Football Tips and Analysis is a long standing football betting tipster service which is operated by the Bookie Insiders team. There is a long history of consistent profit that is actually quite impressive.
Introduction to Football Tips and Analysis
I have seen a lot of questionable tipster services launched over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Frankly, I’m sick to the back teeth of them. So, when something lands on my desk that really does appear to be a high quality and genuine tipster service that has been around for a good number of years. Well, it’s pretty hard not to get at least a little bit excited by the prospect you face.
Which of course brings me to Football Tips and Analysis. This is a tipster service from a stable that I haven’t ever really heard of in the shape of Bookie Insiders. But the fact of the matter is they seem to be all above board. In actual fact, what they are doing with their services are exactly what I believe should be the industry standard for all tipster services. This means that things are off to a very good start.
With that said, being a very well managed tipster service doesn’t necessarily equate to sufficient profit to warrant the time and the money invested. This is probably the biggest question that hangs over Football Tips and Analysis. This means that Bookie Insiders’s offering, as high quality as it is, represents a very interesting proposition. So, let’s dive in and see if it is really worth it.
What Does Football Tips and Analysis Offer?
There is a lot about Football Tips and Analysis that really stands out when you compare it to other services that are on the market. And a lot of these ultimately just relate to it being a very well put together example. In fact, in terms of the operation of things, what Bookie Insiders are doing here is pretty much the standard that I believe tipsters should aim for.
There are a lot of examples of this, but where I really want to start is by talking about the logistics. In many respects, Football Tips and Analysis is pretty typical of the modern tipster experience. Selections are issued on a near daily basis, with there being a bit of a bias towards certain times of the week when there is more football to play (namely weekends).
As you would expect when talking about the typical modern tipster service, selections are sent out directly via email. However, this isn’t your typical email. All bets come with incredibly detailed write ups about the game and the teams involved.
These cover a range of pertinent facts, and it is clear that the Bookie Insiders Football Tips and Analysis team have a strong understanding of not just that game, but also the wider impacts that may affect an outcome. We’re talking about things like how a current squad shapes up compared to historic strategies and what this might mean, previous records, what their current form suggests.
Honestly, it is mind blowing just how much information is included. But equally as important are the details of the bets. These include the bet itself, however, the Bookie Insiders Football Tips and Analysis team also provide a brief summary that leads you into this bet. It touches on the risks etc. and for those who have a preferred betting approach, it means that you can very quickly make an informed decision.
Now, whilst we are on the topic of the bets, let’s talk a little bit about what Football Tips and Analysis entails. You see, Bookie Insiders seem to be focussing on high end European Football. Specifically, we are told that they “specialize in the European leagues (England, Germany, Spain, Italy, and France) as well as Major International Tournaments”. All of which means plenty of betting action.
With that said, I don’t feel like Football Tips and Analysis is ever really overwhelming. During some of the busier weekends, you might see five or six bets on a given day, but this is rarely prohibitive. In fact, when you look at the staking plan (something I will come to shortly), it is actually all very manageable.
What is interesting however is the sheer variety of betting markets that the Bookie Insiders Football Tips and Analysis team lean on. This includes obvious markets like match winner, BTTS, Over/Under markets, and Asian Handicap bets. And there is a quite apparent focus (at least in my opinion) on obtaining the best possible value through these.
Naturally, with that search for value comes pretty decent odds. By and large, this is football betting, so you don’t tend to see longer odds. And this is very much true with Football Tips and Analysis. Bookie Insiders’s proofing for the service shows that the vast majority of bets come in at between 1.5 and 2.0. But there are also a decent number of bets that exceed even these odds.
What is really well balanced when it comes to Football Tips and Analysis though are the stakes that are recommended. Whilst the proofing that Bookie Insiders use proofs the results to stakes ranging from 20 up to 150. But realistically, this can very easily be scaled to 1 point stakes. From here, the whole becomes much much less intimidating.
The proofing suggests that the maximum drawdown should come in at “2500” (although this is over some 7 years). Of course, this is very easily converted to 25 points. From there, I have come to the conclusion that you could probably get away with a 50 point betting bank if you really wanted to take on the risk. Personally, I’d probably look to put a little bit more into Football Tips and Analysis though.
With that said, it is noteworthy that the strike rate for Football Tips and Analysis stands at an actually genuinely quite impressive 50.73%. For this to have been maintained over such a long period of time (again, those 7 years) is a testament to the longevity and consistency here.
How Does Football Tips and Analysis Work?
In order to talk about how Football Tips and Analysis works, we have to talk a little bit about Bookie Insiders. Because this is a tipster service that is supposedly operated by “ex-industry professionals specialise in Soccer, Horse Racing, Golf, and Tennis”. But this isn’t exactly where it ends. You see, the figurehead of Bookie Insiders is a chap called Neil Macdonald. A look at his twitter account demonstrates something that is frankly, rather remarkable.
What Neil Macdonald does is quite openly talks about bringing in other people to identify bets in sports niches that he perhaps doesn’t know about. This sounds like something that you’d expect from any tipster stable. And to some degree, that is true. But the approach is different because it seems to be that he is leaning on others to improve his own knowledge rather than simply flogging their tips as a service.
But the real winner here stems from the simple fact that every single bet that you place is entirely explained. If you are following Football Tips and Analysis, there is no reason not to know why you are betting. I cannot overstate just how important this is. Really, this should be the gold standard for tipster services, and I find it rather frustrating that it is so often overlooked.
And if all of that isn’t enough, there is comprehensive proofing that Bookie Insiders provide for Football Tips and Analysis going back for just so long. With all of this in mind, there is no real way of looking at what is being done here and claim that you are coming in blind. Honestly, it is very rare that you can really say that this is the case.
What is the Initial Investment?
Now we come to one of the most important elements of any tipster service. This is the cost involved. Bookie Insiders are asking €34.99 per month for access however there is VAT on top of this as well. All in, this works out at some £38.40 per month which honestly, really isn’t that bad in the grand scheme of things.
What is noteworthy however is that there is no mention at all about a money back guarantee. Something that I would take to mean that this simply isn’t an option.
What is the Rate of Return?
In terms of the returns for Football Tips and Analysis… well, it’s where things the waters start to get a bit muddied. Since May 2013, Bookie Insiders’s proofing shows a profit of €20,024.61. We can use the most common stakes of €100 as 1 point calculate that this represents some 200.25 points. That really isn’t great for the time this has been operational.
The ROI does provide at least some wider context which shows a return of 6.9%. Honestly, if you don’t mind compounding and you’re really in Football Tips and Analysis for the long haul… Well, that isn’t the worst. Ultimately though, getting a decent return off this does mean investing quite a fair amount in terms of your per point stake.
Conclusion for Football Tips and Analysis
There are two very different ways of looking at Football Tips and Analysis. Personally, I feel like there is a very clear outcome. However, I know that people have some strong feelings on this, so I want to cover both elements. So, here are my thoughts on everything.
Frankly, I think that Bookie Insiders are running a bloody good tipster service here. Pretty much everything that the team are doing with Football Tips and Analysis is exactly what I would want from a tipster. The service is consistent in its results, it is incredibly well put together, and the additional content is exactly what tipsters should be aiming for.
If I were to judge Football Tips and Analysis solely in terms of the quality, then this would be a no brainer. Because really, it isn’t even like what Bookie Insiders are asking cost wise is particularly prohibitive. It’s very much in line with what I would expect to pay for a tipster service. Unfortunately though, that isn’t where the line is drawn.
Because as great as Football Tips and Analysis is “in a vacuum” as it were, there is no denying the fact that… Well, it just hasn’t made that much money. 200 points over 7 years means an annual average of 28.57 points. It also means a pretty woeful monthly average of 2.38 points. Using these numbers, you need stakes of about £17 just in order to cover your subs.
However you want to dress it up, that doesn’t really work out particularly well. This is despite the fact that you will ultimately still be in profit. It will just be a ridiculously miniscule amount. But that is only one way of looking at things. Because, as I’ve touched on already, there is also the element of the ROI.
Look, for my money, I still don’t see this as being good enough. For every £100 staked, you’d be up less than £7. And I know that you can compound and grow this. £107 then makes £115, and so on and so forth. And by the end of the year, well, if everything increased consistently you’d more than double your bank following Football Tips and Analysis.
In actual fact, £1,000 would make £1,227.06. Not necessarily the worst thing. And for some people, they’d be quite happy with that (although you should look at subtracting £460 for your subs). I am quite sure that Bookie Insiders are happy with this performance and I can see why.
But here’s the biggest but, and the reason that I don’t necessarily know that I’d recommend Football Tips and Analysis. And that is, simply put, what else is on the market. The fact of the matter is that there are more profitable services out there. And they are also at similar costs, which makes it hard to make the argument that there is value to be had.
With all of that said, I cannot stress enough the fact that I don’t believe that this is a bad product. Really, the bottom line is this. Football Tips and Analysis hasn’t made a lot of money, but it still has made a profit. And what Bookie Insiders are doing with it from the perspective of managing the service is exemplary.
Those things are almost enough to make me say that whilst you might not be making huge amounts of money, the insight combined with that small profit, could be worth it. But the bottom line is… Well, it’s the bottom line. And as much as I like Football Tips and Analysis, I would simply want to make more money from a tipster service than just a couple of points per month.