Football Fever is a long standing football tipster service from the Tipster Street platform of tipsters. They refer to the tipster behind the service as being one of very few who make profit from football betting.
Introduction to Football Fever
I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t at least a little intrigued by a few of the statements that Tipster Street make about Football Fever. In order to understand some of this, I feel like I need to talk about some context. Tipster Street are very well known to me and by and large, I have nothing but respect for their approach.
This is because there is usually very little in the way of unnecessary exuberance with a firm focus on the numbers side of things. As a result of this, I have often found that everything is very factual. And yet, somehow Football Fever appears to be somewhat contradictory to this. Is this down to simply out of date marketing (Football Fever has been around for 3 years) or is there something that Tipster Street see that I don’t? Let’s have a look.
What Does Football Fever Offer?
As far as tipster services go, Tipster Street are pretty on top of how theirs are managed. This means that you can expect things to operate in a certain way. None the less, there are a few things that need to be noted about Football Fever. First of all, this is along way from a daily tipster service.
As is often the way with football tipster services, you won’t be betting every day and actually, gaps of more than 3 days between bets are not an unreasonable expectation. When selections are available, Tipster Street issue to them to Football Fever subscribers directly via email.
The tipster behind Football Fever takes advantage of a pretty wide variety of betting markets in order to make the service work. This means common bets like backing a team to win or draw (or both) to over and under goals markets, both teams to score and a few others. By and large, Football Fever is concerned with quite low odds with the proofing from Tipster Street demonstrating that very few bets ae over 2.0 and average odds of just 2.05.
Finally, I feel like it is quite important to note that Football Fever is actually quite a low volume tipster service. This means that on average, you are looking at just 21 bets per month.
I now want to talk about the staking plan that is in place. With almost all of their products, Tipster Street recommend staking £25 per point and Football Fever is no different in this regard. What is somewhat different however is the number of points per bet. Whilst you will be by and large betting just 1 point per bet, it is not uncommon for the tipster to advise 3 points per bet. Using £25 per point, this has the potential to get expensive. Especially on some o the busier days with multiple bets.
Finally, I want to talk about the strike rate. This stands at a mind bogglingly good looking 53% according to Tipster Street. Keep in mind that Football Fever has been operational for as long as it has, and the fact that this is fully proofed, and I think that there is no getting round the fact that this is quite the feat. Whether or not it is a good or bad thing is a much more subjective question that I want to address a little later on.
How Does Football Fever Work?
As is always the case with products from Tipster Street, there is no information provided about what the selection process for Football Fever entails. I have said historically that this is not necessarily a massive issue with Football Fever products as they are pretty well vetted and full proofing is always provided. For my money, this means that not knowing how a tipster finds their bets is offset by the fact that you can clearly see how their bets are performing.
In the case of Football Fever though, I would have perhaps liked to have seen a little bit more. I don’t think that I am being unreasonable when I say that the results here are far from particularly strong. As such, I would like to understand what the rationale is behind the selections, so that the results, and Football Fever as a service, can be at least somewhat justified.
What is the Initial Investment?
Tipster Street have a very simple pricing structure for all of their services and this also applies to Football Fever. There are two available options I you want to subscribe to the service. The first of these options is a monthly subscription which is priced at £9.95 per month.
Alternatively, you can sign up to Football Fever on a quarterly basis at a cost of £19.95 per quarter. It is worth mentioning that at the time of writing, you can get access on a 30 day trial basis for a cost of just £2.49. There is however no money back guarantee offered through Tipster Street on their products.
What is the Rate of Return?
The returns for Football Fever are by far and away the most disappointing service and it is on this topic that I wish to address a few points that Tipster Street make. First of all, they say that any football tipster service which generates a higher ROI than 4% is doing well. This would support the actual ROI for Football Fever which stands at just 6%.
Another way of looking at this is that over almost 3 years of football betting, Football Fever has produced a points profit of just 64.43 points. Even to £25 stakes, that means an average monthly profit of less than £40.
Conclusion on Football Fever
Sometimes, I have to be blunt and say that I just don’t see why a service exists. Unfortunately, Football Fever is one of them. Whilst I can appreciate that this is a genuine service and it is in profit, it is also arguably the most woeful example of a football tipster I have seen that hasn’t been closed down or a likely scam.
I always try to be positive when it comes to the services I look at. Even with Football Fever, if I look really hard and try to be very optimistic, £20 per month is better than nothing I suppose. Except, factor in the time placing bets etc. and you are probably coming out not too far off minimum wage… There simply isn’t enough profit in Football Fever for me to consider recommending it.
This begs the question as to why it is still on the books for Tipster Street. Yes, it has technically made money. Yes, some people will be content with an ROI of just 6%. Some people will simply be happy that they are winning often.
Even here though, celebrating the one area where Football Fever really does perform, it is marred with problems. Mathematically, the service is barely breaking even. For every bet that wins, one loses. But the odds of 2.0 mean that your winnings off one bet are barely covering the losses incurred on the statistically sure second bet.
You can rinse and repeat this as much as you want, pointing out that you are still making a profit, but for me it just isn’t good enough. Football Fever isn’t expensive, it wins often, and the results are genuine. It should be a service I want to celebrate. Instead, I can only conclude that it isn’t worth the time or money you would have to invest.
Tipster Street are always up front about the numbers side of their tipsters and this is no different, however sometimes this backfires and exposes everything that is wrong with a service. Football Fever being a perfect example of this.
.I want to leave you with a slightly poignant statement on the wider position of Football Fever. I have looked at some tipsters before now who have made more in a good month than Football Fever has in a full year and I think that speaks volumes.