The Insider’s Guide to Successful Football Betting

Until recently, John was a senior football odds compiler working for a major high street bookmaker. Having left his position to follow his dream of betting on football and racing full-time, John continues to work in the betting industry on a consultancy basis. As a long-time friend of, John believes that what separates the organised professional bettor … [Read more...]

Fotball Bet Types Explained

You can bet on just about anything happening in football these days. Goals, corners, bookings, correct score, first scorer, players to score hat tricks, to be subbed, to be playing for a different club in six months time.....etc However, many of these markets have large profit margins built in by bookmakers making it extremely difficult to make money from them. In this … [Read more...]

Best Price – The Oracle’s Guide To Beating The Bookies

I've had a couple of e-mails from members asking for advice on how to get around bookies limits and how to make sure they are getting the best prices in general. Rather than send individual responses I thought I'd write an article on the subject and send it out to everyone. I hope it proves useful. In order to maximise your long term profits, it is crucial that you have … [Read more...]

Favourite – Longshot Bias In Fixed Odds Football Markets

The Favourite-Longshot Bias in Football Fixed Odds Betting Consider a typical Premiership game, Manchester United (home) versus Bolton (away). In an efficient betting market, the prices for the home and away win should reflect all available information about the chances of either side winning, which if available to both bookmaker and punters alike, should then be backed … [Read more...]

Onside – A New Look At Football Ratings

Nothing beats what your eyes see themselves when it comes to picking winning selections however the right stats and ratings can be a useful tool in every punter's armoury. Here Darren Davies, launches his new look at ratings with a debut contribution to Progambler. Onside 'It’s better with a bet on’, and with Ladbrokes posting pre-tax profits of £235m for 2006, it just … [Read more...]