Five reasons to follow a football tipster

The football-betting world is a particularly difficult one to conquer, but we reckon with a little added help from a football tipster, you can make those all-important marginal gains in the quest for profit. Here are our five reasons why you should consider following a football tipster

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If you are following a football tipster that is well known on social media then the chances are they will have good relationships with the bookies, who will be hoping to take advantage of the football tipster’s large following to bring in new players to their sites.

Now, before you get your pitchforks out, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as you will discover a little later in the blog. For the time being, what this can mean for us is the football tipster can leverage these relationships to win us special deals on the bookmaker sites.

There are plenty of examples out there of how this can work ( thinks of matched betting ), and the most obvious one is with the same-game multiples that are offered by the likes of Paddy Power, Novibet, any many more. A lot of the time you will see bookmakers promoting a same-game multiple that has been created as a result of polls and discussions among the football tipster’s membership community. This at least shows that the communication lines between punter and bookie are there, which hasn’t always been the case.

Odds boosts and free bets are also commonplace offerings among particularly popular football tipsters, so it’s always a good idea to keep a list of the biggest punchers in the football tipster world so you can take advantage. Odds boosts are particularly useful if are a stickler for profit margins, so make sure you always keep your eyes peeled for those when they come around.


The old adage of “time is money” rings particularly true in sports betting, and following a prominent football tipster can save you a world of time that you could use in other areas of your sports betting to further optimize your profits. A football tipster is diligent, knowledgeable, and most of all, can do all of the donkeywork for you. If researching the form of Peruvian second tier sides isn’t your cup of tea, then the chances are there is somebody out there in the football tipster world that is already doing that for you.

There’s nothing wrong with finding bet research boring. As a football tipster myself you can find yourself hitting brick walls when trying to spot trends, and it can soon become a tough task. Why put yourself through that, when somebody else will? So relax! Put your feet up, have a beer, because Bettingmetrics are taking care of everything behind the scenes.

There are so many of them

The beauty of football tipsters is that there are just so many out there. What does that mean for you? Well, the most important advantage of a high volume of football tipsters is that it pushes the football tipsters to the very limits in terms of quality and performance. If a football tipster isn’t delivering top-tier results and 70%+ conversion rates on their bets, then they won’t be a successful football tipster for very long. With that in mind, football tipsters need to be even more granular and thorough with their research so that they stay ahead of the competition.

And why not shop around? We at BettingMetrics would recommend split testing between lots of different football tipsters so that you can ensure you find the right one for you. Make sure your football tipster aligns as closely as possible with your football betting principles, because if you aren’t enjoying the ride of following a football tipster’s selections, then you are missing out on a great deal of what football betting is all about.

Do you like to bet on yellow cards? Corners? Home wins? Whatever your you like to do, there will be a myriad of football tipsters out there that cater to you. If you like to have regular income streams then there are football tipsters out there that offer betting tips for matches that are happening while you are asleep, so there is always a great chance of boosting your bankroll while you are in the land of nod.

Most of them are free

Nobody likes to put their hand in their pocket when investing in a football tipster, and most of the time you don’t have to. We know how the referral game works in football betting, and football tipsters will usually be making their money via affiliate deals with bookmakers and casinos. This makes it even more important for you to shop around so that you know exactly what the motivation is of the football tipster.

If you are considering following a free football tipster, we would strongly recommend you spending a period of time tracking their success without investing any of your bankroll (with a little help from the Bettingmetrics tracker). It is often the case that football tipsters are on affiliate payment structures that see them paid a percentage of their referrals’ net losses. That means if you lose, they pocket some of your cash.

The most successful tipsters are probably the ones who are being remunerated for merely generating new players on the bookmaker sites. This means that there is no obligation to lure players into placing more risky bets that are likely to lose. Patience is a virtue, so make sure you know who you’re following before you invest your hard-earned cash.

Even if the football tipster carries a charge for their services, don’t be afraid to give them a try. A subscription fee on a football tipster’s selections usually comes with the peace of mind that they wouldn’t offer such a charge if you didn’t recoup the money and make a profit via their tips. Start off small with a £5 - £10 a month punter, and see if the conversion rate is better than the free guys.

The social factor

A football tipster is often a very sociable guy that encourages open-ended communication with their followers. If you have any questions or queries about the football tipster’s selections you are probably no more than a tweet or a message away from finding out a bit more information - or even getting a little bit of handy advice.

Bookmakers across the country encourage you to bet with your friends, not only for the social and fun aspect of it, but it can also be great for your own mental health and wellbeing to be watching a game with your pals with the added hope of winning some money along the way. Developing relationships with likeminded bettors via a football tipster can help to give you that experience on a virtual basis behind a computer screen – that’s if you’re like me and don’t like to leave the house…

A football tipster also gives players that feeling of belonging to something. It makes you feel like you’re part of a team, which can really add something extra to the overall betting experience. The “bookie bashing” rhetoric that football tipsters like to use is one that people can really get behind, because when a big bet comes off, there’s nothing better than heading onto social media and seeing that a host of other players have taken the bookies to the cleaners.

There will be a never-ending battle between the bookmakers and the punters, so our strength is in our numbers. If everybody is doing a little bit of research, then the marginal gains can be huge, giving us that all-important edge against the machines.

To conclude…

Hopefully, we have opened your eyes to the world of football tipsters and even encouraged you to give them a try. There are so many options out there that you are missing out by ignoring them. It is often a misconception that it is less fun to follow a football tipster rather than going with your own gut, but if somebody else’s sports gut delivers you more profit, then the choice is easy…

So, in short, our top tips:

  • Shop around for the best football tipster
  • Be patient, don’t invest any bankroll until you know you have found the right football tipster for you
  • Don’t be afraid to subscribe to a football tipster that has a monthly charge
  • Enjoy being part of an array of different communities
  • Find a football tipster that specializes in football matches that are played while you sleep, so you can establish a 24-hour income stream.
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