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There is nothing scientific about this
on 18 August 2006
I was extremely disappointed in this book. The title suggest a scientific approach to football betting, but what we get is the authors loose collection of more and less interesting thoughts about betting, with the majority "less interesting". Most people who have a small interest in football betting will know his methods already, including betting on home wins, taking world class players into consideration and looking for value (although Gary does not seem to understand the concept of value very well...). Gary is also into using "the law of averages", a law which he unfortunately does not understand. I had never though I would read a "serious" betting journalist suggest a bet just because a team "is due a win". Nothing scientific about that, Gary!
Also, maybe the worst part of the book is that he explains his light collection of "strategies" using examples which we are led to believe is from his own betting. They might be, but one does not to be a betting wizard to find good reason for betting on Arsenal AFTER they have already won. Another example is that Gary does not like betting on draws, and in the book he explains this by looking at a sample of 7 (seven, yes a grand selection indeed, very scientific) of matches he himself (!) analysed could be draws, but only 2 of them ended draws, resulting in a small loss. From this, the lesson is - dont bet on draws.
No, Gary, this is not good enough. One can find far better tips on free webpages, and there are numerous betting books on Amazon that are actually good. This book is obviously written to get some easy money - far easier than from gambling.