Home Draw Away is a new to market sports betting tipster service which is operated by one Colin Storton. He claims that just a few bets per week can produce a very impressive looking profit.
Introduction to Home Draw Away
The Premier League season is well underway at this point, and with that comes a deluge of tipsters, all with wildly differing and varying approaches to betting on the sport. Some will exploit niche betting markets, others will bring together bets in a massive acca, and there are tipsters who will simply back low odds favourites and rely on a high strike rate to carry them through. Inherently, none of these approaches are necessarily better than the others. But what about if you started to bring all of those together?
Well, whilst he isn’t explicit about it, that is kind of what Colin Storton is doing with today’s subject, Home Draw Away. Now, I want to start by saying that on a very fundamental basis, this isn’t a service that is doing anything new or groundbreaking. I feel like in the time I’ve been doing this, I’ve seen the approach involved used a number of times. Just… never quite in this way before. And that means that whilst there is a lot in common with other services, this is ultimately a bit unique.
So far, so good, right? Well, not entirely. Because I have also been in this industry for more than long enough to know that unique is not something that in and of itself makes a good service. There is a lot of nuance to this, and I can’t help but feeling that this nuance is where Home Draw Away starts to fall apart a bit. The fact of the matter is this. What Colin Storton is doing sounds very good. It also looks very good. But whether or not it delivers… That is a very different question.
What Does Home Draw Away Offer?
Arguably the most important element of Home Draw Away (at least, that is my takeaway from the sales material) is what exactly is on offer. Because in many respects, there is a lot to digest and takeaway. Not something that is necessarily a bad thing, but it does mean that it is rather difficult to know where to start, and which of the myriad of slightly differing bets is most important.
So, first things first, let’s talk logistics. Because this is one area where Home Draw Away can be argued to be black and white. As you would expect from pretty much any modern day tipster service, Colin Storton sends his selections out directly via email. The content of them is… Well, it’s not bad. There is all of the information that you need to get the various bets placed, but that is about it.
Now, one of the first things that stands out to me about Home Draw Away most immediately is the fact that this is just a weekly tipster service. In no small part, this is down to the fact that everything is focused on the Premier League. That isn’t necessarily a good or a bad thing, but it is an important element that is worth mentioning in my book.
As is the fact that the emails containing bets are sent out (usually) on the Friday before any games kick off. This gives you plenty of time to place the bets and, realistically, use an odds comparison site to ensure that you are maximising your returns. You see, Colin Storton advises just 3 bets per week. And the nature of said bets mean that there is increased risk. As such, it is important in my eyes to ensure that you are really maximising your earnings from Home Draw Away.
This means using an odds comparison site. Something that isn’t really discussed as an option. But for me, it can be critical. Looking at this weekend alone, you could see an increase of as much as 10% using different bookies. This will start to add up, but importantly, I just don’t see you winning all that often if I’m honest.
Mostly, this is down to the fact that Home Draw Away concerns itself with betting on football accas. Now, I will admit, that you aren’t looking at ridiculous 12 folds. Colin Storton keeps it all looking pretty tight exclusively using doubles and trebles. As such, you don’t have that thing whereby you’re losing out on big bets because of one team letting you down at the end. It is worth noting that you are backing a team to win, as well as backing a draw.
Naturally, this is football betting. So, whilst the individual odds aren’t necessarily the highest things in the world (getting up to about 3/1), they can mean some pretty big returns when it all starts coming together. Examples of this supposedly include a treble that came in at more than 12/1 and double that landed at more than 17/1.
Because of the way that Colin Storton brings all of this together though, you are effectively placing just 3 bets per week. This makes Home Draw Away one of the lowest volume tipster services that I think I’ve seen for a very long time. Whether or not that is a good thing is probably a bit subjective, but I will take selectivity over a high volume of tips for the sake of it.
One of the things that is concerning to me is the staking plan. Well, not so much the plan itself. That is simply a level staking affair of 1 point per bet. But Colin Storton recommends just a 12 point betting bank for Home Draw Away. That means a month worth of betting which, on paper, sounds like it should be sufficient. But I’m not certain that it is.
You see, one of my other big criticisms for Home Draw Away is that Colin Storton doesn’t talk about how often you can expect to see winners landing. And this lack of strike rate, honestly, is worrying. In 7 weeks, we are shown that there isn’t a single week where there hasn’t been a profit made. But I am inclined to take this with a pinch of salt. Because this is based off simply a list of supposedly winning bets, with no real context. Furthermore, it is a very small sample size.
How Does Home Draw Away Work?
Now, how Home Draw Away works is an interesting thing. Because unfortunately, I am in a position that I find myself in all too often if I’m honest. You see, what Colin Storton has here really, is an idea for a strategy. Each week, be bets a treble on home team wins, a double on draws, and a double backing teams playing away to win. It sounds appealing, and like there is some kind of rhyme and reason for betting this way.
Unfortunately, there is no real explanation beyond this. There is no real reasoning as to why bets are backed in the way that they are, and as such, it all just comes off as being a bit esoteric in my mind. Here’s the thing… if Colin Storton were saying, well, we back those home wins because they’re more likely, and away wins have better odds but are predictable, and draws have even higher odds but don’t come in that often. That would be acceptable. But he isn’t.
Nor, and this is a big part of what stands out to me, is there any explanation about what the selection process entails. All that we’re really told by Colin Storton is that he has waited until now to see how the new season settles in and what kinds of results to expect. It sounds like something, but it actually isn’t, and that concerns me.
Especially because in light of the fact that there is no real proofing for the service, you really are coming in blind. Now, I know (and fully acknowledge) that Home Draw Away comes with a list of winning bets, but that is from just 7 weeks. Even in a best case scenario where you say that they area all genuine and above board, that isn’t nearly long enough to give you an idea of what to expect from the service in the future. The fact is, anybody can have a good few months.
What is the Initial Investment?
Seemingly, Home Draw Away is very reasonably priced with Colin Storton asking a payment of just £52 (plus VAT) in order to receive his selections for the rest of the season. This is the only option that is available and whilst it seems like a reasonable price (as is pointed out, it’s just £2 per week), that is quite a lot of outlay for something that isn’t proven.
Fortunately, Colin Storton is selling Home Draw Away through Clickbank. This means that there is a full 30 day money back guarantee in place should you be unhappy with the service. And because it is being sold through Clickbank, you can generally expect this to be somewhat trouble free, although I am seeing that increasingly, this is less simple.
What is the Rate of Return?
The profit potential for Home Draw Away is an interesting thing. Effectively, Colin Storton claims that in just 7 weeks, he has seen a profit of £3,205.21. That seems like a stretch but isn’t outside of the realm of possibility. But when you think about the fact that this is to £30 stakes, it looks just a bit less likely.
That would put the points profit in less than 2 months at 106 points. That is a very big ask that raises a lot of questions. The fact of the matter is that most decent tipsters will look to see returns of around 250 points in a year. Based off what Colin Storton is suggesting is commonplace, Home Draw Away would make just shy of 400 points just in the rest of this season. Which seems highly unlikely.
Conclusion for Home Draw Away
One of the things that I find to be most interesting when it comes to any tipster service is just how reasonable you can make things sound. What do I mean by this exactly? Well, let’s be honest here, Colin Storton makes his claimed income of £3,205 in 7 weeks sound almost reasonable, right? I mean… That’s what, £457 per week. It’s definitely a bit much, but it’s not outside of the realm of possibility.
But here’s the thing. My problems with Home Draw Away don’t necessarily stem from that claimed profit. Do I think that is’ believable? Not even a little bit if I’m totally honest. At the very least, it isn’t sustainable. So, what is my big problem when it comes to Home Draw Away? The sort answer to this is a lack of belief in the general product.
When you strip it back, Colin Storton doesn’t really have anything of value to say about his service and what it entails. It really does all just boil down to this idea having an idea merits a system. Which of course, it doesn’t. And whilst I’m putting all of my cards on the table, Home Draw Away isn’t even based on a decent strategy.
The fact is that Colin Storton doesn’t demonstrate any merit at all to backing a home win, an away win, and that draw. And I really can’t see why this is done outside of the fact that a marketable notion exists, and so that is being exploited. Because I’ll admit that if you didn’t really know what you were looking for, that might seem like it makes some kind of sense. But I do know, and it doesn’t. At least, there is no justification for it.
Combine that with a lack of insight into the strike rate and well… It’s all incredibly suspect in my book. And given that if you did have any interest in Home Draw Away you’re tied into that incredibly long subscription length, there is little in the way of “having a punt on this. And when you bring all of that together, it probably won’t come as any surprise to learn that I can’t really bring myself to recommend this.