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Profitable Football Betting Paperback – 1 Aug 2003

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: High Stakes Publishing; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Aug. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843440172
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843440178
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Will appeal to sports traders & bettors. Stats & detail on each team is amazing and will give a punters a decent edge. -- Peter Webb - reader --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Brian Williams on 17 July 2007
Format: Paperback
I'm sure if you're reading this, you've gotten your fingers burned a few times with football betting. "I can do that!", you probably said. Harder than it looks, eh?

After one particularly nasty loss, I decided to seek help. I found it in this book.
It is exactly what I've been looking for. It gives you 15 systems for betting, the 3 best being Power Ratings (strength of home team vs. away team), Game Form (recent form, as the name implies) and Penetration Plus (ability of a team to create chances). The systems tell you what matches to bet on, and, almost as importantly, what to avoid. It almost entirely removes "the gut" from the equation, which is exactly what I've been looking for.
I am using the first 2 systems currently on the League of Ireland Premier and First Divisions, and the results are brilliant. I have won 13/16 bets using these systems, which is a success rate of 81% so far. Of course, my selections are limited due to the fact that I have a maximum of 11 matches any weekend to choose from, but once the English/Scottish football kicks off, that's when the real fun begins.

Be warned, however. This book gets quite complicated at times, and the permutation betting system is not explained very well. It took me ages to figure it out, and I'm a smart guy. You also need to be reasonably handy with Microsoft Excel in order to use the 3 aforementioned systems, and writing them out initially coupled with updating the results is a real time-consumer, so I would only go for this book if you are SERIOUS about making money from football betting.

Bottom line: if you're prepared to put in the time and effort, it is more than possible to make money on football betting using this book. I won the price of this book back with my first bet. Think about that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Student on 7 Oct. 2014
Format: Paperback
Not worth buying new. The content is very dated and the approach taken to identifying bets ignores the odds - the author tries to pick the most likely winners and then work them into an accumulator/perm bet, rather than identify value odds. He tries 15 or so different rating systems and concludes that a power rating system is best but fails to explain the implementation in enough detail (see Bill Hunter). His system based on corners and shots (penetration) is actually a starting point for something more sophisticated but the idea is not developed further in this text. These simple rating systems are useless - if you want to know who the hot favourites are, look at the odds! His pre-match analysis amounts to dropping a potential bet if a key player(s) is out. Steele's approach may have worked 20 years ago (though I doubt it) but the odds are too efficient today. Not a bad book, but, for a beginner, Football Fortunes (for a power rating system), Successful Football Betting (non-tech analysis) and Fixed Odds Sports Betting (betting realities) are bettor bets!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Matthew Southgate on 22 Jun. 2006
Format: Paperback
Having developed a statistical model for the premiership to within a gnats head of reliable profitability, I was looking for inspiration.

This book points out many interesting and meaningful VALUE opportunities that arise at the start and throughout the season.

My main focus however was the 15 system studies that are described and tested in this book. Although I have reservations about the testing of these systems they are food for thought nonetheless. I have used the better systems as new inputs into my model to embelish and enrich the source data. The uplift is impressive, especially system 13.

This book did for me, exactly what I hoped it would do. It aided me to move from a nearly man to a very nearly man - add this book and its 15 systems to historic bookies odds and your on to a good thing.

It was first football betting book, its written well and I would recommend it.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 July 2004
Format: Paperback
This book shows you how to POTENTIALLY make money from soccer betting. The system is based on rating systems to predict the games. Power Ratings, Game Form & Penetration which must be updated from the start of the season for all Premiership, Division 1, 2, 3 & Scots Prem. games.
Updating the results is tedious as you have to find shots on and off target, as well as corners made by each team on the internet. The betting is based on accumulators, home teams as bankers and away teams are to win or draw.
I developed a computer program to keep a track of all ratings and had high hopes. Initially I won my first two bets making
around £600 from £30 stakes, but since then I have not won which has reduced my winnings considerably.
Two wins is not worthy of the time required to produce these ratings as I have guessed results better.
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By CRural on 28 Mar. 2013
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Presenta 15 sistemas, con los posibles potenciales y muestra un diario de apuestas donde consigue un buen resultado. Funcionaran los sistemas? solo con trabajo y pruebas se podrá valorar correctamente , de todas formas aplicando estos sistemas al método que muestra el libro Fixed Odds Sports Betting de Buchdahl, creo que se obtendrían mejores resultados.
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