Football Mania Review: Betting Tips Service

Football Mania Review
  • Goal Profits Rating
  • Rated 2 stars

  • Football Mania
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 23rd May 2018

Welcome to our Football Mania review - A tips service run by Jon Roberts on the Betfan network that claims to have successfully delivered a profit in three consecutive seasons.


  • Great customer service and transparent results that are updated regularly
  • Delivered a profit in three consecutive seasons
  • Timely emails
  • Option to have tips sent directly to smart phone
  • Cons

  • Poor results during our review and an overall loss this year to date
  • Football Mania has delivered an average profit of 184 points in the last three seasons, so when we started our review three months ago we were hoping for more of the same for the season ahead.

    Unfortunately things haven't got off to a good start with 2 out of 3 losing months and a total loss of 72.09 points with an ROI of -13.4% at the advised stakes. We have also calculated the results using level 1 point stakes and this works out as a loss of 23.72 points. 

    We thought perhaps the poor results might be due to teams still settling into the new season, but looking at the results for previous seasons, the service has managed to make a significant profit at this time of year. 

    On a positive note, the service has been very easy to follow with emails sent out at a similar time each day with plenty of time to get bets on. Everything is clearly laid out in the email with all the details you need such as fixture, league, market, stake, advised odds and bookie.

    The tips are mostly for Match Odds and Over/Under Goals and although these are popular markets, many of the bets are on underdogs and under 2.5 goals where we assume the tipster has identified some value.

    Review Stats-72.09pts profit, -13.4% ROI, 30.3% SR
    Stakes Advised between 1-5pts but usually 3pts each
    Starting bank 200 points
    Average no. betsApprox. 60 per month
    Time of emailsMorning 7.00-8.00am
    Price£47 + VAT per month or £187 + VAT per season

    Key Stats - Overall
     Advised OddsAvailable OddsLevel Stakes
    Number of Bets178178178
    Total Stakes (pts)538.00538.00178.00
    Profit/Loss (pts)-66.07-72.09-23.72
    Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)-£660.70-£720.90-£237.20
    Average Odds3.513.603.60
    Strike Rate30.3%30.3%30.3%
    Bank (200pt starting)133.93127.92176.29
    Overall Bank Growth/Decline-33.0%-36.0%-11.9%

    Longest Winning Sequence: 7

    Longest Losing Sequence: 16

    Max Drawdown: 123.61pts

    Football Mania Review Graph

    Results - Update Three
    DateFixtureBetStakeAvailable OddsProfit/LossBank
    14/10/2017Burnley v West HamWest Ham3.002.75-3.00164.53
    14/10/2017Swansea v HuddersfieldSwansea3.002.103.30167.83
    14/10/2017Barnsley v MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough3.001.95-3.00164.83
    15/10/2017Antwerp v Zulte-WaregemUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.10-3.00161.83
    15/10/2017Oostende v Club BruggeUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.25-3.00158.83
    15/10/2017Brighton v EvertonEverton3.002.50-3.00155.83
    16/10/2017Leicester v West BromLeicester3.002.00-3.00152.83
    17/10/2017Man City v NapoliThe Draw3.004.60-3.00149.83
    17/10/2017Monaco v BesiktasMonaco3.001.62-3.00146.83
    20/10/2017Mouscron v StandardUnder 2.5 Goals3.001.93-3.00143.83
    21/10/2017Man City v BurnleyOver 2.5 Goals3.001.300.90144.73
    21/10/2017Lokeren v CharleroiUnder 2.5 Goals3.001.922.76147.49
    21/10/2017KV Kortrijk v GentUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.133.39150.88
    21/10/2017Eintracht Frankfurt v DortmundEintracht Frankfurt3.004.33-3.00147.88
    22/10/2017Club Brugge v AntwerpUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.634.88152.76
    22/10/2017Anderlecht v GenkUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.303.90156.66
    22/10/2017Zulte-Waregem v Waasland-BeverenUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.35-3.00153.66
    22/10/2017Torino v RomaTorino3.003.30-3.00150.66
    24/10/2017Bournemouth v MiddlesbroughBournemouth3.001.802.40153.06
    25/10/2017Chievo v AC MilanChievo3.003.60-3.00150.06
    25/10/2017Genoa v NapoliGenoa3.008.40-3.00147.06
    25/10/2017Fiorentina v TorinoFiorentina3.001.802.40149.46
    25/10/2017Tours v NantesNantes3.001.91-3.00146.46
    26/10/2017Antwerp v StandardUnder 2.5 Goals3.001.802.40148.86
    27/10/2017Charleroi v GentUnder 2.5 Goals3.001.78-3.00145.86
    28/10/2017Panathinaikos v OlympiakosPanathinaikos3.003.306.90152.76
    28/10/2017AC Milan v JuventusAC Milan3.004.20-3.00149.76
    28/10/2017Venezia v FrosinoneVenezia3.002.95-3.00146.76
    28/10/2017Accrington v BarnetBarnet3.004.00-3.00143.76
    28/10/2017Lincoln v Crawley TownCrawley Town3.005.25-3.00140.76
    28/10/2017Wycombe v CheltenhamCheltenham3.003.60-3.00137.76
    28/10/2017Luton v CoventryCoventry3.003.607.80145.56
    28/10/2017Eupen v AnderlechtUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.60-3.00142.56
    28/10/2017KV Kortrijk v GenkOver 2.5 Goals3.001.67-3.00139.56
    28/10/2017QPR v WolvesQPR3.003.808.40147.96
    29/10/2017Brighton v SouthamptonBrighton3.003.40-3.00144.96
    31/10/2017Sporting Lisbon v JuventusJuventus3.002.01-3.00141.96
    31/10/2017Sunderland v BoltonSunderland3.001.76-3.00138.96
    31/10/2017Hull v MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough3.002.705.10144.06
    03/11/2017Rennes v BordeauxRennes3.003.407.20151.26
    03/11/2017Paris FC v LorientParis FC3.003.66-3.00148.26
    03/11/2017SV Sandhausen v DuisburgSV Sandhausen3.002.30-3.00145.26
    03/11/2017Numancia v AlcorconNumancia3.001.952.85148.11
    04/11/2017Bolton v NorwichBolton3.003.758.25156.36
    04/11/2017Brentford v LeedsLeeds3.004.00-3.00153.36
    04/11/2017Augsburg v LeverkusenAugsburg3.003.25-3.00150.36
    04/11/2017Freiburg v SchalkeFreiburg3.004.00-3.00147.36
    04/11/2017Dortmund v Bayern MunichDortmund3.003.45-3.00144.36
    04/11/2017Atromitos v PanioniosAtromitos3.002.30-3.00141.36
    04/11/2017Deportivo v Atletico MadridDeportivo3.004.80-3.00138.36
    05/11/2017Antwerp v CharleroiUnder 2.5 Goals3.001.70-3.00135.36
    05/11/2017FC Koln v HoffenheimKoln3.002.80-3.00132.36
    05/11/2017Osasuna v GranadaOsasuna3.002.03-3.00129.36
    06/11/2017Nurnberg v IngolstadtNurnberg3.003.00-3.00126.36
    09/11/2017Northern Ireland v SwitzerlandOver 2.5 Goals3.003.10-3.00123.36
    09/11/2017Croatia v GreeceOver 2.5 Goals3.002.524.56127.92


    We don't know whether this is a bad patch for the service or if the tipster has simply lost his touch, but we do know that this is the worst performance he's had during his time at Betfan.

    Although the service works on a season to season basis, the official results show that the service hasn't made a profit so far this year to date. So that is 11 months, 60 points down and subscription fees to factor in on top of that.

    We will continue to monitor tips for the rest of the season to see if there is any improvement, but based on the results of our trial it will go down as a fail.

    Football Mania Review: Update Two

    11th October 2017

    It's been a poor month for Football Mania with a loss of 44.81 points at an ROI of -25.9% at the available odds. This gives us an overall loss of 32.47 points since starting the review.

    We have also been recording results using level 1 point stakes and this has shown a loss of 14.27 points this month, with an overall loss of 10.51 points.

    Tipster Jon Roberts is certainly having a rough time at the moment with a streak of 15 losing bets in a row this month and an 11% dip to the strike rate in comparison to last month. He is not one to bet on odds on favourites all of the time though, with the average odds so far at 3.92, so losing runs are to be expected.

    Key Stats - Update Two
     Advised OddsAvailable OddsLevel Stakes
    Number of Bets575757
    Total Stakes (pts)173.00173.0057.00
    Profit/Loss (pts)-41.87-44.81-14.27
    Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)-£418.70-£448.10-£142.70
    Average Odds3.833.783.78
    Strike Rate24.6%24.6%24.6%
    Bank (200pt starting)173.44167.53189.49
    Overall Bank Growth/Decline-13.3%-16.2%-5.3%

    Results - Update Two
    DateFixtureBetStakeAvailable OddsProfit/LossBank
    12/09/2017Accrington v GrimsbyGrimsby3.004.5010.50222.84
    12/09/2017Coventry v CarlisleCarlisle3.003.90-3.00219.84
    12/09/2017Mansfield v WycombeWycombe3.004.00-3.00216.84
    12/09/2017Newport County v CheltenhamCheltenham3.003.75-3.00213.84
    12/09/2017Yeovil v MorecambeMorecambe3.003.70-3.00210.84
    13/09/2017Real Madrid v APOELCristiano Ronaldo to score 2 goals or more3.002.103.30214.14
    13/09/2017Real Madrid v APOEL/Tottenham v Dortmund/Liverpool v Sevilla/Feyenoord v Man CityCristiano Ronaldo to score 2 goals or more/BTTS/BTTS/Man City3.006.8817.64231.78
    16/09/2017Huddersfield v LeicesterHuddersfield3.003.60-3.00228.78
    16/09/2017Watford v Man CityWatford3.0010.00-3.00225.78
    16/09/2017Berwick v ElginElgin3.002.38-3.00222.78
    16/09/2017Clyde v Edinburgh CityClyde3.001.82-3.00219.78
    16/09/2017Cowdenbeath v PeterheadCowdenbeath3.004.00-3.00216.78
    16/09/2017Montrose v StirlingStirling3.002.805.40222.18
    16/09/2017Exeter v CreweCrewe3.004.33-3.00219.18
    16/09/2017Grimsby v YeovilYeovil3.004.10-3.00216.18
    16/09/2017KV Kortrijk v AnderlechtUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.25-3.00213.18
    16/09/2017Wycombe v LutonWycombe3.003.00-3.00210.18
    16/09/2017Sint Truiden v GenkUnder 2.5 Goals3.001.93-3.00207.18
    16/09/2017Sint Truiden v GenkSint Truiden3.003.407.20214.38
    17/09/2017Oostende v GentUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.253.75218.13
    17/09/2017Eupen v StandardUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.153.45221.58
    19/09/2017Augsburg v RB LeipzigAugsburg3.003.607.80229.38
    19/09/2017Schalke v Bayern MunichSchalke3.007.00-3.00226.38
    19/09/2017Barcelona v Eibar/Tottenham v Barnsley/Wigan v Northampton/West Ham v BoltonBarcelona/Tottenham/Wigan/West Ham3.002.273.81230.19
    20/09/2017FC Koln v Eintracht FrankfurtFC Koln3.002.90-3.00227.19
    20/09/2017Hamburg v DortmundHamburg3.008.50-3.00224.19
    23/09/2017Elgin v MontroseElgin3.002.303.90228.09
    23/09/2017Stirling v AnnanStirling3.002.053.15231.24
    23/09/2017Coventry v ExeterExeter3.003.40-3.00228.24
    23/09/2017Newport County v GrimsbyGrimsby3.003.60-3.00225.24
    23/09/2017Mansfield v Cambridge UtdCambridge Utd3.004.10-3.00222.24
    23/09/2017Stevenage v MorecambeMorecambe3.004.60-3.00219.24
    23/09/2017Waasland-Beveren v AnderlechtUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.22-3.00216.24
    23/09/2017Colchester v WycombeColchester3.003.00-3.00213.24
    24/09/2017Charleroi v Club BruggeCharleroi3.003.00-3.00210.24
    26/09/2017Chesterfield v YeovilYeovil3.003.407.20217.44
    26/09/2017Lincoln v BarnetBarnet3.004.32-3.00214.44
    26/09/2017Wycombe v CreweCrewe3.004.70-3.00211.44
    26/09/2017Middlesbrough v NorwichMiddlesbrough3.001.97-3.00208.44
    26/09/2017Burton v Aston VillaAston Villa3.001.972.91211.35
    26/09/2017Burton v Aston Villa/APOEL v Tottenham/Man City v Shakhtar/Sevilla v NK Maribor/Middlesbrough v NorwichAston Villa/Tottenham/Man City/Sevilla/Middlesbrough3.007.66-3.00208.35
    27/09/2017Sheff Utd v WolvesSheff Utd3.003.066.18214.53
    28/09/2017BATE Borisov v ArsenalDraw/Arsenal HT/FT3.004.75-3.00211.53
    30/09/2017Annan v CowdenbeathCowdenbeath3.004.00-3.00208.53
    30/09/2017Montrose v ClydeClyde3.002.60-3.00205.53
    30/09/2017Exeter v MorecambeMorecambe3.004.85-3.00202.53
    30/09/2017Luton v Newport CountyNewport County3.004.20-3.00199.53
    30/09/2017Wycombe v BarnetBarnet3.003.60-3.00196.53
    30/09/2017Eupen v GenkUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.14-3.00193.53
    30/09/2017Augsburg v DortmundAugsburg3.006.00-3.00190.53
    01/10/2017Angers v LyonAngers3.003.30-3.00187.53
    05/10/2017England v SloveniaEngland & BTTS3.003.75-3.00184.53
    05/10/2017Azerbaijan v Czech RepublicHome or Draw Double Chance3.001.95-3.00181.53
    05/10/2017Argentina v Peru & Chile v EcuadorArgentina & Chile5.001.71-5.00176.53
    07/10/2017Faroe Islands v LatviaLatvia3.003.40-3.00173.53
    09/10/2017Ukraine v CroatiaUkraine3.002.90-3.00170.53
    09/10/2017Ukraine v Croatia/Moldova v Austria/Iceland v Kosovo/Israel v Spain/Albania v ItalyUkraine/Austria/Iceland/Spain/Italy3.0010.02-3.00167.53

    We will be back in a month's time - hopefully with some better results!

    Football Mania Review: Update One

    12th September 2017

    It's been a month since we started our Football Mania review and we are back with the first update of our results. We have received 65 selections so far and following the advised stakes we have made a profit of 12.34 points at an ROI of 6.3% at the available odds.

    The service did climb up to a profit of over 45 points after a run of 7 winning bets in a row at the beginning of the month and shortly after, hitting two winners on the bounce at odds over 6.0. Unfortunately following this, the service hit a bad run with just 6 out of 30 bets returning a profit, which took back a big chunk of the profit we had accumulated.

    Out of interest we have also been recording the results for level 1 point stakes so that we can get a better picture of how well the service is performing. This has shown a steady growth this month with a profit of 3.76 points at an ROI 5.8%.

    Key Stats - Update One
     Advised OddsAvailable OddsLevel Stakes
    Number of Bets656565
    Total Stakes (pts)197.00197.0065.00
    Profit/Loss (pts)15.3112.343.76
    Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)£153.10£123.40£37.60
    Average Odds3.714.044.04
    Strike Rate35.4%35.4%35.4%
    Bank (200pt starting)215.31212.34203.76
    Overall Bank Growth/Decline7.7%6.2%1.9%

    Results - Update One
    DateFixtureBetStakeAvailable OddsProfit/LossBank
    11/08/2017Zulte-Waregem v Club BruggeUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.22-3.00197.00
    11/08/2017Arsenal v Leicester CityArsenal & BTTS Yes3.003.006.00203.00
    12/08/2017Lincoln v MorecambeMorecambe3.005.00-3.00200.00
    12/08/2017Notts Co v ChesterfieldChesterfield3.003.60-3.00197.00
    12/08/2017KV Mechelen v GentUnder 2.5 Goals3.001.902.70199.70
    12/08/2017Reading v FulhamReading3.003.50-3.00196.70
    12/08/2017Caen v St Etienne/KV Mechelen v Gent/Trabzonspor v KonyasporOver 2.5 Goals/Under 2.5 Goals/Trabzonspor3.007.71-3.00193.70
    13/08/2017Antwerp v GenkUnder 2.5 Goals3.001.85-3.00190.70
    13/08/2017Charleroi v AnderlechtUnder 2.5 Goals3.001.852.55193.25
    13/08/2017Sint Truiden v StandardUnder 2.5 Goals3.001.802.40195.65
    13/08/2017Charleroi v AnderlechtCharleroi3.004.209.60205.25
    13/08/2017Sint Truiden v StandardSint Truiden3.003.457.35212.60
    15/08/2017Middlesbrough v BurtonMiddlesbrough Win to Nil3.002.303.90216.50
    17/08/2017Viitorul Constanta v Red Bull SalzburgBTTS Yes3.002.073.21219.71
    17/08/2017AC Milan v ShkendijaOver 2.5 Goals5.001.532.65222.36
    17/08/2017Ludogorets v FK Suduva/AC Milan v Shkendija/Dinamo Zagreb v Skenderbeu/Viitorul Constanta v Red Bull SalzburgLudogorets/Over 2.5 Goals/Dinamo Zagreb/BTTS3.004.41-3.00219.36
    18/08/2017Valencia v Las Palmas/Rio Ave v Portimonense/Metz v Monaco/Burton v BirminghamValencia/Rio Ave/Monaco/Birmingham3.0010.76-3.00216.36
    19/08/2017Elgin v ClydeElgin3.002.253.75220.11
    19/08/2017Stirling v Edinburgh CityStirling3.001.752.25222.36
    19/08/2017Carlisle v CheltenhamCheltenham3.003.90-3.00219.36
    19/08/2017Coventry v Newport CountyNewport County3.004.109.30228.66
    19/08/2017Forest Green v YeovilYeovil3.003.80-3.00225.66
    19/08/2017Luton v ColchesterColchester3.005.50-3.00222.66
    19/08/2017Eupen v OostendeUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.45-3.00219.66
    19/08/2017Swansea v Man UtdSwansea3.0011.00-3.00216.66
    19/08/2017Stoke City v ArsenalArsenal3.001.91-3.00213.66
    19/08/2017Verona v Napoli/Crotone v AC Milan/Schalke v RB LeipzigNapoli/AC Milan/Under 2.5 Goals3.004.5410.62224.28
    19/08/2017Stoke City v Arsenal/Verona v Napoli/Crotone v AC MilanArsenal/Napoli/AC Milan3.004.46-3.00221.28
    20/08/2017KV Kortrijk v Club BruggeUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.15-3.00218.28
    20/08/2017Mouscron v GentUnder 2.5 Goals3.001.88-3.00215.28
    20/08/2017Atalanta v RomaAtalanta3.002.90-3.00212.28
    20/08/2017Crotone v AC MilanAC Milan3.001.541.62213.90
    20/08/2017Deportivo v Real MadridReal Madrid -13.001.802.40216.30
    21/08/2017Man City v EvertonDraw3.006.0015.00231.30
    22/08/2017C Palace v Ipswich/Aston Villa v Wigan/Sheff Utd v LeicesterOver 2.5 Goals3.006.2215.66246.96
    24/08/2017FC Midtjylland v Apollon LimassolFC Midtjylland3.001.75-3.00243.96
    24/08/2017Rosenborg v AjaxAjax3.001.95-3.00240.96
    25/08/2017Bristol City v Aston VillaAston Villa/Over 2.5 Goal3.005.60-3.00237.96
    26/08/2017Clyde v StenhousemuirClyde3.002.30-3.00234.96
    26/08/2017Cowdenbeath v BerwickCowdenbeath3.002.05-3.00231.96
    26/08/2017Peterhead v StirlingStirling3.005.0012.00243.96
    26/08/2017Cambridge Utd v MorecambeMorecambe3.004.33-3.00240.96
    26/08/2017Lincoln v CarlisleCarlisle3.003.50-3.00237.96
    26/08/2017Augsburg v MgladbachAugsburg3.003.40-3.00234.96
    26/08/2017Bournemouth v Man CityBournemouth3.0013.00-3.00231.96
    26/08/2017Chievo v Lazio/Goztepe v Trabzonspor/Las Palmas v Atletico Madrid/Tottenham v Burnley/Eibar v Athletic BilbaoLazio/Trabzonspor/Atletico Madrid/Tottenham/Athletic Bilbao3.0028.55-3.00228.96
    26/08/2017Chievo v Lazio/Goztepe v Trabzonspor/Las Palmas v Atletico Madrid/Tottenham v BurnleyLazio/Trabzonspor/Atletico Madrid/Tottenham3.009.52-3.00225.96
    27/08/2017Tottenham v BurnleyTottenham win to nil3.001.83-3.00222.96
    27/08/2017Chelsea v EvertonOver 2.5 Goals3.001.90-3.00219.96
    31/08/2017France v NetherlandsFrance/Over 2.5 Goals3.002.554.65224.61
    31/08/2017Uruguay v ArgentinaArgentina3.002.30-3.00221.61
    31/08/2017South Korea v IranSouth Korea3.001.91-3.00218.61
    02/09/2017Spain v ItalyDraw or Away3.002.16-3.00215.61
    02/09/2017Cambridge Utd v ColchesterColchester3.003.60-3.00212.61
    02/09/2017Swindon v BarnetBarnet3.003.507.50220.11
    02/09/2017Carlisle v MansfieldCarlisle3.003.10-3.00217.11
    04/09/2017Germany v NorwayGermany Win to Nil3.001.651.95219.06
    09/09/2017Lens v LorientLens3.002.90-3.00216.06
    09/09/2017Elgin v AnnanElgin3.002.20-3.00213.06
    09/09/2017Mansfield v GrimsbyGrimsby3.005.50-3.00210.06
    09/09/2017Notts Co v MorecambeMorecambe3.005.50-3.00207.06
    09/09/2017Mouscron v Club BruggeUnder 2.5 Goals3.002.10-3.00204.06
    09/09/2017Brighton v West BromBTTS Yes3.002.203.60207.66
    09/09/2017Everton v TottenhamThe Draw3.003.65-3.00204.66
    10/09/2017Athletic Bilbao/AEK/Lyon/InterAccumulator3.003.567.68212.34

    That's it for now - check back next month for another update of our results.

    Football Mania Review: Introduction

    14th August 2017

    Football Mania is a tips service run by Jon Roberts on the Betfan platform that has been running for three football seasons starting from 2014-2015. The service has delivered a profit in each of the seasons and has banked a total of 564.73 points to date.

    As with all Betfan services, all of the results are available to view on the website but unfortunately we cannot see any further stats such as strike rate or ROI.

    Last three seasons results
    • 2014-15 season: +135.22 points
    • 2015-16 season: +253.60 points
    • 2016-17 season: +163.22 points

    The tips mainly cover the European leagues and use a range of markets including match odds, over/under goals and both teams to score. The majority of the bets are singles but there is the occasional accumulator thrown in to the mix.

    Emails are sent out daily with either the betting advice for the day or a note to say there aren't any bets. Betfan also have an app for android or apple devices where you can receive live notifications when new tips are released.

    The service recommends using a 200 point bank and stakes are advised between 1 and 5 points. For our review we will record results for both the advised stakes and a level staking plan.

    Membership to Football Mania currently costs £4.97 + VAT for the first 28 days followed by either monthly payments of £47 + VAT or £187 + VAT for the entire 2017/2018 season.

    We will be following the service over the next three months and will post a monthly update of our results.


  • Great customer service and transparent results that are updated regularly
  • Delivered a profit in three consecutive seasons
  • Timely emails
  • Option to have tips sent directly to smart phone
  • Cons

  • Poor results during our review and an overall loss this year to date
  • Leave a Response

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.