The Outside Edge is a new to market horse racing tipster service which is being offered through the Betting Gods stable of tipsters. There are some strong claims in terms of the results.
Introduction to The Outside Edge
How do you do a horse racing tipster service differently? I won’t pretend that I’ve lost sleep over this question, but it’s one that I’ve pondered. Every horse racing tipster service ultimately ends up looking pretty much the same just with different bets. Some lay bet for a high strike rate and low return, others favour massive accas that can make you a fortune in one bet. So long as you can bankroll it. But ultimately, it’s the same thing.
This brings me to today’s subject, The Outside Edge. A tipster service that… Well, it actually seems to eb genuinely quite different. Of course there are all the usual caveats. Limited markets, limited bet types etc. But that isn’t what stands out to me here. I’ll talk about it in much more detail later on, but the tipster behind the service sends out two sets of tips each day. That is something that I don’t think I’ve ever seen, at least, not consistently.
Throw in the fact that Betting Gods are managing this service and you have something that is different enough, but also carries a lot of potential to be something a bit special. But there is a bit more to The Outside Edge than that. I can say with confidence here and now this won’t be a tipster service that suits everybody. So, let’s jump in and see if this latest offering from Betting Gods can work for you.
What Does The Outside Edge Offer?
I am going to start by talking about the fact that there are two sets of tips sent out through The Outside Edge. Not just because I’m excited to have something new to talk about and explore, but because it is very important to the service. Truth be told, whilst Betting Gods don’t go into a whole lot of detail about it, for my money, this is the “USP” of it all.
One of the first things worth noting is that this is ultimately a Betting Gods tipster service. And what comes with that are some frankly quite immense expectations (that are also always delivered on). Logistically, as you would expect, selections are sent out via email. But they are also made available in the member’s area on the website.
If I were using any tipster service from Betting Gods though, I would be using their app (available on iOS and Android). This allows you to receive popup notifications on your phone when selections are available. And with The Outside Edge, this may help you to get the most out of the service.
So, coming back to this idea of receiving two sets of tips. The first selections are made available the evening before racing. Usually between 6pm and 7pm. The idea here is that you are able to get the best possible value from selections. The next set of bets are sent out between 8am and 9am. These bets are based off very different factors, but in theory are things that can easily have been missed the night before.
One of the things that I really like about The Outside Edge is that the tipster behind the service does his homework. All of the recorded odds for the service are available at the time of publication with at least 2 bookies. This means that if you are following this, an odds comparison site will serve you well as there is a decent chance you can get better odds yourself by shopping around.
In terms of the bets, you are looking at a decent mix of win and each way bets. On those that have longer odds (a topic that I will be coming to soon), you will generally see those less risky each way bets. The bets sent in the morning carry less risk (at least in theory) and they tend to be win bets.
Honestly, given the approach that the tipster behind The Outside Edge has, I was expecting this to be a high volume service. I was pleasantly surprised in this regard though. On average, Betting Gods say that there are around 93 tips. That means about 3 per day. Honestly, that is a very manageable figure. Even on the busiest days, you don’t get into double digits in terms of the number of bets.
Now, I want to talk about those odds. Because this is where I think The Outside Edge starts to come together. During the evening you will typically see much longer odds. This makes sense as this element of the service is value based. Honestly, it isn’t uncommon to find that the selections advised are well into double digits.
In the morning, you tend to see much lower odds for The Outside Edge. Although these aren’t exactly backing favourites. In general, you are looking at rather middling odds (think between 3.0 and 7.0). This all makes for average odds that according to Betting Gods stand at 10.43.
With this kind of breakdown, it also has an impact on the stakes. Most of the bets advised through The Outside Edge amount to 2 point bets. This is mostly made up of 1 point each way bets, however, a lot of the straight win bets on lower odds also use 2 point stakes in order to boost their profitability.
Obviously, these higher stakes can mean an increased drawdown if you are following The Outside Edge. Betting Gods appear to have thought of this though. They say that a starting bank of 150 points should be more than enough. I am inclined to agree with this, despite the somewhat lower strike rate.
Honestly, that is one of the larger considerations if you’re looking at The Outside Edge. The strike rate comes in at 29.25% at the time of writing. This isn’t necessarily a bad number at all. Especially when you consider those average odds, but it does have a profound effect on the wider results.
How Does The Outside Edge Work?
As is always the case when it comes to any tipster service which is launched by the Betting Gods group, there is unfortunately very little information provided about what the selection process entails. At least, for those tips you receive in the evening. Really, all that we are told is that they are value based. The tipster behind The Outside Edge provide no real insight into how he finds that value.
The bets that are issued in the morning are slightly more straight forward. Here we are told that the tipster behind The Outside Edge looks to focus on market trends. For those who aren’t familiar with this analysis approach, it’s a pretty simple, albeit effective one. In its crudest form, it means looking for horses whose price ahs shortened. Honestly, I’ve seen worse approaches from tipsters.
Honestly though, for my money, the real mitigating factor for this lack of information for The Outside Edge comes from the simple involvement of Betting Gods. I know full well that Darren (the guy behind the company) has spent a long time building up the status and image of the tipster stable. As such, he isn’t prone to working with cowboys which means that there is likely to be some system behind the scenes.
Also helping is the fact that there is very comprehensive proofing for The Outside Edge going back to December. It might not tell you how things work, but you can get a good idea of what to expect for the future. This is a very pertinent point that I will be picking up when I talk about the profit and loss side of things.
What is the Initial Investment?
If you want to sign up to The Outside Edge, there is just one option available. This is a monthly subscription, however, it is very reasonably priced at just £27 plus VAT. When you first sign up though, Betting Gods offer you a 15 day trial period which is priced at just £1.99 plus VAT. This gives you an adequate period of time to trial it without incurring huge costs.
On top of this, as with all products from Betting Gods there is a full 30 day money back guarantee in place for The Outside Edge. Aside from the fact that I know that this is honoured by Betting Gods, this is also backed up by the fact that the service is being sold through Clickbank.
What is the Rate of Return?
At the time of writing this, the overall profit for The Outside Edge stands at £1,540.60 to £10 stakes. That isn’t too bad for a service with about 7 months under its belt (whilst proofing started in December, lockdown did affect the availability of horse racing). Of course, this can very easily be converted to 154 points of profit which isn’t too bad really.
This also amounts to a respectable enough ROI of just shy of 13%. That isn’t necessarily going to set the world alight, but it is solid, and in many respects, it seems to be relatively consistent. This last part is really important.
Conclusion for The Outside Edge
I’ll shoot entirely straight with you here. I rather like The Outside Edge. And there are some very good reasons for this. First things first, I think that the approach that the tipster behind the service takes is just a really good idea. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure that there are other tipsters who have taken a similar approach, but with this it is just so clearly and simply stated.
The fact of the matter is that the idea of having consistent winners and longer odds winners really isn’t anything new. I’ve looked at plenty of services that utilise things like accumulators, outsiders, and value bets to boost profits. I’ve also seen services use smaller bets for consistent results.
So, in some respects, it isn’t unreasonable to ask where exactly The Outside Edge is any different. The answer to that is a very simple. Betting Gods takes the time to outline his approach. By telling us about that focus on value bets for the evening and market trends for the morning, you can understand the set up.
Arguably more important however is the fact that you can really see it all happening in front of you. This means that unlike some other tipster services, you aren’t just taking the word of a tipster that they’re above board. And when you also factor in the fact that there is all that proofing and the involvement of one of the more reputable tipster stables on the market, it’s genuinely quite impressive.
Obviously, all of those things are positives. But without a profit, it doesn’t count for anything. Now this is an area where an argument could me made that The Outside Edge isn’t quite as good as it could be. Using the numbers discussed earlier and Betting Gods’ proofing, you’d be on course to see 264 points per year (give or take). There are definitely tipsters who will bring home a lot more than this.
With those tipsters, you will however pay a lot more than the £27 that Betting Gods are asking for The Outside Edge. This means that even though you aren’t making as much, there still remains a lot of value to be had here. And that is something that you don’t necessarily see very often.
So, would I recommend The Outside Edge? If I’m honest, it is probably worth some serious consideration. But this isn’t necessarily for the reasons that you’d typically expect. The fact is that from everything I’ve seen, there isn’t really a single element of this that is really great. So why would it be worth a look then?
Well the fact is that whilst The Outside Edge doesn’t necessarily excel in any particular area, I also don’t think that it puts a foot wrong either. And sometimes, it can be better taking a slight dip in your overall profit and loss if it means getting some consistency from results. And that is what I think can potentially be delivered here.