Championship Profits Review

Championship Profits is a new to market sports betting tipster service which is being offered by Sam Chapman. He claims that by betting on Championship level football, you can generate some massive profits.

Introduction to Championship Profits

The first thing that I noticed about Championship Profits once I started to look at the service in any kind of detail is the URL of the sales page. It is championshipprofits.com/guaranteedprofits. Note that part about “guaranteed profits”? That is one hell of a thing to put out there, and so in my opinion, Sam Chapman invites additional scrutiny here.

Honestly, I don’t think that this is particularly unreasonable. I am always somewhat cynical about strong claims from the myriad of tipster services which seem to crop up every week, but I am doubling down on that today. If you are going to guarantee profits, then best be damned sure that you can deliver.

championship-profits-reviewWith this in mind, I am quite intrigued as to whether or not Sam Chapman is able to deliver on this most apparent of promises with Championship Profits. Or is this ultimately going to be just another massively questionable tipster service that ends up costing you way more than it would ever win? Let’s have a look and see.

What Does Championship Profits Offer?

One of the things that I will credit Sam Chapman with, is that he is quite upfront about what it is that you are signing yourself up for. Honestly though, this may well be about the only thing that I can credit the service with though. There is a lot of ground to cover, so I won’t dwell too much on this.

So, what exactly do you get? Each weekend, Sam Chapman says that he will send out just 5 selections to subscribers. All of these are typically sent out on a Thursday or Friday evening (depending on whether or not a Friday game has been identified as a selection). As you would expect, these are sent out directly to subscribers via email.

All that you have to do, we are told, is place the bets with the bookies of your choice. Sam Chapman says that he doesn’t recommend using a betting exchange for Championship Profits as the service does involve placing of doubles, however, so long as games aren’t running concurrent to each other, this shouldn’t be a problem.

With that having been said, I don’t think that it is unreasonable to say that those of you with restrictions might struggle from the get go. Honestly, I don’t really see this as the best starting point. Especially as the quality of these emails is rather lacking and ultimately contains the bare minimum in terms of information. As such, Oddschecker will serve you well.

In terms of the bets, they are centred on, as the name of Championship Profits suggests, the English Championship. According to Sam Chapman, this is because there are much better odds that are available stating “he worst odds for opening weekend of the Championship are 3/4 (as of 24th July), in fact only 3 teams are odds on”.  This is then compared favourably the Premier League where odds are much shorter.

From here we are asked by Sam Chapman to take his word that this, combined with the fact that he watches the league week in week out, allow him to “predict at a pretty staggering rate”. This also somehow allows him to pick the best markets for a given game including the match result, a double every weekend, and a host of different goal markets.

Now, that first part suggests to me that there is very little risk involved with Championship Profits, and Sam Chapman is surely able to produce proofing backing up a strike rate that is well in excess of 70%, right? Especially given that he has supposedly bet on Championship football for the last 3 seasons. There should be plenty of data to demonstrate that this can be profitable.

Not surprisingly to me, there isn’t. And the actual claimed strike rate for Championship Profits is 62%. Make no mistake, this isn’t a bad number. But with nothing to back it up, and the claims of “guaranteed profits” and predicting at a “pretty staggering rate”, I certainly expected more in this regard. I don’t believe that this will be the last disappointing thing here though.

All of this only really leaves the staking plan that is in place, or rather, the vague lack thereof. Sam Chapman talks about backing Championship Profits to £10 bets, or even £50 bets. These are apparently level stakes, however this isn’t something that is ever clarified really. It also casts some aspersions on the supposed income potential (but I will get to that a little later on).

What is particularly noteworthy is that it is recommended that you have a betting bank of just 20 points. Sam Chapman says that this will be enough to cover any losing runs and weeks, which I suppose in theory it does. Being realistic about it though, that is a worryingly low number for me, and given that Championship Profits isn’t really proofed, I am not inclined to see it as nearly enough.

How Does Championship Profits Work?

Honestly, I wish I could tell you how Championship Profits works. Sam Chapman simply doesn’t tell us anything really. As I’ve already mentioned, we are told that there is better value to be had in betting on Championship football due to the supposedly higher odds. We are also told about his ability to predict that that staggering rate, but that is it.

This combined with no proofing means that there is simply no way of knowing what you can actually expect from Championship Profits, or even if the service would be for you. I cannot stress enough how concerning this opacity is when it comes to information that honestly, should be quite straight forward.

As a consumer, I have always maintained that you should be able to make a purchase based off an informed decision. In this case, there is no way of doing this. All that Sam Chapman is saying is that he can make you £2,000 in guaranteed profit, but you just have to take his word that he is capable of doing this. It simply isn’t good enough.  

What is the Initial Investment?

At the time of writing, there is just one option if you want to subscribe to Championship Profits. This is a one time payment of £27 which Sam Chapman says will give you access to the first 8 weeks of the season. Once this has elapsed, you have the option to sign up for the rest of the season for £100. These numbers concern me for reasons that I will get to.

It is also noteworthy that despite the fact that Championship Profits is being sold through Clickbank, there is no mention of the 60 day money back guarantee that they offer on their products.

What is the Rate of Return?

There re two numbers that are quoted in terms of Championship Profits, both of which fundamentally promise the same thing. First of all, we are told that Sam Chapman’s betting advice can turn £10 bets into £2,000. Using the 20 point betting bank, this means £200 into £2,000. This is a 900% increase on your initial betting bank.

Alternatively, we are told that using £50 bets, we could expect to make £10,000 which is again, that 900% increase. All of this is supposedly able to be achieved by the end of the season, with Sam Chapman saying if you haven’t, then you can get access to the next year of tips for free. This all sounds very generous, but I’m not sold on it at all.

Conclusion for Championship Profits

Honestly, I cannot remember the last time that I have looked at a service with as little evidence as Championship Profits. Sam Chapman simply doesn’t provide any information at all that makes you believe anything that he says. In fact, I would go as far as to say that there are quite clear efforts to obfuscate information rather than provide it.

This is evident in a number of ways. First of all, the proofing. Sam Chapman has supposedly been doing this for 3 years. Any bettor worth their salt would have kept detailed records for at least the last 12 months of this, if only because they planned to offer their bets as a paid tipster service.

The fact that this hasn’t happened with Championship Profits suggests to me that even if you were to offer the benefit of doubt, this is being operated by somebody who is incredibly amateurish. I can’t speak for everybody, obviously, but I know that I wouldn’t be too keen to throw my hat into the ring with a tipster who misses out on something so basic.

There are other elements that I find to be particularly questionable as well. I am referring back to that URL that Sam Chapman uses, as well as the multiple claims in the sales material for Championship Profits that you are guaranteed a profit. No tipster worth their salt will guarantee this, because there are simply too many variables. It doesn’t matter how good you are.

On top of this, there are the entirely reasonable questions about the claimed profitability. Now, I really want to talk a little bit about the time scales, and it boils down to this. 8 weeks is a touch longer than you get with your 60 day money back guarantee through Clickbank.

If at the end of your 8 week period you are in profit, then great. Sam Chapman can push you into signing up for the full year for the not inconsiderable cost of £100. Of course, by this point, your ability to claim a refund has been effectively shut down, and if you haven’t made money then you have just a few days to claim a refund.

It is cruel to put it this bluntly, but it doesn’t really matter what happens from here for the vendor who is selling Championship Profits as they may well have already pocketed your money, win or lose. Now, I want to clarify that this is only conjecture on a possible outcome, but those numbers and lack of are all a bit too convenient for my liking.

All of this is pretty off putting, but I accept that it is all also hypothetical. But what isn’t are things like, no real insight into how Sam Chapman makes his selections. No real demonstration of knowledge of Championship football. Returning to my previous point, the lack of proofing. These are all simple and tangible bits of information and evidence that sell a service.

The fact that they are so clearly missing from Championship Profits is more than enough to tell me that this is a service that you should avoid. Frankly, I don’t believe any of Sam Chapman’s claims, and unless I received some pretty strong evidence to the contrary, I can say quite comfortably that I won’t be changing my mind on this.

 

Comments (1)

In August I was offered a ten week free trial of Championship Profits doubles ie one double per week. The first one was on 3 August and the latest being 9 November. This amounts to 14 doubles as some midweek matches were included and the trial has run past ten weeks. I have been placing my bets with BET365 and at the odds achieved, I am 1.7363 points DOWN over this period so hardly impressive and not sufficient to encourage me to pay for a subscription. I have not been sent any selection for today 16 Nov presumably due to the international break.

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From: Simon Roberts