Football Investor 2012/13 Review
Football Investor is a lot like TFA, the majority of bets line up with TFA and rarely if ever oppose the other side. But there is one big difference between the two and it is the big issue I am having at the moment. RECORDED ODDS. With a few games I could get similar odds, but the vast majority of the officially recorded odds are not available. I have tried at time of release, random times and just before the off and the odds recorded are not possible. In saying that, the odds I am getting (after putting in a lot of effort) are usually only 5c worse. But as you will see, that 5c makes a big difference over a season.
Let’s start with my thoughts at the beginning of the season.
Finally there is Football Investor, a system I lost a bit on last year, but thought I would give another chance this year. I am betting $200 on FBI picks and $400 on Strikezone. I have no pre determined profits for these systems and just want to see how they perform over the year
Now after just a week I decided to change my approach and followed the Combo system at $500 a bet. Throughout the year I was very happy with FI, it was one of the best performing models early on before losing a bit near the end.
Football Investor cost me £189($287) and I made a profit of $14,434.50. That means a total profit after subscription of $14,147.50. I bet a total of $252,229.00 which equals a ROI of 5.6%. Now these numbers look pretty good to me and I would take them every year. If I had that ROI over all my bets I would be sitting on over $500,000 profit. The issue is when we compare the results to the ones that are official.
Let’s have a look at these.
Combo 493 46.36 9.4%
Official Results using $500 per unit
Combo $246,500.00 $23,180.00 9.4%
Combo FI $252,229.00 $14,434.50 5.7%
It is clear to see the discrepancy between the Official results and the true results. I call these true results as these are what I feel anyone following the service would achieve, they may eek out an extra 1% ROI more then me, but not anywhere near the official results.
So why am I going to follow them again this season? Because anything between 2-5% ROI I am more then happy with. Any model I follow where I know I wont get the same odds, I instantly half their ROI and if it still greater then 2% then I will follow it. I do feel Football Investor is a good service, just not as good as it officially says. I will be having a look at how to play it this season and will be ecstatic if I get the same ROI this season.