This month’s figures are a bit .. misleading and skewed when it comes to our football tipsters. If you’re aware, at the beginning of the month April, we essentially halved our horse racing portfolio while doubling our football ones, thinking that was a great idea. Yeah, turns out — not such a swell idea. Halving the horses, absolutely… doubling the football? Not quite as great.
In the end, we ended April in the negative, to be exact a -2.1% ROI. Was it horribly horrible? No, no it wasn’t, but it was still in the negative. A total of 963 bets were recorded for the month. 334 of these were football and had a -9.8% ROI. Surprisingly for it being the month of April, our horse racing tipsters kept us just afloat with a 1.1% ROI across 426 bets.
And here you have Football and Horse Racing against one another:
The Betting Source
Punting 4 Profit
Ted’s PRO and Luck Of the Irish
Super Secret Horse Racing Tipster
As mentioned above, these graphs aren’t entirely representative of each portfolio as on the 22nd of April, we halved our stakes as we had grown increasingly uncomfortable. For what it’s worth though, they all trended further down.. even with reduced stakes. Ouch.
Starting now in May, we’ve decided to drop Premium Tipsters from our portfolio as they don’t meet our re-formed ‘requirements’ in tipsters that we follow. As already mentioned in another post, Premier Punter decided to stop tipping. As such, our only football-only tipster that we follow is now Corners By Chris (pre-game only due to too many annoyances with in-play lines and odds shifting ..). We also have a newly added secret multi-sports tipster who does football, as well as Ted’s All Sports telegram group who cover plenty footballs accumulators of various odds and amounts on a pretty much daily basis.
Corners By Chris
Howzat is another tipster we’ve been with who we after seeing a, to us, draw-down, we decided to half our stake with right at the end of the month (where he subsequently have a couple some little booms). After re-considering our various entry points, we weren’t happy. Had we kept level stakes we’d remained just neutral or hovered just above the line. We’ll remain with him for now (we trial for three months), and hopefully we’ll start to see an upwards trend.
Ted’s All Sports Tips
This group of Ted’s is free, and has been stunning, for the cost. It was our saver during April, really! ~80pts returned for us, which for transparency excludes some missed Greyhound tips due to tips sometimes going out only minutes before race start. Official could be worse or better — can’t guarantee!
And, so, the month can be summarised as: pretty shit. I kid (not)! Lessons learned? Don’t willy-nilly increase or reduce stakes. Put thought into it. Consider odds ranges, amount of bets per day/week/month, turnover peaks and troughs.
- You Win You Lose: Pxhere