Soccer Queen is a new sports betting tipster service which is offered through the Tipster TV arm of the Betfan group. As the name suggests, Soccer Queen is a service which provides football tips courtesy of the tipster Engracia.
What does the product offer?
As I’ve mentioned already, Soccer Queen is a Betfan product and as such, I am sure I can be excused for eyeing up some of their initial complaints as being somewhat dubious in nature. This is in no small part to experience with the company, but also marketing which is transparently aimed at those who are looking for large profits in as short a space as possible. This doesn’t mean that Soccer Queen is going to be inherently bad, however I do believe that it should be presented in as clear a light as possible.
This means that headlines like “Join Soccer Guru Engracia For The ULTIMATE In Turf War Profits” should be viewed with a healthy dose of cynicism. Fortunately, because this is a Betfan product, it also allows you to quickly establish what you are actually getting into, without relying too much on carefully constructed copy.
So what exactly can subscribers expect to see with Soccer Queen? As is often the case with football tipster services, Engracia does not issue selections every day. This is mostly down to the scheduling of games which means that whilst some days there may not be any selections, there are also times when there simply aren’t games to bet on. In spite of this bets for Soccer Queen are still a frequent enough affair.
Soccer Queen is relatively straight forward to follow in theory with bets simply being under or over 2.5 goals. What may make using Soccer Queen a little more difficult is getting the odds that are claimed (odds are generally only available through one bookie which can massively restrict some users) as well as the fact that Engracia focuses on European football. In real terms, this means some very obscure leagues that you are expected to bet on.
This only really leaves the question of numbers to address. Unfortunately, the staking plan is the usual Betfan affair with Tipster TV proofing Soccer Queen to 5 points per bet. Naturally you can adjust this number as ultimately, it is recommended that you use level stakes. The problem with this lies in the fact that the results that Tipster TV have published for Soccer Queen are all based on the 5 point staking plan.
I find it rather regrettable that there is no published strike rate for Soccer Queen. This is in no small part because having looked briefly over the results for the service to date, I imagine that it would actually be rather high. Even now, I would say that around 30% would be a conservative estimate (although this has by no means been calculated).
How does the product work?
In terms of information about what the selection process entails, there is unfortunately nothing provided. All that we are told is that Engracia studies “extremely hard” and that she has been making money for the last 4 years. This is rather concerning for a number of reasons, key amongst which is the fact that the results have taken a rather substantial turn recently. With Tipster TV providing no details of a selection process, this is somewhat concerning.
Whilst I don’t expect Engracia to provide full details of how the system behind Soccer Queen works, ultimately I do feel that consumers should be able to make an informed decision.
What is the initial investment?
There are two options available for those who want to subscribe to Soccer Queen, both of which are actually reasonably price. Receiving selections on a monthly basis will cost you £29 (plus VAT) every 28 days. The quarterly membership offers better value at £58 (plus VAT) for 90 days of selections.
It is worth pointing out that there is unfortunately no real money back guarantee in place for Soccer Queen. This is the case with all games from within the Betfan group however so it doesn’t count too much against Engracia. I should point out though that the team do say that they review refund requests, these just aren’t honoured very often.
What is the rate of return?
In terms of the profitability, Soccer Queen peaked in October of this year (from a launch in May) at just under 220 points of profit. Since then, a losing November and a December which doesn’t look to be shaping up particularly well either have seen losses of over 40 points. In fact, the service currently sits at 176.52 points. When you factor in that this is based of 5 point stakes however, it gives you a much better example of what you can expect from Soccer Queen.
One of the biggest questions when looking at a tipster service is value. There is no point at all in over paying for a service which is going to lose you money. Likewise, an expensive tipster can prove their worth with large enough profits. For my money, Soccer Queen just doesn’t deliver well enough to warrant the (admittedly quite reasonable) asking price.
If you take the time to work out how profitable Soccer Queen has been to 1 point bets (rather than the massively inflated 5 point bets) things come out looking much worse off. This means that your profits actually stand at less than 35 points. This is a far cry from results which show a relatively steady and consistent growth and definitely paint a much clearer picture of what you can ultimately expect through Soccer Queen.
With all of this in mind, Soccer Queen isn’t for me as it currently stands. I don’t necessarily think that it is the worst problem and I would even go as far as to say that there is a fair amount to like. Ultimately though, I just don’t see Soccer Queen paying for itself let alone turning a profit. This is a massive issue as I can confidently say that if a service can’t break even without inflating profits then it has no place in your portfolio.
Honestly, this is so bad that you would have to stake almost £10 per month to cover your fees, a number that is beyond belief. All of this combined with the fact that Engracia provides very little in the way of information and you are left with a product that I simply can’t recommend. This is a bit of a shame as I do feel like there are some solid underpinnings. That doesn’t make a system worthwhile however and as such, I simply cannot recommend Soccer Queen in its current form.