Update: Our Half-Time Strategy Success & Why Everton Are A Team To Oppose In First 45 Minutes

In November’s Secret Betting Club magazine, one of the features were our  ‘plug and play’ strategies to apply for Half-Time football betting that historically we had found to be very profitable. You can read our original blog post about it here.

Therefore we thought it was well worth an update on just how they have been performing since then…

Our Half-Time Betting Strategy Results

Since the article was released on November 30th, Results have been excellent, with half time results going the way of the longer term trends more often than not.

In total there have been 18 bets since that date, with a profit of 13.88 pts at 1pt level stakes.

This has brought the total figure made since the start of 2011/12 season to the following:

Bets: 79
Staked: 79
Profit: +31.74
ROI: 40%.

To put this into financial figures, at £100 stakes you would have staked £7900 and made a profit of £3174 from just 79 bets. Continue reading

Update: Our Half-Time Strategy Success & Why Everton Are A Team To Oppose In First 45 Minutes

In November’s Secret Betting Club magazine, one of the features were our  ‘plug and play’ strategies to apply for Half-Time football betting that historically we had found to be very profitable. You can read our original blog post about it here.

Therefore we thought it was well worth an update on just how they have been performing since then…

Our Half-Time Betting Strategy Results

Since the article was released on November 30th, Results have been excellent, with half time results going the way of the longer term trends more often than not.

In total there have been 18 bets since that date, with a profit of 13.88 pts at 1pt level stakes.

This has brought the total figure made since the start of 2011/12 season to the following:

Bets: 79
Staked: 79
Profit: +31.74
ROI: 40%.

To put this into financial figures, at £100 stakes you would have staked £7900 and made a profit of £3174 from just 79 bets. Continue reading

Festive Footy Betting Strategies To Tackle

The festive football calendar is a tough slog for British teams with the packed fixture list offering a season within a season. It can make or break a campaign for the best and worst teams in the league.

This period can also bring a bumper crop of betting profits for those in the know. Indeed, many pro punters can make their season’s profits during this busy period as the result of some closely guarded insider knowledge.

To help unearth the secrets of the festive season, football expert and SBC contributor Greg Gordon has been picking the brains of the football analysts from Form Lab Black to reveal some of the best festive betting trends. Continue reading

Our Bookmaker Mole Reveals All..

In his fabled ‘Art of War’ book, Chinese strategist Sun Tzu said

“If you know both yourself and your enemy, you can win numerous battles without jeopardy.

And so it is when it comes to the age old battle of Bookmaker vs. Punter, the more we understand about the enemy, the more we might be able to profit.

Which is exactly why in the latest SBC magazine, we feature an exclusive interview with a bookie mole, who helps reveals some eye-opening facts about how they work – and where we can take advantage.

To give you a flavour of this, I want to share with you a taster of what ‘John’ had to say with a few extracts from the interview… Continue reading

Our Top Ten Tipster ‘Hall of Fame’

A question that we regularly get asked here at the Secret Betting Club, is just who the best performing and most reliable tipsters actually are?

After all knowing exactly who you should follow with your own hard earned cash is critical to making money betting.

Well the good news is that here at SBC, we regularly publish full stats on what we believe to be the elite list of betting tipsters.

These are those services that make it into our Hall of Fame, which is our fully vetted and recommended list of tipsters for you to use. We update this each month based on all the proofed results records we keep – to ensure its always fully accurate and up to date.

To help illustrate just how well our Hall of Fame tipsters perform, below we have published the all-time profit figures from the top ten SBC rated services. Continue reading

Our Top Ten Tipster 'Hall of Fame'

A question that we regularly get asked here at the Secret Betting Club, is just who the best performing and most reliable tipsters actually are?

After all knowing exactly who you should follow with your own hard earned cash is critical to making money betting.

Well the good news is that here at SBC, we regularly publish full stats on what we believe to be the elite list of betting tipsters.

These are those services that make it into our Hall of Fame, which is our fully vetted and recommended list of tipsters for you to use. We update this each month based on all the proofed results records we keep – to ensure its always fully accurate and up to date.

To help illustrate just how well our Hall of Fame tipsters perform, below we have published the all-time profit figures from the top ten SBC rated services. Continue reading

Champions League Value Bets: A tough evening ahead for English teams

Value bets for the group stages:

Using the Fink Tank/ Dectech ratings we can also hunt out some value bets the upcoming group stage matches. We tested the Fink Tank ratings on the EPL last season using a value betting approach and found some very positive results. Click here for a summary of the results and an outline of how we identified a value bet from the ratings.

Essentially if the ratings imply a better chance that the bookie odds are implying, you take the bet. If the ratings give a team a 40% chance of winning and the bookies are implying just a 30% chance, then you have a value bet. It may not be the most likely winner, but if you buy enough things at under market value, eventually the profits will emerge through the short term noise.

Here’s what the ratings threw up in the last round of Champions League games. 

Results so far: 
The ratings have flagged up lots of value in the underdogs, but so far, but there just haven’t been enough major upsets.
Bets: 73
Profit/ loss: -21 points
Tuesday’s games:  
First up, here are the English team’s chances tonight according to the Dectech ratings:
  • Chelsea vs Valencia: Chelsea 53.3% chance. No value with Chelsea.
  • Olympiakos vs Arsenal: Arsenal 47% chance. Value with Arsenal.
  • Basel v Man U: Man U 61.2% chance. No value with Man U.
  • Man City vs Bayern Munich: Man City 46.3% chance. No value with Man City.
The English clubs should be around evens, but there’s little value on offer.

Here are all the games:



Likely to be some funky value levels tonight due to some sides fielding weaker teams.

NB bets like Olympiakos & Draw mean the ratings find value in both the draw and the away side so both are backed using a bookmaker’s Double Chance. If a game is missing it means there is no value in any proposition.

Bet Ideas:

You can follow the value bets blindly or use them to inform your own betting. For example, Otelul are big value against United, but if the match were played 1000 times, they’d still only win a handful of times. Therefore you might want to pick and choose or use Asian Handicaps to level the playing field.

With this in mind, here are some of the bets that caught our eye:

  • Don’t fancy much tonight with some teams already through/ not through.
  • Chelsea vs Valencia: Valencia +0.75 @ 2.02 Ladbrokes.

For more tests of ratings, tipsters and systems like this, join the Secret Betting Club. 

 

Yet More Half Time Betting Strategies To Use

It may be an old football cliché, but ‘a game of two halves’ is one of the little known yet best ways to turn a higher profit from your bets on the beautiful game.

It’s one reason why more and more punters are paying attention to the different half time or full time betting markets and today I want to show you exactly why.

Nowadays we’re all feeling the strain, but the good news is that the bookmakers are too!

The half time betting market is a classic example of where over worked odds compilers might be missing a trick. For many firms, the half time betting odds are based on the full time odds. This does make sense to a point , but it doesn’t take into account the fact that some teams only really get going in the second half.

Why Stoke Are A Classic Half-Time Team

Perhaps one of the best examples we have found refers to Stoke City, who away from home in their last 20 games, have an amazing trend of never having been in the lead come the half-time whistle. Continue reading