High Five Review – Betfan

High Five is a new service from the Betfan group. The service has been launched off the back of some very strong performances and displays some decent potential. 

Introduction to High Five

There is a single quote in the sales material from the tipster behind High Five which has really made the service stand out to me, and that is “It’s All About Consistency!”. I have been saying this for a long time and it is great to see a tipster who is on board with this angle.

As such, I will freely admit that I Have come into High Five quite excited by the prospect that is on offer. Especially when you start to look into the claimed background of the tipster who is ultimately behind High Five. So, with this excitement really bubbling to the forefront, let’s see whether or not Betfan can deliver here. 

What Does High Five Offer?

As is always the case from Betfan, one of the things that cannot be disputed about High Five is that it is a well put together service logistically. This means that subscribers can expect to receive selections on a near daily basis.

These are sent out via email as well as being uploaded to a member’s area on the Betfan website. The tipster who is ultimately behind High Five states that selections will be issued the evening before racing, typically between 6.30 and 7.30pm. This allows you to get early prices which is integral to the success of the service.

Talking of the bets, High Five deals exclusively with win bets. I will be honest and say that this did come as a bit of a surprise to me. There is a seeming focus on value according to the proofing that Betfan provide as well as in the sales material with a lot of other tipster services of a similar vein, there has been a mix of win and each way bets.

This allows for higher odds bets to place and still help keep a betting bank topped up. This particularly strikes me with High Five as Betfan’s proofing demonstrates that there is the potential for frequent high volume betting days.

Somewhat mitigating the cost factor of following High Five is a rather strict staking plan. All of the bets are advised to be backed to level stakes of just 1 point each.

This means that when you are losing out, you aren’t ever losing out too much in the grand scheme of things. With that having been said, there are still long losing streaks which can massively impact the long term profitability. This does mean a pretty substantial betting bank is required for High Five.

Finally, I want to discuss the strike rate for the service a little bit. Now, this is a service where you are betting on large quantities of bets in anticipation of big wins coming in. AS such, you aren’t going to win often, a fact that is apparent in Betfan’s claim that the strike rate for the service stands at an overall average of 16.63%.

Truthfully, even on good days, High Five has only exceeded this average occasionally making it a decent representation of what to expect.

How Does High Five Work?

As is always the case when it comes to products from Betfan, I am massively frustrated to see that there is very little information provided about the service and what it entails. Firstly, the frustrating. The fact of the matter is that there is very little of substance said about High Five.

We are told that finding selections involves 6 hours work a day (aided by technology) as well as a reference to “gathering all the ‘outside’ knowledge from sources in the industry” as well as a piece of “bespoke software”. Is it possible that all of this is actually involved with High Five, absolutely, but those who are looking for insight into the service will be disappointed here.

There is some mitigation in the fact that High Five is a fully proofed service with Betfan providing a detailed breakdown of the services betting advice, results, etc. but none the less, some people would like to understand what the rationale is behind selections.

I feel like this applies particularly with something like High Five as you are being asked to follow betting advice that can come with some very mixed results (for example, February saw just 11 winning bets out of 81 bets (not including non-runners). That is quite a large leap of faith in my opinion.

What is the Initial Investment?

There are a large number of options open to you if you want to subscribe to High Five, all of which differ massively in terms of cost and value. The lowest priced option that Betfan offer in terms of outlay is a weekly subscription which is priced at £15 plus VAT.

I don’t really consider this to be a sustainable option longer term. Next there is a “Monthly” membership which is priced at £45 plus VAT. It is important to keep in mind that this option is actually every 28 days which does mean paying that amount 13 times in a calendar year.

Next there is a 90 day or quarterly option which costs you £126 plus VAT. Finally (and offering the best value) is a monthly option which is priced at £214 plus VAT.

As with all products from the Betfan group, it is worth keeping in mind that there is no real money back guarantee or the like offered here.

What is the Rate of Return?

Since it launched, High Five has produced a profit of 226.81 points. Given the fact that the staking is level stakes of 1 point per bet, this is one hell of a strong result.

Now, I do think that there has to be some context provided for this, namely that most of this profit has been made in the first 3 months including a losing month. For somewhat better context on these results, the ROI for High Five stands at 45.01% according to Betfan which is a particularly strong number.

Conclusion on High Five by Betfan

One of the things that you will see me talk about a lot is the concept of consistency and this is for good reason. Whilst some people are undoubtedly looking for the maximum profit, no matter how they achieve this, I don’t believe this is most punters though. The fact of the matter is that for most people, they are not in a position to keep sinking money into a betting system waiting for a big pay day.

Now, with that having been said, I don’t want to say that this is definitively the case with High Five, however it is slightly difficult to ignore the results to date.

The fact that so much of the profit has been generated in just 2 months with a losing month in between suggests that consistency might be a problem here. When I look a the number of Betfan products that have been launched off the back of strong initial results, only to be closed down the line because they have failed to perform in the longer term.

These are minor issues at this point as frankly, there is no knowing exactly what the future holds.

This brings to the forefront the question of value for money and unfortunately, this is an area where I am not entirely sold on High Five. The fact of the matter is that Betfan are asking quite a lot for the service. With 6 months of results, there may be some justification for these costs but as it stands, I’m just not convinced.

So, with all of this in mind, what do I ultimately think of High Five? The short answer is that there’s some potential. But for me, I would like to see a good few extra months of results before I was willing to invest the quite substantial amount that Betfan are asking for the service.

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From: Simon Roberts