Football trading should not be over-complicated but we understand that you want the best possible option to help you develop as a football trader.
The following questions are the ones that we get asked most frequently by members, before or just after they join Goal Profits.
If you’re still left with questions, please email us. We usually reply the same day!
I'm totally new to trading... is this for me?
Goal Profits is definitely for you! Many members have learned all of their trading skills with us. Once you access Launchpad, you’ll be guided through your first trades step-by-step and, if you get stuck, we'll be there to help you.
You certainly won’t be left on your own to struggle and get frustrated.
I've been trading for a while... how can you help me?
Several full-time, professional traders are members of Goal Profits. Many simply want access to Team Stats, Custom Shortlist Pro or the Live Stats Module to research and highlight trading opportunities more efficiently or to hone their strategies; but the community also provides valuable support.
Let's face it, football trading can get pretty lonely sometimes! Being able to discuss strategy with other traders means you get intelligent insight from those who understand what you do.
What do I get when I join Goal Profits?
All Goal Profits members (including those on the £1 trial) receive immediate access to:
- Launchpad football trading course; 'Trading Basics', 'Introduction to Team Stats' and 'Trading for Beginners'. After the trial, members also receive full access to 'Intermediate Trading' and 'Advanced Trading'.
- Unlimited support from professional traders
- Unique Team Stats software, which covers every fixture in 85 leagues worldwide
- Access to other key tools like Custom Filters and Live Stats Module, which help you research and identify trading opportunities more effectively
- A portfolio of football trading strategies and advice on how to best profit from them
- A trading chat room that is very active in-play and provides instant support
- Correct score and in-play football trading selections from professional traders
That's pretty much everything you will ever need to trade football profitably on Betfair!
I don't know much about football - can I still trade?
Yes! Some of our most successful members don't even like football!
It's important to keep emotion out of trading. Members who don't like football tend to find that part much easier to master. They rely on Team Stats and make decisions purely on fact, rather than opinion, which is a definite advantage. We can all learn a lot from this mindset!
I'm getting on a bit... is this for me?
Absolutely! One of our member surveys showed that a large proportion of members are beyond retirement age and trade very successfully, whether for enjoyment or to supplement pensions.
"Many thanks for your wonderful service, it’s great to think that, at the age of 70, I have finally found a genuine and profitable service"
– Michael, Goal Profits member
What if I don't like it? Can I cancel my membership?
Yes, you can cancel your subscription at any time. Memberships run to the end of the current paid period (monthly, quarterly, yearly). You can also ask us to help you a bit more if that's what you really need, we're happy to do that.
You can always switch later to a longer-term subscription that saves you money, once you're settled in.
Do I have to be around at certain times to follow your trade selections?
No. Both Steve and Kevin post trades in the members’ area and trade them alongside members, live in the chat room. Many members enjoy and learn a lot from these sessions but others prefer to trade on their own (or at different times) and this is absolutely fine.
You can use Team Stats to select your own trades from any of 85 worldwide leagues and there are members in the chat room trading at all times of the day and night.
Team Stats makes it dead easy to trade.
What size trading bank should I start with?
We recommend a minimum starting bank of £500/€500 as an absolute minimum, though if you are serious about making a long-term profit from football trading, you will start out with very small stakes and learn all you can.
No trader wins every time. It’s important that the inevitable losses do not dent your bank account too much. When liabilities are too high, pressure increases and rational decision making often goes out the window.
Take the pressure off, enjoy your experience, and learn at a comfortable pace.
How can I boost my trading bank?
If you need to increase your trading bank, use matched betting to do it almost risk-free. Everybody should do this anyway, no question. It’s virtually free money as the risk of losing a penny is so low. It makes sense whether you wish to go on to trade or not.
We have reviewed many matched betting services and made plenty of profit. You could easily put a £1,000 trading bank together and then use that.
The best matched betting service we've found so far is Outplayed, formerly Profit Accumulator.
How much profit will I make?
Any trader will tell you that there are no guarantees. It depends on the following:
- Do you have any trading experience?
- How quickly do you learn?
- Are you patient and disciplined, or impulsive?
- How much of a trading bank do you have?
- How much free time do you have?
- Are you determined to succeed or do you quit easily?
Everybody is completely different and it's impossible to predict your future. However, if you follow our advice, you stand a great chance of making a long-term profit from football trading, just like many of our members.
How much time do I need?
Betfair trading - including correct score trading - does not mean you have to sit in front of your computer for hours.
You'll probably want to spend a bit more time early on, making sure that your trades are in the position they should be.
But, with experience, you can go and do whatever you like while the games are on. Just make sure that you can hear goal alerts and adjust your positions on Betfair. Some traders like to watch the games or hang out in the chat room but it's not necessary.
Do you trade during the summer when there's no Premier League?
Yes. League football is played throughout the year around the world. During the summer, we trade fixtures in Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, USA, South America, Japan, China and Singapore, which have some of the best leagues for football trading.
We currently have full stats for 29 leagues that operate during the summer, so there's always plenty going on.
What is 'Launchpad' and how can it help me start to trade?
Our complete football trading course is available to all members for free, with immediate access to 'Trading Basics', 'Introduction to Team Stats' and 'Trading for Beginners' when you start your £1 trial.
We take you through the basics of trading and show you how to build your own trading portfolio, fully customised to suit your own trading style.
This includes bank management, staking, recording and analysing results, dealing with losses, and long-term thinking which you can study at your own pace as you put your new trading skills into practice.
Members are fully supported by Steve, Kevin and 'Launchpad Mentors' who have developed into very good football traders during their time with Goal Profits.
"I've had a great week trading. I was disciplined, cut out weak trades and made by far my best weekly profit since I started trading. It's amazing to me that I made all that profit while trading for only a fraction of the time I would usually spend. Launchpad has made a big difference already and I can't thank you enough"
- Jim, Goal Profits member
"Thank you for the fantastic journey I’m taking part on. You and Kevin have opened my eyes wide open. Didn’t expect to earn in my first year of trading, but you’ve made it achievable. It’s been 16 months now and I learn every day. It was a bumpy ride at the beginning, seen people coming and going, people who thought it was easy. It’s not easy, if that was a case everyone would be trading. I still make mistakes, but less and less"
- John, Goal Profits member
Do you offer a free trial?
Yes - almost!
What does a quid buy you today? Not even a decent cup of coffee.
But our 14-day trial is available for just £1. It provides access to all the breakthrough tools and expertise that our full members receive.
A couple of weeks should be long enough to decide whether it’s not for you - or if it’s something you can’t live without.
We know which one our money’s on...
What is Team Stats exactly?
The Team Stats tool makes research and analysis MUCH quicker than with any other tool out there: it saves time and allows you to access more matches and base trades on more detailed and accurate information.
"It stands miles apart from anything else around. The Team Stats are gold and the personal touch from yourself, Kevin and the mentors, especially the chat room to watch one of you guys at work is amazing."
– David O.
What’s the Live Stats Module?
The Live Stats Module makes it easy to track live stats of games in play - which even experienced traders can't manage to do because of the time it takes.
It automatically tracks shots, corners, dangerous attacks and possession for every game; displays the latest score, Betfair prices, time added by the referee and which fixtures qualify for various Goal Profits strategies.
It also shows you exactly what has happened during the previous 10 minutes of every in-play game and calculates a rating so that you can see at a glance which teams are going on the attack!
This makes it easy to monitor many games at a time and to grasp trading opportunities as they come up.
"I registered for the Live Stats Module. I just viewed it last night on the few lives games that were on and I must say it seems to be very impressive and should help anyone that wants to take football trading even remotely seriously."
- Keith W.
What are Custom Filters?
Team Stats does a great job of producing shortlists for you each day but what if you have some ideas of your own that you wish to investigate?
You can put together very quick shortlists of your own using Custom Filters, which clear out any irrelevant information and only providing the all-important stats that you need to know.
Custom Filters allow you to quite literally have a conversation with Team Stats. For example, you can ask Team Stats to show you upcoming fixtures in which the home team has won the first half more than 50% of the time this season (and add more filters if you like).
This helps you research trading opportunities quicker and more effectively.
What do I need in order to start trading with you?
You just need a Betfair account, a membership account with Goal Profits, time to learn the strategies, and the patience to pick out your trades.
The easiest way to get started is to sign up for a no-obligation £1 trial, which lasts 14 days and, effectively, lets you try before you buy.
Do you take a percentage of my winnings?
No! The only fee EVER paid to us (aside from the £1 fee for the 14-day trial) is your monthly, quarterly or annual membership fee.
Do you really have members who have given up their day jobs?
Yes. Quite a few of our full-time members have already become professional. Other members use the strategies from Goal Profits to generate an additional income. Whatever your trading goals, we aim to help you get there.