The Weekend Wager from Secret Betting Club

February 11, 2011 by  
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Welcome to this the latest Weekend Wager free betting column produced by the Secret Betting Club.

Each and every Friday through this column we bring together some of the finest experts to give you betting tips, advice and guidance for the next 7 days..

1. Mike Says..

In this column, Secret Betting Club co-editor and professional gambler Mike Bishop discusses some of the weeks most topical betting issues.

John Terry has had a week to forget. First of all his Chelsea team are beaten at home by arch-rivals Liverpool, then he sees every man and his dog (and Gareth Barry) get the England captains armband before him in the midweek friendly in Denmark….and all of this after quitting gambling this week due to huge losses.

It was reported in renowned factual tome The Sun on Tuesday that JT had decided to stop gambling totally after racking up huge losses by betting on anything that moves. This is probably a wise move for him as not everyone is cut out to make money betting, especially if you have more money than sense.

If however, he ever wanted to get involved betting again he could do a lot worse than using some of the free resources, tipsters & strategies that we have compiled at the Secret Betting Club. Everyone loves something for free, so let me reveal just a few of the ones we track here at SBC…

The Best Free Tipsters, Systems & Strategies

We keep a full list of all the best free tipsters, systems & strategies for you to use, especially if you are working to a budget. Many of these we report back on regularly to keep all of our Secret Betting Club members up to date as to the best value options out there.

Some of the best free tipster services we have reviewed recently include:

• Sportyy – Free Football & Tennis Tipster

This Spanish based tipster has been providing free tips since June 2010 and has a great record so far. Sportyy is proving to be very popular with SBC members after our first review in November 2010.

• Daqman – Free Betting Exchange Racing Tipster

Provides free daily racing tips to be followed on the betting exchange and the main win bets supplied are up £700 to simple stakes since July 2010. Full results update in our January 2011 SBC issue.

• Packed Pockets – Free Racing Tips

This free racing tipster had a fantastic 2010, pocketing over 200 pts profit from only 193 bets supplied and is a firm favourite. Regular updates in SBC issues.

SBC Members Free Advice

Alongside reviews of external tipsters, we also have many different strategies and systems that we provide via the Secret Betting Club. Some are free systems updated each day on our forum, other systems or strategies available to download from our website. We also regularly feature expert articles and forum advice from some of our professional gambler contributors on some of the methods they employ.

Recent free highlights include…

• Piecost–Horse Racing Handicap System

SBC member ‘Piecost’ has been sharing the selections from his UK horse racing handicap system on our members’ forum since March 2010. He has averaged over 21 pts profit each month and it’s proving to be extremely popular as you can imagine!

• The 4 Pronged Attack System

This is a very profitable racing system that takes a simple 4 pronged strategy for picking out bets in the big feature races and is available to download to all SBC members. Very straightforward to follow, it had an excellent 2010.

• On Course For Profit: Golf Betting

Make use of free statistics from various sources in combination with tips from experts to make serious profits on golf betting. This amazing strategy revealed in our January edition shows you how to strike out most of the field in golf betting and concentrate on the players who stand to make you the most profit.

• When Odds Are Odd

This is a cheeky strategy available to download for taking advantage of betting markets to create no-lose situations (not arbing!). We have members on our forum sharing the bets generated by this strategy on both NFL and Rugby League.

• PCB’s football antepost bets

PCB is one of our pro-gambler members and after sharing his strategy on how to make a profit in the antepost football market, he is also posting all his own football antepost bets this season. The highlight this season is the 33/1 bet on Carlisle to win the Johnstones Paint trophy (they play Brentford in the final on the 3rd April!).

You can also find a couple more free strategies up on our blog, which we are putting to the test this year including…

• Testing the Fink Tank

Fink tank provide free football ratings backed up with academic research. We found them to have great potential in a past SBC review, but can we improve profits by taking early prices? This test aims to find out. Over 37.47 points so far this season from 205 bets for an excellent ROI of 18%. Last week the ratings picked out Wolves to beat Manchester United at home at odds of 8.80.

Note – We have also added this in as an extra column for the Weekend Wager up until the end of the season! Find it below in section 6.

• Mike’s Football Bets

Mike is sharing his own football advice and strategy for picking out bets in the English Premier League for free this season. He is 7.91 pts in profit (A 9.77% ROI) for this season and building on the initial success he had in the 2009/10 season.
Details on all of the above and much more besides can be found as a Secret Betting Club member. Join now for instant access at Secret Betting Club

Check out these other latest articles from our Blog this week

A Drunkard’s Betting Walk

Inspired by the probability and randomness themed book ‘A Drunkards Walk’, Mike looks at how this relates to betting and how we can better understand some of the common misconceptions it highlights.

Until next week…

Mike Bishop

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2. Mike’s Football Bets

Not the easiest looking betting fixtures this weekend in the top flight and just the 2 Main bets from me, starting off with the game at the Stadium of Light between Sunderland and Spurs.

Spurs have struggled lately with injuries to the creative hub of their team with the likes of Modric, Bale and now Van der Vaart all out. To make matters worse they face a very tricky fixture against Steve Bruce’s team who are very strong in general at home. The hosts to my mind continue to be under-rated and have won 6 out of 13 home fixtures, losing just twice to Chelsea and Blackpool. You can get 2.04 on them with a 0 ball Asian Handicap, which covers the draw and looks to be great value against a depleted Spurs outfit.

No matter what Ian Holloway does, his team cant stop leaking goals and to me it’s a simple case of not having the quality defensive personnel required to shut up shop. Attack for them is the best form of defence and the bookies continue to be very slow to cotton on to the chance of goals in their home games. All 11 tangerine games have gone 3 goals or more with 5 (45%) going 4 goals or more. They face Villa who have also seen 67% of their away games go over 3 goals so they aren’t exactly going to park the bus either. I will take the 1.79 on over 2.75 goals in this market.

Aside from those 2 main bets, its hard work finding value this weekend and the 3 shortlist bets highlight this. Birmingham are very solid at home but the 1.78 0 AH is a bit short in price to be a main bet against a Stoke team who are improving but continue to struggle on the road in general.

Man City will be happy to draw away at Utd as it keeps them in the hunt for the top 4 spot (their ultimate goal this year – not the title) and so the 1.83 on less than 3 goals appeals as a shortlist bet. Fulham continue also to be under-rated goals wise at home and even though Chelsea were toothless last weekend, prior to that they had found their shooting boots. Hopeful of seeing some goalmouth action at Craven Cottage this weekend so over 2.5 goals is the call with stats backing this up as one to be on.

Main Bets
1 pt Sunderland 0 Asian Handicap V Spurs. 2.04 Ladbrokes
1 pt Over 2.75 goals. Blackpool V Aston Villa. 1.79 5Dimes

Shortlist Bets
1 pt Birmingham 0 Asian Handicap V Stoke. 1.78 Pinnacle/188bet
1 pt Under 2.5 goals. Man Utd V Man City. 1.83 Pinnacle
1 pt Over 2.5 goals. Fulham V Chelsea. 2.08 188bet/Canbet/SBObet

Whatever you bet on, good luck!

Mike

*Odds given were correct as time of bet release at the SBC Blog

Just to clarify, although we have members and some tipsters providing some free tips and systems, we are primarily a review service. Please dont expect miracles or read too much into this experiment!

3. A Sporting Chance

Scott Armstrong is The Sportsman who provides his regular expert betting advice on a range of sports such as Darts, Racing & Football. Each week via this column you can find his latest betting insight and expect some advice in fairly untapped markets – his speciality!

Premier League darts kicked off last night and runs until May every Thursday around the UK. It promises to be a very tight event this year with a marvellous field. I thought I’d take a look at each individual player and some pointers on them in the quest to make money.

PHIL TAYLOR:- Dipped in form over the tail end of last year and at the age of 50 some are saying the world’s greatest ever player is on the slippery slope. The jury is out on that one as this is a man who is at his best when he has been given a kicking. 180s however may not be flowing his way in this league with his new darts having a very stocky barrel which will mean many deflections and looking for him to go under the maximum’s lines in his matches may be a route to profit.

ADRIAN LEWIS:- The new world champion will have a lot of weight on his shoulders and is more than capable of throwing in a howler of a League night. Lewis is known as one of the best maximum hitters in the world and rightly so. However dig a little deeper on his Premier League stats from the years 07-10 where he has competed in the event and you find backing him for most maximums in a match may not be the easy ride you would expect. He has only won most maximums in Premier League matches on 48% occasions. Therefore he should be slightly bigger than evens for this market statistically.

GARY ANDERSON:- Premier League debutant. Anyone who knows their arrows will appreciate the Scotsman has no problems with his scoring. His Achilles heel has been his doubling. The signs of improvement are there though as his TV nerves settle. In the summer, Anderson could strike only 31% of his doubles in the World Matchplay and a woeful 13% in the European Championships. In the last three major televised events he has took out 44% of his doubles in the Grand Prix, 41% of his doubles in the Grand Slam of Darts and again 41% in the World Championships. A repeat over the league season of 40% plus will put him right in the mix for the title.

JAMES WADE:- As mentioned recently in this column his doubles record over the last five major televised tournaments is second to none. The problem is Wade’s questionable attitude towards the game, leaving you in a betting quandary. In Wade’s own words “I’m possibly a bit like Ronnie O’Sullivan. Sometimes I can’t be bothered. When I can’t be bothered, it’s obvious. I play like I can’t be bothered”. I know when he’s odds on for a match what button I’d rather be pressing on Betfair.

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD:- Will the real Barney please stand up? This man is an enigma wrapped up in a mystery. Scooby Doo and crew couldn’t solve this one. The gut instinct is that Barney has lost the fire in his belly and he is accordingly out with the washing to lift the Premier League this year. Along with Wade, his attitude doesn’t make you reach for the wallet. Tossing darts away and more head shaking than an AC-DC concert. Pink button again.

SIMON WHITLOCK:- The big “Aussie” made his League debut last year reaching the semi-finals. A renowned killer of big finishes it’s a surprise to learn in his Premier League history he has had highest checkout in only 6 of his 15 league matches (40%). Conversely he has hit most maximums in 60% of his league games.

TERRY JENKINS:- Looks as if he will struggle this season though often raises his game against better players. It’s interesting to learn given his overall losing record in the league that he has struck the highest match checkout on 67% of occasions. The “Bull” will kick-off most matches as underdog and it is likely you will obtain odds against on him getting the highest match checkout in each match this season for a small flutter.

The A to Z of Tipster & System Reviews

Check out the new look Secret Betting Club website, which now features a full A to Z list of many of the tipsters we have reviewed and analysed.

Our latest reviews include: All By The Book, Bet Advisor, On The Nose, Northern Monkey, Green Sports Bets, Adys Lay of The Day, NFL Linebacker, Bet Devil, Packed Pockets, Bet Soft Pro & Bettor Logic.
There is also plenty written about Football Value, Signature Racing Tips, Simplebet, The Market Examiner, Herbie Fogg, Sportyy, Tipster 365, The Punter Club, Lee Bollingbroke & The Nagman
If you cant find a review on the service you are interested in, simply enter their name into the search the site box – chances are we have featured them in the past.

4. The Winabobatoo Weekender

Winabobatoo provide English Premier League, Football League and Scottish Premier ratings and systems. Using their own in-house systems to often ‘Win a bob or two’ for their members, they are penning an exclusive Weekend Football Guide to help with your bets every Saturday and Sunday.

Winabobatoo Football Match Ratings

The season is moving on at a rapid rate of knots and the promotion/relegation scraps are going to be hotting up over the next few weeks.

There’s a full programme of games this week; much to mull over and much to pick from.

This week’s Free Bet:

We’ll side with Gillingham to win at Crewe. It’s handy to have away teams on your side that can score goals. Gillingham have netted 25 times in 14 away games, which is getting on for 2 goals per game.
Crewe tend to play an open game and this leaves them vulnerable to leaking a few goals. They’ve conceded 44 goals in 28 games. Gillingham have let in 37 goals in 30 games.

The Winabobatoo ratings certainly give the edge to Gillingham and 2.90 seems like an attractive price for the away win.

Tip: Gillingham to win at Crewe at 2.90 – available with Victor Chandler, Bet 365 and Coral.

I still have a few places available for my full Winabobatoo service. If you fancy getting all the match ratings, Winabobatoo betting systems, and recommended lays for the rest of the season, now would be a good time to join.

Good luck with your betting.

Mike Lindley

Visit The Winabobatoo Website

5. Putting For Profit

Ian Richards runs Sportsbettingindex.com, a betting portal which includes an odds comparison site, free tips and betting blog – helping the punter for the last 10 years.

European/Asian – Avantha Masters
PGA – Northern Trust Open
Champions – Ace Group Classic
LPGA – Honda Thailand Open
Euro Ladies – New Zealand Womens Open
South Africa – Dimension Data pro-am

The Avantha Masters enters its second year as a co-sanctioned event at the DLF course, which was also the venue of the Indian Open in 2009 and the co-sanctioned Johnnie Walker Classic in 2008, so there is quite a bit of course form to go on. After the high quality fields of the gulf swing we get back to a regular bread and butter event with Soren Hansen, Thongchai Jaidee and Jeev Milkha Singh being the headline acts. The latter will be one of the home crowd favourites but beware – he pulled out on the eve of a Challenge Tour event last month in India on a course he designed and has hardly been setting the world alight in the gulf.

The PGA tour stays in California this week for the Northern Trust Open from the Riviera Club where winners have been very predictable in recent years.
2010 – Steve Stricker – 2nd year before and 3rd in his latest start
2008/09 – Phil Mickelson – won two years running and had been 2nd in 2007
2007 – Charles Howell – twice runner-up already that year and 2nd here in 2004
2006 – Rory Sabatini – 2nd the week before and 2nd here in 2002
2004/05 – Mike Weir won back to back
So basically look for someone in top form with a top finish here before – shouldn’t be too hard to narrow the field down!
6. Testing The Fink Tank

Dan Jones from SBC has been testing out the free football Fink Tank ratings all season with promising results so far. Each week via this column he highlights the latest value bets according to the ratings.

Here are the latest value bets according to the latest Fink Tank Ratings. You can find some background on this test here.

Fink Tank provide predictions on football games based on their model which is roughly based around shot on target. The Fink Tank team found that shots on target was the best predictor of the outcome of a football game and when you rate this for various attributes you can have a reliable prediction model.
For our test, we use the predictions from Fink Tank and only bet when the predicted % chance is better than the predicted chance implied by the available bookmaker odds. The bigger the difference, the bigger the value on offer in theory.

For the season so far, the Fink Tank ratings have proven to be effective, making a profit of 37 points from 1 point level staking for an ROI of 18% (Profit on turnover). Most of the gains have come from big value away winners.

For more tests of ratings services like this in sports from football to horse racing, check out how membership of Secret Betting Club could help you.

That’s all for today! Have a great weekend…

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All You Need To Know To Make Money Betting

February 2, 2011 by  
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We have just released Issue 57 of our Secret Betting Club monthly report full of all the information you need to make your betting a success.

After working at the coal-face of this industry for the past 57 months, we know what it takes to make you money betting. Each month our latest findings are compiled in these issues and highlights from this months include…

  • Our Golf Betting Strategy from our one of pro gambler contributors – ‘PCB’, who has been following this method for the past 6 years to great success. PCB placed the exact bets from this strategy up on our members only forum, where he had some real success – making a 74 pt profit from just 23 golf tournaments (a Return on Investment of over 57%!).
  • The Scottish football betting expert who is taking real advantage of the bookies lack of expertise in leagues north of the border. With a £2000 starting account, you would have made £1128 profit since July 2010. If interesting in joining there is an exclusive saving available to SBC members only.
  • All the latest info for betting on your mobile with a link to both WAP and Iphone websites for each bookmaker. If you want to bet on the go from your phone, this article is a must-read.

We also continue to feedback on a number of free (very low cost) tipsters and must-have betting resources and this month we feature…..

  • The free tipster providing daily racing advice who has made £771 profit from only £2531 staked in the past 7 months.
  • The free Saturday big-race email that combines all the Pricewise information, market reports, trainer/jockey reports and stats for anyone betting on the horses each week.
  • The racing tipster charging just £10 a month via a special SBC deal who has made over 110 pts profit from 465 bets since May 2010.

We also have a number of in-depth reviews on many new tipster and betting products such as…

  • The racing service that has made over 250 pts profit from 730 bets since November 2009 and the special membership offer available to SBC members only.
  • A further look at the laying service that has made an excellent profit since starting in December 2009. From a reputable source, this is looking very interesting!

We also continue to publish all the latest stats and information on 37 of the very best tipsters out there. Just look at what some of our top ranked tipsters have achieved recently:

  • The new addition to our Hall of Fame that has made just short of 200 pts profit from his first 725 bets. At affordable £25 stakes that’s £5000 profit alone!
  • The long-running tipster in our Hall of Fame that hasmade 41.42 pts from just 175 pts staked in the last 6 months. A service very popular with our members not least for the special SBC offer of 2 months for the price of 1.
  • The busy racing tipster who has averaged 40 pts profit each month in the past year alone. At £20 stakes, this is an extra £800 a month following their simple advice.

If you want to pick up the latest issue as soon as it’s released, signup today for your membership via: Secret Betting Club

ALL THIS FOR JUST 20P A DAY!

To gain access to all the information on these 7 services and much more besides you need Secret Betting Club membership, which costs the equivalent of just 20p a day.

When you consider the money you could make with the right information, we like to think this offers excellent value.

Our members feel the same, check out what one long-term subscriber had to say recently: 
“I would like to say that there are so many people out there that is just interested in scamming money off you. It’s therefore refreshing to read the SBC newsletters that has so much valuable information for serious punters.”

Just to be clear – We don’t provide tips, we are an independent review service like Which? We take no commission on our reviews so you can be sure that there are no hidden agendas when we recommend something. We follow these tipster services ourselves with our own money and make good profits from betting, so we know what we are talking about.

You can also join with confidence as we offer a full 12 month money back guarantee if at any time you are not satisfied with our service. No strings attached so if you’re not 100% pleased with what we do for whatever reason, we will refund you in full.

Seriously, no small print and no hidden conditions. We passionately believe in only providing a service that you find useful.

To finally make your betting pay, visit: http://www.secretbettingclub.com

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P.S. Throughout the season we will also be sharing with all SBC members a number of free football betting systems and strategies at our members blog and forum.

The Weekend Wager from Secret Betting Club

January 28, 2011 by  
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Welcome to this the latest Weekend Wager free betting column produced by the Secret Betting Club.

Each and every Friday through this column we bring together some of the finest experts to give you betting tips, advice and guidance for the next 7 days..

1. Mike Says..

In this column, Secret Betting Club co-editor and professional gambler Mike Bishop discusses some of the weeks most topical betting issues.

How to profit from this double act

Over the years there have been many famous double acts… Laurel & Hardy, Torvill & Dean, Shearer & Sheringham and not forgetting of course – Howard Webb & Manchester United!

In betting, pairing two good bets as a double act can be a great way to increase your returns…but there is some extra risk. For those not aware, with a double bet, you need both bets to win instead of betting on single outcomes.As this is less likely to happen, the odds are much bigger than betting on singles. Allow me to explain in a bit more detail.

Double up to double your profits.

Let’s say you think Fulham to beat Stoke and Spurs to beat Newcastle are both 50/50 shots, the odds in theory should be 2.0. If you can get anything above 2.0 (evens) on those matches, then you’ve got a value bet and should make a profit in theory. A quick check and as luck would have it, both Fulham and Newcastle are available at 2.2.

Your options:

  • 2 Singles: Back Fulham at home for 2.20 plus Spurs away at 2.20. Potential profit: 2.4 points.
  • 1 Double: Back Fulham at home for 2.20 AND Spurs away at 2.20. Potential profit: 3.84 points

If you continue to back enough 50/50 shots at 2.20 then your long term profit will be a 10% Return on Investment (£10 won for every £100 staked).

However if you placed those same bets as doubles, your return on investment rockets to 21% (£21 won for every £100 staked).

Would you swap bigger profits for a lower strike rate?

The general accepted theory when investing in anything is that to make bigger % profits, you have to take bigger risks.

Unfortunately this is the same when it comes to betting on doubles.

If we placed simple single bets on 50/50 shots at 2.2 like the ones above, we can expect to win 50% of the time and make a 10% Return on Investment.

With the double bets however, we will only win 1 in 4 times (25%), but when we do will make a 21% Return on Investment. Higher risk, but higher reward.

It’s that strike-rate for success (50% vs. 25%) that can make all the difference and really test your patience when doubling up! Could you take the longer losing runs in exchange for the higher profits?

Why bookies love doubles

Doubles betting of course is only as good as the bets you are placing or the tipsters you are following. If your bets don’t make a profit as a single, they won’t magically make a profit when bet as a double.

Many mug punters roll up short priced football bets in attempt to push up their returns with no concept of value. This is why bookmakers love you betting on doubles – If not used correctly, they can double your losses as well as profits.

The right way to bet on doubles

When done right though, doubling up can be an excellent string to your betting bow. One of our Hall of Fame tipsters proved this last month when they shrewdly advised 3 different double bets on the horses.

One such bet was a 0.25 pt each way double on two horses at 9/4 and 4/1, who both won. That was a 0.5 pt risk for an eventual 4.27 pt profit. Not huge odds but then it doesn’t have to be when doubling up.
Overall backing their3 advised double bets made 11.08 pts profit from 1.75 pts invested or if you had backed their bets in 6 singles, you would have made 2.8 pts profit from 1.75 pts invested.

A difference of 8.28 pts profit, so just goes to show how picking and choosing when to double like this is key!

Find out More

To re-cap, doubles betting can be very lucrative when done right, whether you pick them yourself or follow a tipster who advises them.

If this is of interest and you are keen to find out more about this topic, we have a whole range of strategy articles to assist. Our two part series on this topic explains everything about how to make this work for you, understanding the maths, how to obtain the best odds and where to bet.

We also feature a number of tipsters within our Hall of Fame that either advise double’s bets themselves or whose tips could help form the nucleus of a good doubles strategy.

All of this and much more is available as a Secret Betting Club subscriber. Sign up today for instant access.

Check out these other latest articles from our Blog this week

How To Judge How Potent A Tipster Is
Some of the simple calculations that you can use to calculate just how good any tipster is

Mike’s Football Bets This Season
Linked in with my column below on making a profit in the English Premier League.

Until next week…

Mike Bishop

2. Mike’s Football Bets

Mike analyses the forthcoming football betting opportunities over the next week and highlights a few bets he feels offer value. This is part of a season-long experiment to see the likely returns from such an approach and to build up a public record.

Happy to see the back of last weekendwith all the derby games and draws that no doubt did for many a betting accumulator. A lot more value betting opportunities have sprung forth for this next round of games and I am expecting goals!

This is because I have quite a few over 2.5 goal bets this weekend, starting over at Bloomfield Road, where you can get a very tasty 1.9 in the game between Blackpool and Sunderland. Perhaps the bookies are over-reacting to Darren Bent’s move but the facts are that the Seasiders have gone overs in 100% of all home games this season and it’s a high-scoring trend that has been in place ever since Ian Holloway has been in charge. Sunderland will perhaps be better suited to playing just Asamoah Gyan upfront as a target man away and as always with Blackpool games, there is plenty of goal-mouth action!

Newcastle & Spurs are two other teams not noted for defensive solidity and indeed Spurs have yet to keep a clean sheet away from home this season whereas the Toon have gone over 2.5 goals in 73% of all fixtures at St James Park.  The overs line is 1.91 with Pinnacle, which estimates a 52.3% chance, and I make it closer to 60% in my book.

My third overs bet is in the midday kick off game featuring Wolves and Liverpool and both teams have struggled to stem the flow of goals this season. Wolves have gone overs in 55% of home games, whereas Liverpool have the same 55% marker away from home. Looking at it logically as well, both teams look very shaky at the back and if Torres fires up again, there should be goals. Dalglish will see this as a must-win game also. 10bet are offering 2.22 on the overs line, which is a 45% chance and looks too big for me.

I have one Main Asian Handicap bet on perennial favourites Bolton who you can back with a +1 start at 1.85 with Betinternet at home to Chelsea. Bolton are formidable at the Reebok, losing only once there this season against Liverpool (and rather unluckily so in my opinion). Chelsea as we know are far from convincing these days and have won just 3 away this season at Blackburn, West Ham and Wigan. I certainly can’t see more than a 1 goal win if Ancelotti’s men do get their act together and am siding with the Trotters once again, who have served me so well this season.

Main Bets
1 pt Over 2.5 goals. Blackpool V Sunderland1.90. Canbet/188bet/SBObet
1 pt Over 2.5 goals. Newcastle V Spurs. 1.91 Pinnacle
1 pt Over 2.5 goals. Wolves V Liverpool.2.22 10Bet
1 pt Bolton (+1 AH) V Chelsea. 1.85 Betinternet

Shortlist Bets
1 pt Over 2.25 goals. Fulham V Stoke.2.12 Pinnacle

Whatever you bet on, good luck!

Mike

*All odds quoted correct as of time these bets were posted at the SBC Blog.

Just to clarify, although we have members and some tipsters providing some free tips and systems, we are primarily a review service. Please dont expect miracles or read too much into this experiment!

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3. A Sporting Chance

Scott Armstrong is The Sportsman who provides his regular expert betting advice on a range of sports such as Darts, Racing & Football. Each week via this column you can find his latest betting insight and expect some advice in fairly untapped markets – his speciality!

The Sportsman has one Donald McCain ante-post bet running on Peddlers Cross to win the Champion Hurdle. Advised in August of last year at 20-1 Peddlers took the honours in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle and now sits at 6-1 best price in what looks a remarkably competitive affair this year. Now’s the time to take a plunge on another of Donald’s best horses for this year’s Grand National.

A year ago Donald nominated Ballabriggs as the horse to follow from his yard and he was certainly good to his word. He has ran four races since and scooped the lot at odds of 13-2, 2-1, 9-1 and on his comeback a few weeks ago at 100-30 with his haul including the 2010 Kim Muir at the Festival.

The horse had problems in the past which has resulted in him being lightly raced and for a ten year old he has limited miles on the clock. McCain will take the hurdles route before the Grand National weights are announced and that’s also been the campaign plan for recent Irish-trained National winners. Rated 150 his trainer is concerned about his mark for the big one but shouldn’t be unduly troubled with the last two winners Don’t Push It and Mon Mome rated 153 and 148 respectively.

The Grand National has changed beyond recognition from twenty years ago and lower rated runners generally struggle. With one more run expected over hurdles before Aintree, Ballabriggs should go to the big one with a decent mark.

Ballabriggs himself is a rangy, hardy beast with a decent turn of foot and is a stayer to boot. A solid jumper he has never actually fell on the track. On the two occasions when he failed to complete the course it was owing to slipping. Owner Trevor Hemmings has bought the t-shirt in this race, winning in 2005 with Hedgehunter and Coral’s 25-1 is a price worth taking. The press will go to town with the McCain legacy of training Red Rum in the Grand National and those pin sticking housewives are sure to send his odds tumbling for those that like a trade.

Advised to The Sportsman members this morning: 0.1 pt Ballabriggs to win Grand National @ 25-1 Coral.


The A to Z of Tipster & System Reviews

Check out the new look Secret Betting Club website, which now features a full A to Z list of many of the tipsters we have reviewed and analysed.

Our latest reviews include: All By The Book, Bet Advisor, On The Nose, Northern Monkey, Green Sports Bets, Adys Lay of The Day, NFL Linebacker, Bet Devil, Packed Pockets, Bet Soft Pro & Bettor Logic.

There is also plenty written about Football Value, Signature Racing Tips, Simplebet, The Market Examiner, Herbie Fogg, Sportyy, Tipster 365, The Punter Club, Lee Bollingbroke & The Nagman

f you cant find a review on the service you are interested in, simply enter their name into the search the site box – chances are we have featured them in the past.

Visit here for more info: http://www.secretbettingclub.com/info

4. The Winabobatoo Weekender

Winabobatoo provide English Premier League, Football League and Scottish Premier ratings and systems. Using their own in-house systems to often ‘Win a bob or two’ for their members, they are penning an exclusive Weekend Football Guide to help with your bets every Saturday and Sunday.

There’s plenty of football action to keep us busy this weekend. I’m spoilt for choice as to which game to give you from a long list of bookmaker over-pricings.

The good news that I can report is that Winabobatoo members’ profits are doing very well this season, with gains of over 30 points from following my Multiple System selections, for a gain of 10% on turnover. My Value ratings are showing a profit of over 50 points on the season from backing every one of those. The return on investment from backing those isn’t quite so good, as there are more of them, but that still comes in at around 7% ROI.

We’ll be adventurous with our bet this weekend and go for a longer-priced away team. We’ll take Hartlepool to win at Peterborough at 4.00.

I estimate that Hartlepool will win just under 30% of the time, which gives a long-term profit expectation of getting on for 20%.

This weekend’s selection is:
Hartlepool to win at Peterborough. Hartlepool are available at 4.00 with Coral, BetFred, Paddy Power, and some other bookmakers at the time of writing.

There’s a free Winabobatoo Mini-Magazine available to download if you visit my website. The Mini-Mag contains another free tip.

Good luck with your betting.

Mike Lindley

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5. Putting For Profit

Ian Richards runs Sportsbettingindex.com, a betting portal which includes an odds comparison site, free tips and betting blog – helping the punter for the last 10 years.

European Tour – Volvo Golf Champions – Bahrain (new)
PGA Tour – Farmers Insurance Open

Hopefully some of you followed my advice below for the Sony Open last week…
“On the PGA tour we see the first full field event of the 2011 season and if you like backing in an event with plenty of course form then this is your sort of event with the Waialae Country Club being used since 1965. Generally speaking the course is a tight par 70 so rewards the shorter more accurate players and reading down the list of winners over the past ten years it tends to go to experienced pros with a number of wins already under their belt.”

As I wrote on the blog this pointed me to four players and from those Mark Wilson Won at 100/1 and Tim Clark was 2nd at 35/1, so lets see if I can come up with any ideas for next week’s golf tournaments!

The European Tour stays in the Middle East but goes to a new venue in Bahrain so with no course form to go on the best advice would be to go for an in form player who plays well in the desert. I haven’t had time to have a close look at the course but if I do find anything out I will post it on the blog next week.

The PGA tour is at Torrey Pines which has been a Tiger Woods benefit gig in the past as he has been 3/1/2/4/5/1/10/1/1/1/1 there in the past and also won the US Open – that is pretty phenomenal! The question is, ‘Is he worth taking on?’ I would say yes, as the swing changes still might not have bedded in properly and also as he will be a very short price there will be each way value down the list. Course form is pretty vital round here so try and look for a player who has had at least one top ten at Torrey Pines.

When looking for golf statistics I find www.tour-tips.com invaluable – I probably spend half my time researching on it – about 30 hours a week! Normally it is subscription only, but during the month of January it is free so check it out.

That’s all for today! Have a great weekend…

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The Weekend Wager from Secret Betting Club

December 17, 2010 by  
Filed under News

Welcome to this the latest Weekend Wager free betting column produced by the Secret Betting Club.

Each and every Friday through this column we bring together some of the finest experts to give you betting tips, advice and guidance for the next 7 days..

1. Dan Says..

In this column, Secret Betting Club co-editor and professional gambler Dan Jones discusses some of the weeks most topical betting issues.

Like many people at this time of year, I’ve got the in laws staying at the moment.

Unfortunately I get on very well with them. I say unfortunately because it usually robs be of the opportunity to share my favourite Les Dawson jokes like these gems:

“The wife’s Mother said, “When you’re dead, I’ll dance in your grave.” I said: “Good, I’m being buried at sea.”

“I can always tell when the mother in law’s coming to stay; the mice throw themselves on the traps.”

One regular ritual is for them to ask how my work is going and to see their eyes glaze over as I try to explain for the millionth time what I actually do and how its possible to make money from betting.

This week I thought I’d finally try to get through, so while the wife and mother in law were discussing holiday plans, I managed to explain some of the basics of sports betting to my Father in Law.

He asked me a good question which I thought was worth sharing here:

Father in law: So how do you find the best bets that will beat the bookmaker?

Me: Well, there are a few different ways you can do it:

  • Find a niche: If you know a particular football league or sport really well, then there’s a chance you be able to price up evens better than the bookies. This might be Non league football teams or niche betting sports such as Athletics, swimming or the Tour de France.
  • Build your own system: If you’re mathematically inclined, then you can build your own methods. There are few really good racing system builders such as http://www.proformracing.co.uk/ or http://www.flatstats.co.uk/ which allow you to test how profitable different criteria is in horse racing.
  • Use a ratings service: A ratings service helps you short cut hours of form reading by giving each horse or team a score, allowing you to easily spot any undervalued selections. In Football, we really like using Winabobatoo and this month we’re reviewing Peter May’s horse racing ratings in the latest edition of our http://www.secretbettingclub.com/ magazine.
  • Buy a system: There are one or two decent commercially available systems for you to buy, but most of the time, these don’t make a profit or if they do, they don’t make it for long, because if everyone knows the rules, then the system becomes self defeating.
  • Use a tipster: This is our favourite approach and we recommend it for most people starting out. We proof over 75 tipsters in our http://www.secretbettingclub.com/ magazine. We help our members find out which tipsters really make a profit over the long run. There are a lot of scammers out there, but there are a surprising number of diamonds in the rough. The best ones don’t do much advertising and people usually only find out about them through word of mouth or via our magazines. There’s another reason why we think tipsters bring in better profits than buying a system. A tipster is passing on his tip, but he doesn’t reveal his selection methods. This way his edge lasts for longer.

I think I finally got through this time; well at least he no longer looks at me with a look of benign sympathy when I mention sports betting.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to find the best tipsters, the best ratings services and the few really good systems, then consider adding a http://www.secretbettingclub.com/ membership to your Christmas shopping list.

Until next week…

Dan Jones

2. Mike’s Football Bets

Mike analyses the forthcoming football betting opportunities over the next week and highlights a few bets he feels offer value. This is part of a season-long experiment to see the likely returns from such an approach and to build up a public record.
Mike’s bets will be available on the Blog on Saturday: http://secretbettingclub.com/blog/

Your Ultimate Betting Resource

The very latest issue of the Secret Betting Club newsletter is out NOW and features everything you need to know about making money including…

  • The free racing tipster who has made 163 pts profit since the start of 2010, which at simply £25 stakes is over £4000.
  • The second racing tipster who has also made 184 pts profit since starting in February, which also equates to £4600 profit at £25 stakes.
  • The latest stats on the free racing system – the ‘4 Pronged Attack’ that each new subscriber to SBC has access to. In November it picked out only 6 bets but still had 2 big winners with Diamond Harry in the Hennessy at 9/1 and Menorah at 13/2. In just 123 bets since May 2010, this free system has made £4600 at £50 stakes.

Sign up today to access it risk free with our 100% money back guarantee at http://www.secretbettingclub.com

3. A Sporting Chance

Scott Armstrong is The Sportsman who provides his regular expert betting advice on a range of sports such as Darts, Racing & Football. Each week via this column you can find his latest betting insight and expect some advice in fairly untapped markets – his speciality!

The PDC World darts championship began last night and runs until January the 3rd. This week I have decided to concentrate on the first round and throw out some stats from which you can hopefully prosper financially and possibly use as a system. Let’s term it the over-dogs.

Firstly start by making a list of the under-dogs in each of the first round matches. Then using odds checker look at the under-dogs individual maximums line. It will generally be set around over or under 1.5 or 2.5. Historically in the three years the tournament has been played at the Alexandra Palace the 1st round average individual maximums per player has been 2.625. Therefore lines set at 1.5 or 2.5 are there to be beaten. Last night the opening four first round matches took place. Three of those matches saw under-dogs with lines of 1.5 to beat on the 180s count. Mark Hylton hit 7, his odds of over 1.5 were 10/11, that would also have made a lovely spread bet. Steve Maish was playing Mark Webster who went off at 1-6. Maish notched 2 maximums at evens your dough. The last match saw Gary Mawson play the Guvnor – Phil Taylor. Although Mawson never won a set he wouldn’t have let you down in the maximums count racking up 3.

In the last three year’s the greatest show in darts has been played at the Alexandra Palace in the 96 first round matches the underdog has went over their individual maximums line on 58 occasions a 60% strike rate. At slight odds on there is not a great deal of upside. By adding another rule you can tilt the chances of winning in your favour.

Look at the previous three years 1st round stats and see if the under-dogs sat on individual lines of 1.5 have beaten those lines over the previous years i.e. beat the line twice, lost once. Ignore those who have lost on the line or drawn on the line over three years. Then do the same for under-dogs on 2.5 lines. It will throw up a handful of names and dependent upon price you may have found yourself a nice bet. I will offer up the first player who plays tonight, Tony Eccles. Unfortunately at 4-7 over 1.5 maximums there is not enough upside for me to get involved. The other problem with this little system is that Skybet are the layers in the market. Therefore satellite accounts may be the order of the day. But if you can get on, there’s money to made from those over-dogs.


The A to Z of Tipster & System Reviews

Check out the new look Secret Betting Club website, which now features a full A to Z list of many of the tipsters we have reviewed and analysed.

Our latest reviews include: All By The Book, Bet Advisor, On The Nose, Northern Monkey, Green Sports Bets, Adys Lay of The Day, NFL Linebacker, Bet Devil, Packed Pockets, Bet Soft Pro & Bettor Logic.

There is also plenty written about Football Value, Signature Racing Tips, Simplebet, The Market Examiner, Herbie Fogg, Sportyy, Tipster 365, The Punter Club, Lee Bollingbroke & The Nagman

f you cant find a review on the service you are interested in, simply enter their name into the search the site box – chances are we have featured them in the past.

Visit here for more info: http://www.secretbettingclub.com/info

4. The Winabobatoo Weekender

Winabobatoo provide English Premier League, Football League and Scottish Premier ratings and systems. Using their own in-house systems to often ‘Win a bob or two’ for their members, they are penning an exclusive Weekend Football Guide to help with your bets every Saturday and Sunday.

Winabobatoo Football Match Ratings

The running total for bets I’ve advised to you in this column this season currently stands at:

Bets 15, Winners 7, Returns 19.72, Profit +4.72, ROI +31.46%.

We drew a blank last weekend when Blackpool halted Stoke’s recent good run. Let’s hope we can get back to winning ways this weekend – weather permitting.

Bournemouth lost at home to Hartlepool last weekend but I expect them to bounce back with a win at Rochdale. Rochdale started the season brightly but my ratings quickly had them as potential relegation candidates, not promotion candidates, as the league table implied.

They’ve slipped down the table and a tough scrap for League One survival looks on the cards.

Bournemouth have lost striker Josh McQuoid to Millwall and that has upset their balance somewhat but I think they’ll be too good for Rochdale.

This weekend’s selection is:

Bournemouth to win at Rochdale. Bournemouth are available at 2.75 with Coral and Victor Chandler.

SORRY MATCH CALLED OFF AS WE GO TO SEND THIS

Free Winabobatoo Mini-Magazine: Have you registered for your copy yet? There’s a review of the betting season-to-date, and an article from a Winabob member, explaining how he bets and what he aims to win, etc.

A Statistical Fact: (an extract from this weekend Mini-Mag)

The returns from blindly backing every odds on home team this season is:

All Games 2010-11 Bets Win% Profit/Loss % Profit
Odds On Homes 266 53 -32.14 -12.08

This level of loss is much higher than its average. Since 2006-07 the returns from backing all odds on home team are:

All Games Since 2006 Bets Win% Profit/Loss % Profit
Odds On Homes 3744 58 -157.05 -4.19

The average loss from backing odds on home teams is -4.19%. This season we’ve seen losses  into double digits at -12.08%. The bookmakers will be loving this trend and will have made significant profits as these are the most likely games for the average punter to be attracted to.

Read the full article in today’s Mini-Mag. Click the link below to take you to the website.

Good luck for the weekend.

Mike Lindley   www.winabobatoo.co.uk

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That’s all for today! Have a great weekend…

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Mike Bishop and Dan Jones
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The Weekend Wager from Secret Betting Club

December 11, 2010 by  
Filed under News

Welcome to this the latest Weekend Wager free betting column produced by the Secret Betting Club.

Each and every Friday through this column we bring together some of the finest experts to give you betting tips, advice and guidance for the next 7 days..

1. Dan Says..

In this column, Secret Betting Club co-editor and professional gambler Dan Jones discusses some of the weeks most topical betting issues.

It’s easy to understand the appeal of a guaranteed winner. They might come from a ‘well connected source’ who gives you a nod and wink. We all love the idea of knowing something that others don’t. But…

There are no ‘sure things’

If anyone is to you offer you a ‘guaranteed’ winner, run, don’t walk away from them. Nothing is guaranteed to win (unless the game is fixed, in which case it’s illegal and you could be prosecuted for being involved). Some things have a high probability of winning, but nothing is ever 100%.

Here are some relevant examples:

  • Chelsea: Chelsea were coasting at the top of the Premier League a month ago. They hadn’t conceded a goal at home for a near record number of matches. They looked a sure thing to win the Premier League…
  • Senegal beating France in 2002. Massively against the odds, Senegal shocked the world by beating France in the 2002 World cup. I know of at least one person who lost thousands on that match betting on the ‘sure thing’ of a French victory.
  • Horses trading at 1.01 on Betfair…only to lose: Every week (and sometimes every day) a horse will be miles in front only to fall at the final hurdle. Anyone backing the sure thing at 1.01 looking for free money can often end up with egg on their face.
  • Lindsay Jacobellis FAIL Turin Winter Olympics 2006. Ok this probably wasn’t a betting opportunity, but it’s still one of my favourite sporting failures ever. In the snowboard cross final, Jacobellis was miles in front and heading for a gold medal. On the penultimate jump she went for a fancy grab and fell over only to see the person in 2nd place take the gold. You can view the video here.

So you shouldn’t back at short prices?

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with backing something at short prices like 1.50 or 1.25 provided there is value in those prices. So you’d back a 1.50 shot if you think it really should be 1.30 or back a 1.25 shot if it really should be 1.10.

Where many gamblers go wrong is to take a short price on the expecation that it will win with no appreciation of what the true odds should be. I.e. they back at 1.50 thinking this means a 95 to 100% chance of it winning. However a 1.50 shot still has an implied probability of losing of 33%. On the other hand, a pick with odds of 1.25 should win 80% of the time even if you were betting blindly.

Unscrupulous vendors will play on this and provide tips at these odds in order to build up a high strike rate through pure chance alone. They can quite easily go 10 winners on the bounce without any clever analysis at all. At which point you might receive a barrage of promotional emails.

Beware the hidden short prices in laying.

Laying systems (betting on something to lose) are ever popular for some system vendors and certain tipsters and punters seem to like them too. After all, it’s easier to pick a loser in a horse race then it is to pick a loser right?

Very true, but just as you need to ensure you get a value price when backing, you need to ensure a value price in laying so your losses are containable. If anyone tells you the price of a lay ‘doesn’t matter as long as it loses’, drop them like a shot.

What many people don’t realise is that laying at high odds is the same as backing at low odds.

  • Backing something at 2.0 has an implied chance winning of 50% and an implied chance of losing of 50%.
  • Backing something at 2.50 has an implied chance of winning of 40% and a 60% chance of losing. The implied odds of it losing are 1.67!
  • Backing something at 5.0 has an implied chance of winning of 20% and an 80% chance of losing. The implied odds of it losing are 1.25!
  • Backing something at 8.0 has an implied chance of winning of 12.5% and an 87.5% chance of losing. The implied odds of it losing are 1.14!

When you look at the odds like this you can see why laying systems are so popular with many system vendors – You’re more likely to hit a winning running when you first use it, taking you past any refund. Ok this is a rather cynical way of looking at things, but it pays to be cynical in this game.

Can you make money betting at short prices?

You can most certainly make money backing at short prices, but just remember that there are no sure things and even a 1.25 shot should lose 20% of the time. This might sounds small, but would you take medical pills if there was a 20% chance of your hair turning bright green?

It works both ways though. We’ve seen a people reject a successful system or tipster because they backed a short price selection that lost, when the long term profits are still very good.

In our www.secretbettingclub.com magazines we give tipsters and systems a thorough examination so you don’t have to. We point out if a tipster is trying to pull the wool over your eyes with short term profits than flatter to deceive. When it comes to tipster and system profits, you need to go beyond headline profits claims and giant strike rates in order to really assess if something will make you money.

This can be a little complex which is why we do the work for you!

If you’re interested in frank & truly independent reviews of tipsters & systems then consider joining the www.secretbettingclub.com today.

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Until next week…

Dan Jones

2. Mike’s Football Bets

Mike analyses the forthcoming football betting opportunities over the next week and highlights a few bets he feels offer value. This is part of a season-long experiment to see the likely returns from such an approach and to build up a public record.

A quick update on the season so far and after last weekend my bets are 2.95 pts in profit from 53.5 pts staked so far since August (ROI of 5.51%) so hoping to up that in coming weeks and months. My staking this season has let me down the most as at flat 1 pt stakes, returns would actually be 4.87 pts up (9.10% ROI) and its something I am certainly looking at. The best news is that of my 9 ante-post bets, 6 are currently winning, which means a further 4.51 pts if it stays the same before the season is out.

We have seen a fair amount of goals in the Premier League this season and I see lots of value in 3 separate over 2.5 goals lines this weekend. My first bet is up at Bolton where my fave team this year host unconvincing travellers Blackburn in a local derby. Blackburn have gone overs in 59% of away games and Bolton in 63% of home games since last season and the odds of 1.98 suggest only a 50.7% chance of this happening again. Happy therefore to take the value on offer here.

Down at Craven Cottage, the odds of 2.35 on Fulham V Sunderland to see over 2.5 goals also looks too high. Looking at similar seasonal scoring stats, I make the % chance of overs to be 47% (about 2.12) and with Sunderland playing 3 up front they won’t be shy about getting forward. Fulham need to get 3 points as well so I can’t see them sitting back here either.

West Ham V Man City rounds off my overs bets this weekend as the Hammers have let in 3 goals or more in 63% of home games since last season. City whilst not prolific themselves should enjoy the woeful defending on offer from the home team, although the best odds of 2.04 are not huge so just a shortlist bet here.

My final main bet is similar to one I took in April last year, which won on Spurs with a +0.25 Asian Handicap at home against an out of form Chelsea. You can get 1.83 with Bet365 and considering Redknapp’s charges have lost just 3 home games in 2 seasons, Chelsea have their work cut out here. A draw gives us a 0.41 pt profit, but I can easily see all three points going to the home team.

A couple of final shortlist bets too with Bolton to beat Blackburn at 2.14 and Villa to beat West Brom at 2.2. Both prices I feel should be closer to evens, although some concerns that the Bolton game is a local derby where form can go pear-shaped and Villa need to bounce back from 4 losses on the bounce.

Please note – my bets next week may only appear on Saturday morning. I will be posting them as usual on the SBC Blog.

Main Bets
1 pt Over 2.5 goals Bolton V Blackburn. 1.98 Pinnacle
1 pt Over 2.5 goals Fulham V Sunderland. 2.35 SBObet/12bet/canbet
1 pt Tottenham (+0.25 AH) V Chelsea. 1.83 Bet365/Betinternet

Shortlist Bets
1 pt Bolton to beat Blackburn. 2.14 Pinnacle
1 pt Aston Villa to beat West Brom. 2.2 Boylesports
1 pt Over 2.5 goals West Ham V Man City. 2.04 Ladbrokes

Whatever you bet on, good luck!

Mike
Just to clarify, although we have members and some tipsters providing some free tips and systems, we are primarily a review service. Please dont expect miracles or read too much into this experiment!

Your Ultimate Betting Resource

The very latest issue of the Secret Betting Club newsletter is out NOW and features everything you need to know about making money including…

  • The free racing tipster who has made 163 pts profit since the start of 2010, which at simply £25 stakes is over £4000.
  • The second racing tipster who has also made 184 pts profit since starting in February, which also equates to £4600 profit at £25 stakes.
  • The latest stats on the free racing system – the ‘4 Pronged Attack’ that each new subscriber to SBC has access to. In November it picked out only 6 bets but still had 2 big winners with Diamond Harry in the Hennessy at 9/1 and Menorah at 13/2. In just 123 bets since May 2010, this free system has made £4600 at £50 stakes.

Sign up today to access it risk free with our 100% money back guarantee at http:/www.secretbettingclub.com

3. A Sporting Chance

Scott Armstrong is The Sportsman who provides his regular expert betting advice on a range of sports such as Darts, Racing & Football. Each week via this column you can find his latest betting insight and expect some advice in fairly untapped markets – his speciality!

A return to looking at Premier League sides corners statistics this week as I pinpoint some recurring areas to look for profit. 11.5 is the line I am using for the over’s and under’s corners mark. Tottenham with the marauding Gareth Bale are proving to be Kings of the over’s. In 16 Premier League matches Spurs have gone over on 11 occasions, a 69% strike rate. They are especially prevalent at home with 6 from 7 League matches at the Lane going over. Conversely there’s not a great deal of corner action at the DW stadium where all 9 of Wigan’s home matches have went under 11.5 corners.

With half the season almost gone in the Premier League it looks safe to say that Wolves tremendous corners record is not merely a freak occurrence. With 16 matches played the team who sit 2nd bottom of the league have gained corners supremacy in 8 games, drawn 6 and lost just 2. The best way to make a profit from this knowledge looks to be to play them gaining a corners handicap against the League’s elite sides. At Stamford Bridge they drew with Chelsea on the corner count 8-8. Away to Manchester United they lost only 2-3 and at home to Arsenal they out cornered the League leaders 5-3.

Two teams to oppose on corners markets are Blackpool and Blackburn. Blackpool love an open match although their total match corners have not been particularly high. From 15 matches they have only won corners supremacy 4 times and have particularly struggled at Bloomfield Road gaining most corners in only 1 match from 6.

Of the promoted sides West Bromwich Albion with the likes of Chris Brunt and Graham Dorrans are faring best when it comes to racking up corners winning corners supremacy in 7 matches from 8 a 88% strike rate.

Bets to look out for: Spurs over the 11.5 corners line at around 10/11. Wigan under 10.5 corners around evens at the DW and Wolves on the corners handicap +4 against the elite sides in the league at evens/11-10. Oppose Blackpool at home on the corners count and side with West Brom corner supremacy at home.


The A to Z of Tipster & System Reviews

Check out the new look Secret Betting Club website, which now features a full A to Z list of many of the tipsters we have reviewed and analysed.

Our latest reviews include: All By The Book, Bet Advisor, On The Nose, Northern Monkey, Green Sports Bets, Adys Lay of The Day, NFL Linebacker, Bet Devil, Packed Pockets, Bet Soft Pro & Bettor Logic.

There is also plenty written about Football Value, Signature Racing Tips, Simplebet, The Market Examiner, Herbie Fogg, Sportyy, Tipster 365, The Punter Club, Lee Bollingbroke & The Nagman

f you cant find a review on the service you are interested in, simply enter their name into the search the site box – chances are we have featured them in the past.

Visit here for more info: http:/www.secretbettingclub.com/info

4. The Winabobatoo Weekender

Winabobatoo provide English Premier League, Football League and Scottish Premier ratings and systems. Using their own in-house systems to often ‘Win a bob or two’ for their members, they are penning an exclusive Weekend Football Guide to help with your bets every Saturday and Sunday.

Winabobatoo Football Match Ratings

The running total for bets I’ve advised to you in this column this season currently stands at:

Bets 14, Winners 7, Returns 19.72, Profit +5.72, ROI +40.85%.

Last weekend’s bet was cancelled, along with most of the weekend games. Let’s hope for better luck this weekend.

Personally, I don’t particularly like betting at odds shorter than 1.70 but there seems to be a stand-out bet at 1.67.

Stoke are solid at home, last lost 6 games ago, and are playing Blackpool. I have loads of time for Ian Holloway. He has done an excellent job for the Lancashire side but I don’t think they’ll take any points home with them from the Potteries.

The physical presence of Stoke will make it very hard for Blackpool.

This weekend’s selection is:

Stoke to beat Blackpool. Stoke are available at 1.67 with BetFred, Paddy Power, and Boyles.

Free Winabobatoo Mini-Magazine: Have you registered for your copy yet? There’s some interesting analysis with regard to betting on Premiership away teams that you need to know about…especially Chelsea fans; and there’s another Free Tip on a longer-priced lower league team.

A Statistical Fact: 14.46% of all away teams in the Premiership have been priced odds on since 2006-07 season. This compares to just 2.16% of away teams in the rest of the English leagues. Check out how the odds on Premiership teams have fared during this period in this week’s free Mini-Mag. Visit my website to get your copy now.

Good luck for the weekend.

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5. Systematic Soccer

Mat Hare runs Soccer Systems, a free blog where he is sharing the selections from 9 different portfolio systems this season. The selections generated by one of these systems (Game Form) are being exclusively posted on the Secret Betting Club forum this season. Each week in this column, Mat will also be sharing a sample of what the Game Form system has produced this weekend.

It warmed up round here last weekend and melted virtually all the snow. Unfortunately the snow wasn’t the only thing to suffer as my central heating also packed up and I am sat here typing this with gloves on as an army of heating engineers replace my boiler. There may not be snow on the ground but it’s still freezing!

Hopefully the worst of the cold snap has passed now and the sporting world can start to get back to normal. There was no bet on the Game Form Portfolio, partly due to the reduced fixture list, and it’s the same story this weekend too despite the fact that at the time of writing we look to have a full English league programme this weekend.

Saturday 11th December

No bet

Bets for the other Soccer Systems portfolios will be posted up on the blog as normal, assuming I can keep my fingers warm enough to use the keyboard!

Mat

6. Putting For Profit

Ian Richards runs Sportsbettingindex.com, a betting portal which includes an odds comparison site, free tips and betting blog – helping the punter for the last 10 years.

European Tour – South African Open
Asian Tour – Black Mountain Masters

The last two main events of the year before a much needed two week break – gone are the days when golf betting only really happened for nine months of the year at most!
This year’s South African Open comes from the Durban Country Club which held the event in 1998, 2002, 2005, with the winners being Els and Tim Clark twice. Last year Richie Ramsay won, breaking the South African stranglehold as they had won every renewal since 2002. The field is virtually identical to this week’s Alfred Dunhill Championship with the addition of the three “big guns” Els, Clark and Goosen.

Tim Clark will be glad to return to the Durban Country Club as his last three attempts in the event at different venues have been poor with finishes of 9/41/37. Goosen has fared somewhat better but each way backers beware as in his last ten appearances in his home open, he has won one, been 5th or tied four times and 6th twice, so you might be sweating on a payout! Els will no doubt start favourite having captured three titles in his last nine tries, but in 2007 and 2008 he blew his chances in the third round at Pearl Valley on both occasions shooting 77.

I will be back in the New Year to start all over again!
In the meantime have a very Happy Christmas.

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The Weekend Wager

November 13, 2010 by  
Filed under News

Welcome to this the latest Weekend Wager free betting column produced by Mike Bishop and the team at the Secret Betting Club.

Each and every Friday through this column we bring together some of the finest experts to give you betting tips, advice and guidance for the next 7 days..

1. Mike Says..

In this column, Secret Betting Club co-editor and professional gambler Mike Bishop discusses some of the weeks most topical betting issues.

Football.. Bloody Hell!

As Sir Alex Ferguson so once famously quoted after Man United’s epic comeback in the 99 Champions League, football can straddle the thin line between success and failure very closely indeed… As the scorer of the ‘golden’ own goal this Monday night that provided my 5 a side team with our first trophy will no doubt testify!

It’s the same when it comes to football betting of course – with a referee decision here, an offside there meaning the narrowest of differences between a winning and losing bet.

When you add in bookmaker margins of guaranteed profit and the teams of people they employ to spend all day pricing up bets…How likely therefore is it to actually make money betting on football?

The answer is that it is possible to prosper betting on football, but often only when you have an expert to guide you.

Just as 80% of people will tell you they are a good driver (the reality is the % figure is a lot lower – me included!) so most people over-estimate just how good they are at picking out profitable bets.

Our 7 Best Football Experts

With all this in mind, its well worth having a look at some of the football experts that we recommend here at SBC who can help you be in the few that profit from betting.

To help uncover this, over the past few months I have been blogging on 7 of the very best tipsters and listing their exact profit figures for both this and last season.

After a tremendous 2009/10 season, these 7 tipsters have continued to flourish since the new season began in July and are up over £6200 to just £50 stakes during this period already.

If applying some sensible money management and optimising stakes you can also make this money go further and generate a larger profit.

If you have yet to do so read my latest blog post this week on the 7 Football Tipsters worth following this season.

Get Started Right Away

If you are impressed by the profits made by our recommended tipsters, then I can highly recommend you take up a full Secret Betting Club membership.

As soon as you join, you can gain immediate access to all the details, stats and reviews of each of these tipsters and can get motoring with your football betting.

Sign-up at the Secret Betting Club today.

Check out these other latest articles from our Blog this week

The Football Tipsters To Follow
An update on the 7 football tipsters we recommend and how they have fared this season. Includes a section on the profits made if using sensible money management and staking.

Mike’s Football Bets This Season
Linked in with my column below on making a profit in the English Premier League. A busy weekend ahead of bets from me.

Until next week…

Mike Bishop

2. Mike’s Football Bets

Mike analyses the forthcoming football betting opportunities over the next week and highlights a few bets he feels offer value. This is part of a season-long experiment to see the likely returns from such an approach and to build up a public record.

Blackpool have been a breath of fresh air this season, not least for the crazy bumpkin manager Ian Holloway but for their at time kamikaze gung-ho attacking play. The tangerines travel down this weekend to face leaky West Ham in a game that has goals written all over it in 10 foot tall neon letters. The Hammers have gone overs in around 65% of all home games, whereas Blackpool have been overs in 10 out of 12 games this season. Neither team can defend to save their lives and with the home team having to win this game, expect an attacking outlook. The bookies have it pegged at a 2.14 for over 3 goals (basically we lose if 2 or less goals, draw if 3 goals and win if 4 goals or more) and I am having a piece of that!

My perennial fave team this year Bolton, continue to look under-rated by the bookies and look value once again as they travel to Molineux to face Wolves. Bolton have been beaten only twice this season by Arsenal and Liverpool despite a very tricky set of games so far. I make the chance of a draw or Bolton win to be around 55 to 60%, which equates to odds of about 1.74. The bookies are offering me 1.91 with Stan James on them with a +0.25 Asian Handicap so there is clear value there.

Elsewhere I also fancy 3 teams who are strong at home in the form of Everton, Stoke and Aston Villa to win for me this weekend.

Villa have been beaten only once at home by a top 8 team and conversely United have won only 3 games away against the top 8 since the 09/10 season. A United away win I rate at between 30 – 40% chance here and considering the likes of Scholes, Rooney & Giggs are out they may struggle to break Villa down. I’m taking the +0.5 Asian Handicap on Villa at 2.14 with 12Bet as I make the true odds of this to be around 2.0.

Everton have been playing well with little reward lately as they can’t find the back of the net but stats show their dominance in matches. Historically under David Moyes, Everton have a formidable home record and Arsenal will do well to win here so the +0.5 on Everton at 1.78 from 188bet appeals.

Finally Stoke have endured a very tough run of games, not helped by some very dodgy referees decisions and they host a tired looking Liverpool who look to be feeling the effects of having such a small squad. Stoke are notoriously difficult to break down and only lost at home to the top 4 teams last season. I am taking the +0.5 Asian Handicap again on the home outfit at 1.88 with Stan James.

Main Bets

1 pt Over 3 goals – West Ham V Blackpool. 2.14 10Bet
1 pt Bolton (+0.25 AH) V Wolves. 1.91 Stan James
1 pt Villa (+0.5 AH) V Man Utd. 2.14 12Bet
1 pt Everton (+0.5 AH) V Arsenal. 1.78 188bet
1 pt Stoke (+0.5 AH) V Liverpool. 1.88 Stan James

Shortlist Bets
None

Whatever you bet on, good luck!

Mike

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3. A Sporting Chance

Scott Armstrong is The Sportsman who provides his regular expert betting advice on a range of sports such as Darts, Racing & Football. Each week via this column you can find his latest betting insight and expect some advice in fairly untapped markets – his speciality!

The Grand Slam of Darts kicks off on ITV tomorrow for nine days of arrows action and I’m putting up an overview of the first round group stages of the event which lasts four days/nights to help you get into the black. It’s a unique TV tournament featuring 32 players from both codes of PDC and BDO darts. Phil Taylor is the only player to have won the event in its short lifespan of three years.

The 32 players are divided into eight groups of four for round one with the top two players in each group entering the 2nd round knockout stages. The first round group matches are only the first to five legs. That’s not even a five furlong sprint in horse racing parlance, more of an American style bullet race and that levels the playing field for those players of lesser talent though it would be pushing it too far to suggest this year’s two female competitors look likely to win a match between them. If you must bet in the group stages then head for the pink button on Betfair. Simon Whitlock is arguably the 3rd best player in the world at present but at 2-5 to beat BDO world championship runner-up Dave Chisnall he is there to be shot at. Mark Hylton will be nervous under the TV lights and faces Gary Anderson a fantastic maximums man, though the same can’t be said of his doubling. Anderson is a very tight 1-5. PDC World number 2 James Wade is also unbackable at 1-6 against Justin Pipe. Of the closer match prices it’s questionable whether Colin Lloyd merits odds on status against Daryll Fitton. And Phil Taylor at 1-10 against Michael Van Gerwen is not buying money over this format either.

In the “not to qualify” market there are some big prices worth speculative punts. Gary Anderson could be worth a small play in the not to qualify market at 7-2 with Betfred and Sportingbet in Group B. Terry Jenkins admits he usually takes a game to settle down in tournaments which could endanger his qualification hopes and he’s 9-2 with Skybet to fail to reach the top two of Group C. Raymond van Barneveld hasn’t had his troubles to seek of late and 7-1 not to qualify could be worth a few quid as Colin Lloyd and Daryll Fitton are both capable of beating him over this lightening quick format in Group F. Group G is a tight one and Ronnie Baxter looks a tad overpriced at 9-4 not to make the cut.

The subsidiary markets such as maximum totals are also best left alone until round two but for anyone who fancy’s a dabble the Round 1 tournament match maximum averages in it’s three year existence sits at 2.86 or 1.43 per player. The highest match checkout average over three years is 104.53. Of the special bets a 170 has been struck at least once in every tournament and that occurrence in this year’s event is 1-2 with several layers. For the first time ever at the oche Phil Taylor will wear glasses and while that could be associated as a negative he reckons it’s made his vision clearer and will improve his game further. Phil Taylor over a 106.5 average in any match in the tournament with Betfred @ 9-10 may be worthy of consideration. The world’s greatest ever arrow smith has achieved this in two of the three years of the tournament and will be chomping at the bit to put on a fireworks display against mouthy BDO rival Ted Hankey, bespectacled or not.


The A to Z of Tipster & System Reviews

Check out the new look Secret Betting Club website, which now features a full A to Z list of many of the tipsters we have reviewed and analysed.

Our latest reviews include: Gorans Winners, CD Systems ProLays, Football Bets, System Selections, My Betting News, Daqman, Packed Pockets, Football Betting Index, Northern Monkey, Bet Soft Pro & Bettor Logic.

There is also plenty written about Betfan, Statman Racing, Turf Accoutant, Martin Bishop, Selective Betting, All By The Book, Soccer Oracle, Winners Bet Winners, Sports Power Club & Daniel Morrison.

f you cant find a review on the service you are interested in, simply enter their name into the search the site box – chances are we have featured them in the past.

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4. The Winabobatoo Weekender

Winabobatoo provide English Premier League, Football League and Scottish Premier ratings and systems. Using their own in-house systems to often ‘Win a bob or two’ for their members, they are penning an exclusive Weekend Football Guide to help with your bets every Saturday and Sunday.

No new pick.

5. Systematic Soccer

Mat Hare runs Soccer Systems, a free blog where he is sharing the selections from 9 different portfolio systems this season. The selections generated by one of these systems (Game Form) are being exclusively posted on the Secret Betting Club forum this season. Each week in this column, Mat will also be sharing a sample of what the Game Form system has produced this weekend.

November has been a tough month for the various portfolios running on the Soccer Systems blog with numerous results not quite going our way. But we live to fight another day and all systems are well within their advised bankroll figures. Even so I am praying for a change in fortunes and for us to get the rub of the green for a change.

Middlesbrough are a team that have featured several times in this column with mixed results. It’s remarkable to see them cropping up so often when the system rules don’t actually include mention of specific teams. It must be that Middlesbrough are meeting certain criteria on a regular basis and thus appearing so often in the Game Form Portfolio bets. This week it’s a two point bet on Boro’s game away at Swansea to go over 2.5 goals.

Saturday 13th November

14/11/2010 Swansea v Middlesbrough – 2pts Over 2.5 goals @ 21/20 (Bet365)

I said a few weeks ago when the system picked Boro’s game at Norwich to go over 2.5 goals that we’d probably need Boro to score and the same holds true here too. Unfortunately Middlesbrough don’t get many goals on the road – they’ve scored just four times in eight away games this season. Swansea don’t score many at home either, 11 goals in their eight home games but with Swansea flying high and Middlesbrough really struggling let’s hope we see a few goals in this fixture and can net a decent profit.

6. Putting For Profit

Ian Richards runs Sportsbettingindex.com, a betting portal which includes an odds comparison site, free tips and betting blog – helping the punter for the last 10 years.

Next Weeks Golf Events
European/Asian Tour – Hong Kong Open
Japanese Tour – Dunlop Phoenix

In years gone by this is the time of year when golf tournaments became very thin on the ground. For this reason it was called the ‘silly season’ with limited field events such as father/son competitions. Thankfully nowadays there are still normally two full field events per week up until Christmas. Next week sees just the two events in the Far East, although if you fancy betting on something in the States, Skybet have priced up all the Stage II PGA Q school and the final stage of the Champions Q school where value can sometimes be found.

The Dunlop Phoenix event in Japan is the first event on their schedule where some of the bigger stars from around the world join the regular Japanese tour players. Next week Ed Molinari defends his title and plays alongside Robert Karlsson, Robert Allenby and even Tom Watson will put in an appearance. With less events being staged, more bookmakers price up the Japanese Tour, so look for any price differences. There are  three bookies who price up this tour all year round and have greater knowledge namely Skybet, Bet365 and Stan James, the rest will either be relying on those three or will try and price it up themselves

Good luck with your bets!

Ian.

That’s all for today! Have a great weekend…

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The Weekend Wager

October 22, 2010 by  
Filed under News

Welcome to this the latest Weekend Wager free betting column produced by Mike Bishop and the team at the Secret Betting Club.

Each and every Friday through this column we bring together some of the finest experts to give you betting tips, advice and guidance for the next 7 days..

1. Mike Says..

In this column, Secret Betting Club co-editor and professional gambler Mike Bishop discusses some of the weeks most topical betting issues.

What’s in a name?

Regular readers of this column will be familiar with the fun I often have when faced with the usually harmless question ‘So Mike, what is it that you do?’

I suggest the person asking the question probably would have odds on my answer as follows:

1 / 2 – Accountant
6/4 – IT Consultant
20/1 – International Man of Mystery*
1000/1 – Professional Gambler

*Presuming of course, I met this person while wearing a dinner jacket on my way to a James Bond theme party.

In all seriousness though, it does make me wonder what exactly is in a name? Because the different reactions I receive were I to say ‘fund manager’ or ‘Professional Gambler’ are fascinating. Most people perceive them as quite different jobs, when actually they both have a heck of a lot in common. Let me explain why…

We both gamble on uncertain outcomes for a living and hope and expect to make an overall profit long-term with the odds in our favour. Many of the same principles we use for success are completely identical, such as how to run a portfolio and money management.

A good gambler will always place value bets (i.e. backing a horse at 8/1 when it should be 6/1), similar to how a good investor will in its simplest form buy low and sell high.  We are both taking calculated and educated risks with our money.

Wall Street or the 4.20 at Southwell?

This is a fact that I have regularly confirmed by one of our members and contributors here at SBC – a pro gambler who goes under the pen name of Mr Gekko.

Now Mr Gekko (No, Gordon isn’t his first name) is a former City of London Investment banker who escaped the rat-race and now makes a much more sedate living gambling professionally. He has been able to apply lots of the best theory he learnt from his time working in the city to his gambling, all of which have contributed to his continued success.

He actually started out as a newcomer to gambling a few years back after joining us at the Secret Betting Club on a recommendation from a friend.  If you are in the same boat and yet to try out betting, then let me encourage you to try out a membership with us here as the best way to get started.

Whether you are an ex city trader looking to make returns that beat the stock market hands down or just regular Joe Blogs looking to make some money from betting – there is something for you. Join today by visiting www.secretbettingclub.com.

Check out these other latest articles from our Blog this week

The Changing Of The Tipster Guard
An expansion of my article last week on the new breed of betting tipsters, including the good, the bad and the ugly!

Mike’s Football Bets This Season
Linked in with my column below on making a profit in the English Premier League. A busy weekend ahead of bets from me.

Until next week…

Mike Bishop

2. Mike’s Football Bets

Mike analyses the forthcoming football betting opportunities over the next week and highlights a few bets he feels offer value. This is part of a season-long experiment to see the likely returns from such an approach and to build up a public record.

It’s been a crazy few weeks in the Premier League, even by its own often sometime ridiculous standards. What with all the lawyers, court cases and offers of 250k a week wages – it all makes me pine for the days when the biggest news of the day was the quality of mullet on offer. Check out some of these beauties for some light relief!  What was Barry Venison thinking!

There may be no mullets on offer at Stamford Bridge this weekend but it does feature my first bet of the weekend where I am very keen on Chelsea to overcome a 2.25 goal Asian Handicap at 2.1 with Bet365. Last season they won 8 of their 11 games against the bottom 12 of the league by 3 goals or more and have already stuck 4 and 6 past West Brom and Blackpool this year. They host a limited Wolves side and I see an easy 3 points here with hopefully lots of goals.

I also want to continue my net-busting bets on Blackpool this weekend where 12bet are offering 1.83 on over 2.5 goals when they visit Birmingham. The home team’s defence has lost the mean look it had last season and Blackpool have gone overs in 7 out of 8 games already. Ian Holloway ended his last game against Man City with 4 strikers on the field, whereas Brum will see this as a must win game and won’t sit back either.

I am quickly picking up some favourite teams for this season and one of these is Bolton who I am backing with a 0.25 Asian Handicap away at Wigan (1.85 Pinnacle). There are two sides going in contrasting directions and I am a fan of Owen Coyle and what he is doing at Bolton, who could be a dark horse this season.

Another quarter ball Asian Handicap for me is on West Brom to overcome Fulham, who continue to have a very poor record on the road. The Cottagers have drawn all 4 games away this season, whereas the Baggies have shown fantastic resilience and plenty of skill by beating Arsenal and drawing with United away recently. I am taking the -0.25 Asian with Canbet & SBObet on the home team at 1.90.

Main Bets
1.5 pt Chelsea (-2.25 AH) V Wolves. 2.1 Bet365
1.5 pt Blackpool V Birmingham. Over 2.5 goals. 1.83 12bet
1 pt Bolton (+0.25 AH) V Wigan. 1.85 Pinnacle
1 pt West Brom (-0.25 AH) V Fulham. 1.90 Canbet, SBOBet

Shortlist Bets
1 pt Man City V Arsenal. Under 2.5 goals. 1.93 Pinnacle/12bet

Whatever you bet on, good luck!

Mike
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The A to Z of Tipster & System Reviews

Check out the new look Secret Betting Club website, which now features a full A to Z list of many of the tipsters we have reviewed and analysed.

Our latest reviews include: Gorans Winners, CD Systems ProLays, Football Bets, System Selections, My Betting News, Daqman, Packed Pockets, Football Betting Index, Northern Monkey, Bet Soft Pro & Bettor Logic.

There is also plenty written about Betfan, Statman Racing, Turf Accoutant, Martin Bishop, Selective Betting, All By The Book, Soccer Oracle, Winners Bet Winners, Sports Power Club & Daniel Morrison.

f you cant find a review on the service you are interested in, simply enter their name into the search the site box – chances are we have featured them in the past.

Visit here for more info: http://www.secretbettingclub.com/info

3. The Winabobatoo Weekender

Winabobatoo provide English Premier League, Football League and Scottish Premier ratings and systems. Using their own in-house systems to often ‘Win a bob or two’ for their members, they are penning an exclusive Weekend Football Guide to help with your bets every Saturday and Sunday.

Football never ceases to amaze us, does it? Last week’s recommended bet, Peterborough to beat Swindon, proved that. Peterborough were 3-0 up, it got to 4-4, and a late goal made it 5-4 to Peterborough in the end. No wonder managers have heart problems! It can be a pretty stressful occupation being a pro-gambler too!

Anyway, that brings the season record for bets highlighted here to 6 winners from 8, returning 13.74 points, for a profit of +5.74 points. I hope you’ve been on them.

Winabobatoo produces two magazines per week for members. There’s a FREE weekly Mini-Magazine for non-members. It contains plenty of advice and there’s a tip for at least one extra game in there. Last weekend’s tip was Everton to beat Liverpool. There was analysis that explained why Man Utd held no value against West Brom too. This week there’s an in-depth look at multiple betting. It explains how you can multiply your profits.

This weekend’s selection is:

Chesterfield to beat Shrewsbury. At the time of writing, you can get 2.10 with BetFred. It’s available at even money in many places.

Odds are always subject to change, so please see who is offering the best prices at the time you place your bets.

A statistical fact: Blindly backing every home team priced under 1.50, since 2000, has given:

Bets: 1399, Win 1032 (74%), Lose 367, Returns 1363.05, Loss -35.95 points, %Loss -2.57%.

74% winners but NO profit! Finding winners is only part of the battle; finding winners where the odds more than justify the risk is the key to long-term profitability.

You can visit my website at www.winabobatoo.co.uk to get your FREE copy of the Mini-mag and learn more about how to find the games where the odds more than cover the risk.

Have a great weekend.

Mike Lindley

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4. Systematic Soccer

Mat Hare runs Soccer Systems, a free blog where he is sharing the selections from 9 different portfolio systems this season. The selections generated by one of these systems (Game Form) are being exclusively posted on the Secret Betting Club forum this season. Each week in this column, Mat will also be sharing a sample of what the Game Form system has produced this weekend.

There were no bets on the Game Form Portfolio last weekend and none for the midweek Championship programme either so with the international fixtures earlier in the month it has been a very quiet period indeed. Fortunately there is a bet this weekend so I do at least have something to write about. Our bet this weekend is over 2.5 goals in the fixture between Norwich and Middlesbrough. The away side have just parted company with Gordon Strachan who had been trying to turn them into a Scottish side based on his transfer activity. They are languishing down near the wrong end of the table, perhaps due to the fact they have only scored 12 goals this season and conceded 21. Norwich, on the other hand, are fifth having scored 18 times and conceded 15 in their games this season. Boro’s away form has been poor this season and we’re probably going to need them to score if we’re to land this bet based on Norwich’s home goal averages but the system has pulled this match out as a 2pt bet so who am I to argue with it?

Saturday 23rd October

23/10/2010 Norwich v Middlesbrough – 2pts Over 2.5 goals @ 10/11 (4 bookies)

On the other Soccer Systems portfolios it was a winning week, just about, with four of the seven systems showing a profit. Check out the blog for the latest results and performance figures. Bets for this weekend will be posted on there later on this afternoon/evening.

5. Putting For Profit

Ian Richards runs Sportsbettingindex.com, a betting portal which includes an odds comparison site, free tips and betting blog – helping the punter for the last 10 years

PGA Tour Childrens Miracle Network Classic
European Tour Valderrama Masters
Nationwide Tour Tour Championship
Champions Tour AT&T Championship
LPGA Tour Hana Bank Championship Korea
Euro Challenge San Domenico Grand Final
Japan ABC Championship
Asian Asia Pacific CMB Classic

Next week there are some interesting and somewhat crucial events being played around the world. In Asia there is an event being staged for a lot of money with a big international cast, whilst on the PGA tour it’s the final event of the main season where players will be desperately seeking to hold onto their playing priveleges for next year.

In Europe they play the final event on ‘home’ soil until next year and return to the famous Valderrama course after a two year gap.

There are also two very interesting limited field events – the finales for both the European Challenge Tour and the Nationwide Tour and I have a couple of ideas of where to look for potential bets.

In the US, the top 60 on the money list compete in the Tour Championship with the top 25 gaining their PGA tour cards – the higher up the list they finish, the more starts they will get next season and the money list winner will receive invites to the bigger events like the Players Championship.

On the Challenge Tour the top 45 from the money list play in the Grand Final with the top 20 gaining their full European Tour cards and again the higher they finish on the list the more starts they will get.

So what do we look for? Firstly, look at who can actually win the money list – in 2008 Matt Bettencourt won it by winning the Tour Championship. Last year Matt Every was well down the list, needing a win to gain his tour card and he did exactly that. Try to avoid betting people who are around the ‘bubble’ as they will have huge pressure on them and down the stretch on Sunday some will be happy just to gain their card rather than actually win the event.

That’s all for today! Have a great weekend…

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Best Regards,

Mike Bishop and Dan Jones
Co-editors, Secret Betting Club

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The Weekend Wager

October 15, 2010 by  
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Welcome to this the latest Weekend Wager free betting column produced by Mike Bishop and the team at the Secret Betting Club.

Each and every Friday through this column we bring together some of the finest experts to give you betting tips, advice and guidance for the next 7 days..

1. Mike Says.. In this column, Secret Betting Club co-editor and professional gambler Mike Bishop discusses some of the weeks most topical betting issues.

As Bob Dylan once sang…The times they are a changing and this is definitely the case when it comes to the betting and tipster world.

Although its unlikely curmudgeonly old Bob was thinking about the 4.20 at Kempton when he penned this song, but in the few years that we have been running the Secret Betting Club (since May 06) there have been massive changes for good when it comes to betting using tipsters. The times have indeed changed…

Long-gone are the days of premium phone lines, shady claims of insider information, betting coups and of course – total skulduggery when it comes to sharing your official results.

But its not long gone at all. It still goes on, which is why we continue to provide an edge.

You know the score, tactics such as…

  • Claiming winners at odds that never truly existed.
  • Making lots of mentions of big priced horses so if one wins they can claim it was advised as a main bet!
  • Tipping regular short priced faves that my granny could pick out.
  • And the old chestnut…making up results!

Just like the Iraqi Information Minister who once claimed ‘”I triple guarantee you, there are no American soldiers in Baghdad”, so the days of the dodgy tipster claiming results that are not true are numbered. They are in the minority and are fast being replaced by the new breed of tipsters coming through who don’t stoop to such tactics…

The New Breed

The tipsters we feature here at the Secret Betting Club are those that provide a genuine service, total transparency and proof of results.

This new way of operating is 100% more professional and its why so many new people are investing their money in betting using tipsters. Email and text message supply of tips are the order of the day now and any tipster relying on premium phone lines to supply advice belong back in the 80’s with Gordon Gekko and Beta-Max.

If you’re only experience with tipsters is with the shady types I mentioned above, do check out this new breed that we monitor and report back on to all members. Find out more by taking up a Secret Betting Club membership today.

Power To The Punter!

In last week’s column I touched on the need to be careful when placing your bets with relatively unknown bookmakers so as to ensure your money is safe and can be accessed easily.
Well in a good news story, one such bookie – BetOnline247, whom we have heard plenty of complaints about being very slow to withdraw your money from will soon be removed from the Oddsportal.com website.

It seems on this occasion our emails to Oddsportal in conjunction with the poor rating (D-) and complaints found at the excellent Sports Book Review website have done the trick. Oddsportal confirmed to us they will be removed shortly, although its a timely reminder to us all to double-check before placing a bet with a bookmaker we have no experience of.

A quick look at Sports Book Review or another excellent site http://www.bookmakersreview.com/ can save you lots of trouble in the future.

Check out these other latest articles from our Blog this week

Pigeons Love A Flutter Too!
According to a new report by scientists with nothing better to do, pigeons enjoy nothing more than having the odd punt! Check out what Dan thinks of it all…

Mike’s Football Bets This Season
Linked in with my column below on making a profit in the English Premier League. A busy weekend ahead of bets from me.

Until next week…

Mike Bishop

2. Mike’s Football Bets

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Mike analyses the forthcoming football betting opportunities over the next week and highlights a few bets he feels offer value. This is part of a season-long experiment to see the likely returns from such an approach and to build up a public record.

My phone has been buzzing this week with enough Liverpool FC jokes to give Ken Dodd a coronary and the bookies predict there will be little relief for the reds this weekend with Everton clear favourites at a best 2.52 to win the Merseyside derby. I never like betting in these derby games and it’s hard to see a confident edge with even the under 2.5 goals line a very short best priced 1.68 with Expekt. Perhaps a better bet is the 11/5 with Betfair on there to be a red card as some of the challenges regularly seen in this fixture are enough to make even Nigel De Jong wince.

It’s just a short drive down from Goodison to find my first main bet this weekend as Bolton host Stoke at the Reebok where I fancy Owen Coyle’s outfit to take all 3 points. The home team are a much changed outfit no longer hoofing the ball up field at every opportunity (unlike their opponents) with my eye caught by the -0.25 Asian Handicap on them at 1.92 with 188bet. I do expect the extra quality Bolton now have in their squad to have too much for Stoke although this bet ensures we only lose half a pt if it’s a draw.

Staying in the North West and as good as Blackpool were at Anfield recently, I think they will find Man City a totally different kettle of fish. Under Bobby Manc, Citeh are well drilled with a very tough midfield and oodles of skill out wide (no not you Shaun Wright-Phillips), which should prosper against Blackpool’s attacking line-up. I expect a professional away performance from City and back them to overcome a -1 Asian Handicap at 2.16 with 12bet.

Two shortlist bets this week where I am backing a couple of home sides to do the business with first of all Blackburn a tasty looking 2.15 with Expekt to beat Sunderland. Big Sam’s men have won 75% of all home games against bottom 12 opposition since last season and the 2.15 suggests only a 46% chance. I reckon Big Sam’s hoofball tactics will overcome the Black Cats at least 50% of the time at home so this strikes me as value.

The other shortlist is Fulham with a 0 Asian Handicap (2.11 with 188bet) at home to Spurs as very few teams in recent times have come away from Craven Cottage with all 3 points. Mark Hughes has changed very little for the home outfit as they remain very well organised with the only question mark as to who will score the goals with Zamora, Johnson and Dembele out. A low-risk bet for me and I feel Fulham are being under-rated by the bookies in this game.

Two More Ante-Posts

I have done some more stats digging this week and have a couple more ante-post bets I like the look of. The first is Blackpool to finish rock bottom at 7/4 with Paddy Power, which looks mighty generous and the second is on Wolves at 5/4 with Bluesquare, Coral & Ladbrokes to be relegated. Wolves were the lowest scorers in the league last season and their goalie Hahnemann made the most saves so I think they flattered to deceive last year. Blackpool are riding the crest of a wave at the moment and Paddys have pushed this price out from evens to 7/4 on the strength of the Liverpool game. A major over-reaction in my eyes.

Main Bets
1 pt Bolton (-0.25 AH) V Stoke. 1.92 188bet
1 pt Man City (-1 AH) V Blackpool. 2.16 12bet

Shortlist Bets
1 pt Fulham (0 AH) V Spurs. 2.11 188bet
1 pt Blackburn to beat Sunderland. 2.15 Expekt/William Hill

Latest Ante-Post Bets
Blackpool to finish rock bottom. 7/4 Paddy Power
Wolves to be relegated. 5/4 Bluesquare, Coral, Ladbrokes

Whatever you bet on, good luck!

Mike

Just to clarify, although we have members and some tipsters providing some free tips and systems, we are primarily a review service. Please dont expect miracles or read too much into this experiment!

The Latest News On Whats Making Money Betting

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Issue 53 of the Secret Betting Club newsletter is out NOW and features the very latest news, reviews and info on what makes money betting including…

  • The truth on the much hyped All By The Book system. Our ongoing analysis is 100% independent and a must-read if this system interests you as we reveal what no other review service will discuss.
  • The updated rules for our hugely successful 4 Pronged Attack system supplied for free to all members. Its made 75 pts profit from just 100 bets since May. Find out how you can get all you need to run the system delivered to your inbox for free!
  • The Hall of Fame racing tipster that at simple £100 stakes has made £9480 in the past 12 months alone – yet still they remain relatively unknown outside of SBC!

Sign up today to access it risk free with our 100% money back guarantee at Secret Betting Club

3. A Sporting Chance

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Scott Armstrong is The Sportsman who provides his regular expert betting advice on a range of sports such as Darts, Racing & Football. Each week via this column you can find his latest betting insight and expect some advice in fairly untapped markets – his speciality!

When people talk about a professional punter invariably discipline comes near the top of the list and it’s not without good reason. Over the last five years or so I have never had a bet for the sake of it, a so called boredom bet and it has done wonders for my profit column. As the American author Jackson Brown once said “Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.”

It also pays not too to be too much of a worrier in this business. If you find yourself worrying about your staking, your more than likely to be in the wrong game. If your £500 bet on a horse has failed owing to said horse falling at the last fence you can’t start thinking “I could have bought a new plasma television for that”. Conversely nor can you be too complacent and be removed completely from the holding and folding of money. It is not simply a numbers game you are playing. One way of keeping in touch with reality is to leave some money, say £100 beside your PC at home and think how you would feel before you place the bet if the money was taken away. That will help to you to focus your faith in a bet and your confidence in a tipster.

A big aid for me has been my family’s support. I started off betting part-time in 2001 and now the good lady doesn’t flinch if I lose a large bet as she knows long term I will make a good profit. If you hit a losing run and have family responsibilities you do need their support otherwise the pressure will be tenfold. The discipline, the calm attitude and the support of those around me adds up to give me the most vital aspect in a punter’s armoury – confidence.


Your One-Stop Guide For Betting Profitably

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Check out the new look Secret Betting Club website, which now features a full A to Z list of many of the tipsters we have reviewed and analysed.

Our latest reviews include: Football Bets, System Selections, Punter Profits, Gorans Winners, Formbet, Sport Online Gambling Cricket, Football Investor, Pro Bandit, AW Winners, Daily Bargain, ProBets & Platinum Punter

There is also plenty written about Football Betting Index, Statman Racing, Pricewise Extra, Tom Segal, Northern Monkey, Sports Power Club, Hudson Horses, Betfan & Steve Lewis Hamilton.

f you cant find a review on the service you are interested in, simply enter their name into the search the site box – chances are we have featured them in the past.

Visit here for more info: http://www.secretbettingclub.com/info

4. The Winabobatoo Weekender

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Winabobatoo provide English Premier League, Football League and Scottish Premier ratings and systems. Using their own in-house systems to often ‘Win a bob or two’ for their members, they are penning an exclusive Weekend Football Guide to help with your bets every Saturday and Sunday.

The dark winter nights are sneaking up on us. Thank goodness we’ve got packed Saturdays full of football and betting action to keep us going.

Last weekend’s bet on Brighton ended up being a tear-jerker as the officials gave Bournemouth a very debatable injury time penalty to deprive us of a winner, as you may have seen live on SkySports. Sadly bad luck is all part of the game and these things happen. 5 winners from 7 bets highlighted here this season have made +4.83 points to date.

Winabobatoo produces two magazines per week for members. A couple of weeks ago I started to produce a FREE weekly Mini-Magazine for non-members. It contains plenty of advice and there’s a tip for at least one game in there. This week’s tip is an odds against Premiership bet.

You can visit my website at www.winabobatoo.co.uk to get your free copy now.

We’ve got a full programme of matches to pick from today. There look to be a number of good opportunities around.

This weekend’s selection is:
Peterborough to beat Swindon at 1.91. This price is currently available with Hills, BetFred, and SkyBet.

Odds are always subject to change, so please see who is offering the best prices at the time you place your bets.

A statistical fact: Blindly backing Man Utd in every home league game since the start of the 2006-07 season has given: Bets 65, Home Wins 56, Losses 9, Returns 74.49, Profit +9.49, %Profit +14.60%. *

*Games included are games rated by Winabobatoo which exclude the first 6 matches of each season.

Have a great weekend.

Mike Lindley 

Visit The Winabobatoo Website

5. Putting For Profit

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Ian Richards runs Sportsbettingindex.com, a betting portal which includes an odds comparison site, free tips and betting blog plus a subscription service concentrating on minor golf betting markets.

Next Weeks Golf Events
PGA Tour Justin Timberlake
European Tour Castello Masters
Nationwide Tour Jacksonville Open (new event)
Champions Tour Administaff Classic
LPGA Tour Sime Darby Malaysia
Euro Challenge Egyptian Open
Japan Bridgestone Open

Golf betting and the short priced favourite

With Martin Kaymer winning his third stroke play event in succession, we could see the return to short priced favourites in golf tournaments which we thought maybe had come to an end with the “demise” of Tiger Woods – but is this a good thing or a bad thing for golf punters?

I believe bookmakers dislike short price favourites for two main reasons – the first is very simple: the possibility of that player withdrawing. As there are no real rule 4 deductions in place for golf tournaments, bookmakers could be left in a very difficult position should this happen. Secondly we often found when Tiger was 2/1 or less for an event, an outsider would be 100/1 instead of 50/1 – however his place odds shouldn’t really double as the favourite can only fill one of the places available, hence many a time a book would actually be “overbroke” on the place part.

Next week in Europe we see week two of the autumn “Iberian swing”, but one top player will be missing as Rory McIlroy has chosen to play the Challenge Tour event in Egypt instead. Why there you might ask! I imagine it is something akin to the infamous question posed by Mrs Merton to Debbie McGee “so what first attracted you to millionaire Paul Daniels?” I am guessing he will receive an appearance fee somewhat larger than the $40,000 first prize. In theory he should be much less than 2/1 but we all know how he struggles to win events and with the possibility of more than the usual four bookmakers pricing up, look for the each way value down the field.

Good luck with your bets!

Ian.

That’s all for today! Have a great weekend…
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Mike Bishop and Dan Jones
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The Tipsters That Give You The Most Bang For Your Buck!

July 20, 2010 by  
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You’ve no doubt been tempted by the many tipsters and systems out there that promise to make you money betting, but very often the question is … How much money can they really make you?

Sure they might claim big winners and boast a high strike rate, but what about the losers that they don’t mention? Are the odds they claim realistic? And most importantly…What’s the bottom line profit figure?

It can be hard to get to the truth about tipster profits, but fear not because this is exactly where our exclusive and 100% independent SBC Tipster Reports can help you.

Our monthly Tipster Reports allow you to compare over 35 sports & horse racing tipsters like for like. For example….

  • Want to know the best performing tipsters over the last 6 months?
  • Want to know which tipster has the best monthly strike rate?
  • Want to know which tipster gives you the most bang for your buck?

Our Tipster Report tells you all these things and more so you can get to the truth about who really makes money betting.

What’s more as we are 100% independent, you can be sure that what we say is the truth – we never take any commission or kickbacks (unlike many other review sites) for our reports.

Below we have listed just a few of our monthly report tables for you to check out. It is but a very small snapshot of the Tipster Report (and we have had to protect the service names included), but it should give you a good indication of how useful they are.

Read on to find out more but if you want to pick up our latest monthly reports, you can download them instantly once securing a Secret Betting Club membership.

Example Table 1 – Top 5 Tipsters by Monthly Strike-Rate

This table lists the tipsters who make a profit month-in and month-out. The top service here makes a profit in just under nine months out of ten! Not bad for consistency.

A service with a high monthly strike-rate is ideal for those of you who like to make a regular profit.

Strike-Rate Comparison

Service 1 – 88%

Service 2 – 85%

Service 3 – 83%

Service 4 – 78%

Service 5 – 77%

Example Table 2 – Top 5 Tipsters by Return on Investment (ROI)

A Return On Investment (ROI) figure is extremely useful as it tells you just how much you have to stake in order to make a profit. Therefore the top service here with a 41.72% ROI will make you £41.72 profit for every £100 staked.

A service with a high ROI is ideal for those of you who want to make the biggest return for your money.

ROI Comparison

Service 1 – 41.72%

Service 2 – 32.82%

Service 3 – 32.72%

Service 4 – 20.43%

Service 5 – 17.70%


Example Table 3 – Top 5 Tipsters by Total Return On Capital (ROC):

The Return On Capital (ROC) is another excellent marker to select the best tipster services as it helps put their profits into context. ROC calculates the profit in relation to the account sized required.

For example a tipster with a 100% ROC would generate a profit of £1000 from a £1000 starting point. Service 1 below therefore would have turned a whopping profit of £15,910 from only a £1000 starting point!

A service with a high ROC is ideal for those of you who want to know who will make their money go the furthest!

ROC Comparison

Service 1 – 1591%

Service 2 – 837%

Service 3 – 714%

Service 4 – 508%

Service 5 – 480%


More Than Just Numbers!

There’s more to betting than just stats, you need to know about odds availability, customer service and other practical issues of following a tipster. We also cover all these things and more in our monthly SBC Issues which include…

  • A detailed description on each monitored service and our current thoughts on them.
  • Ability to see which services we list in our ‘Hall of Fame’, those we can heartily recommend.
  • Our unique SBC ratings for each service for everything from level of profits on offer to customer service.
  • Details on the many specific savings, discounts and free trials exclusive to SBC members only.

That’s not all though, because as a member you also get the following benefits….

  • Access to our members only website, which list all our past reviews and articles in A-Z and key word searchable format.
  • Access to our back catalogue of monthly issues, dating all the way back to May 2006.
  • Access to our members’ only forum, which is full of shared insight into the world of betting and tipsters. You can pick up valuable tips and experience from our helpful community.

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You can also join with confidence as we offer a full 12 month money back guarantee if at any time you are not satisfied with our service. No strings attached so if you’re not 100% pleased with what we do for whatever reason, we will refund you in full.

Seriously, no small print and no hidden conditions. We passionately believe in only providing a service that you find useful.

To finally make your betting pay, visit: Secret Betting Club

Best Regards,

Mike Bishop and Dan Jones
Co-editors, Secret Betting Club
P.S. Discounts Galore:
As a SBC member you will also benefit from a range of exclusive discounts off many of the top tipster services that we monitor on your behalf. There is a variety of free trials, discounts on subscription fees and priority access for you to take advantage of.

Very often the cost of joining the Secret Betting Club will be repaid in full by these savings alone!

Your Must Read Football Tipster Guide

June 29, 2010 by  
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Here at bet72 we have always been great fans of The Secret Betting Club. Honest, unbiased and top quality reviews across the world of betting systems and tipster services.

The web is awash with so called betting experts and you probably get a daily deilvery of emails about the latest betting system that will fund the purchase your next Yacht or even more unbelievably, cover the cost of filling your car up on a weekly basis (what is going on with these fuel prices?).

But how do you know if this latest system is genuine or just another scam?

Enter the scam-busters, Dan and Mike, take it away boys……..

Here at the Secret Betting Club we are working hard preparing the 49th edition of our renowned monthly reports.

We have some cracking information to share this month that we believe could fundamentally change your betting outlook.

The highlight this month is our much anticipated 2009/2010 football tipster review. This features our exclusive rundown of all the football tipsters we have monitored over the past season (and before) as well as those we recommend you follow at the World Cup and next season.

Not only this but we also highlight all the new up and coming football tipsters we advise members to keep an eye out for next season.

Some of the highlights of this special report include:

  • The extremely affordable service that made 253 pts profit and a Return on Investment of over 20% this season. You would have almost doubled your starting bank if following!
  • The service SBC members used to pocket up to £5,000 from £50 stakes. Read our full updated review in this month’s forthcoming edition. Best of all, by hunting around for odds, you could have done even better!
  • The up and coming service only SBC members know, which that uses a complex mathematical model to provide clear and easy football tips.
    In the last 6 months of the season alone and at £100 stakes you would have made an extra £2600 from just 140 bets!

If you want to find out just which football tipsters to follow at the World Cup and next season, you must pick up our latest edition due out next Monday.

To read this exclusive article without delay, make sure you sign up to Secret Betting Club ASAP.

Other highlights coming up this month include details on the following….

  • The very low-key racing tipster service that has made 33.5 pts profit from only 191 bets so far this year. They have a great record dating back to November 2008 and only SBC members know who they are!
    Pick up our exclusive results spreadsheet and discount as an SBC member.
  • The cricket tipster who although making a profit and attracting lots of interest, is not one we can recommend. Find out why in our exclusive article.
  • The FREE! horse racing tipster that has made over 250 pts profit from just 455 bets since September 2009.
  • The betting software being sold for over £2500 that you need to be very cautious about! Make sure you read our report to ensure you don’t lose out.

If you want to pick up the latest issue as soon as it’s released, signup today for your membership via: Secret Betting Club

In addition to all this, Issue 49 also comes supplied with the latest update of our SBC Tipster Report and Spreadsheet:

  • The SBC Tipster Report Spreadsheet enables you to see exactly who the best tipster is from the 40+ services we monitor.
    – Includes the ability to view performance over 6 & 12 months and all-time record.
    – Rank and sort each service via numerous variables such as strike-rate, cost, betting bank size, losing runs, winning runs and return on investment.
    – Find out who you should be following with your money.
  • The SBC Tipster Report features a detailed description on each monitored service and our current thoughts on them.
    – See which services we list in our ‘Hall of Fame’, those we can heartily recommend.
    – Includes our unique SBC ratings for each service for everything from level of profits on offer to customer service.
    Details on the many specific savings, discounts and free trials exclusive to SBC members only.

That’s not all though, because as a member you also get the following benefits….

  • Access to our members only website, which list all our past reviews and articles in A-Z and key word searchable format.
  • Access to our full back catalogue of monthly issues, dating all the way back to May 2006. That’s a full 48 extra issues for free!
  • Access to our members’ only forum, which is full of shared insight into the world of betting and tipsters. You can pick up valuable tips and experience from our helpful community.

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JOIN TODAY FOR LESS THAN 19 PENCE A DAY

The great news is that it costs less than 19p per day to join us here at the Secret Betting Club. When you consider the money you could make with the right information (and the money you will save by avoiding the scams), this is an offer you won’t want to miss out on!

You can also join with confidence as we offer a full 12 month money back guarantee if at any time you are not satisfied with our service. No strings attached so if you’re not 100% pleased with what we do for whatever reason, we will refund you in full.

Seriously, no small print and no hidden conditions. We passionately believe in only providing a service that you find useful.

To finally make your betting pay, visit: Secret Betting Club

Best Regards,

Mike Bishop and Dan Jones
Co-editors, Secret Betting Club
P.S. Discounts Galore:
As a SBC member you will also benefit from a range of exclusive discounts off many of the top tipster services that we monitor on your behalf. There is a variety of free trials, discounts on subscription fees and priority access for you to take advantage of.

Very often the cost of joining the Secret Betting Club will be repaid in full by these savings alone!

The Weekend Wager

April 23, 2010 by  
Filed under News

Welcome to this the latest Weekend Wager free betting column produced courtesy of the team at the Secret Betting Club

Each and every Friday we bring together some of the finest betting experts to give you some of the best tips, advice and guidance to help you out with your next 7 days betting.

CONTENTS

1. Dan Says
2. The Next Week In Football Betting
3. The Winabobatoo Weekender
4. Skeeve’s Non League
5. A Little Birdie Says

Read This Before You Place Another Bet

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If your looking to make money betting, our Secret Betting Club newsletters are the perfect place to start!

Check out some of the fantastic secrets we unveiled in our very latest edition below…

  • The excellent looking racing tipster who supplies advice the night before racing and has a fine long-term record. Perfect for those of you who work during the day!
  • A look at doubles betting, how to make it work and also make your money go further. Includes our advice how to find the best odds for doubles betting.
  • How to use the under/over goals market in the Premier League to find value bets
  • A full guide to betting on your iPhone, how it can help and the apps and websites you need to know about.
  • PLUS all our stats on tipster performance in our special report including…
    The laying service that has made 365 points profit in the last 12 months.
    The racing tipster who has made a 63% return on investment in the last 6 months.
    The football service that has made over 200 pts profit this season alone (20%+ ROI)

Join today risk free with our 100% money back guarantee at Secret Betting Club

1. Dan Says..

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In this column, Secret Betting Club co-editor and professional gambler Dan Jones discusses some of the weeks most topical betting issues.

Just what is value betting?
How much exactly would you pay for a plain old cup of coffee at Starbucks?

  • Nothing, I’ll make may own and I like tea anyway!
  • £2.00
  • £5.00
  • £20.00

Unless you’re particularly desperate, most people will say either A or B. We all have similar ideas of the value of a cup of coffee and so do Starbucks. Charging £20.00 for a cuppa will soon put them out of business, unless another Icelandic Volcano disrupts coffee supplies to the UK! But what has this got to do with betting?

It’s all about value…

The biggest transition I see in SBC members is when they stop thinking in just terms of what will win and start thinking about value.

Every bet offered up by a bookmaker or on Betfair has a chance of winning. As we saw with last year’s Grand National, even the 100/1 shots can romp home once in a while. The trick is to be able to have your own price on something that you can compare to the bookies.

“Price doesn’t matter as long as it wins”

I often read this on certain…ahem betting exchange forums and in relation to laying “It doesn’t matter what price it is, as long as it loses”.

Both of these sentences are utter nonsense. Price is everything.

How to Price Up a Bet

A good way to price up a bet is to convert the odds on offer into the implied probability of that bet winning. Implied probability is how often that bet is expected to win given average luck.

To work this out take 1 and divide it by the decimal odds on offer then times by 100.

For example evens is 2.0 in decimal odds.
1 divided by 2 is 0.5
X 100 = 50%.

So a bet priced at evens should win roughly 50% of the time.

0% means something will never happen.
100% means something will always happen.

Percentage Chance of Winning

The second part of value is to come up with your prediction of its chances of winning. If you think there’s actually a 75% chance of that betting, then you have a value bet.

To convert 75% back into odds, you divide 100 by 75 = 1.33.

In other words, you’re betting on what should be a 1.33 shot and you’re getting 2.00.

Doesn’t mean it will win, but take 100 bets like that and you will make money.

Naturally this assumes your estimation is more accurate than the bookmakers which is easier said than done.

Here’s some more examples to get you thinking:

  • Man Utd are 1.50 vs Arsenal. The bookies imply a 67% chance of victory. Is there value there?
  • Sunderland are 3.2 away to Hull. This implies a 31% chance of them winning. Is there value there?
  • Jensen Button is 8.0 to retain the F1 title. This implies a 13% chance of him winning. Is that value?
  • Betfair has odds of 1.71 on there being a Hung Parliament. This implies a 58% chance. Is that value?

Here at the Secret Betting Club, we work hard to provide our members with the best ways to spot value. The easiest way to do this is to have someone do the hard work for you and tap into their expertise.

This is why we proof and review dozens of highly profitable tipsters for you to choose from.
There’s not just tipsters though as we also help our members with regular education articles such as knowing how and when to bet on multiples.

To find out more visit www.secretbettingclub.com

Dan Jones

2. The Next Week in Football Betting

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Mike analyses the forthcoming football betting opportunities over the next week and highlights a few bets he feels offer value.

Its hotting up nicely in the Premier League this weekend with the race for the title, 4th and relegation all likely to become a lot clearer come Sunday night.

I took in last weeks Manchester Derby in Sky’s new 3D format at my local pub, which was a terrible game, no matter what dimension you watched it in. With that in mind I cant have the best odds of 1.5 with Paddy Power on Man Utd to beat a resurgent Spurs this weekend. What I do think we will see is goals as United have to go for victory, but with only a best 1.7 being offered on over 2.5 goals, this does look a bit Danny Devito (on the short side).

My interest lies over at Stamford Bridge where Stoke are the visitors and they are a huge 22/1 with SBObet to take all 3 points. Chelsea should win this but the Potters are no pushovers and the odds of 1.86 on them with a 2.25 Asian Handicap is of interest to me. Only if they lose by a 3 goal margin or more do we lose here.

I must admit to also being tempted by Arsenal who are 2.02 with 5 Dimes to beat Man City at home on Saturday Evening. The Wengerboys have won 14 of their 17 home games this season, whereas City have won only 6 out of 17 away from home. After watching both teams last week though it would take a real leap of faith to back either of them, especially the home outfit given the fact Fabianski is in goal. Expect City to really test him with plenty of shots from distance and crosses, although he will probably struggle as it is simply kicking any passes back that come his way.

Turning to the battle to beat the drop and its hard to see either of Burnley or Hull picking up enough points to avoid relegation. Last year we saw the same thing with the teams going down doing so with a whimper.

Hull are a team full of Championship players and they host Sunderland who are in good form, having won 4 of their last 8 games. As bad as the Black Cats have been away from home, they should have enough to get at least a draw here. Especially with the likes of Bent in cracking form (8 goals in last 8 games) and goalie Craig Gordon finally showing why they paid £9 million for him. I like the +0.25 Asian Handicap on Sunderland with Paddy Power at a tasty looking 1.91. We win half if its a draw and collect in full if the Black Cats take all 3 points.

Whatever you bet on this coming week, good luck!

Mike

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3. The Winabobatoo Weekender

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Winabobatoo are English Premier League, Football League and Scottish Premier betting experts. Using their own excellent football system to often ‘Win a bob or two’ for their members, they are penning an exclusive Weekend Football Guide to help with your bets every Saturday and Sunday.

Winabobatoo Weekend Football Guide

Notts County won last week, but Fulham failed to score against Wolves, so our double lost unfortunately. The recommended bets to my members found 7 winners from 10, so let’s hope I can flag two winners out of two for you today.

The season is drawing to a close with just three weekends to go. We can sometimes get strange results when teams have nothing to play for but I strongly believe that contrary to much criticism received by players, that they are professionals and do their best almost all of the time. Having nothing to play for can often mean they play without fear and can actually perform better. The bookmakers generally reduce the odds of the “must win” teams because they know they will take money on those.

Today’s featured matches are Norwich to beat Gillingham, and Doncaster to beat Scunthorpe.
Norwich are promoted and a win here will see them lift the title. I’m sure they will want to impress in front of their home fans. Gillingham have been woeful on their travels and haven’t won away all season, conceding 44 goals along the way.

Scunthorpe ensured their Championship survival in midweek, so the pressure is off them now. Doncaster are in the top half of the table and have done well this season. Scunthorpe have been far better at home than away and have leaked 48 goals in 22 away games. Doncaster should win this game around 57% of the time, and their odds are 2.10, which makes them a good risk.

Recommended double: Norwich to beat Gillingham at 1.50, and Doncaster to beat Scunthorpe at 2.10. The double is available at 3.15 at the time of writing, with Ladbrokes.

I estimate the true odds of both games winning to be around 2.61, or 38%. The long-term yield at odds of 3.15 suggests we should get 120 points back for every 100 staked.

Good luck until next time.

Mike Lindley

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4. Skeeve’s Non League

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Skeeve is our resident non-league football betting expert who each week shares his best advice for this weekend’s domestic lower league action.

Hi everybody,

Another season is at it’s end – we still have a few play-off semi-finals, a couple of play-off finals and an FA Trophy final left of course, but as far as the regular season is concerned, that’s it folks. Let’s take a look at the stats for these free Weekend Wager picks:

FREE PICKS STAKED RETURNED W-V-L PROFIT ROI

27 108 127.88 16-1-10 +19.88 18.4%

Not bad at all, but it could’ve been a lot better if April didn’t turn out to be such a horror month. I don’t like to use the ‘l’ word when it comes to serious betting (or, if you want, investing), but I was at +73 points profit for the season on April 2 (12.6% ROI) and now, three horror Saturdays later, I’m at +40 (6.3% ROI). Bad runs are perfectly normal, just like the good ones (you have to take a long-term perspective if you want to be succesful at this crazy job and my long-term results speak for themselves, that’s +503 points profit since December 2006, 14.1% long-term ROI; after an amazing 2009 that produced +200 points profit and a 25.9% ROI you simply have to expect a bit slower year), but when the bad run happens at the end of the season, you can either try and chase the losses (which I’m too old and too experienced for) on the last regular day of the season and in the play-offs – or try and learn as much as you can from that particular losing run and come up with another set of adjustments for next season (not to mention that I always change the size of my point/unit after a bad run – not by making it smaller of course – and that always proved to be profitable).

It wasn’t just a few missed penalties that would’ve turned more than a couple of OVER 2.5 GOALS bets into winning bets, a couple of red cards and two-goal leads turning into frustrating draws – I’ve made mistakes and I can’t wait to get my revenge on the bookmakers (I love fresh starts as some of you already know). But, I would be a bloody fool if I tried to force it and get all these lost points back by mid-May. Play-off games are the trickiest of all and if I do get involved, it will be a couple of average-stake bets only. And then, in August, it starts all over again and I’ll be smarter than ever, more experienced than ever and working harder than ever.

The membership and the waiting list are both closed btw – when I decide to reopen the waiting list, you’ll be the first to know. In fact, when I do reopen the waiting list, it will be open for SBC members only. Take care.

cheers,
skeeve

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5. A Little Birdie Says…

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Roger Green of the Birdie Golf tipster service is the latest contributor to the Weekend Wager. Previously supplying advice under the Tipping Legends banner, he has been providing golf tips since 1987 and has spent his entire life working in the golf industry.

Importance of checking tee times before placing golf bets

It is very important to check tee times for two reasons, and both are equally important.
The first reason is the start time as I will explain.

With all stroke play tournaments, players play in 3 balls in the opening two rounds. The same 3 ball play together in the first two rounds. A 3 ball having a very early start on day one, will have a late start on day two.

Many tournaments tee off at 7.0am (local time) or even earlier on the second day if the first round was not completed on day one.

Depending on which continent the tournament is being played in, early morning starters will be playing on slower greens (due to overnight moisture or dew). As the day lengthens and the sun gets high, then greens dry out and get markedly faster.

Early morning starters do have the advantage of spike free greens, particularly immediately around the pins. This coupled with the fact that the weather is often calmer earlier in the day, means these players generally have a good chance of posting a good score.

A player shooting 5 or 6 under early in the day is very often at or near the top of the leader board at the end of the day. This is of greater significance in the UK where the wind can get stronger during the day.

The second reason to look at the tee times is to actually check the three ball. Who is playing with who?

A rookie from the Challenge tour is unlikely to play to his best if stood on the first tee with Tiger Woods & Phil Mickleson!

The playing speed of players can have crucial impact on each golfers game. Continuous slow play by one player in a 3 ball can cause frustration, followed by lack of concentration and perhaps mistakes.

So before you place your bet, it may help if you :-

(1) Check the tee times to see the start times for the first two days and also note the composition of the 3 balls
(2) Short term and 4 day weather forecast should be checked

Both of these facts are so important if you intend betting on the outcome of a three ball (match betting).

If you require further information or details of subscriptions etc please do not hesitate to contact me at birdiegolf@live.co.uk

Roger Green

That’s all for today! Have a great weekend…
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