicate how the match might progress and potentially help them make more accurate predictions.

These are some of the most challenging sports to bet on due to the numerous variables that need to be taken into consideration when placing wagers. When you bet on sports, it’s best to pick a sport you are already familiar with and do your research before placing any wagers.  Our advice is to find one sport you enjoy watching and specialize in it!

Making A Million From Sports Betting (Dec Results And 2022 Year Review)

2022 Results

December marked month 69 in the “Making A Million Challenge” and we also saw the end of 2022.

Although the world seems to be in a constant state of chaos with inflation, war, climate change etc. After the lockdowns and previous years it did seem a bit more normal.

Still enjoying the betting and trading on a daily basis, overall it was a very positive year!

In today’s post I will quickly go through Decembers results, then take a look at the strategies/results used for 2022.

Making A Million


December Results

Alright let’s quickly go through the results for December.

December Results


December was an odd month. It started off very well and I continued to make good trading decisions in the world cup and value bets were winning. Then in the knockout stages things seemed to go pear shaped, everything just started losing and some bias crept into my in-play trading as the bigger named teams squared off.

By Christmas it looked like I would probably have a small losing or winning month depending on the next few days. However the return of “regular” football saw a big increase volume and the last few days of the month exploded in profit.

Which meant that December finished with a decent profit totaling £3632

2022 Review 

Let’s take a look at the year as a whole, breaking down which strategies/services performed well.

2022 Results

2022 was a record year in terms of profit with a total of £39,845 being made. Which was a great total and by March I had run through all pretty much all my bookmaker accounts and focused on using purely the exchanges and betting shops.

One perhaps concern was that the majority of the profit was made in the first 6 months with £27,475 being made at the end of June. The latter 6 months produced a profit of £12,370 which was more in line with previous years.

Obviously one factor was no more soft bookmaker accounts and of course there is always variance with betting/trading. Last year might be just end up being an outlier, guess I’ll find out.

Let’s dig into the results!


Horse Racing Betting

Horse Racing Results 2022

Disappointing year for the horse racing portfolio and by December I had knocked it on the head. Due to the fact that it didn’t seem to be warranting the time spent on it.

The year started fairly well and Beth Bet ( A horse racing value betting tool) continued to do very well and was bringing in the majority of the profit. Unfortunately early in the year (Sometime in Feb/March I think?) they discontinued the service without any reason.

It’s likely they were bought out by either a bookmaker or a syndicate. They seemed to be growing in their customer base and pretty much everyone I spoke to was having success with it.

After that I used some free tipsters from the Smart Betting Club, tried out Hansbury Racing and did some of my own betting. However results just went south for pretty much the entire second half of the year.

I’m not completely throwing horse racing betting away and might revamp things for 2023. However other strategies were proving to be much more profitable, meaning it was better to put more time into those.

Total made – £550

FTS Ultimate

FTS Ultimate is a service that gives you access to historical data and a few different models to use. It isn’t a service that provides selections, the service allows you to dig into the data to find your own edge.

I joined Ultimate for the 2022/2023 season, setting up four different systems that will be followed for the entire season. Exact details of the systems can’t be given out as it wouldn’t be fair to FTS however I can give brief labels to what they are.

System 1 (Lay Draw), Stakes – £50 lay bet,  Results = £2608

System 2 (Form based system) £50 to £100 lay bets, Results = -£335

System 3 (Backing under 2.5/under.3.5) £50 to £100 back bets, Results = -£1200

System (Underdog System) £10 to £30 back bets, Results = £162

Total – £1235

Bets And Beers Telegram Group

A service that I used for the last 2 months of the years was “Bets And Beers.”

Which I know sounds like the muggiest group ever or maybe even the start of a shitty rap song “Give me bets, beers, boobies and bitches, stacking cash backing players on pitches!”

I wonder what Vanilla Ice is up to, maybe we could team up…….

However the service itself though is very solid and has a few years of results backing it up. It’s a very simple laying service, where you lay the draw or lay horses.

Bets And Beers

I started the service on the 3/11/22 and by the end of the year a profit of £924 had been made.

This was staking £20 on the half time lay selections, then laying £50 in second half should that bet lose. For the horse racing selections I was risking £200 per bet.

If you are interested in the service you can find it here, along with long term results.

Bets And Beers Twitter

Value Betting And Trading

The next section is a couple of strategies that I record on one spreadsheet as it saves me a lot of time. However I will break down the strategies involved.

In 2022 this is what brought in the biggest amount of profit and where I found the largest edge.

Value Betting

That’s a pretty nice graph and although there are some £1-2k downswings. The amount of volume and lack of volatility makes it look like it was plain sailing. Although it never really felt like that on a week to week basis.

The strategies used were pre match trading, value betting and what I would say is advanced value betting or what I have heard be called “The top down approach.”

Pre Match Trading

Pre match trading is something that’s been covered a lot on this blog and I’ve also made videos about it. 

Your aim with pre match trading is to be in and out of the market before the start of the event, backing at a higher price then you lay or vice versa.

Pre Match example

Here is a video which explains what pre match trading is with examples.

Value Betting and Top Down Approach

Value betting again is something else that been written about a lot on this blog. The aim is to beat the closing odds at Pinnacle or on the betting exchanges. This has been shown long term to be very profitable with very big sample sizes of data showing this.

Here is our guide to value betting if you want to learn more.

Due to running out of soft bookmakers the opportunity to do standard value betting was pretty limited this year. After listening to many successful American bettors talk about using a “top down approach.”

Which is reading odds movement and basically predicting where the market is going to move. Basically making a prediction on what the value side is likely to be.

I started to try and figure out if this approach would work for myself.

Arsenal bet

For example tonight Arsenal are playing Newcastle and looking at the market a few days earlier, there were signs that Arsenal would get backed in. I placed a bet at 1.87 and its currently moved in to lay at 1.82. (An indication of value, lay odds being lower then back odds.)

With value betting although I tend be right more then more then I am wrong. I stake smaller and leave it as a value bet (leave it to go in-play) as opposed to pre match trading. For pre match trading I am usually more confident in my read so stakes used are higher.

Also there are some smaller markets where you can’t get too much money down, which makes pre match trading difficult.


Hybrid Approach 

The third strategy is a hybrid of the first two. If my confidence level is fairly high I will stake a higher amount and then as the market moves in my favour reduce the liability. This is done by laying at a lower amount and leaving 20 – 30% of my stake as an enhanced value bet.

Hybrid approach

In the above example the lay bet is now at effective odds of 2.25. Crystal Palace are priced at 3.8 to lay. So by reading the market, laying then backing its enhanced what was already a value bet but lowered the stake.

The reason for this approach is that it lowers the volatility of straight value betting. Which means that you don’t have to deal with as much variance. 

How To Read A Market

How do you read a market?

That’s probably the biggest question and unfortunately if I gave out every detail it would either kill my edge or greatly reduce it. Which means I can’t give everything away however I can give some helpful advice.

First off you want some odds comparison software, value betting or arbitrage software. This enable you see odds movement in the market. (In real time)

Personally I use Oddsmonkey, Trademate and Oddsportal (comparison site).

This allows you to see what’s getting backed in with bookmakers, exchanges and sharp bookmakers. Then your basically looking for recurring patterns in the markets. There are some teams that I call “Market favs” you see them time and time again getting backed in.

Perhaps it’s 3 days out and you see money coming in on Sheff Utd for the 3rd week running. It’s fairly likely that the money is going to keep coming.

Next up you need to think about the market in different time frames

What happens 5/3/2 days before a game is due to start?

If there isn’t Pinnacle odds, which is the sharpest bookmaker?

When a team wins 5-0 what happens to the price in their next game immediately after the current games finished. 3 days before the game, morning of the game?

You will see overreactions in market where odds move too far, looking at time frames you might start to get a hint on when the market reverses.

It’s more advanced then straight up value betting, requires more work. However that’s likely why its more profitable. (Unless your a big multi accounter that can hammer through soft books without worry)

Overall from value betting and trading a total of £33,942 was made.


MMA Betting

Booked in my first losing year of mixed martial arts and boxing betting. The MMA markets have definitely become sharper over the last few years.

Whether it was just variance or I need to change my approach time will tell. 

95% of bets are on underdogs and a sample of 107 bets isn’t massive. However it did suck out a lot of the enjoyment that I get from watching MMA seeing bet after bet lose.

This is the nature of betting though and downswings can happen. We all know this we just don’t it to happen to us, 2023 should provide some answers on if things need to change or not.

MMA Betting 2


A total of -£1314 was lost betting MMA.

2022 Totals

Horse Racing – £550

FTS – £1235

Bets and Beers – £924

Value Betting/Trading – £33,942

MMA Betting – -£1314

Misc/Everything Else – £4508


(Misc/everything else accounts for in-play betting on UFC, in-play football trading, casino offers and some free tipster bets. Whilst I account for these in my daily profit and loss sheet, I don’t track them on separate sheets as there isn’t a massive amount of volume. Overall it cuts down on the amount data input I do on a daily basis)

Total Made In December


Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began


Thoughts Going Forward

Very happy with the overall results for 2022.

In terms of goals it would be good to push towards £50,000 profit in a year. However I could have just run very well in 2022 and profits could drop off. Have to be realistic and keep that in mind.

The UK betting scene does seem a complete fucking mess at the moment, which is a slight worry but completely out of our control. What we can control is to keep learning, finding edges, putting in the time and hopefully the profit continues to come.

Thanks for reading, hope you had a good 2022 and wish you all the best for 2023!

Loophole Trader Review 2023 – Worth The Money?

Loophole Safe Method Results

In the sports betting markets we are always on the look out for new ways to make money.

Markets evolve over time and old methods sometimes don’t work as well as they used too. It’s always exciting when a new service comes around that offers a new edge.

So the question is does Loophole Trader offer a real edge?

Loophole Trader Review

What is Loophole Trader?

Loophole trader is a service that offers a number of strategies. It has one bullet proof strategy that is tried and tested over a large sample size. Makes sense logically and has shown to be profitable, this strategy is the one that we will focus on in this review.

The strategy uses the promotion “Best Odds Guaranteed” which is something that many bookmakers offer for horse racing. When a bookmaker offers BOG (Best Odds Guaranteed) if the price you take drifts in odds and has a higher starting price (SP) then your initial bet. It is paid out at the SP price.

Best Odds

Along with a bookmaker that offers the BOG promotion you also need access to a betting exchange. The method will work with Betfair, Smarkets, Betdaq or Matchbook.

Loophole trader uses a clever strategy to take advantage of this promotion to make consistent profits.

Loophole Trader Bookmakers

The creator of the system kindly gave me a list of bookmakers that you can use for the strategy. In order of best to worst, given feedback from existing users of the service.

  • Bet365
  • SkyBet
  • Paddy Power
  • William Hill
  • BetVictor/Parimatch
  • Betway
  • Vbet
  • Livescorebet
  • Betfred
  • Coral
  • VirginBet
  • 888
  • Ladbrokes
  • Marathonbet
  • Boylesports

There are possibly other smaller named bookmakers that you could use however access to any of the above should allow you to make a decent profit from the system.


Results using the strategy have been very impressive. Loophole trader has a safe method and a higher risk method that you can implement.

Loophole Safe Method Results

Starting off with the safe method you can see that results are very consistent. The graph looks very much like that of a sports arbitrage or a matched betting strategy.

Which is a good category to put the loophole trader method in. It works in a very similar fashion.

The results show a profit of £2093.58 after 275 trades.

This is using £250 stakes. It should be noted that this £250 is not at risk with the method as long as you follow instructions correctly. The stakes are used as trading capital for small consistent wins or the occasional small loss.

Loophole high risk

Next up is the higher risk method.

Although as you can see by the results it isn’t very volatile and has actually produced greater profits over the long term. The strategy is slightly different to the safe method but uses the same logic.

A profit of £2888.57 has been made using £250 stakes on the high risk method.

Can You Use Loophole Trader Solely On The Exchanges?

There is a Betfair only method that is in development, that has shown in early testing to be profitable. The sample size however is very small and would need a much larger set of results to say whether or not it will be profitable long term.

Alongside this there is also a method called “In-play Maestro” which is a Betfair only method and an each way value betting bot.

The only strategy that I am confident to say is bullet proof and will make money long term is the bookmaker loophole method.

The Loophole Trader Method

Whilst obviously I can’t give away the Loophole trader method what I can say is that it does work. In the days before I was limited from pretty all bookmakers in the UK. I used a method that worked on exactly the same logic as this one and it proved very profitable.

The system comes as a course that is split into several different modules. There are videos examples provided so that you can learn how the strategy works. With all the possible scenarios that you may encounter covered and advice given on when to exit a trade.

A recommended minimum bank of £500 is suggested to get started with Loophole trader. However a larger bank would enable you to stake higher and cover more selections.

Given that Loophole trader is only a one off fee. Starting with a small bankroll and building it up is definitely something that you could do.

Loophole Trader Cost

Loophole Trade costs a flat fee of £100.

Once paid you get access to the this system along with the Betfair systems that are in development. There is also a Telegram group and email support.

The system creator also offers a free week of training where you watch him implement the system and have one to one training.

Is it worth it?

The decline in money that you can make from matched betting offers and arbitrage betting makes the Loophole trader method a nice addition to any betting portfolio. It is a method that should also allow you to go under the bookmaker radar for longer then traditional arbitrage

Although limits and restrictions from bookmakers will come eventually. Unfortunately any method that wins in the long term eventually ends in account limits or closures.

That fact should not put you off as this is what happens to all profitable bettors, it s the nature of the game.


Overall I am happy to recommend Loophole Trader. Anyone that has access to a couple of the bookmakers listed in this article should be able to recoup the fee for the method, alongside making a nice additional profit.

If you have access to the majority of bookmakers that offer BOG, then there is the potential to make thousands from this strategy.

Loophole Trader review



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Smart Betting Club Review 2023 – Is It Worth The Money?

Secret Betting Club Review

Smart betting club review – is it worth the money?

Will the smart betting club make you a better punter and allow you to start making money from sports betting?

Let’s take a look in this Smart Betting Club review!

What Is The Smart Betting Club / Formerly The Secret Betting Club?

The Smart Betting Club is a service that aims to help people make long term profits from sports betting. Established in 2006 the Smart Betting Club has been providing independent tipster reviews for over 11 years.

They also cover issues such account restrictions, betting brokers, betting exchanges and basically everything you need to be aware of when attempting to make money from sports betting.


What do they offer?

There is a wealth of free information provided on the Smart Betting Club website. However the model they use to fund the service is through subscriptions.

If you subscribe to the service you get access to a monthly magazine, tipster profit reports, numerous free tipsters, tipster discounts and more.

The Smart Betting Club Review – Publications

A new magazine is produced every month. The magazine’s usually feature reviews of betting tipsters, interviews with expert sports bettors and articles regarding sports betting as an investment.

The standout aspect of these magazines are the tipster reviews. They are the most in depth and detailed reviews of a tipster service that I have ever seen on the internet.

Smart Betting Club Magazine

These reviews do more then just measure the profit and loss of a tipster but also address other key issues.

Bookmakers used, timing of bets, practicality of following the service, how quickly odds drop etc.

Alongside the regular magazine there are also tipster profit reports. These contain a breakdown of how a number of services have performed in the past 12 months. Much like the magazine reviews these breakdowns are very thorough with several different factors being looked at. 

With a paid subscription you get access to the complete back catalogue going back to 2006.

Bet Diary

Secret Betting Club Review

The bet diary is a blog written by Rowan Day. He details his attempt to make an annual return from sports betting. This is a really great feature that I enjoy reading.

You get to see the reality of sports betting as an investment.

It isn’t easy and this blog really goes into detail about the challenges you will face if you are planning to make money from sports betting.

The bet diary is available for free on the Smart Betting Club website. The difference with a paid subscription is the identities of all the tipsters Rowan is using are revealed.

Tipster Discounts/ Free Tipsters

With membership to the Smart Betting Club you get a discounted rate on several profitable tipsters. Some of these discounts would actually pay for a years subscription to the Smart Betting Club. 

One of the big selling points of the Smart Betting Club is the number of free tipsters you get access to with a membership.

Heading into 2022 you get access to 13 free tipsters.

Which cover sports such as football, golf, horse racing and American football.

SBC Magic Multiples

Above is an example of one of free tipsters results.

This tipster is called Magic Multiples and focuses on multiple bets on the horse racing markets.

Below are the long term results of the service.

  • 408 bets
  • 236.65 points profit 
  • 60.89% ROI

Getting these tipsters for the price of an Smart Betting Club membership is excellent value. The cost of following 13 sports betting tipsters would usually cost you a few hundred pounds a month.

Which leads us on to the next point, how much does it cost to join?

Smart Betting Club Memberships

Smart Betting Club Cost

There are several different membership options.

Free Membership – 

  • 2 Free SBC Magazines
    Free Tipster Report
    Free  Bet Diary

Then there are quarterly, bi-annual and annual subscriptions to the service.

Paid Membership –

  • SBC Magazines
  • Bet Diary Pro
  • Free Tipsters
  • Back Catalogue
  • Tipster Savings
  • Forum Access
  • Moneyback Guarantee 
  • Exchange and bet broker guide


Smart Betting Club Review – Conclusion

In my opinion the Smart Betting Club is a service that offers a lot of value.

Membership’s are relatively cheap with the most expensive being yearly at around £85 for the year. Whilst the cheapest option is the quarterly service which would only cost £33 a quarter  (which would good you a good taster of what the service can offer).

Overall I think that the Smart Betting Club is a excellent resource for anyone looking to make money from the world of sports betting.

In my opinion the betting reviews they produce are the best around. The articles are always very informative, they are always up to date with the latest news in the world of sports betting.

The addition of a strong number of free tipsters also really tips the value scale for me. 

Meaning that you get a ready made portfolio of good tipsters on signing up with the smart betting club.

It gets a recommendation from me.

Personally I think If you are looking to make money from sports betting this is one of the best investments you could make.


Click Here To Learn More About The Smart Betting Club


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5 Of The Best Free Football Tipsters On Twitter In 2023

Best Twitter Tipsters 2021

Watching and betting on football for a living is probably the dream job for thousands if not millions of people. However actually making long term profits from betting on football is much harder then it sounds.

The majority of the most popular tipsters on twitter, are actually more interested in providing you with losing tips. 

Readers of this blog will know all about social media tipsters.

Like the Badman Tipster and how they operate.

So who are the best football tipsters on twitter?

Below are some of the very best accounts that I have found for football betting on twitter.

Who Are The Best Football Tipsters On Twitter

  1. Mark Stinchcombe

I first came across Mark Stinchcombe on the Matchbook betting podcast.

His approach to football betting and analysis immediately made him stand out as someone that approached betting professionally.

Mark continues to share his tips now on the Betfair football betting podcast.

Best Football Tipsters On Twitter

If you are looking for someone that approaches their football betting professionally and gives out solid reasoning for why a bet looks to be value.

Then Mark Stinchcombe is someone that you should be following.

2. Mark O’Haire

Best Football Tipsters On Twitter

Mark O’Haire is a football analyst and writer.

Providing write ups for the likes of 188bet and Matchbook.

I first came across Mark’s work from his excellent write ups for the broker Eastbridge. Often highlighting value in the Asian handicap markets.

Mark currently gives out excellent advice on the weekly Matchbook podcast. Specializing in European football he often finds excellent value bets to follow.

If you are looking for free football tips from one of the best football tipsters around. Then Mark O’Haire is someone that you should definitely be following on twitter.


bet on value

Bet On Value is a very low key twitter tipster that consistently gives out excellent advice. Finding value bets in various markets.

He provides bets that are always backed up by excellent advice. Again you won’t find any silly £10-£1000 challenges with affiliate links attached to them.

What you will find is a solid approach to picking value bets from the world football markets.

If your looking for a free tipster that is able to find value from al manor of football betting markets. You could do a lot worse then following Bet On Value.


4. WeLoveBetting

Best Football Tipsters On Twitter

Run by the previously mentioned Mark O’Haire.

The We Love Betting twitter account has some excellent football betting previews. With numerous football tipsters providing free picks across a range of football competitions. Betting previews are often backed up by excellent analysis.

They are an excellent resource when looking for well researched football tips.

5. Neil Macdonald

Best Twitter Tipsters 2021

Neil Macdonald is an experienced football tipster that has been profiting from the major football markets for a number of years.

Bookie Insiders is Neil’s paid service and has made an impressive profit of £21,728 after 5316 bets over an 8 year period.

Click Here To Read Our Bookie Insiders Football Service Review

However Neil also frequently gives out free tips from his service on twitter and also indicates selections that he thinks may have value.

Looking to follow an established football tipster that is profitable long term?

Then Neil Macdonald is another one of the absolute best to follow on twitter.

Click Here To Receive Free Betting Tips From Proven Winning Tipsters

The Best Football Tipsters On Twitter

Even the best betting tipsters suffer losing runs and you should always make sure you have a solid staking plan in place.

The five tipsters above stand out as some of the best on twitter.

All of the tipsters above take an intelligent approach to football betting.

Each with solid reasoning and a real understanding of how to find value in the football betting markets.

Interested in other profitable betting tipster?

Click here for our list of best tennis tipsters

Click here for our list of the best basketball tipsters


Here is the top Biathlon Tipster we have come across.


5 Betfair Trading Strategies 2023 – From Five Successful Sports Traders

Finding Betfair Trading strategies that works can be tough.

Making money from Betfair or any any betting exchange in general is not easy. I am sure many people dream of trading on Betfair for a living

Can it be done?

Yes of course it can.

Here are 5 Betfair trading strategies, from 5 successful sports traders to help you find an edge.

Betfair Trading Strategies 

Number 1 – Steve Howe – Pre Race Swing Trading


Steve Howe is the owner of the educational sports trading blog itsamugsblog.

Focusing on trading the horse racing markets itsamugsblog provides some of the best free sports trading advice available on the internet.

Steve’s specialty is swing trading the horse racing markets on Betfair.

Swing trading involves looking for larger movements in odds before the start of a race. The aim is to lay a selection and back it at higher odds or to back a selection and lay it at lower odds.

Trading in this way allows you to hedge your bet across all outcomes and secure a guaranteed profit no matter the outcome.

Betfair Trading Strategy Horse Racing

Countless examples of Steve Howe swing trading the horse markets profitably can be found on his youtube page.

If you can master pre race swing trading the horse racing markets then there are multiple opportunities everyday to make money.

Betfair Trading Strategies – Number 2

Psychoff – Football Trading Late Goals


When I first started trading on Betfair I heard the name Psychoff a few times.

He was almost like some mystical figure. That came made a tonne of money football trading, then disappeared. Leaving behind a video showing how he made $202,257 in 3 months.

Well Psychoff eventually reemerged and so did his apparent ability to make large sums of money football trading.

Psychoff Strategy

One awesome thing about Psychoff is he gives out trading advice on twitter from time to time. Although Psychoff uses a variety of trading strategies.

On twitter the tips that he usually gives out are to lay the correct score or back the overs market in football. Usually quite late on in the second half.

If you have followed Psychoff on twitter then you will know he has an uncanny ability to predict when a goal is coming.

So there is sports trading strategy number two.

Keep on the lookout for those late goals.

Betfair Trading Strategies – Number 3

Paulo Rebelo – Contrarian Betting

Official Site

Contrarian betting is when you looks to wager against the crowd. It is a concept that has been around for a long time.

The general theory is that the majority of the public like to follow the crowd. In betting the behaviour is no different and this can lead to certain situations where opposing the crowd can be profitable.

Now Paulo Rebelo is a renowned football trader on Betfair using a variety of different trading methods. He didn’t invent contrarian betting however fairly recently he showed an excellent example of finding value from this method.

Paulo Rebelo Strategy

Winning a sum of 167,225 Euros by backing under 0.5 goals at half time in the Crystal Palace vs Man City game. This was at a time when Man City had been beating every side in front of them. Going without a goal less draw for 8 months before they met Crystal Palace.

Reading the English translation of Paulo Rebelo’s breakdown.

Which you can read here.

Its seems that Rebelo believed that at half time odds of 7.4 for the game to finish 0-0 offered lots of value.

Based on what he had seen in the first half. He knew that these odds would have to move quickly and felt that the confidence in Crystal Palace players would increase as time went on.

Video proof of Man City vs Crystal Palace Trade

This is an excellent example of when it is profitable to go against the crowd and take a contrarian betting stance.

Betfair Trading Strategies – Number 4

Caan Berry – Front Runners In Horse Racing

Official Site

Caan Berry is a renowned horse racing trading. Using a variety of different Betfair trading strategies to profit from the horse racing markets.

One of the simpler strategies that Caan Berry uses is to identify strong front runners in a race and look to profit from them taking a prominent position early on in a race.

Caan will often highlight potential front runners on both his facebook and twitter pages.

Back To Lay Strategy

There is an excellent article based around the back to lay front runners betfair trading strategy on Caan’s site.

Looking to trade front runners in the horse racing markets is a great beginners strategy. Given that it is fairly straight forward method.

If you are looking to start profiting from the horse racing markets then this could be a great strategy to look at.

Caan has also produced some excellent educational products aimed at people looking to trade the horse racing markets.

Click Here For Our In Depth Review Of Caan’s Horse Racing Video Pack.

Betfair Trading Strategies – Number 5

Ryan Bruno – Pre Match Trading

“Wait a minute, your putting yourself in with some of biggest Betfair Traders around?”

“What a f****** ego maniac”

Is what you might be thinking.

True I am not a top of the food chain sports trader.

However if you do read my Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading Challenge. Then you’ll know that I do actually make a profit from my trading.

Which in turn I suppose makes me a successful sports trader.

That’s right f*** you buddy.

Yeah anyway Betfair trading strategy number five.

My personal favourite pre-match trading.

Betfair Trading Strategies

The simplest way to pre match trade the football markets is by reacting to team news. It doesn’t require a huge amount of skill.

You need a good knowledge of the teams that are playing and some patience. 

Cup games are often an excellent opportunity for pre match trading. As the market is often unsure of the first eleven that is going to be on the field.

This is because some managers use cup games as an opportunity to rest key players or give youth players a shot.

Chelsea Example

In the above example Chelsea were due to play Newcastle at home in the FA cup. There were priced at 1.41 before the announcement of the first eleven.

A quick look at oddsportal historical data shows me that Chelsea were priced much lower then 1.41 when playing at home to teams of similar ability to Newcastle.

This tells me along with experience that should a strong Chelsea side be named then the odds on Chelsea would shorten.

Chelsea did name a strong side so I backed them as quickly as possible at 1.41 and layed them once they had reached 1.34.

This enabled me to secure a guaranteed profit of £52.31

Below is a more recent example of profitable pre match trade.

If you can learn pre match trading then it can be a great low risk strategy to use.

There you have it 5 Betfair Trading Strategies From Five Successful Sports Traders. 

If you are looking to make a profit from your sports trading then these methods may provide some value.

Over The Last Few Years We Have Reviewed Several Betfair Trading Services.

Below Are The Best Betfair Trading Products On Offer.


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Profit Maximiser Review 2023 – Plus 14 Day Trial

Profit Maximiser

In this Profit Maximiser review we are going to take an in depth look at this service and its community.

Mike Cruickshank’s Profit Maximiser was the first matched betting service that I joined.

At the time I had not seen anything like it. The Profit Maximiser Facebook group and service opened my eyes to the many money making opportunities available in the world of matched betting and advantage gambling.

As time has gone by matched betting has become more and more popular.

There are now multiple match betting services available. All trying to offer the best service and entice new customers.

Is Profit Maximiser still one of the best matched betting services available?


Profit Maximiser Review

Profit Maximiser Review

First off Profit Maximiser is much more than just a matched betting service.

Profit Maximiser focuses on finding and exploiting every plus ev opportunity available. Basically they are looking for any method that will produce profits over the long term.

This can be in the form of

  • Bookmaker Bonuses

  • Casino Bonuses ,

  • Bingo Bonuses

  • Spread Betting Bonuses

As the service has evolved they have also added value betting methods alongside Betfair trading strategies. 

Ultimately it is a service that aims to show you how to make a sustainable long term income using multiple strategies.

What Do You Get With A Subscription To Profit Maximiser?

Profit Maximiser Training

There are multiple aspects of the Profit Maximiser service. At first this can seem a little over bearing with so much information to take in. To make things easily understandable and accessible there has been a lot of effort put into the provide an easy startup guide.

The start here and training section breakdown all aspects of matched betting and advantage play. So if you are new to either of these subjects you can build an understanding of how to profit from these strategies fairly quickly.

After going through the training, bookmaker sign ups are the probably the first section to go through. This section instructs you how to a make money from initial sign up offers. These are relatively easy offers to complete and will allow you to make around a thousand pounds.

We move onto the casino and advanced casino sections. These sections show you a mathematical approach that will allow you to generate long term profits from casino offers. For me personally this where I get the most value out of the service and where it really offers something that sets it apart from other services.

There is also a bingo section which is very similar to the casino section. However it focuses on exploiting and profiting from bingo offers.

Then there is the calendar which highlights the daily offers that are available. Also stating the expected profit figure and risk associated with the offer.

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How Much Money Can I Make With Profit Maximiser?

Profit Maximiser offers you multiple ways to make money.

Taking some figures from my 50k in year challenge over a two month period I made £3391 from casino offers and matched betting. (This figure also includes a mistake on my part which cost me £360 pounds.)

I have added this in graph form so that you can see the general upward trend in profits. You can probably also see where I made a costly mistake that was soon recovered.
Profit Maximiser ReviewIn truth my results only scratch the service of what can be made if you use all aspects of the Profit Maximiser service. There are still many offers that I pass up due to time constraints or sometimes my own laziness.

If you are really willing to put the time in and grind out every single opportunity available then you can make much more.

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One of my bigger wins from plus ev casino offers.

I am not the only one who is making good money from this service. There are multiple testimonials from people making what could be considered life changing amounts of money.

Here are some comments taken from the Profit Maximiser private facebook group.

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 Here is another happy member of Profit Maximiser showing long term profits.

Profit Maximiser Casino Offer Results

From April 2017 to April 2018 I attempted to make £50,000 in a year using various services and betting methods that I discuss on this site.

I used the instructions on Profit Maximiser to tackle casino offers. Every offer I took part in was estimated to have a positive yield over the long term.

Here are my results from casino offers throughout the year.

April – £885

May – £1628

June – £1108

July – £693

August – £733

September – £91

October – £827

November – £616

December – £902

January – £60

February – £995

March – £1785

Casino Offer Results 2020

In 2020 one of main focuses using Profit Maximiser was on exploiting casino offers.

Over this time period I took part in 2202 casino offers.

A total profit of £11,946 was made.

The graph illustrates the results over the course of the year.

Casino Offer Results 2020

Anything negative to report about the service?

So I have highlighted a lot of the positive aspects of the Profit Maximiser service but is there anything negative to note?

I am currently a member of Profit Maximiser and was also a member when the service first started up. There have been no negative experiences that I can report or have seen within the Profit Maximiser community. 

You will receive upsells for some of Mike Cruickshank’s other products which may prove to be a minor annoyance to some people.

In truth however these are good products that will make you money however you can find similar products as part of the Oddsmonkey package. 

It has been mentioned to me that the marketing for Profit Maximiser can be off putting for new members. Whilst I can see their point, Once you actually use the service you will see that it offers exceptional value.

What sets Profit Maximiser apart from its competition?

There are a few key factors that for me set Profit Maximiser apart from its growing list of competition.

  • The Profit Maximiser Community

In my opinion the Profit Maximiser community has some of the sharpest matched bettors and advantage gamblers around.

This is a big advantage for both newcomers and experienced matched bettors, as you exchange ideas and learn from each other. It also helps you avoid any mistakes that may have been made by others.

Profit Maximiser Community

  • It’s an evolving product

Profit Maximiser was something of a trend setter in the matched betting community. However it hasn’t stood still and rested on its laurels.

It is a service that continually adds new ways of profiting from all aspects of the gambling world.

Since its inception it has added new strategies to make money from sports trading, advantage gambling, value betting and spread betting.

The service really seems to be ahead of its competition when its comes to finding new profitable edges to exploit.


  • The potential for profit

One of the impressive things about Profit Maximiser is the amount of profitable opportunities it highlights.

There is really huge potential to reinvest and continually grow your bankroll with this service. As there are new offers and areas to profit from every single day.

Profit Maximiser Review Conclusion

If you are interested in a service that can show you how to make thousands of pounds then Profit Maximiser is a service you should take a look at.

Profit Maximiser offer a £1 trial and also a 30 day money back guarantee so there is hardly any risk involved in seeing what the service has to offer.

Like all betting and trading products I look at them as an investment. At £116 for a years membership Profit Maximiser is an excellent investment, as it will potentially return thousands of pounds in profit if you are prepared to put a little time into it.

I have no hesitation in recommending Profit Maximiser and it gets a five star rating from me.

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6 Strategies To Make Winning Football Bets 2023

Making winning football bets and consistently making money from sports betting, sounds like a great way to earn an extra income!

However is it really POSSIBLE?

Yes of course it is, there are people that make money long term betting on football.

In this article we are going to look at 6 strategies to make winning football bets in 2022.

6 Strategies To Make Winning Football Bets 2023

Follow A Proven Tipster

Number one – follow a proven football tipster that make winning football bets.

Sounds easier then it is!

There are thousands of football tipsters on the internet, the vast majority will tell you that they win. The truth however is that the vast majority will lose. Some of these tipsters will even work alongside bookmakers, making a profit on the percentage of losses from players they refer.

When looking for a tipster that provides winning football tips we look for the following.

Long Term Record ✔

Verified By Third Party ✔

Attainable Odds ✔

One tipster that check all these boxes is – Bookie Insiders Football (Neil Macdonald Tips.)

Bookie Insiders Long Term Results

Read Our Bookie Insiders Review Here

Another tipster that provides free winning football bets on Twitter is Bet On Value.

This Twitter account is one that we have been following and getting winning football bets from for a few years. the bets are very well thought out, expertly reached and overall profitable.

You can follow the account here.

If you are looking to find winning football tipsters with long term records, the two above are excellent.

Reacting To Team News And Events

Next up we have reacting to team news and events quickly, which can enable you to make winning football bets.

Especially in this era of covid. Reacting quickly to team news can be very profitable. This is because changes in team news, change the odds of a game.

For example a Liverpool team without Salah, Mane and Van Dijk is going to be lees likely to win. In comparison to a Liverpool team that has all 3 in the starting line up.

6 Strategies To Make Winning Football Bets 2022

Above is an example of the change in odds for Arsenal. When a starting line up without key players was released. The odds drifted as the betting market realized Arsenal would be less likely to win.

If you can get information earlier then the rest of the market, this is a great way make winning football bets long term.

Betting Live At The Game

Moving on to the third strategy, which is maybe one you hadn’t considered.

Within today’s betting industry there is a massive focus on live betting. There are markets for cards, corners, player passes, player shots, throw ins etc.

A lot of these in-play markets are present even in lower league football. Where are there are not as many eyes on the game and bookmakers data feeds will not be as quick.

Make Winning Football Bets Bet365
Your focus could be on corner markets.

This can create an opportunity for someone that is live at the game!

Whereas the data provider will be waiting for the referee to give a yellow/red card before it can be sent to Bet365. If your watching the game live and its obviously going to be a card. You can look to process your bet ahead of them.

Potential penalties, dangerous free kicks, obvious fouls with should result in a card. There are multiple angles to look at from a live perspective to create an edge.

This is also known as court siding and is popular in other sports

Click Here To Receive Free Betting Tips From Proven Winning Tipsters

Matched Betting – Lowest Risk

On to the fourth strategy, this strategy is a little bit more well known but extremely effective.

You want to make winning football bets that avoid any type of variance?

Matched betting is the answer!

This involves using bookmaker promotions and free bets that make money over the long term.

For example Bet365 like to hand out £5 free bets every weekend on the Premier League.

6 Strategies To Make Winning Football Bets

By backing a Premier League selection with the £5 free bet and laying it on an exchange. There is the ability to guarantee a profit no matter the outcome.

In the below example £3.93 is guaranteed from a £5 bet.

Image courtesy of Oddsmonkey Matched betting service

£5 free bets are also on the lower scale. There are also £50, £25 and £10 free bets handed out by bookmakers like Bet365.

Making matched betting an excellent strategy for making money from the football betting markets.

Click Here To Learn Matched Betting

Arbitrage Betting

Next on the list of winning football betting strategies is arbitrage betting!

Have you ever wondered how do I win a bet every time?

Is this even possible?

Arbitrage betting is a strategy that actually does allow you to win every bet you make.

This strategy allows you to cover all outcomes of an event to guarantee a small profit on your stake. Usually ranging from 1-5%. Which may not sound like a lot however used consistently these small profits quickly add up.

Image courtesy of Oddsmonkey Matched betting service

It differs from matched betting as there is no free bet being used. The profit comes from the difference in odds.

In the example above over 2.5 goals with William Hill is 1.89, whilst the under 2.5 goal market is 2.2 with Bet365. By backing both these outcomes a profit of £3.32 can be locked in no matter the outcomes, using £200 in total stakes.

Arbitrage betting is a great low risk if your looking to make winning football bets.

Value Betting

Last but certainly not least is value betting!

Value betting involves using the betting markets as an indicator to highlight value with bookmakers that are lagging behind.

Rebelbetting Graph

Image Courtesy Of Rebel Betting

This strategy is based on the theory that sharper bookmaker (which take money from winning bettors), Are better at adjusting their odds then soft bookmakers (which ban winning bettors.)

By following the odds movement at the sharp bookmaker and betting exchanges (Pinnacle, Betfair). Value can be identified with the soft bookmaker (Bet365, William Hill etc.)

There is a large amount of data which shows this strategy is a winning one over the long term.

Click Here To Learn Value Betting


There you have it 6 strategies to make winning football bets in 2022.

These strategies can allow you to become a successful football gambler going forward.

Covering multiple different angles depending on your risk approach. Any winning football betting strategies that we have missed out or you want to share.

Comment below.



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Trademate Sports Review 2023 – BONUS Extended Trial

Trademate Sports Review – The software that has made it’s customers over 6 million Euros in profit.

With the popularity of matched betting rising in the last few years there are a lot of people that realise there is money to be made from soft bookmakers.

Trademate Sports Review Stats

In this Trademate sports review. Let’s take a look at whether value betting is another way of taking money out of the bookmakers pockets.

Below is a video outlining my results using the software and overall thoughts.

What is value betting?

Value betting is based on the concept that sharp bookmakers which don’t limit winning players (Pinnacle etc.)

Are much better providing odds that are close to the true expectation of an event occurring. In comparison to the soft bookmakers (Bet365, William Hill etc.)

This means that by following the odds movement of a sharp bookmaker such as Pinnacle, we can find value at the softer less efficient bookmakers.

If for example Pinnacle are offering something at odds of 2.0 and William Hill have the same bet at 2.2. We can be confident the bet at William Hill is value.


What is closing line value?

Many professional sports bettors look at the closing odds of an event to see if their bet was value. Rather then simply looking at whether it won or lost.

It has been proven that if you are constantly able to bet at odds which close on a sharp bookmaker at a lower number.

Then you will make money over the long term.

For example you bet Manchester United at odds of 1.5. On Pinnacle the odds close just before the event at 1.42. This would be seen as a “value bet” whether it won or lost.

Trademate Sports software monitors thousands of betting odds and flags up value betting opportunities when they occur.

Trademate Sports Pro And Core Review 


After 6 months of using the Trademate Sports pro and core software lets take a look at the results.

Key Stats

Total Staked£61,700
ROI (Return On Investment)2.5%
ROC (Return On Capital)29%


During the six months trial I got to test out both the core software (Costs around a £100 a month) and the pro software (£340 a month.)

The core software allows you to exploit a large number of soft bookmakers such as Bet365, Unibet, Coral, Will Hill etc.

Whilst the pro software focuses on the betting exchanges and Asian Bookmakers.

I have split my results up into two categories Core and Pro.

Trademate Core Results 

Using Trademate to exploit soft bookmakers was very successful.

I used a starting bank of £5000 and set my staking level to low kelly. (There are several different risk levels you can use with Trademate. Ranging from low to medium to high.)

After a total of 1146 bets a total profit of £1970 was made.

This worked out at an average return on investment of 4.1% per bet.

Trademate Pro Results 

Trademate Pro Results

The second set of results are using the pro software. For this software it is recommended you start with a £20,000 bankroll as the return on investment is much lower.

My starting bankroll however was again £5000.

Being based in the UK my focus was on using the pro software with the exchanges rather then the Asian bookmakers.

After 778 trades a total loss of -£430 was made with the pro software.

This worked out at an average return on investment of -3.1% per bet.

How to Use Trademate

Before I go on to my general thoughts about using the Trademate Core and Pro software.

Let’s take a look at how to use Trademate.

If you would like to trial Trademate yourself. Click this link and when signed up quote “Smart Sports Trader” in the chat for an extended two week trial and 10% discount off your first month.

Trademate Sports is a very easy product to use and finding value bets is fairly simple.

It takes between 10 to 20 minutes to set up initially. You choose the bookmakers you want to use and allocate an amount of your overall bankroll to that bookmaker.

Then you choose the sports you wish to bet on, markets, odds ranges and how many hours before a game you are willing to take a bet.

Each time the software finds a value bet you get an alert with the suggested staking.

Once you register a trade, Trademate logs this bet automatically and grades the result. The data is then used to produce your results as seen in the images above.


The filters are then saved for future use and any time you wish to find value bets for your selected bookmakers you just log in to the software.

There are occasionally some small problems with the software. For example an edge may show up that has long expired or doesn’t exist because a game has been suspended.

Any errors are usually fixed very quickly though and if you bring it to the attention of the Trademate Sports staff they will reply promptly.

Trademate Sports Filters

An interesting aspect of the Trademate Sports software is that there are several different approaches to using it.

For example there are recommended and non recommended markets.

The recommended markets are the highest liquidity games for example the Champions League, Premier League, NFL etc where it should be less noticeable that you are value betting.

The non recommended markets cover everything from women’s European basketball to the Serbian second division.

My focus was on both the recommended leagues and non recommended leagues. I struggled to get a decent amount of bets by only focusing on the recommended leagues.

Trademate Sports Filter

So I opted to also include non recommended leagues as that dramatically increased the amount of bets that I was able to get on.

Interestingly enough I found that even betting the non recommended leagues I have several accounts that have not been limited despite using them for the six month period.

Trademate Sports Core Review – Thoughts On Core Software

The core software is the staple of Trademate Sports. It is the software that the majority of its user base are subscribed to.

It has a higher return on investment per bet then the pro software and is a third of the price.

My results using the core software were much better then the pro (which is to be expected as the pro software in general has a lower roi.)

The software covers a large amount of soft bookmakers and I realized that there are also a lot of clone bookmakers that I didn’t have accounts with or barely used in the passed.

The big upside of the software is its simplicity and efficiency.

Which means that there is still a lot of opportunity for me to use the core software despite being limited by the majority of bookmakers.

Also I found that even the likes of Bet365 and Skybet where I am limited still allowed me to stake to win £50 to £100 on a lot of lower league English markets.

Overall I was very impressed with the Core software. I think if you have a lot of soft accounts and are looking for a way to utilize them.

Then Trademate Core is a great way to profit from your soft bookmaker accounts.

Trademate Sports Pro Review – Thoughts On Pro Software

My results using the Trademate Sports pro software were not as successful in comparison to the core.

At the start of the review I had 0% commission with Matchbook, with Matchbook I was able to get a large amount of value bets above 2.5% however after around 2 months my 0% commission was removed.

After that there was a large drop in the amount of bets I was able to get on using the pro software.

The Betfair exchange provided the most. However the main issue with this was often the liquidity. Often it was was very low and I could only get on £20-£30 which isn’t enough when the subscription costs £340 a month.

Using the pro software to find profitable edges is much more challenging then the core software. I did find some profitable areas however I struggled to get a decent amount of volume through.

Whilst I know there are people that have used the pro software successfully. It is not as simple as the core software and you really need to dig into the big data analytics tool to discover some profitable angles.

I think the majority of people would be better suited to using the core software.

Due to the lower expected return on investment of the pro software and larger amount of capital needed.

My personal preference is the core software.

Trademate Sports Review Conclusion

Based on the results of the core software I am happy to give a recommendation to Trademate Sports.

Professional sports bettor Neel Shah has also used the core software to make a very nice profit.

Below is a video of his results using the software.

I feel that with the pro software I would need some more time to delve into the Asian bookmakers and get more data with the exchanges.

However the core software has proven to be very profitable.

Over the last few years there has been a reduction in the amount of money that can be made from matched betting.

Trademate Sports and value betting in general are a great way of getting more money out of your soft bookmaker accounts.

The big upside of using the software is its simplicity and efficiency.

Allowing hundreds or potentially thousands of value bets a month.

Trademate Sports Discount

I will continue to use Trademate for my own personal betting, as part of the making a million from sports betting challenge.

Whenever I come across a service or product that is profitable I use it myself going forward.

By combining these profitable methods and services I have been able to generate a very good income over the last 4 years.

Value betting has been one of the main methods used.

Making A Million

I reached out to the Trademate Sports team and was able to get a special deal for readers of

If you would like to trial Trademate yourself. Click this link and when signed up quote “Smart Sports Trader” in the chat for an extended two week trial and 10% discount off your first month.

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4 Proven Betting Systems That Work in 2023

Proven Betting Systems

4 Proven Betting Systems That Work

I remember when I first started searching for a proven betting system googling the term “betting systems.”

There was all sorts of progressive staking systems, martingale systems, stop at a winner systems, progressive laying systems. The fact was though that none of these betting systems held up to any long term analysis and would normally blow your bank if you followed them for long enough.

But after researching a bit longer I found a few betting systems that did actually work.

Here are four betting systems that I have used over the years.

Which continue to be profitable in the year 2022!


Proven Betting System 1 – Arbitrage Betting

Sports Arbitrage betting is something that I still use on the occasion as part of my portfolio

Arbitrage betting involves covering every outcome of an event. In order to guarantee a profit no matter the outcome.

Here is an example of a number of arbitrage bets found using the software rebelbetting.

3 Proven Betting Systems That Work

For example if we take one of the arbitrage bets above.

There is a 3.7% arbitrage bet between The New Saints and Bala in the Welsh division.

In the draw no bet market The New Saints could be backed at 1.53 with Marathonbet and Bala could be backed at 3.2 with William Hill.

For every £100 risked across both outcomes a profit of £3.70 could be guaranteed.

With arbitrage betting you can make several of these bets every day and gradually build up your bankroll with almost zero risk.

It is a system that once you understand can be used again and again.

Negatives of arbitrage betting?

3 Proven Betting Systems That Work


The only issue with arbitrage betting is that it has a limited life cycle.

Bookmakers will eventually limit arbitrage bettors accounts once they see that they are not going to be profitable customers.

Arbitrage betting is a great way to build up a betting or trading bankroll. Before you move on to betting or trading with exchanges and Asian bookmakers.

Check Out The Utimate Guide To Arbitrage Betting For More Information On Sports Arbitrage

Proven Betting System 2 – Value Betting

Value betting is similar to arbitrage betting as it involves exploiting the soft bookmakers.

A value bet involves looking for odds that are out of line with the sharp Asian Bookmakers or betting exchanges.

Given that the odds at sharp bookmakers and betting exchanges are quite efficient in big markets. The betting exchanges and sharp Asian bookmakers often offer close to the true odds of an event.

Sometimes when there is odds movement on these events soft bookmakers will be slow to move their odds.

Consistently betting on odds above the Asian bookmakers and betting exchanges has proven to be profitable.

3 Proven Betting Systems That Work

Image courtesy of Trademate Sports.

The advantage that value betting has over arbitrage betting is that you generate a much higher turnover and use lower stakes which may make your accounts last longer then conventional arbitrage betting.

A lot of bookmakers will also offer value value accumulators often on a weekly basis as part of odds boosts or special promotions.

Negatives of value betting?

Again the only downside to consistently taking value bets is that soft bookmakers will eventually see that you are able to make money from them and will limit or close your account.

However if you plan to make money from sports betting. Getting banned from soft bookmakers is going to happen whichever way you choose to make money from them.

Click Below To Read The Utimate Guide To Value Betting For More Information On Value Betting

Proven Betting System 3 – Matched Betting

The popularity of matched betting has exploded in the last few years and with good reason.

Matched betting is probably one the best and easiest ways to generate a good second income online. It involves taking advantage of bookmaker offers to guarantee a profit much like arbitrage.

The big advantage that matched betting has over arbitrage is that is a lot less obvious and harder for bookmaker’s employed traders to spot.

I have covered matched betting in a lot more detail in this article below.

3 Proven Betting Systems That Work

Negatives of matched betting?

There isn’t many downsides to matched betting. Bookmakers will stop giving you promotions eventually. But as discussed before this is what happens when you become a profitable sports bettor.

So there you have 3 proven betting systems that are currently working in 2021. Which should also prove be profitable in the long term.

Each of these betting systems involve exploiting soft bookmakers.

This is really the best way to start making money from the sports betting markets and allows you to build up a nice trading bankroll or good second income.

Proven Betting System 4 – Betting On Team News

One proven betting strategy that you might not know is reacting quickly to team news.

Odds can rapidly change on the basis of team news.

If you have a good knowledge of the teams that are playing, then you will often be able to secure yourself a value bet.

Here is a good example of how odds can change when a teams lineup is announced.

In this example I have highlighted the point at which team news was announced.

This was a Europa League between Arsenal and Standard Liege.

Arsenal announced a weaker side then expected, from this news the odds on Arsenal drifted quite significantly before the game started.

If you were familiar with the teams and reacted to the information you would have been able to secure yourself a value bet on Standard Liege.

Due to the fact that Arsenal’s odds were drifting so the odds on the draw and Standard Liege would have to shorten.

This is a really effective strategy and if you have access to betting exchanges you can secure yourself a profit before the game even starts.

Here is a video which explain this strategy in more detail.