Football betting/trading is a tricky activity to get the hang of. I am sure that the majority of us suffered losses during the early days of our betting and/or trading careers, but poor results can be quickly turned around. While most think that the implementation of a great betting system is all it takes, there are many more factors which will determine your long-term success.
Here are top tips to get moving in the right direction with football betting systems that work.
Right at the end, I'll also share details of systems and strategies which we have fully tested and found to be profitable. Make sure you check those out!
Introduction to football betting
With interest in the football betting industry continuously rising year on year, more and more tips, guides, strategies and systems continue to pop-up across the internet. Many of them promise instant riches with little effort, but in the real world we all know that's a load of rubbish.
These sharks are simply preying on vulnerable people who are drawn into believing that some sort of magical system could exist. We've probably all fallen for one of the scams at some point, I'm not ashamed to admit that I did.
While there is often so much information readily available that it is hard to know where to turn, what to do or who to believe, you can rest assured that there are systems and strategies which work and are proven to enhance the chances of long-term profits.
Remember those football betting accumulators we all did as teenagers, thinking that our amazing football knowledge would make us a small fortune? The bookies certainly do as they made a tremendous amount of profit from failed accumulators and near misses.
Think about it. When someone did finally hit a big accumulator winner, the bookies would make sure it was plastered all over the press. Why? Because seeing that success would feed the dreams of others and draw them in the next weekend. Someone winning big made the bookmakers a lot of money.
I've never even heard of a professional trader who places accumulator bets, let alone met one. If you want to make a long-term profit, forget thoughts of hitting big winners and become much more realistic.
Focus on value
Betting and trading with value is a great way to earn a steady amount of profit over time, by counting on the bookmakers to get their pricing wrong and, basically, hand their money over to you.
Here's a very simple explanation of how value works: If bookies know that the probable outcome of a match is 50/50, they will offer you odds of 1.80, slightly lower than evens, in order to bag themselves some profit. However, they occasionally make mistakes and may offer you odds of 2.20 which is slightly higher than evens. As we know the match is an even 50/50 chance, those odds would be considered good value.
The reason that this situation makes a long-term profit is that every winner pays 1.2pt profit, while every loser is only 1pt loss. Over a good amount of time, there will be an equal number of wins and losses which leaves a profit overall. You won't get winner after winner, but you will achieve steady bank growth. Get out of that mindset of looking for winners and concentrate on value instead.
To a professional trader who knows the maths behind his or her match selection, wins and losses are exactly the same. Let's say that 1,000 bets or trades are entered with 50/50 probability and a price above evens, the pro trader knows that roughly 500 will win and approximately 500 will lose. If the next one wins or loses, it doesn't make a scrap of difference long-term - it's just another trade.
Actually finding the value is another matter. You can either spend many months collecting and studying data in order to find an angle or you can subscribe to a service - such as Trade Your Bets - which has done all the hard work already.
Bear in mind that markets are forever evolving though, so your search for value will never end.
Master smaller leagues and markets
There are so many different types of football bets for you to consider. You will also find a growing number of markets offered by online bookmakers and betting exchanges. Bookies have teams of analysts and mathematicians who work at pricing up the most popular markets as efficiently as possible so, rather than go up against all that, be smart.
You know that the Match Odds (win-draw-win) market for Chelsea v Liverpool in the Premier League will have been analysed a dozen times from every angle, but a game in French Ligue 2 will not have suffered the same attention. You're far more likely to find value in the French game.
Similarly, there are smaller markets which you could focus on. Asian Handicap markets have huge value in places, largely because most punters don't understand how it works. We have put together a full explanation of Asian Handicap and it's well worth your time to read through.
Once you have figured out your strategy - or signed up to a service - don't lose focus. Temptation is the mother of all evils and it will keep you away from long-term success if you give in to it.
It's ok to go for a day or even a few without getting involved in a bet or trade. After all, how on earth could you justify entering a weak trade out of boredom? This isn't entertainment for a Saturday afternoon! If nothing fits, protect your trading bank. There will be more fixtures tomorrow, the next day and the day after that. You'll never run out of them.
The biggest cause of failure - by far - is quitting. You would not believe the number of people who hop from system to system, service to service, convinced that somehow they will find the Holy Grail (which we know doesn't exist).
Think about this; there are a number of Goal Profits members making a full-time living from their football trading.
It didn't fall into their lap overnight - it never does - they worked at it, improving little by little over time. They now enjoy trading football as their job, without the risk of relying on tipsters.
If they can do it, why couldn't you?
Some people are lazy, others are negative and think up excuses before they've even tried. The fact is, if others can do it then the only thing stopping you - is you.
Football Betting Systems That Work
It goes without saying that Goal Profits is packed full of systems and strategies which make long-term profits. After all, we wouldn't have been voted #1 in 2014, 2015 and 2016 if we didn't deliver!
However, there are other systems we've come across which have proven profitable and we have no problem giving them a plug. While Goal Profits is the undisputed number one, everyone is looking for something different so here are a few ideas.
Assured Soccer Profits
ASP has been around for a while and I used it extensively when I first started football trading. It teaches you how to be disciplined and that's worth its weight in gold when you start to trade at a higher level.
We have arranged an exclusive deal; full access for half-price! No recurring payments either, so one heavily discounted payment today and you're in forever. Pretty sweet!
A simple set-and-forget strategy which is quick and easy to set up each day. Starting with a small bank, our reviewer made a profit of £87.84 (18.7% ROI) in three months.
That was almost the cost of the system covered - with small £2 stakes - and there are no recurring payments to worry about so every penny after that would be pure profit.
Lots of punters love accas, but they're incredibly difficult to profit from. Bookies make a lot of profit from the losers, so it's no wonder they advertise them so heavily.
However, here's a system which will have you making money hand over fist. Our reviewer made £601.05 profit in just one month. Imagine having that much extra in your bank every month!
Everybody should join Bonus Bagging and make an easy £1,000 or more risk-free profit. I receive tons of emails asking me if it really works, so listen up... Yes! It really works!
Bonus Bagging is the easiest way you will ever make money and it's a fantastic way to build a football trading bank. There is no risk at any point; you will not lose a single penny.
During our review, we made £341.41 profit in one month.
Your first week is only £1 as well. It's the biggest no-brainer you'll ever come across.
This is the nest step on from Bonus Bagging. You will take advantage of all sorts of bookie offers, reloads, casino incentives, etc and make more risk-free profit. There are also low risk opportunities which don't always win, but you will make a fantastic profit from them.
This time, our reviewer made £391.12 profit just by following the simple instructions. Each offer took 10-15 minutes and averaged £9.54 profit. That's a pretty fantastic (and tax-free) hourly rate!
Betting System Reviews
We carry out full and independent reviews of betting systems, services and strategies. We've come across some absolute rubbish, but also discovered a few real gems.
When we find something which deserves a 'pass' we try to get a discounted deal for our readers. We've had quite a bit of success too, such as the Assured Soccer Profits half-price deal and many others. We've even persuaded some system operators to open back up just for us!
One thing's for sure, if something is crap then we'll tell you it's crap. We have no interest whatsoever in fudging results because our own reputation is on the line - and that's staying squeaky clean!
Here are full lists of our reviews which passed, were found to be 'neutral' or sadly failed.