Matchday Profits is a rather unique product which is being operated by one Paul Ruffy. It brings together the benefits and simplicity of a daily tipster service with matched betting to produce some decent profits.
Introduction to Matchday Profits
Normally when I say that something is unique, it comes with a massive list of caveats. Mostly because pretty much every good idea has already been done (see the see through toaster for proof of this). Occasionally, you see something unique that is actually just a bad idea or is fundamentally riddled with faults (see Google Glass for proof of this). Every now and then though, somebody strikes gold and brings together two very good ideas, and creates something that has the potential to be better than the sum of its individual parts.
That is what we are dealing with today. To the best of my knowledge, Matchday Profits is like nothing else that currently exists within the betting landscape. It genuinely seems to be a brand new product, and importantly, it is a good idea. So much so that I am inclined to say that if Paul Ruffy can deliver on his claims, it genuinely might succeed in being better for some people than the mighty matched betting (on which it is based). Those of you in the know will know that isn’t a statement that I would necessarily make lightly.
With that said, there are arguments to be made for the fact that… well, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Matched betting is by far and away one of the most popular and consistently profitable methods of making money through betting. So why exactly is Matchday Profits better? What is Paul Ruffy doing that warrants this change up? Is this genuinely an alternative? Let’s jump straight in and find out.
What Does Matchday Profits Offer?
I’ve talked a lot about the fact Matchday Profits is unique, but I don’t think I’ve really talked about what it is. And that is because this is both one of the most simple and elegant ideas I’ve seen for a while, whilst also adding extra steps to something that doesn’t really need extra steps adding. It’s… Well, I keep coming back to the word, so let’s get used to it, unique.
At its core, I think that it’s probably fair to describe Matchday Profits as a sports betting tipster service. I know that there are a number of other elements involved, but I don’t feel like Paul Ruffy would necessarily disagree with me. Because at the core of everything, he is simply sending out tips to his subscribers.
In terms of the logistical elements of Matchday Profits, these are all also in line with what you would expect from a daily tipster service. The information is sent out directly to subscribers via email (typically by 11am) containing all of the information that you need in order to place the bets. There is also a member’s area on the website in which additional information may be added as well.
Now, those of you who happen to be familiar with my reviews will note that I used the term “information” rather than selections. And this is because Matchday Profits doesn’t just send out a list of tips like you will see from most tipsters. Because of course there is also that element of matched betting thrown in there as well. This means that Paul Ruffy sends out details of the best offers, as well as which bets to place in order to get the most out of them and, in theory, maximise your profit.
There are a few things to keep in mind if you are going to use Matchday Profits though. And these are very important part of those “logistical elements”. First and foremost, you have to be comfortable using a betting exchange (with both Smarkets and Betfair being mentioned). As well as this, Paul Ruffy also says that Matchday Profits uses “around 20-30 bookmakers in all over the course of a typical season”. So you’ll need accounts there too, just a little something to keep in mind.
In terms of the betting, there is generally speaking a focus on football, specifically, the top European Leagues. However, Paul Ruffy will use a wide range of sports. Something that I feel is generally a pretty good idea. Meanwhile, the bets themselves are a varied mix that focus on getting the best value possible. In terms of the offers that Matchday Profits looks to take advantage of, well, Matchday Profits leans into pretty much anything that will help users to gain an edge in their betting.
In many respects, that is a bit of a key phrase when looking at Matchday Profits as well. Gaining an edge. Because in many respects, Matchday Profits isn’t quite matched betting. It doesn’t have that same “guarantee”. But, with that said, it also comes with a lot of positives as well (that I will be looking at later).
One of the things that I do like about how Paul Ruffy approaches everything is that it is very manageable for somebody who is just getting started. To get started, you need “at least £300 to bet with” and you also need to be “comfortable with £5 to £10 stakes”. This is compared to a lot of tipsters that recommend (or even worse, outright require) 100 point plus betting banks because they carry significant risk. Honestly, getting started with Matchday Profits is quite an affordable option.
As a final note, whilst there isn’t any specific talk of strike rates and the like from Paul Ruffy, he does say that “we are still risking our own money fairly often so small losses over the short term are possible”. This indicates very clearly that not every bet that you follow through on with Matchday Profits will be a guaranteed winner. This doesn’t have to be a big deal, but for some people, it might be.
As well as all of this, Matchday Profits comes with a number of additional downloads such as a profit tracker spreadsheet (which allows you to keep records of your profits), a bonus “Weekly Bet Clubs Cheat Sheet”, and a guide authored by Paul Ruffy titled “My Ultimate Guide to Winning with Accas”. None of these are necessary, but are nice additions.
How Does Matchday Profits Work?
I opened all of this by saying that at its core, I believe that Matchday Profits is a tipster service. A statement that I stand by. But that also does a grave injustice to how it all comes together. Because Paul Ruffy really does seem to have brought together something that is (say it with me again) unique. Those matched betting elements are really a game changer and in my opinion, are key to helping to keep your betting balance healthy.
Where I think Matchday Profits does break off from matched betting a bit is in the focus. Paul Ruffy isn’t necessarily looking to wait for opportunities where you can exclusively guarantee profits. As he points out in his sales video, this can often involve big liabilities and small profits. Something that I’ve seen all too often with matched betting. Now that doesn’t have to be a problem if you can bankroll it, but it can be for those who are getting started.
Putting all of those more technical elements aside, Matchday Profits ultimately works by simplifying a process. I’ll admit that whilst matched betting is one of the best ways of making money through betting, it can be hard work. Especially when you are getting started with it. But the nature of this (that fact that it is really just a daily tipster service) helps to offset that fact. I mean, Paul Ruffy says that you should take no more than 10 minutes a day to follow his advice.
What is the Initial Investment?
If you want to sign up to Matchday Profits, there are two different options available and both are pretty generous if I’m honest. Firstly, you can sign up on a quarterly basis. This is priced at £47 for which you get 90 days of access. Alternatively, Paul Ruffy has the option to sign up for a full year for £127 (saving you £61 over the quarterly cost).
Both of these options come with a 30 day money back guarantee according to the sales material for Matchday Profits. However, it is probably worth keeping in mind the fact that these are entirely vendor backed. With that said, I see little reason to believe Paul Ruffy isn’t genuine.
What is the Rate of Return?
We are told that over the last 5 years, Matchday Profits has made a total of £9,538. This is based off a range with an annual high of £2,302 and a low of £1,414. Now, what is important to keep in mind about these numbers is that there isn’t actually any context for them. Realistically, I would imagine that they are based off the £10 stakes that Paul Ruffy mentions.
On the surface of things, that doesn’t look like a massive amount, however, if it is indeed £10 stakes (which I really suspect it is) it isn’t bad. The important thing to keep in mind about Matchday Profits is that it is low risk. As such, if you’re seeing between 141 and 230 points of profit each year without having to worry about your betting bank being eaten away at, that is pretty good going.
Conclusion for Matchday Profits
Look, I’ll be really upfront about this. I don’t think that Matchday Profits is as good as matched betting. But I also don’t think that it has to be either. Because whilst it is very apparent that Paul Ruffy borrows heavily, you’re ultimately dealing with different products here. In actual fact, the sales material makes explicit reference to the fact that this can be operated alongside an existing matched betting subscription.
So, why would you want to do this? Well, the short and obvious answer to this is that they’re different concepts. Sure, there is a lot of overlap, but there are enough differences for the two things to be distinct. You see, matched betting focuses on guarantees. That is no bad thing at all, but it really does come with a lot of work, and as mentioned, there is the fact that to really get the most out of it you need a lot of money set aside.
Matchday Profits is a bit more nuanced and whilst it doesn’t have those guarantees, I believe that Paul Ruffy does a good job of still mitigating the risk you face, whilst massively streamlining the process. Admittedly, for the risk averse, this isn’t something that is necessarily worthwhile, but I do rather like it.
Now, don’t get me wrong, this still isn’t a walk in the park. Once you have everything up and running, you should be fine, but let’s not forget that you’re still talking about needing those accounts with all the bookies. There is also the fact that whilst Paul Ruffy confidently claims that you’ll only need 10 minutes, I think you might end up needing a bit longer, especially when you get started (if only because it’s not something that you want to cock up).
Where Matchday Profits really comes through in my opinion is the costs. £47 per quarter isn’t a lot of money to pay at all. In fact, I can think of a number of tipsters that would happily try and charge you this every 28 days. As such, there is bags of value to be had here, and that brings with it a lot of appeal. Sign up for the full year, and obviously, it’s even better. But that cost for 3 months of trying it out isn’t bad at all (and of course, there is the 30 day money back guarantee too).
So is it worth it? If you come in with reasonable expectations and an open mind, I think that Matchday Profits is a really solid option. The fact that it isn’t quite like anything else on the market makes it a difficult thing to judge in some respects, but I like the concept and the execution seems to be both well managed and profitable (the most important thing). And when you compare it to some of the tipster services out there that are easily twice the price, well, it only starts to look better.