Football Profit Club Review Ian Hess

Football Profit Club is a brand new to market sports betting tipster service which is offered by tipster Ian Hess. As the name of the service suggests, he claims that you can make a lot of profit through football betting.

Introduction to Football Profit Club

I don’t think that it’s really any secret that it’s increasingly difficult to find value bets when it comes to football. Let’s be honest with ourselves, the bookies love it because football is the one area where your casual bettor will always love to have a punt, so the odds are always a bit naff. In no small part due to the fact that for a bookmaker, they know that whatever they offer, there will be someone willing to back their team.

Tipster, Ian Hess, claims that he has found a way to obtain value though. And he is willing to share that information in the form of Football Profit Club. He says that his method of betting on football is “a little different”. But ultimately, I will say here and now that it isn’t anything that I haven’t seen before. You see, this is a tipster service based around accumulators. But not just any accas. It is instead the more exotic variants (think Patent bets, Trixies, and even Yankees).

And I will admit that on paper, he also presents a somewhat compelling argument. However, we all know that what works on paper doesn’t always translate into betting success. So, with that in mind, let’s have a look at Football Profit Club and see if this is the football tipster service we’ve all been waiting for.

What Does Football Profit Club Offer?

There is quite a lot of ground to cover with Football Profit Club, especially in terms of the bets that are involved. So, I hope you will excuse me if I’m keen to get straight into this. And I want to start by talking about the logistical elements, because frankly, there isn’t a whole lot there that is worth talking about.

Ian Hess is offering a very straight forward affair in terms of how he runs Football Profit Club. As you would expect, selections are sent directly to subscribers via email. These emails are a little bit sparse, mostly just containing information on what bets you are placing, and the selections involved. This means that if you want to get the best odds, you will have to shop around.

Fortunately, you do at least get the opportunity to do this. You see, all of the bets are typically for the weekend (with some FA Cup fixtures thrown in as well) which means that Ian Hess is able to send them out on a Friday. Now, what time on a Friday can vary, but ultimately, it does make Football Profit Club a usable option for a number of people.

Now we come to the bulk of Football Profit Club. Because honestly, a lot of the reason that this whole thing seems to exist is because Ian Hess seems so certain that the types of bets that he advises are enough to warrant a tipster service (as it were).

Now I have already touched on the fact that this uses accumulators. Something that, had you read the sales material, you would find somewhat ironic. Ian Hess is quite keen to disparage most accas saying that they are there mostly to trip up bettors. And yet in spite of that, Football Profit Club uses anything from doubles through to five fold accas, as well as anything up to a Yankee which includes 11 bets up to a four fold.

In order to help obtain the best possible odds, we are told that Football Profit Club uses a variety of markets. A claim that is actually very interesting to me. In the sales material, Ian Hess talks about the importance of getting “odds above evens” on selections within the accas, which is fair enough. However, a large number of these individual selections are much lower than this. What this means is that ultimately, you won’t be betting on particularly long shots here.

As you would expect from a tipster service that is recommending as many as 5 selections on a given bet, this isn’t a high volume affair. In fact, from what I have seen, you will mostly be looking at about 3 accas a week. Sometimes a little more if there is FA Cup action.

This isn’t a bad thing as the staking plan that is in place is… Well, frankly, it is a touch risky in my opinion. Ian Hess says that he personally starts with a £1,000 starting bank. And that every weekend he bets 25% of that (a number that doesn’t seem to add up with the betting slips he provides as “evidence”, but we’ll overlook that for now). However, you also have those FA cup bets as well.

Now that might not sound too bad in the grand scheme of things. The fact of the matter is though, that this kind of thing can really start to add up. Of that £1,000 starting bank, Ian Hess demonstrates that you might be putting as much as 35% of it at risk when there are cup games. That doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room if you hit a bad spell.

Which brings me to the final thing that I wish to cover with Football Profit Club. This is the strike rate, or rather, the lack thereof. The suggests from the sales material is that of 75% is attainable (we are told of 12 bets of which 9 won). The FA Cup bets came in slightly worse off with 4 out of 6 winning for a strike rate of 66%.

The problem with these numbers is that even if you give any weight to them (which I’m rather loathe to), they are clearly a best case scenario. The fact of the matter is that I have seen a lot of tipster services that involve less inherent risk than Football Profit Club come in with strike rates under 50%, and as such, with the limited “proofing”, it is hard to believe these numbers.                                                          

How Does Football Profit Club Work?

At this point, I want to turn my attention to Ian Hess’s approach to betting. You see, he does a brilliant job of talking up why all the different forms of acca that he uses are better than the ones that most punters place. He talks about the risk of a “giant slaying” letting your bet down, or picking huge numbers of bets to back in order to try and get value.

What he doesn’t talk about however, is his selection process. And for my money, that is much more important than simply talking about the bets that you recommend. The fact of the matter is that you could find a market that is going to give you consistent value on every bet that you place, but that doesn’t count for anything if you can’t pick bets that are winners.

And the fact of the matter is that in my opinion, it is hugely important due to the nature of Football Profit Club that you know what you are getting into. I know I talk about the right to understand what you are getting into a lot here, and I stand by it. But when someone is ultimately asking you to stake a third of your betting bank per week, you really need to know that they know what they are doing.

Combine this lack of explanation with a lack of proofing for Football Profit Club (I refuse to count a few highly questionable screenshots of betting slips as “proofing”) and you have quite a worrying picture. The fact of the matter is that you only have Ian Hess’s word that any of this is as good as he says. Which isn’t great when he’s the only person who really stands to benefit from your signing up.

What is the Initial Investment?

If you want to subscribe to Football Profit Club, there is just one option that is available, and that is a one time cost of £97. And for this, you get access to Ian Hess’s selections for the rest of the season. Given that the Premier League season ends in May, that does mean that you are only really getting 3 months worth of selections.

It is particularly worth knowing that if you are considering Football Profit Club, then you get a full 60 day money back guarantee in place. This is backed up by the fact that it is being sold through Clickbank. However, rather questionably, Ian Hess doesn’t actually mention this anywhere in the sales material for the service.

What is the Rate of Return?

The clear reason that you would be inclined to subscribe to Football Profit Club is the headlining profit potential. Ian Hess claims that in just 5 weeks, you can make £4,500. This is somewhat backed up by the “evidence” provided. It is worth noting however that these numbers are based off staking that full £250 per weekend.

Realistically, even if you take Ian Hess’s word that these results are genuine and above board, it seems very unlikely that they are going to be commonplace. But honestly, I don’t believe that this is really the case.  

Conclusion for Football Profit Club

Honestly, I don’t really know where to start with Football Profit Club. The fact of the matter is that there just isn’t a whole lot here that I believe is worthwhile. First things first. Usually with something like this kind of thing, you can at least make some case for the service as they are typically very cheap. At £97 though, Ian Hess is pricing his service in line with some genuine tipster services.

Straight away, this means that you really have to hold Football Profit Club to a higher standard. After all, if you are priced the same as (some frankly very good) other tipster services, then you have to be able to compete with those. And the problem here is that I don’t believe that it can.

Here’s the thing. What Ian Hess does very well is selling an idea. Backing accumulators is certainly something that carries risk. And his reasoning for backing the more exotic options does make a certain amount of sense. But the fact of the matter is that when you actually look at his evidence that it is somehow superior, well… It’s pretty minimal.

The fact of the matter is that aside from the lack of evidence that this methodology is in any way superior. There is no longer term proofing that you can refer to, no real explanation as to why it’s an improvement (outside of the vague notion that you have more chance of having bets come in). And most importantly in my book, there isn’t even anything that explains why you are backing the bets that he recommends.

Honestly, I don’t think that it’s unreasonable at all to want to have that understanding of what you are getting into. I’ve talked about this before now, but it really is something that in my book is basic information. Especially given that aforementioned lack of proofing.

So, what you’re ultimately facing down here is a tipster service that isn’t particularly cheap. Has no real substance from everything that I’ve seen. And ultimately, the income potential is seemingly strong, but it seems unlikely that you are really going to see those returns.

For my money, that just doesn’t cut the mustard. The tipster market is a competitive one and there are much better options out there than Football Profit Club. In fact, there are products that we recommend here that cost less than Football Profit Club, can demonstrate an income, and aren’t reliant on simply blindly following the advice of a tipster.

Not surprisingly, all of these things come together to create something that I just can’t bring myself to recommend. Honestly, there just isn’t anything here that I believe is a clear positive. Everything is tinged with condition and questionability. And that is no reason to start investing your time and money in a service.  


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