5th November 2016

IWinSoccerBets Review

Lay Back & Get Rich betting system review

Hope springs eternal here at Lay Back. It has to, if I’m to keep kicking off new trials!

IWinSoccerBets is a case in point.

I really got excited about this promising new service and wrote a breathless introductory piece explaining why.

And sure enough, initial results appeared to reward my enthusiasm, with the first couple of months growing my bank balance by around 8%.

Unfortunately, month #3 was mediocre, and, after a break for a holiday, month #4 was downright poor.

The bottom line was that, after four months and 107 bets, I was 7.5 points down.

Since then however, two more months have passed and I’ve reached my 200 bet target.

So did IWinSoccerBets come good in the end?

Read on to find out…

Sadly no. It just fizzled out.

The trial wasn’t a disaster on the scale of some products I’ve tested.

But the fact is, we lost around nine points after almost six months’ testing.  Which, unfortunately, is just not good enough:

Whole Trial Advised Prices Price taken
1 point = £ 20.00 £ 20.00
Profit (£) (£ 202.60) (£ 187.94)
Profit (pts) -10.13 -9.40
New Bank £ 797.40 £ 812.06
%age bank Growth -20% -19%
Wins(races w/ profit) 108 108
Bets 204 204
Strike rate(races w/ profit) 52.94% 52.94%
ROI -4.97% -4.61%

Bizarrely, the free ‘non-VIP’ bets made a profit, whilst the paid-for VIP selections lost money.

The breakdown between VIP and non-VIP looks like this:

Whole Trial VIP  Non-VIP
£ Profit (£ 317.60) £ 129.66
Profit (pts) -15.88 6.48
Bets 129 75
£ per Bet Profits (£ 2.46) £ 1.73

You can download the complete results log by clicking here.

Summary

IWinSoccerBets has been a complete anti-climax.

Not only did we lose money, we lost money in a way that makes no sense at all – on the paid-for selections.

I can’t really recommend the free “non-VIP” tips either as I only bet on 75 of them.

Of course, it’s possible they might come good if I persisted with them – but the mere fact that the VIP selections performed so badly has seriously dented my confidence.

In short, it’s time to call it a day. And, I’m afraid, to award a Fail rating whilst I’m at it.

If you’d like to know more, you can find IWinSoccerBets here. 

It’s a relatively new service that may come good in the end. But for me, for now, it’s not there yet.

Lucy


Update: 12th September 2016

When I kicked off my trial of IWinSoccerBets, I was genuinely excited.

Here was a brand new service that really appealed.

It is undeniably good value; is available, in cut-down mode, as a free service; and, in the first two months of my trial, grew our betting bank balance by 8%.

It looked really promising.

Then, unexpectedly, the wheels came off in month #3 when we gave back all the money we’d previously made – plus a little bit more besides. I was so disappointed.

I was also ready for my two-week holiday… so I decided to take a complete break from IWinSoccerBets whilst I was abroad.

I restarted the trial in the middle of August, naturally hoping to return to winning ways.

So… has the service got back on track since then?

Read on to find out…

Unfortunately not. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Since restarting the trial in mid-August, I’ve lost another seven points:

Month 4 Only Advised Prices Price taken
1 point = £ 20.00 £ 20.00
Profit (£) (£ 142.40) (£ 149.90)
Profit (pts) -7.12 -7.50
New Bank £ 845.60 £ 848.84
%age bank Growth -14% -15%
Wins(races w/ profit) 10 10
Bets 25 25
Strike rate(races w/ profit) 40.00% 40.00%
ROI -28.48% -29.98%

Adding these figures to the previous three months’ data produces a pretty dismal overall picture:

Whole Trial Advised Prices Price taken
1 point = £ 20.00 £ 20.00
Profit (£) (£ 154.40) (£ 151.16)
Profit (pts) -7.72 -7.56
New Bank £ 845.60 £ 848.84
%age bank Growth -15% -15%
Wins(races w/ profit) 55 55
Bets 107 107
Strike rate(races w/ profit) 51.40% 51.40%
ROI -7.21% -7.06%

Bizarrely, it is also increasingly clear that it is the paid-for VIP selections that have let us down, rather than the free non-VIP tips:

Whole Trial VIP  Non-VIP
£ Profit (£ 162.71) £ 11.55
Bets 61 46
£ per Bet Profits (£ 2.67) £ 0.25

This is hardly an incentive to buy the premium service!

The complete results log for month #4 makes for a dismal read:

Date Match Bet Pts. Advised price Confidence VIP Tip? Price taken Result Profit @ advised price Profit @ price taken
20-Aug West Bromwich Albion v Everton Home Win 1.00 3.07 7 YES 3.10 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
20-Aug Watford v Chelsea Away Win 1.00 1.79 7 YES 1.76 WON £ 15.80 £ 14.44
20-Aug Millwall v Sheffield United Home Win 1.00 2.21 7 YES 2.30 WON £ 24.20 £ 24.70
20-Aug Gamba Osaka v Vissel Kobe Home Win 1.00 1.67 7 NO 1.98 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
20-Aug New England Revolution v Columbus Crew Home Win 1.00 1.95 7 NO 1.95 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
21-Aug Palmeiras v Ponte Preta Home Win 1.00 1.58 8 YES 1.60 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
21-Aug Colorado Rapids v Orlando City Home Win 1.00 1.50 8 YES 1.50 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
21-Aug Sporting Kansas City v Vancouver Whitecaps Home Win 1.00 2.00 7 NO 1.91 WON £ 20.00 £ 17.29
22-Aug Arsenal Tula v Gazovik Orenburg Home Win 1.00 2.41 7 YES 2.62 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
22-Aug Dinamo Moskva v Spartak Moskva II Home Win 1.00 1.59 7 YES 1.48 WON £ 11.80 £ 9.12
24-Aug Montreal Impact v DC United Home Win 1.00 1.79 7 NO 1.86 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
26-Aug Krylia Sovetov v Ufa Home Win 1.00 2.13 7 YES 2.20 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
26-Aug Betis v Deportivo La Coruna Away Win 1.00 3.17 8 YES 3.40 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
27-Aug Everton v Stoke City Home Win 1.00 1.74 7 NO 1.80 WON £ 14.80 £ 15.20
27-Aug Watford v Arsenal Away Win 1.00 1.72 7 NO 1.75 WON £ 14.40 £ 14.25
27-Aug Nice v Lille Metropole Home Win 1.00 2.46 9 NO 2.55 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
27-Aug Twente v Sparta Rotterdam Home Win 1.00 1.85 7 YES 1.83 WON £ 17.00 £ 15.77
28-Aug Cagliari v Roma Away Win 1.00 2.03 7 YES 2.03 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
28-Aug Odd v Valerenga Home Win 1.00 1.76 6 YES 1.90 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
06-Sep Atletico Goianiense v Luverdense Home Win 1.00 1.86 6 NO 1.83 WON £ 17.20 £ 15.77
07-Sep Atletico Mineiro v Vitoria Bahia Home Win 1.00 1.51 6 YES 1.53 WON £ 10.20 £ 10.07
07-Sep Montreal Impact v Orlando City Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.61 8 NO 1.71 WON £ 12.20 £ 13.49
07-Sep Montreal Impact v Orlando City Home Win 1.00 1.73 7 NO 1.76 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
10-Sep Millwall v Coventry City Home Win 1.00 1.70 8 NO 1.75 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
11-Sep Dallas v Colorado Rapids Home Win 1.00 1.81 7 NO 1.85 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)

You can download the results log for the trial as a whole by clicking here.

Summary

I’m feeling thoroughly disillusioned with IWinSoccerBets.

We have past the halfway mark in the trial and lost around 15% of our initial bank balance.

In addition, the fact that it is the paid-for tips that have let us down has further dented my confidence.

I will persist with the trial — my target remains 200 bets in all — but I won’t now return until I’ve got to the 150 bet mark.

Hopefully by then I will have something more positive to tell you.

In the meantime, you can read more about IWinSoccerBets here.

Lucy


Update: 11th August 2016

I really enjoy trialling new products… such as the intriguing IWinSoccerBets service.

There’s always the hope that you’ll unearth some exciting addition to the market before anyone else does!

This one looked particularly well thought out and good value when I first looked at it: and duly produced a good first month’s performance to get me really interested.

Month #2 was, admittedly, a bit flat by comparison. But I was still sitting on good profits overall.

Add in the fact that the so-called VIP tips were out-performing the non-VIP ones… and yes, I remained very interested.

So, would the good news continue to flow in month #3?

Read on to find out…

Sadly, no. We gave back all those lovely profits and finish in the red.

I was only able to run the trial for three weeks of the month owing to my upcoming summer holiday, but in that short spell it all went badly wrong.

The headline statistics for my truncated month #3 are a pretty grim lot:

Month 3 Only Advised Prices Price taken
1 point = £ 20.00 £ 20.00
Profit (£) (£ 65.20) (£ 78.17)
Profit (pts) -3.26 -3.91
New Bank £ 988.00 £ 998.74
%age bank Growth -6% -7%
Wins(races w/ profit) 12 12
Bets 25 25
Strike rate(races w/ profit) 48.00% 48.00%
ROI -13.04% -15.63%

Add those figures to the running totals brought forward from the end of month #2 and you end up with the following underwhelming overall position:

(Note – I started with 2 banks of £1,000 each).

Whole Trial Advised Prices Price taken
1 point = £ 20.00 £ 20.00
Profit (£) (£ 12.00) (£ 1.26)
Profit (pts) -0.60 -0.06
New Bank £ 988.00 £ 998.74
%age bank Growth -1% 0%
Wins(races w/ profit) 45 45
Bets 82 82
Strike rate(races w/ profit) 54.88% 54.88%
ROI -0.73% -0.08%

Oddly, the lead that the VIP bets had over the non-VIP tips was completely wiped out – and indeed reversed!

Whole Trial VIP  Non-VIP
£ Profit (£ 76.81) £ 75.55
Bets 48 34
£ per Bet Profits (£ 1.60) £ 2.22

It follows that, based on the evidence of the trial to date, you’d be better off ignoring the VIP selections and sticking with the free ones instead.

The results log for month #3 makes for a less than pleasing read:

Date Match Bet Pts. Advised price VIP Tip? Price taken Result Profit @ advised price Profit @ price taken
13-Jul Palmeiras v Santos Home Win 1.00 2.14 YES 2.20 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
14-Jul Columbus Crew v Toronto Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.81 NO 1.95 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
17-Jul America Belo Horizonte v Santa Kruz Home Win 1.00 2.00 YES 2.05 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
17-Jul Corinthians v Sao Paulo Home Win 1.00 1.74 YES 1.99 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
17-Jul Real Salt Lake v New England Revolution Home Win 1.00 1.86 NO 2.02 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
17-Jul Vancouver Whitecaps v Orlando City Home Win 1.00 1.86 YES 1.70 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
20-Jul Chonburi v Nakhon Ratchasima Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.96 NO 1.96 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
20-Jul Chonburi v Nakhon Ratchasima Home Win 1.00 1.50 YES 1.50 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
20-Jul Bangkok United v Chainat Hornbill Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.60 NO 1.60 WON £ 12.00 £ 11.40
23-Jul Kawasaki Frontale v FC Tokyo Home Win 1.00 1.77 YES 1.85 WON £ 15.40 £ 16.15
23-Jul New England Revolution v Chicago Fire Home Win 1.00 1.75 NO 1.75 WON £ 15.00 £ 14.25
23-Jul Real Salt Lake v San Jose Earthquakes Home Win 1.00 2.00 YES 2.00 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
24-Jul Ponte Preta v Internacional Home Win 1.00 2.35 YES 2.35 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
24-Jul Odd v Viking Home Win 1.00 1.65 YES 1.74 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
25-Jul Flamengo v America Belo Horizonte Home Win 1.00 1.57 NO 1.57 WON £ 11.40 £ 10.83
30-Jul Nautico Capibaribe v Tupi Home Win 1.00 1.50 NO 1.50 WON £ 10.00 £ 9.50
30-Jul Paysandu Belem v FC Vila Nova Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 2.44 YES 2.50 WON £ 28.80 £ 28.50
30-Jul Bragantino v Bahia Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 2.08 YES 2.13 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
30-Jul Shonan Bellmare v Kawasaki Frontale Away Win 1.00 1.99 NO 1.66 WON £ 19.80 £ 12.54
30-Jul New York City v Colorado Rapids Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.75 NO 1.77 WON £ 15.00 £ 14.63
31-Jul Sporting Kansas City v Portland Timbers Home Win 1.00 2.13 NO 2.15 WON £ 22.60 £ 21.85
31-Jul Philadelphia Union v Real Salt Lake Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.80 NO 1.80 WON £ 16.00 £ 15.20
31-Jul Santos v Cruzeiro Home Win 1.00 1.79 NO 1.77 WON £ 15.80 £ 14.63
31-Jul Stromsgodset v Stabaek Home Win 1.00 1.53 YES 1.53 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
31-Jul Orlando City v New England Revolution Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.65 NO 1.65 WON £ 13.00 £ 12.35

You can download the complete results log for the trial to date right here.

Summary

It’s been a frustrating third month with IWinSoccerBets.

Not only have we thrown away all our profits, the non-VIP selections have outperformed the VIP tips to such an extent that my confidence has been badly shaken.

After all, if the tipster doesn’t know which are his best tips, it suggests a lack of clarity about exactly where his ‘edge’ may lie.

Or put another way, it makes me wonder if he really knows what he’s doing.

Still, we haven’t yet reached halfway in my 200 bet trial and with a new domestic football season around the corner, there remains hope that matters may yet improve.

I’ll be back in September to let you know whether or not they have done so.

Meanwhile, you can find out more about IWinSoccerBets here.

Lucy


Update: 10th July 2016

I’ve been rather enjoying life with the IWinSoccerBets service.

It’s an interesting product that is new to the market and shows signs of definite promise.

A decent first month produced an ROI of 14% at a strike rate of just over 60%.

For a service that’s still finding its feet, that’s a pretty promising start.

So was it just a flash in the pan?

Or would it keep delivering in month #2?…

We lost just under one point this time, but remain in profit overall.

It was one of those ‘one step forward, two steps back‘ months that every punter everywhere is familiar with.

We only had 23 bets as a shortage of league games restricted the number of selections we received.

The headline figures for the trial now look like this:

Whole Trial Advised Prices Price taken
1 point = £ 20.00 £ 20.00
Profit (£) £ 53.20 £ 76.91
Profit (pts) 2.66 3.85
New Bank £ 1,053.20 £ 1,076.91
%age bank Growth 5% 8%
Wins(races w/ profit) 33 33
Bets 57 57
Strike rate(races w/ profit) 57.89% 57.89%
ROI 4.67% 6.75%

Interestingly, there is a marked difference in the performance of VIP (paid-for) and non-VIP tips, as follows:

 VIP vs. non-VIP VIP  Non-VIP
£ Profit £ 78.54 (£ 1.63)
Bets 36 21
Average Profit per Bet £ 2.18 (£ 0.08)

It will be interesting to see if the VIP tips maintain their lead over the course of the trial.

The results log for month #2 is as follows.

Date Match Bet Pts. Advised price VIP Tip? Price taken Result Profit @ advised price Profit @ price taken
18-Jun Avispa Fukuoka v Kawasaki Frontale Away Win 1.00 1.50 NO 1.53 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
19-Jun Gremio v Cruzeiro Home Win 1.00 1.80 YES 1.80 WON £ 16.00 £ 16.00
22-Jun Ponte Preta v Cruzeiro Home Win 1.00 2.15 YES 2.82 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
22-Jun Los Angeles Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.88 NO 1.93 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
25-Jun Orlando City vs Toronto Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 2.15 NO 2.38 WON £ 23.00 £ 27.60
25-Jun Philadelphia Union vs Vancouver Whitecaps Home Win 1.00 2.27 YES 2.00 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
26-Jun Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo Home Win 1.00 1.71 NO 1.93 WON £ 14.20 £ 18.60
28-Jun Bahia v Oeste Home Win 1.00 1.69 YES 1.50 WON £ 13.80 £ 10.00
02-Jul Chicago Fire v San Jose Earthquakes Away Win 1.00 2.95 YES 2.45 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
02-Jul Montreal Impact v New England Revolution Home Win 1.00 2.20 NO 2.25 WON £ 24.00 £ 25.00
02-Jul BEC Tero Sasana v Nakhon Ratchasima Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.80 NO 1.80 WON £ 16.00 £ 15.20
02-Jul BEC Tero Sasana v Nakhon Ratchasima Home Win 1.00 1.90 YES 1.95 WON £ 18.00 £ 18.05
03-Jul Toronto v Seattle Sounders Home Win 1.00 1.65 YES 1.75 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
03-Jul New York City v Red Bull New York Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.80 NO 1.82 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
03-Jul Corinthians v Flamengo Home Win 1.00 1.87 YES 1.98 WON £ 17.40 £ 18.62
05-Jul Dallas v Orlando City Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.61 NO 1.63 WON £ 12.20 £ 11.97
05-Jul Dallas v Orlando City Home Win 1.00 1.59 YES 1.59 WON £ 11.80 £ 11.21
07-Jul New England Revolution v New York City Over 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.77 NO 1.80 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
09-Jul Coritiba v Botafogo Home Win 1.00 2.13 YES 2.20 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
09-Jul Yokohama F. Marinos v Avispa Fukuoka Home Win 1.00 1.70 YES 1.63 WON £ 14.00 £ 11.97
10-Jul Philadelphia Union v DC United Home Win 1.00 1.75 YES 1.91 WON £ 15.00 £ 17.29
10-Jul Real Salt Lake v Montreal Impact Home Win 1.00 1.63 YES 1.67 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
10-Jul Lillestrom v Stabaek Home Win 1.00 2.00 YES 2.10 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)

You can download the complete results log by clicking here.

Summary

It hasn’t been the easiest of months but I remain both satisfied and intrigued by IWinSoccerBets.

The outperformance of the VIP selections against the free tips suggests the service may well be on to something.

And the competitive pricing – currently just £69 for 180 days – means your bets don’t have to bank a fortune for you to be profitable overall.

All I need now is for the close season to end and the tipping frequency to increase. 🙂

Still, we have a long way to go yet, with 143 bets between us and the finish of the trial.

I’ll be back in mid-August with my next update.

In the meantime, you can read more about IWinSoccerBets here.

Lucy


Update: 13th June 2016

The very new IWinSoccerBets service really intrigued me when I first looked at it last month.

I explained my reasons in the trial introduction – but they boil down to a genuine sense that Marcus, the brains behind the product, is determined to create real value for his customers.

He is also refreshingly open that the service remains “in its infancy”.

It all sounds quite exciting.

Inevitably therefore, I find myself almost rooting for this new kid on the betting block.

So… did IWinSoccerBets manage to get off to a decent start in month #1 of our trial?…

Yes, I’m pleased to be able to say it did. 🙂

Admittedly, we’ve only put on 34 bets so far, but we’re almost 5 five points up, which is encouraging.

Whole Trial Advised Prices Price taken
1 point = £ 20.00 £ 20.00
Profit (£) £ 77.80 £ 95.40
Profit (pts) 3.89 4.77
New Bank £ 1,077.80 £ 1,095.40
%age bank Growth 8% 10%
Wins(races w/ profit) 21 21
Bets 34 34
Strike rate(races w/ profit) 61.76% 61.76%
ROI 11.44% 14.03%

That strike rate has also kept our losing runs to a minimum, with two sequences of three losers each being as bad as it got.

The complete results log for the trial so far looks like this…

Date Match Bet Pts. Advised price Confidence VIP Tip? Price taken Result Profit @ advised price Profit @ price taken
13-May Brestois v Auxerre Under 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.75 8 YES 2.15 WON £ 15.00 £ 23.00
13-May Evian Thonon Gaillard v Nimes Olimpique Under 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.63 8 YES 2.10 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
13-May Sochaux-Montbeliard v Clermont Foot Under 2.5 Goals 1.00 1.91 8 YES 2.10 WON £ 18.20 £ 22.00
14-May Kawasaki Frontale v Vissel Kobe Home Win 1.00 1.67 7 YES 1.67 WON £ 13.40 £ 13.40
14-May Godoy Cruz v Belgrano Home Win 1.00 1.64 8 YES 1.67 WON £ 12.80 £ 13.40
15-May Watford v Sunderland Under 2.5 Goals 1.00 2.12 9 NO 2.29 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
15-May Genoa v Atalanta Home Win 1.00 2.30 6 NO 1.90 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
15-May Everton v Norwich City Home Win 1.00 1.91 7 YES 1.80 WON £ 18.20 £ 16.00
15-May Southampton v Crystal Palace Home Win 1.00 1.54 7 YES 1.36 WON £ 10.80 £ 7.20
15-May Atletico Madrid v Celta Home Win 1.00 1.86 7 YES 1.62 WON £ 17.20 £ 12.40
16-May Herfolge Boldklub Koge v Helsingor Away Win 1.00 3.20 8 YES 3.20 WON £ 44.00 £ 44.00
16-May Naestved v Vejle Away Win 1.00 1.68 8 YES 1.80 WON £ 13.60 £ 16.00
16-May Amkar v Ufa Home Win 1.00 1.89 7 YES 1.91 WON £ 17.80 £ 18.20
16-May Spartak Moskva v Terek Home Win 1.00 1.66 7 YES 1.63 WON £ 13.20 £ 12.60
17-May Manchester United v Bournemouth Home Win 1.00 1.53 7 YES 1.83 WON £ 10.60 £ 16.60
21-May Albirex Niigata v Kawasaki Frontale Away Win 1.00 1.94 8 NO 1.97 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
21-May All Boys v Independiente Rivadavia Home Win 1.00 1.82 7 YES 1.84 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
21-May Krylia Sovetov v Anji Home Win 1.00 4.12 7 YES 4.75 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
21-May Philadelphia Union v DC United Home Win 1.00 2.00 8 NO 2.05 WON £ 20.00 £ 21.00
21-May Toronto v Columbus Crew Home Win 1.00 1.97 8 NO 2.04 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
22-May Santos v Coritiba Home Win 1.00 1.60 6 YES 1.59 WON £ 12.00 £ 11.80
22-May Gremio v Flamengo Home Win 1.00 1.82 6 YES 1.89 WON £ 16.40 £ 17.80
22-May Vitoria Bahia v Corinthians Away Win 1.00 1.88 8 NO 1.95 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
22-May Sport Recife v Botafogo Home Win 1.00 1.93 6 YES 1.84 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
24-May Ferro Carril Oeste v Nueva Chicago Home Win 1.00 1.96 8 YES 2.30 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
26-May Internacional v Sport Recife Home Win 1.00 1.56 7 NO 1.58 WON £ 11.20 £ 11.60
28-May Vancouver Whitecaps v Houston Dynamo Home Win 1.00 1.88 7 YES 1.88 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
29-May Avispa Fukuoka v Sanfrecce Hiroshima Away Win 1.00 2.02 8 NO 2.10 WON £ 20.40 £ 22.00
29-May Kashima Antlers v Ventforet Kofu Home Win 1.00 1.53 7 YES 1.55 WON £ 10.60 £ 11.00
29-May San Jose Earthquakes v Dallas Both Teams to Score 1.00 1.50 7 NO 1.62 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
29-May Montreal Impact v Los Angeles Galaxy Both Teams to Score 1.00 1.50 7 NO 1.66 WON £ 10.00 £ 13.20
02-Jun Corinthians v Santos Home Win 1.00 1.93 7 NO 1.91 WON £ 18.60 £ 18.20
02-Jun Santa Cruz v Sport Recife Home Win 1.00 1.81 9 YES 2.10 LOST (£ 20.00) (£ 20.00)
05-Jun Gremio v Ponte Preta Home Win 1.00 1.69 7 NO 1.70 WON £ 13.80 £ 14.00

Summary

IWinSoccerBets made a positive start – then promptly stopped providing selections following the winner on 5th June.

I wrote and asked Marcus why and he replied as follows:

“Iwinsoccerbets is a league based system and a lot of the national leagues have tournaments this summer.

“There are breaks in the fixtures for Copa America, the Euros and a couple of other tournaments. So, our models haven’t registered upcoming league matches as suitable. We need a run of games to provide selections. 

“I was going to add the Euros, as it would be a big draw, but the testing wasn’t good enough. The minimum is break-even and I couldn’t be certain of that.

“There needs to be an announcement on the site. I’ll see if we can add something for this tournament and/or other breaks in fixtures.

“Paying members have extra weeks automatically added on to membership duration if there is a 7 day break between selections”.

He then adds, with characteristic modesty, “It’s not perfect yet. It will get better and better.”

Well, so far I have found the whole thing quite disarming. I’m making money too, which is pleasant, with a sense that the service should only improve over time.

Well, let’s hope so anyway. Especially as it’s so ridiculously cheap.

I’ll be back in July with my next report.

Meanwhile, you can find out more IWinSoccerBets here.

Lucy


Original Introduction: 12th May 2016

I heard about IWinSoccerBets when an email popped up this week from its creator Marcus:

“I run iwinsoccerbets”, he began, “and we’ve been running since August 2015. The site is still in its infancy, but we’re getting some good results of late.

“It would be good if you could take a look and possibly give a review if you’re interested. The site is based on bespoke algorithms, and selects suitable betting options across worldwide football leagues. We may be coming to the end of the European league season, but we will still have options for other leagues around the world”.

So I had a look.

And, I have to say, it is very interesting indeed….

There are a number of novel aspects to this service that I rather like.

1. You can get tips for free.

Well, you can get some of them at any rate.

Judging from the performance graphic on the sales page, they perform favourably when compared with the VIP service.

IWinSoccerBets - Performance

IWinSoccerBets – Performance

2. Tips are available 7 days in advance.

You simply log into the service at any time and pick up your selections for the coming week.

When you think about all the things that can go wrong with email — the most annoying of which is over-zealous spam filters confiscating your tips before you even get to see them — the idea of a user area with lots of early warning holds appeal.

3. It’s cheap.

Well, it is currently, as Marcus is keen to grow his membership.

I suspect the price may increase over time, but you can always cancel if it gets to a level you’re not happy with.

At the moment, you can sign up for just £9 per month.

And there’s a 30 day money back guarantee.

4. Marcus is keen on transparent results recording.

I tend to take suppliers’ results with a shovelful of salt but I did find myself being persuaded when Marcus told me that: “We’re 100% honest, so every selection we advise will be displayed within the results page.

“We also tend to show average odds for each selection on the website, so members can usually beat the odds displayed on the website”.

It will be interesting to see what odds I am able to obtain in the market, and how they compare with those advised by the service.

5. There are a lot of different selection types provided, based on lots of different ‘models’.

Somebody has put in a lot of effort to build this product.

The models have been developed from varying selection criteria and appear to be being added to all the time.

You can always tell which model has been used to devise any given tip – and analyse the historic performance of every one, result by result, before you put on your bets.

You could therefore create a portfolio of your favourite models and just bet on the tips they produce. Or you can specify a minimum ‘confidence’ level and only use the subset that achieve a certain rating.

I will bet on all the tips I receive but separately track performance for selections equal to or greater than confidence level 8 (out of 10).

We should presumably expect the high-confidence selections to produce better long-term results.

Summary

IWinSoccerBets is a very new service with a fresh approach that I like.

The early advice of selections and emphasis on transparency are both welcome, and the flexibility in how the service can be used is also potentially useful.

I’ll aim at my usual 200 bet target and decide whether to continue further once we get there.

Hopefully the global perspective of the service will ensure we receive enough tips during the summer break.

I’ll be back in June with my first report.

In the meantime, you can read more IWinSoccerBets here.

Lucy

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