Goal King is a new to market sports betting tipster eservice which is operated by Steve Hudson. He makes some pretty compelling arguments for following his service.
Introduction to Goal King
When it comes to marketing a tipster service, there are a lot of different approaches that you can take. A lot of what I see in this line of work is people making ridiculous and unfounded claims. Everything is stretched and made to seem like it is truly incredible. And probably not surprisingly, it gets a little tiresome wading through a mire of BS. But sometimes, you get a service that is just incredibly straightforward. The claims are clearly stated, the results aren’t (too) exaggerated, and importantly, it looks good.
This brings me to Goal King. A service that by almost all accounts delivers entirely on those last few points. It’s honestly been a while since I’ve looked at a tipster service whereby you are simply presented with the details, everything is factual, and there is plenty of data backing everything up. So… Thank you Steve Hudson, for an early Christmas present for me. Of course, good marketing does not necessarily a good tipster service make.
The truth is that whilst there are a lot of strong positives here, there are definitely elements of this that are just… Well, I think that they’re a little bit questionable. And unfortunately, they are actually quite substantial problems in my eyes. Are they deal breakers? Do they make Goal King a shambling mess that leaves Steve Hudson in the dirt? Definitely not. But there are some very real considerations that need to be made when you’re actually weighing this one up. And with that in mind, let’s get straight into it.
What Does Goal King Offer?
It has taken me a while to know where to start with Goal King. Because as I think I’ve made clear, parts of this service carry far more weight than others in terms of affecting opinion. Because of that, I want to start with some of the less controversial elements. That way, we can almost build towards a crescendo, whilst acknowledging the things that Steve Hudson does right.
Starting logistically, one of the things that I really like about Goal King is the rate that tips are sent out at. That might sound like a strange thing to say, but with football betting I tend to see two things. One is only betting on the weekend. But covering maybe 20 plus bets in that period because that is just “when the football is on”. Alternatively, you see smaller numbers of bets through the week, but it seems to be a tipster taking a punt in the Albanian B League for the sake of it.
Here you see a steady influx of bets with a varied volume. By and large, you won’t really betting on more than around 6 bets on a given day, which is definitely manageable. And whilst Steve Hudson does tip frequently, he doesn’t seem to tip just for the sake of it. Which is a good thing to see.
In terms of the management side of things, Goal King isn’t Steve Hudson’s first rodeo, and it shows. As is pretty much standard these days, selections are sent out directly via email. But unlike a lot of tipsters on the market, these emails are pretty detailed. You are given instructions on what to bet, how much to bet on them, and importantly, what kinds of odds are available. This latter part takes out a lot of work for those following it.
The bets themselves have a very strong structure. Steve Hudson predominantly tips on Both Teams to Score markets and Over/Under 2.5 goals markets. As well as this, there are also a number of Asian Handicap bets. These can sound complicated, but honestly, it is all very simple and you will find almost all bookies will take bets on them. Furthermore, because you are following Goal King rather than having to work things out for yourself, all you are really doing is placing a bet.
Now, one of the biggest issues that can exist when it comes to football betting is a lack of value. The fact of the matter is that unless you are backing an absolute rank outsider or taking on a really esoteric type of bet (Marcus Rashford to score second, in the second half, and United to lose by more than two goals), you will really struggle to get odds that are even close to reasonable.
Goal King really does a pretty good job of getting around this. Steve Hudson says that the average odds come in at 1.91. What I like is that this is a pretty accurate portrayal of what you can expect. The bulk of bets don’t have odds lower than 1.5 and generally will top out at less than 3.0. That is a pretty respectable range.
Combine those kinds of odds with a strike rate of 64% and things start to look really good. It is very clear to me that there is profit potential here. It also sets the service up very nicely for producing consistent results. Something that I always like to see, but unfortunately, don’t tend to.
And with all of that out of the way, we can talk about the element of Goal King that has the single biggest effect on my opinion of it. And that is the staking plan. Steve Hudson’s proofing shows almost all bets advised to 5 points with a few exceptions. This has an affect on two things. Firstly, there is the fact that it does inflate the results somewhat. That is a big deal to me.
The other reason that I’m not so keen on these high stakes is that whilst Goal King doesn’t necessarily have a high volume of bets, it does mean that those busier days mean staking 30 points. That is quite a lot to put down really, especially if you want to get the kinds of results that Steve Hudson uses to draw people in.
How Does Goal King Work?
In terms of how Goal King works, there are a few things at play. Firstly, there is the wider betting strategy. Effectively, Steve Hudson says that by using BTTS and the over/under markets, you aren’t reliant on one team to perform. I’ll grant him, that makes a perfect kind of sense. And if you’re looking to maximise how often you win, that is as good an approach to take as any.
The other element of Goal King is the selection process. Unfortunately, this isn’t something that is really discussed. Don’t get me wrong, Steve Hudson says that all bets are fully researched and analysed, but that doesn’t really tell you a lot. One can look at the proofing however and make some deductions. I will concede that these are all speculation on my behalf, but what I can say is that honestly, many of the bets are what you would probably call “common sense” bets.
Would you expect both teams to score if Liverpool (with their current defensive injuries) were playing Leicester? I don’t think that’s a bad shout (even if it did lose). Would you expect to see under 2.5 goals for a game between Burnley and Crystal Palace? You’ve probably not thought about it, but actually, that sounds about right. Neither are what you would call prolific. All relatively straightforward.
One of the things that does go a long way when it comes to Goal King is the inclusion of the proofing. This adds a lot of mitigation in so much as you can get a good idea of the ebb and flow of things and see if it is for you or not. It is worth noting however that this does seem to have ended when the service launched. As such, it isn’t necessarily what I would call entirely up to date.
What is the Initial Investment?
At the time of writing there are two options if you want to subscribe to Goal King. The first of these is a monthly subscription which is priced at the incredibly reasonable cost of £14.95 per month (plus VAT).
Alternatively, you can sign up to Goal King for a full year. Steve Hudson says that he would typically charge £179.40 for the year (which is the same cost as the monthly subscription) however, at the time of writing, there is a limited time offer. This means that you can get access for a full year for a cost of just £67 (again, plus VAT). A substantial 63% saving.
Both options come with a full 30 day money back guarantee which is backed up by the fact that Steve Hudson is selling Goal King through Clickbank. They are usually very good at honouring this, so long as you aren’t the kind of person who constantly returns products to them.
What is the Rate of Return?
I won’t lie to you. A big part of the draw with Goal King is the headline. “Football Expert Reveals
Secret Goal Betting System That Makes £20,337 in 7 Months”. That’s just a bloody impressive number. Now, I’ll admit, coming into this, I fully expected that to be to £100 stakes. As I’ve mentioned, I do have some familiarity with Steve Hudson. But that would still mean a very respectable points profit of around 203 points.
Unfortunately, digging deeper, one is led to that staking plan for Goal King. And that is where things really start to fall down. Whilst you can speculate forever on whether those 5 point stakes are there to boost the results or are a genuine strategy, there is no denying that they do inflate the results. Because if you were staking just 1 point per bet, you’d be looking at around 40 points of profit in the same period.
Conclusion for Goal King
I’ll admit that I always struggle to know where to land with something like Goal King. The staking plan is undoubtedly key to making the profits what they are, but how many people who would normally stake £10 per point on 1 point level stakes are going to sit down and happily just stick £50 per bet on? Especially when you might have 6 bets in a day. The short answer is… Well, not many.
The other side of this coin is that Steve Hudson could very easily argue that it is justifiable, that the lower odds make it a necessity, and so on and so forth. And he would be entirely correct in saying all this. But by the same token, Jeff Bezos could equally easily argue that in order to become the richest man in the world, you just have to start an online book shop. Just because it is technically correct, that doesn’t mean it is applicable in real life.
For the purposes of this review, I’m going to be thinking in terms of £10 bets (or £2 per point using Steve Hudson’s plan) Because I believe that realistically, this is where your average bettor will be. And here’s the thing. It would still be worth it. Goal King has been live since mid-May. At this point, you’d have paid out for 6 months at just £18 per month (with VAT). This means a cost of £108 from a £400 profit. You’d still be almost £300 up.
That ain’t too shabby. Especially, and this is a really important thing to keep in mind here, for the cost. Because I can think of tipsters that have definitely made more and performed better. But they aren’t doing it for £18 per month. And that to me is where I think the success of Goal King can lie.
The fact of the matter is this. There are a lot of people out there who like a bet on the footie, but would like it to be more profitable. They exist somewhere between a serious bettor and a casual punter. And for those kinds of people, something like Goal King is a very good looking option. It doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg, it has still made you a consistent profit, and the wins are consistent enough to instil faith.
Broadly speaking, I don’t necessarily know that I would recommend Goal King. If you want to spend more money, there are definitely better options out there. But if you’re on a budget, there are definitely much worse offerings out there as well. And it is for those people that I would say, with the low costs and that money back guarantee, it may well be worth a go.