Sports Investor is a sports betting tipster service which is operated through the Tipstrr platform. It has produced some very consistent results to date.
Introduction to Sports Investor
I have never hidden the fact that I genuinely believe that consistency is arguably the single most important aspect of any tipster service or betting system. Winning big is all well and good, but with the wrong staking plan or a lack of discipline, you can burn through your betting bank.
But as with everything, there are pros and cons to a consistent service. One of the bigger problems with consistency as I have seen from a large number of tipster services, is that winning often is only worthwhile if you win at big enough wins.
I have heard many time that backing favourites in horse racing would produce a strike rate of approximately 70%, and yet you would still lose money. This brings me neatly to Sports Investor, a tipster service that depending on your perspective, may prove to be a very strong, or a very questionable offering.
What Does Sports Investor Offer?
As is the case with a lot of football tipster services, and particularly services that are sold through Tipstrr, there is a lot of variety in terms of what you are getting with Sports Investor.
Logistically, there is a pretty standard template in terms of how Tipstrr operate their tipster services. This means that you will receive emails with details of any bets that are issued from Sports Investor, as well as having access to a member’s area. Selections are also issued via an app which is available on both Android and iOS meaning that there aren’t many problems in terms of accessing selections. Sports Investor provides bets on a pretty much daily basis which means a decent amount of betting.
In terms of the bets themselves, there is bags of variety to Sports Investor. Tipstrr’s proofing demonstrates such a range of bets as both teams to score, over/under markets and even some accumulators. You will also be betting on a large variety of different leagues, all of which helps to at least make Sports Investor interesting.
The volume of bets seems to be perhaps a tad high with an average of 55 selections per week. It should be noted though that, as you would expect, there are more selections towards the weekend. In terms of the odds, this is a football tipster service and there are inevitably restrictions in terms of value and range.
Tipstrr show an average odds of 2.64 which isn’t too skewed from the majority of bets, however by and large you can expect to typically be betting at less than 2.20.
One of the things that is always difficult with products from the Tipstrr group is the way that their staking is advised. All bets are advised to be backed at anywhere from 1 point all the way up to 10 points out of 10.
If you look at Sports Investor, 617 bets have been advised to this 10 point stake with 59 other bets advised lower. This can effectively be read as there being a level staking plan in place (which is what I would personally recommend for a service like this), however it does impact how the results look, a point that I want to return to later.
Finally, I want to talk about the strike rate for Sports Investor.
I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t impressed by the numbers that Tipstrr are claiming. Supposedly, 48% of your bets will win on average, a number that is staggeringly good in many respects. Especially if you take a look at those average odds which seem to suggest that there is room for profit to be generated.
How Does Sports Investor Work?
If there is one thing that is undeniably frustrating about any tipster service which is offered through Tipstrr, it is that there is no information provided about what the selection process entails. Now, there are some things that I have picked up on. For example, Sports Investor seems to favour smaller leagues which suggests that there is a more focused research approach to betting. Furthermore, the focus in terms of the bet types and the odds that are achieved suggests that there is a strong element of value. This is all speculative though.
There is an argument to be made that the very competent and comprehensive proofing that Tipstrr provide does go some way to mitigating this fact.
I am inclined to agree. However I do believe that consumers should be in a position to make an informed decision in terms of what they are buying. Proofing only goes some of the way towards achieving this.
What is the Initial Investment?
There are a number of different options that are available for those who wish to subscriber to Sports Investor. The first is a cost of £10 which buys you a week of selections.
Alternatively, you can substantially increase the value on offer by signing up on a monthly subscription which is priced at £19 per month. Finally, there is a quarterly subscription available for Sports Investor that is priced at £45 every 3 months. This represents a not inconsiderable 20% saving on the equivalent monthly costs.
It is worth noting that there is no money back guarantee in place for Sports Investor, however 77 do offer a full 7 day trial.
What is the Rate of Return?
So, how has Sports Investor actually performed? This is a bit of a loaded question as I believe that it always is with products from the Tipstrr platform. For all intents and purposes, the average stake works out at around 9 points per bet. Using this as a starting ground, we can start to establish performance.
So, whilst the header for the Sports Investor page talks about 1025 units of profit, this can equally be displayed as some 114 units of profit, if you scale things down by the average stakes. The £258 Per month average also falls significantly. I think in the case of Sports Investor, the most telling figure in terms of what to expect comes from the ROI. This stands at just 3.9%.
Conclusion on the Sports Investor service by Tipstrr
Results can be different things depending on how you want to perceive them and ultimately, I think that Sports Investor is a sterling example of this. Tipstrr present them in a number of ways and depending on what you are looking for will ultimately depend on how you perceive the wider service. I already know that this feels like a cop out answer, but I would ask that you hear me out on this.
If you look at the base stats for how Sports Investor has performed, you have a pretty high winning service with some not unreasonable odds. An average of 2.64 If you are getting results that reflect these odds, then there is profit, and Sports Investor has attained that.
But the profit has to be put into context. For example, the average monthly earnings come out at about £260 That is a solid result and I don’t think that anybody would say that they couldn’t do with this kind of extra income. But that is based on staking 8.8 points per bet. This means lower values per point, or a massive betting bank to sustain. So, you either chuck money at it, or you don’t see returns that necessarily warrant the effort.
All of this comes together to make a product that to me, just doesn’t look worthwhile. There are a lot of reasons for this, but ultimately, what you are looking at is a tipster service which is struggling to turn any feasible kind of profit.
The numbers that first seem somewhat strong are very easily watered down until you end up in the position whereby using Sports Investor just doesn’t really make fiscally viable. Whilst it is less expensive than some tipster services, the profits are significantly lower than what you save in terms of subscription costs.