There are some trials that get me really excited.
And then there are others where I fear to put on my next bet.
And then, every now and again, I come across something utterly unpredictable. And they’re the most intriguing of the lot.
Betting Gods’ Pro Footy Tips definitely falls into this final category.
It delivered a woeful month #1 performance.
Then followed up with an astonishing month #2.
So we entered month #3 wondering what on earth was coming next.
And could the recent dramatic turnaround be maintained?
Read on to find out….
It’s been another excellent month – even though I seem to have missed out on a good chunk of the profits.
I went on holiday to France from 22nd to 30th October and decided to give betting a break.
And, judging from the Betting Gods’ results log, I appear to have missed 34 points’ profit whilst I was away.
How annoying is that!?!
Still, I’m not complaining, as PFT racked up 36 points for me in the three weeks that I did spend at home:
|Month 3||Advised Prices||Price taken|
|Profit||£ 351.60||£ 368.90|
|New Bank||£ 1,116.90||£ 1,054.10|
|%age bank Growth||45.94%||53.84%|
|Strike rate(races w/ profit)||46.67%||46.67%|
By adding these numbers to the brought forward figures from month #2, it’s clear we have finally moved comfortably into the black for the trial as a whole:
|Whole Trial||Advised Prices||Price taken|
|Profit (£)||£ 366.90||£ 304.10|
|New Bank||£ 1,116.90||£ 1,054.10|
|%age bank Growth||48.92%||40.55%|
|Wins(races w/ profit)||28||28|
|Strike rate(races w/ profit)||26.92%||26.92%|
I only placed 15 bets in this period but they were a complete delight:
|Date||Match||Selection||Pts.||Advised price||Price taken||Result||Effective Price obtained||Points staked||Profit @ advised price||Profit @ price taken|
|21-Oct||Kapfenberg v Liefering||Kapfenberg to win||4.00||3.60||3.75||WON||3.75||4.00||£ 104.00||£ 110.00|
|21-Oct||Osasuna v Betis||Osasuna to win||4.00||2.65||2.78||LOST||2.78||4.00||(£ 40.00)||(£ 40.00)|
|21-Oct||Double on above two games||Kapfenberg & Osasuna to win||1.00||9.54||10.43||LOST||10.43||1.00||(£ 10.00)||(£ 10.00)|
|23-Oct||Lucchese v Prato||Prato to win||2.00||4.50||4.50||LOST||4.50||2.00||(£ 20.00)||(£ 20.00)|
|23-Oct||Foggia v Monopoli||Monopoli to win||2.00||5.20||6.50||LOST||6.50||2.00||(£ 20.00)||(£ 20.00)|
|23-Oct||Flamengo v Corinthians||Corinthians to win||2.00||5.25||5.60||LOST||5.60||2.00||(£ 20.00)||(£ 20.00)|
|04-Nov||Dundee v Motherwell||Dundee to win||4.00||2.38||2.40||WON||2.40||4.00||£ 55.20||£ 56.00|
|04-Nov||Montrose v Edinburgh City||Edinburgh City to win||3.00||4.10||4.33||WON||4.33||3.00||£ 93.00||£ 99.90|
|04-Nov||Ceara v Tupi||Tupi (0) to win Ceara||2.00||4.50||4.50||LOST||4.50||2.00||(£ 20.00)||(£ 20.00)|
|05-Nov||Antalyaspor v Genclerbirligi||Antalyaspor to win||3.00||2.70||2.70||WON||2.70||3.00||£ 51.00||£ 51.00|
|07-Nov||Ternana v Benevento||Ternana to win||4.00||2.55||2.55||LOST||2.55||4.00||(£ 40.00)||(£ 40.00)|
|12-Nov||Newport County v Carlisle||Newport to win||3.00||4.00||4.00||WON||4.00||3.00||£ 90.00||£ 90.00|
|12-Nov||Edinburgh City v Annan||Edinburgh to win||4.00||3.30||3.30||WON||3.30||4.00||£ 92.00||£ 92.00|
|12-Nov||Gimnastic v Getafe||Gimnastica to win||3.00||2.88||3.00||WON||3.00||3.00||£ 56.40||£ 60.00|
|12-Nov||Oldham v AFC Wimbledon||Oldham to win||2.00||3.00||2.88||LOST||2.88||2.00||(£ 20.00)||(£ 20.00)|
You can download the complete results log for the trial to date by clicking here.
We are now halfway through our trial of Pro Footy Tips and we are, I think, finally getting a real sense of what it is all about.
The strike rate is quite low — we win around one bet in four — and the whole orientation is towards value betting.
A tip that summed up the service for me occurred on Saturday, 12th November, when, amazingly, we were asked to back bottom-placed Newport County in League Two against unbeaten Carlisle United.
Even more remarkably, the tipster suggested a stake of three points!
Sure enough, Newport triumphed by two goals to nil, to add a dazzling nine points to our bank balance. It was an extraordinary selection.
Pro Footy Tips is, in short, a product for the bolder punter, who is happy to swim upstream against the tide. And this explains why it is so unpredictable.
When the tips come off, they look like the work of a genius. But when they fail, they seem the exact opposite: almost stupidly optimistic.
Still, we are now well ahead and of course, I’m hoping for more of the same in month #4.
I’ll be back in December to let you know whether or not I get it.
Meanwhile, you can find out more about Pro Footy Tips here.