Sam Cooke – A helping hand – tipping sites worth a visit

Betting tipping sites are ten a penny these days. Some are free, many are not, and all claim to be able to improve your gambling returns fast and often. The vast majority however fall rather short of their typically outlandish claims.

This article seeks to analyse and evaluate the others; those that are worthy of your time and money. A well-researched tip is always useful in betting, especially with the plethora of betting markets available today at the touch of a button. We can’t all be experts on the Allsvenskan, nor the Bundesliga 2 after all.

Whilst it is by no means comprehensive, below is an exclusive SBC round-up of some tipping sites out there which are worth visiting.

BetAdvisor betadvisor

The biggest and the best-known tipping site; BetAdvisor attained this status not by fluke nor bribery but by consistently delivering quality betting advice. It offers one of the most comprehensive guides around and does so via a sleek, well designed site.

It’s innovative, and it’s constantly improving and adding to the services and features it offers. Numerous tipsters offer advice on a variety of sports from the old favourites of football and horse racing, to tennis, basketball, rugby and more. You’re able to get to know your chosen tipster as each has their own profile, including their biography, expertise, tipping history and even a photograph. This is a more personal and human experience than many typical tipping sites, which will solely offer a flat email per week with only their chosen tips inside.  Of these tipsters you’re also able to see who’s been performing the best with a league table of their results from the past six months.

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James Tucker, BetAdvisor Tipster

An accompanying blog is regularly updated and includes well-written, knowledgeable and interesting pieces on the sports the site focuses on. Importantly for 2014, it also has its own mobile app.

 The record of each tipster is plain as day to see on the site, and they mostly have an impressive strike rate.Whilst more expensive than many (though still cheaper than some) BetAdvisor justifies this by the overall service, including the quality of tips it consistently delivers, and is one of the best sites out there today.

Top Jumping Tips jumpingtips

Top Jumping Tips is a site which offers tips from a man named Simon King. It offers horse racing tips, jumps racing to be precise, and claims to specialise in this area since King is ‘one of the most well connected jumps tipsters in the country.’

The site is professionally laid out. It’s bright and simple, and coaxes you into signing up for a free trial by highlighting how the service is to be limited to a certain number of punters. It also promises to make you a profit during your free trial period. In a review of the site and trial, ‘The Punter’s Verdict’ (http://www.puntersverdict.co.uk) expressed its delight that in two trials, King met and then surpassed the promises made on returns. Firstly three out of five advised bets came in, and then in the second batch there were three singles and one winning treble to the tune of 108 points to the advised stakes.

Whilst there is no guarantee such return rates will continue long-term, the strike whilst the iron’s hot philosophy suggests that signing up for the free trial, and trying out King’s tips for yourself seems a sensible idea right now. \

Prem10 prem10

Prem 10 specialises in, you guessed it; the world’s most watched league – the Premiership. It offers a free fourteen day trial and delivers weekly emails with up to seven betting tips. It offers a variety of different tips within the sport including more specialised markets such as goal times, handicaps, bookings, corners etc.

It has a team data section which it states allows you to research and analyse each match via its head-to-head feature. The claims it makes are not too audacious which tends to be a good sign. Once you have clicked through to sign up to the trial, a page detailing general advice on Premier League betting and promises of how Prem10 can help appears. The headline says that you will double your money on the Premiership each weekend; this is at least a far cry from the sites claiming to allow you to quit your day job in a month or two. Whilst the site itself isn’t too flash; it’s designed very simply in fact, it offers everything you need from a tipping site including a viewable history of past tips.

For the season thus far the site’s overall betting advice has produced a reasonable 10% ROI. The site seems to be honest and upfront, the tagline ‘Stats.Bets.Winners’ is proof of its no nonsense approach. A fourteen day trial is certainly worthwhile, especially considering you will doubtless be watching the games it’s offering tips on anyway. You do have to submit your payment details primarily, though the site promises that should you be unhappy with the returns after two weeks there is no obligation to pay even a penny.

Post-trial it has a basic pricing structure of £10 per month or £70 for a year’s subscription.

OLBG.com – The Sports Betting Community OLBG

This site is easy to navigate, covers a large variety of sports and best of all; it’s completely free. It has an attached blog with betting advice, and offers reviews of most major bookmakers. It’s regularly updated and posts the latest bookmaker offers and deals as and when. In regard to tips you can go through them categorically by sport and league, or go to hot tips which shows the most popular of the day, and which bookmaker has the best odds.

One seemingly individual and useful aspect is the Betting School feature. For those new to betting, or in need of a refresher course, it attempts to guide punters in how to improve their betting as well as the general ins and outs of betting, how the system works, and different strategies. There are even exams. OLBG also has tipster competitions, a betting forum and links to other useful sites. Considering it’s a free to use site, it’s one which should be bookmarked by all who enjoy a flutter or bet online regularly.

Footy Tips  – ESPNespn

The biggest football tipping site in Australia and connected to ESPN, this is unsurprisingly a highly professional and sleek betting portal. It offers tips on a variety of sports and leagues including football, rugby, AFL, cricket and more.

You’re able to create head-to-head leagues to compete with your friends and other members, there’s a mobile app so you always have easy access and you can track the progress of those you follow. It is a free service as it’s a community of people competing via tipping competitions; it is not in competition with the likes of BetAdvisor for example. This does not mean however that it isn’t worth creating an account with the cash prizes on offer, as well as access to a long-running, established site with a multitude of members who all have a vested interest in placing successful bets.

Betfair bebtebt

The tipping section of the Betfair sportsbook and exchange offers ‘Insight-Opinion-Advice’ and does so very well. It has expert insight including Paul Nicholls as a horse racing ambassador. It utilises Opta stats to bring together all useful and relevant stats for each match and covers multiple leagues in varying detail.

It has a Bet of the Day feature, amongst other daily tipping advice, and the site is excellent in terms of design and navigation. It does not offer the same level of tipping advice as the likes of BetAdvisor but then this is a free service.

We hope this has helped in guiding you as to where to look on the world wide web for some decent betting advice. Happy betting!

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