2012/13 Soccer Season Review +$15,813.01
The Football (Soccer) season ended a few months ago and over the next month I will write a post about each service I followed, my thoughts, if they reached my goals and if I will be following them next season. This post is just an overview of the entire season.
At the start of the season this was what I said.
If things go to plan (that’s the most wishful thing every written on this blog), then I stand to make close to $200,000 for the season, hahahaha, even I know there is zero chance of that. But that’s the plan anyway, if I only get to half that goal then I’ll still be doing backflips
So the real goal was $100,000 profit. As you know, my end result was nowhere near that. There were times throughout the season where it looked like I might reach that goal but in the end that wasn’t to be. At the middle of April, I was sitting on $70,000 profit. But then the terrible last month with TFA Euro wiped most of that out.
In total I bet $1,742,976.00 and made $17,878.01 which was a ROI of 1.03%.
The total amount bet was 44% of my entire sports betting amount over the year. This is something I want to remedy next season and only have soccer accounting for 35% of my total bet amount.
The total amount of profit needs to also take into account the subscription costs. These totalled $2,065, which brings the final profit to $15,813.01
There were 3,048 bets over the season and 1,159 won and 1,789 lost. There were 98 refunded bets and 2 half win bets. My win percentage was 39.3% and the loss percentage was 60.7%. The average odds I bet on were $2.93 and the average bet size was $644.07.
72% of the bets were on the 1X2 market and this gave the best return. $38,298.76 profit at a 3% ROI.
Under/Over bets accounted for 13% of the bets and lost $420 on $225,694 turnover, a -0.2% ROI.
Asian Handicap bets accounted for 9% of total amount bet and was by far the worst performer. $163,010 bet for a loss of $15,610.64, which is a negative 9.6% ROI.
There were also 3 Antepost bets courtesy of Football Elite, all lost for a -100% ROI and $2,000 lost.
The only other profitable bet type was Multi bets which was 4% of total bets and returned $1,592 at a 2.4% ROI.
This was my first real season with a large soccer portfolio and as you can imagine it does not give me great confidence for next season. Soccer by far takes the most amount of time each week to find the best odds and place them. On Saturday it is at least 2 hours work, with an extra hour on Friday, Sunday and Midweek. I will be getting rid of a few models next season which will save some time, but it will still take at least 4 hours a week. For it to be worth my while, I would want to make $200 for each hour dedicated to placing bets. Assuming a 40 week season, that is a total of 160 hours. $32,000 is the lowest profit level I will be happy with, so this season has been a real disappointment.