The Football Predictor is a sports betting tipster service which claims to be able to produce substantial profits for subscribers. Tips come courtesy of duo Dave Nevis and Gav Summerland.
Introduction to The Football Predictor
“Computer Geek and Ex-Footballer Crack Football Betting Code” reads the headline for The Football Predictor. What follows is an incredibly lengthy and somewhat enthralling story about how Dave Nevis and Gav Summerland met . The story part of this is very important as honestly, it has more of a feel of a story than anything that actually ever happened.
In spite of this, the results which have been claimed represent massive income potential and with the World Cup currently in full swing and eyes already looking to the horizon of next season, it is a good time to have a decent football tipster service in place. The question that really stands around The Football Predictor is whether or not it can deliver as tipster service or not.
What Does The Football Predictor Offer?
At a glance, it seems that there is quite a lot on offer with The Football Predictor. There are, for example, four different sets of bets which are advised on a day to day basis. These are categorised as Double Chance, Accumulator, Under/Over 2.5 and Match Bets. Each of these are relatively straight forward enough.
Now to credit Dave Nevis and Gav Summerland, the user interface is easy enough to use and does display all of the information in a clear and concise manner. There is also monitoring of bookies etc. so you can get the best prices. It is rather unfortunately the quality of information that I am not sold on (but I will get to this later).
One of the things that does need to be mentioned is the volume of bets. At the time of writing, for example, there are 11 bets on the day of writing which have been advised. This is quite a large number in my book however it is important to note that this may well be a quite day by The Football Predictor’s standards. In a screenshot posted by Dave Nevis and Gav Summerland, there are at least 20 bets recommended and this is just in one category.
This means that there is a strong possibility that The Football Predictor will get very expensive, which leads me to my next point.
With so many bets being advised, you would expect a staking plan to be imperative but truth be told, there doesn’t appear to be any particular structure in place.
There is advice provided by Dave Nevis and Gav Summerland on how strong they think a bet is using a 1-5 rating system, something which could be used as grounds for a staking plan, but even on todays quite day, that would mean staking 49 points across 11 bets. This represents a monumental outlay regardless of the risk involved.
In terms of a strike rate, there is nothing published which is rather disappointing. Especially given that Dave Nevis and Gav Summerland seem to suggest that winning is all but guaranteed. Arguably more interesting is the fact that there is no proofing provided for the service. You can look at yesterday’s bets, today’s bets and tomorrow’s bets but this is the extent of things.
Given the nature of The Football Predictor as a service (supposedly software based) this information should be easy enough to provide. The fact that it isn’t is massively concerning to me.
How Does The Football Predictor Work?
I have talked about the story behind The Football Predictor and I will only post an abridged version here (the full thing is rather lengthy and whilst it is worth a read, I don’t feel the need to reiterate it here).
Supposedly, Dave Nevis and Gav Summerland met at the Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong. As luck would have it, they both happened to be within earshot of one another whilst ordering a drink. They immediately bonded over football betting, more specifically, the last two teams of a 10 leg accumulator.
From there, the pair when back to Dave Nevis’ office where he was keen to show Gav Summerland his betting software (which would in turn become the basis for The Football Predictor).
Quite how this works we aren’t ever really told. Dave Nevis supposedly “trained at IBM” and the software whittles out the “weakest percentages”, but I genuinely couldn’t tell you what any of this means. Nor it appears, can Dave Nevis and Gav Summerland. There is a bit more talk about making the software more user friendly so it could be launched as The Football Predictor etc. but there is nothing that I would call insightful.
What is the Initial Investment?
There is only one option if you wish to subscribe to The Football Predictor and that is at a cost of £37 per month (plus VAT). Fortunately, Dave Nevis and Gav Summerland are (at the time of writing) offering full access to the service on a trial basis at a cost of just £1 for 7 days. Payment for the service is handled via Clickbank which means that there is a full 60 day money back guarantee in place.
What is the Rate of Return?
There is one number which arguably takes higher prominence with The Football Predictor than any others and that is the win that supposedly brought Dave Nevis and Gav Summerland together. This accumulator allegedly made more than £86,000 however there is no evidence to back this claim up. There are also claimed betting slips for a number of accumulators which show varying profits.
The truth of the matter however is that Dave Nevis and Gav Summerland don’t make any specific claims which is more than a little concerning, especially given the lack of proofing etc.
Conclusion on The Football Predictor
Currently, the website states that the offer is closed, and to join the ‘waiting list’:
Football-predictor-closedI believe that it is very reasonable to say that The Football Predictor is a very well put together product. Everything works well, the user interface is straight forward enough and from what little evidence that I have seen, Dave Nevis and Gav Summerland appear to be doing reasonably well. The important thing to take away from that statement however is not that the service is doing well, but that it is based on very little evidence. This makes The Football Predictor a very risky proposition however.
There are other things happening in the background that need to be mentioned as well. The vendor who is selling The Football Predictor has a long history of releasing products however most of these have been products which have related to making money online through affiliate marketing etc. A sudden jump to a football tipster service only highlights that there is definite risk involved in The Football Predictor.
This raises the question of value for money. It would appear that you get a lot of bet for your buck here. After all, Dave Nevis and Gav Summerland themselves show a day with more than 20 tips advised. And of course there have been a fair number of winners which also tips me towards believing that The Football Predictor represents value for money as well, and yet despite this, I keep thinking of risk vs. reward.
The problem that lingers over The Football Predictor, as I have talked about numerous times, is a lack of evidence that it works. I’ve had a play about with the software, looked at the results so far, but they haven’t been many. Truth be told, The Football Predictor simply hasn’t been around for that long.
With this in mind, as well as the fact that a tipster service appears to be a new venture for the vendor behind the service, I am inclined to say that The Football Predictor represents a rather large risk. Possibly even too much of one for my tastes. With proofing, I would be a lot more enthusiastic but I can only work with what I have. For those who are much less risk averse than I, then I can see why you would possibly want to give this a go.