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Welcome to our Serve It Up review - a tennis betting tips service from the Betting Gods network.
We’ve been reviewing Serve It Up Tennis Tips over almost six months and have had close to 100 bets, but with there being very little tennis on at the moment it seems a like good time to wrap it up. It was a difficult start to the review as we lost 19.7pts in the first month, but the service made a good recovery with 34pts profit over the next three months.
The final month we made a disappointing 7.65pt loss, which leaves us with a small profit of 6.62pts for the review overall.
When we dig a little deeper in to the results, it is easy to see where the problem lies with this service. Check out this breakdown of P/L for the different tennis markets throughout our review:
Match Winner: -1.70pts
Set Betting: -14.96pts
Total Sets: +0.25pts
Tournament Winner: +23.03pts
As you can see, the only market that Serve It Up has had any success with over the last 6 months is the Tournament Winners. Tips for these type of bets are generally received once every week or two. The majority of people would want more action than this from a betting subscription, and would expect to make more than 23pts profit in 6 months.
We were advised to use a 50pt bank for this service, but we think using 100pts would be more comfortable, especially after we lost 50% of the bank in the first month following a bad losing streak.
|Number of Bets||98|
|Total Stakes (pts)||189.00|
Month #5/6 Results:
|15/11/15||Berdych vs Federer||Berdych||Match Winner||4.55||1.00||-1.00||63.27|
|16/11/15||Wawrinka vs Nadal||Wawrinka||Match Winner||2.38||2.00||-2.00||61.27|
|16/11/15||Wawrinka vs Nadal||Wawrinka 2-0||Set Betting||4.20||1.00||-1.00||60.27|
|17/11/15||Djokovic vs Federer||Djokovic 2-1||Set Betting||4.00||2.00||-2.00||58.27|
|17/11/15||Djokovic vs Federer||Federer 2-1||Set Betting||8.00||1.00||-1.00||57.27|
|18/11/15||Nadal vs Murray||Nadal||Match Winner||2.60||1.00||1.60||58.87|
|18/11/15||Wawrinka vs Ferrer||Wawrinka 2-0||Set Betting||2.75||1.00||1.75||60.62|
|20/11/15||Wawrinka vs Murray||Wawrinka||Match Winner||2.50||2.00||3.00||63.62|
|21/11/15||Djokovic vs Nadal||Djokovic 2-1||Set Betting||4.33||1.00||-1.00||62.62|
|21/11/15||Federer vs Wawrinka||Federer 2-1||Set Betting||4.00||1.00||-1.00||61.62|
|22/11/15||Federer vs Djokovic||Federer 2-0||Set Betting||5.50||2.00||-2.00||59.62|
|27/11/15||Goffin vs Edmund||Goffin 3-0||Set Betting||1.90||2.00||-2.00||57.62|
|03/12/15||OBI UAE Royals vs Japan Warriors||Japan Warriors||Match Winner||2.38||1.00||-1.00||56.62|
Betting Gods have since decided to remove Serve It Up Tennis Tips from the front-end of their website as it hasn’t been performing as well as they’d like. However, we’ve been informed that the tipster is still with them and sends out tips for on-going members.
Serve It Up will be narrowly scraping a Neutral rating as it did manage to make a small profit and there does seem to be potential with the Tournament Winner bets. However, due to Betting Gods removing the service from the main site, we will be monitoring the results over the next few months and may have to downgrade the rating if needed.
Update Feb ’16: Betting Gods have now completely shut this service down and we have downgraded our rating to “Fail” due to the on-going poor results.
Serve It Up Review: Update Four
17th November 2015
We’ve reached the end of month four in our review of Serve It Up tennis tips and we have recorded a profit of 12.05pts with a return on investment of 26.8%. This brings the total profit for the trial so far up to 14.27pts. We would have hoped for better at this point, but over the last 3 months the service has managed to rack up 33.98pts profit… what a turnaround!
The Match Winner selections made 5.24pts profit this month, which is an improvement on previous months. There was success again with the Tournament Winner tips with Federer winning ATP Basel, bringing the total profit from this market up to 23.03pts.
There’s been a definite improvement since the shaky start we had at the beginning of the review. However, the Tournament Winner selections are the only ones showing a profit after four months.
Month 4 results:
|15/10/15||Simon vs Berdych||Simon||Match Winner||2.80||2.00||-2.00||50.22|
|19/10/15||ATP Moscow||Joao Souza e/w||Tournament Winner||21.00||2.00||-2.00||48.22|
|19/10/15||Fognini, Johnson, Querrey||Treble||Match Winner||7.46||1.00||-1.00||47.22|
|21/10/15||Troicki vs Gabashvili||Troicki 2-1||Set Betting||4.33||1.00||-1.00||46.22|
|22/10/15||Kukushkin & Cilic||Double||Match Winner||3.05||2.00||-2.00||44.22|
|23/10/15||Gulbis vs Karlovic||Gulbis||Match Winner||2.75||2.00||3.50||47.72|
|24/10/15||Sock vs Gasquet||Sock||Match Winner||2.63||2.00||3.26||50.98|
|25/10/15||Berdych vs Sock||Berdych 2-1||Set Betting||4.33||1.00||-1.00||49.98|
|26/10/15||ATP Basel||Federer||Tournament Winner||2.63||6.00||9.78||59.76|
|27/10/15||Gulbis vs Isner||Gulbis||Match Winner||2.80||2.00||-2.00||57.76|
|27/10/15||Kudla vs Sock||Kudla||Match Winner||3.40||1.00||-1.00||56.76|
|30/10/15||Johnson vs Garcia-Lopez||Johnson 2-0||Set Betting||2.50||1.00||1.50||58.26|
|31/10/15||Nadal vs Gasquet||Nadal 2-0||Set Betting||2.20||1.00||1.20||59.46|
|02/11/15||ATP Paris||Tsonga e/w||Tournament Winner||51.00||1.00||-1.00||58.46|
|02/11/15||ATP Paris||Ferrer e/w||Tournament Winner||51.00||1.00||-1.00||57.46|
|02/11/15||Klizan vs Mayer||Klizan||Match Winner||2.05||2.00||-2.00||55.46|
|04/11/15||Nishikori & Anderson||Double||Match Winner||2.10||3.00||3.30||58.76|
|05/11/15||Gasquet vs Nishikori||Gasquet||Match Winner||1.99||2.00||1.98||60.74|
|06/11/15||Murray vs Gasquet||Murray 2-1||Set Betting||4.33||1.00||3.33||64.07|
|07/11/15||Murray vs Ferrer||Murray||Match Winner||1.40||8.00||3.20||67.27|
|08/11/15||Djokovic vs Murray||3 Sets||Total Sets||3.00||1.00||-1.00||66.27|
|13/11/15||ATP World Tour Final||Wawrinka e/w||Tournament Winner||15.00||2.00||-2.00||64.27|
|Number of Bets||22|
We should reach the 100 bet mark by our next update, so this next month is crucial for the service and we hope they can keep up this momentum. Could it be that the 1st month was just a blip? We will be back next month with our final conclusion.
Serve It Up Review: Update Three
22nd October 2015
We are back with our 3rd update of Serve It Up tennis tips. It was a positive start to the month with a few wins starting to trickle in, but in the end we finished pretty much back where we started. After 20 bets we made a measly 0.38pts profit.
There was a near miss with Gilles Simon finishing runner-up at ATP Metz. Had he won we would have scooped a nice 27pts profit, but we had to settle for 6pts from our place bet.
The Set Betting tips gave us 3.53pts profit, but the Match Winner market has continued to be a let down. It seems that the value in this service lies with the Tournament Winner tips, which have racked up 19.25pts profit so far.
Month 3 results:
|21/09/15||ATP Metz||Gilles Simon e/w||Tournament Winner||7.00||6.00||6.00||57.84|
|22/09/15||Herbert vs Stakhovsky||Herbert||Match Winner||1.80||3.00||2.40||60.24|
|24/09/15||Baghdatis vs Robredo||Baghdatis||Match Winner||2.30||1.00||-1.00||59.24|
|25/09/15||Klizan vs Garcia-Lopez||3 Sets||Total Sets||2.25||1.00||1.25||60.49|
|26/09/15||Tsonga vs Kohlschreiber||Tsonga 2-0||Set Betting||2.25||1.00||1.25||61.74|
|28/09/15||ATP Kuala Lumpar||Chardy e/w||Tournament Winner||15.00||2.00||-2.00||59.74|
|28/09/15||ATP Shenzhen||Robredo e/w||Tournament Winner||13.00||2.00||-2.00||57.74|
|01/10/15||Baghdatis vs. Pospisil||Baghdatis||Match Winner||2.10||2.00||-2.00||55.74|
|04/10/15||Ferrer vs Lopez||Ferrer 2-0||Set Betting||2.38||1.00||1.38||57.12|
|05/10/15||ATP China||Djokovic||Tournament Winner||1.60||5.00||3.00||60.12|
|06/10/15||Tomic vs Johnson||Johnson||Match Winner||2.10||2.00||2.20||62.32|
|07/10/15||Cilic Vs Young||Cilic 2-0||Set Betting||2.25||1.00||-1.00||61.32|
|07/10/15||Nishikori vs Querrey||Nishikori 2-1||Set Betting||4.33||1.00||-1.00||60.32|
|07/10/15||Nadal vs Pospisil||Nadal 2-0||Set Betting||1.90||1.00||0.90||61.22|
|08/10/15||Simon vs Muller||Simon 2-0||Set Betting||2.50||1.00||-1.00||60.22|
|11/10/15||ATP Shanghai||Federer e/w||Tournament Winner||5.00||6.00||-6.00||54.22|
|12/10/15||Chardy vs Karlovic||Chardy||Match Winner||2.00||2.00||-2.00||52.22|
|13/10/15||Muller vs Gasquet||Muller||Match Winner||2.80||1.00||-1.00||51.22|
|14/10/15||Thiem vs Lopez||Thiem||Match Winner||1.83||2.00||-2.00||49.22|
|14/10/15||Nadal vs Karlovic||Nadal 2-1||Set Betting||4.00||1.00||3.00||52.22|
|Number of Bets||20|
It’s been a frustrating trial so far – ok so we are still in the black, but it just can’t seem to get going.
By next month we will be nearing 100 bets, so we should be able to reach a verdict on this service.
Serve It Up Review: Update Two
13th September 2015
The second month of our review of Serve It Up tennis tips started with a huge win to the tune of 41.25pts. In our first update we had a string of losing bets, which had made a dent in our starting bank, so this win was a welcome surprise. We had been catapulted back into profit!
Unfortunately following this, we hit another losing streak. Serve It Up has finished this period with a profit of 21.55pts and a ROI of 44%. This is a huge improvement on last month. We are left with a small profit of 1.84pts in total since the beginning of the review. It’s a shame to have to hand back our profits to the bookmakers.
Tim usually tips a couple of outright winners at the beginning of each tournament. He tends to advise a larger stake on these bets, and they are at much longer odds, so when one does win it really pays off. You could of course stick to level stakes, but for the purpose of this trial we are following Tim’s staking.
There have been no problems getting the advised odds for these bets. The price seems to hold up well and is available at several bookmakers.
This month’s results:
|16/08/15||Djokovic vs Murray||Djokovic 2-0||Set Betting||2.20||1.00||-1.00||29.29|
|17/08/15||ATP Cincinnati||Federer e/w||Tournament Winner||6.50||10.00||41.25||70.54|
|18/08/15||Isner vs Querrey||Querrey||Match Winner||2.50||2.00||3.00||73.54|
|19/08/15||Seppi vs Lopez||Seppi||Match Winner||2.00||1.00||-1.00||72.54|
|21/08/15||Dolgopolov vs Berdych/Gasquet vs Murray/Lopez vs Federer||Berdych/Murray/Federer||Match Winner Treble||2.00||2.00||-2.00||70.54|
|24/08/15||ATP Winston Salem||Dolgopolov||Tournament Winner||21.00||2.00||-2.00||68.54|
|25/08/15||Rosol vs Janowicz||Rosol||Match Winner||2.10||2.00||-2.00||66.54|
|26/08/15||Chung vs Lu||Chung||Match Winner||1.83||3.00||-3.00||63.54|
|31/08/15||US Open||Nishikori e/w||Tournament Winner||19.00||4.00||-4.00||59.54|
|31/08/15||US Open||Wawrinka e/w||Tournament Winner||17.00||4.00||-4.00||55.54|
|01/09/15||Youzhny vs Smith||Youzhny||Match Winner||1.73||3.00||2.19||57.73|
|01/09/15||Zverev vs Kohlschreiber||Zverev||Match Winner||2.75||2.00||-2.00||55.73|
|02/09/15||Fish vs Lopez||Fish||Match Winner||4.00||1.00||-1.00||54.73|
|02/09/15||Klizan vs Chardy||Klizan||Match Winner||3.50||1.00||-1.00||53.73|
|03/09/15||Mahut vs Garcis-Lopez||Mahut||Match Winner||1.83||2.00||-2.00||51.73|
|03/09/15||Mahut vs Garcis-Lopez||Mahut 3-0||Set Betting||5.20||1.00||-1.00||50.73|
|04/09/15||Bautista-Agut vs Goffin||Bautista Agut||Match Winner||2.67||1.00||-1.00||49.73|
|04/09/15||Paire vs Robredo||Paire||Match Winner||2.50||1.00||1.50||51.23|
|07/09/15||Gasquet vs Berdych||Gasquet||Match Winner||2.50||1.00||1.50||52.73|
|08/09/15||Cilic vs Tsonga||Cilic||Match Winner||2.38||1.00||1.38||54.11|
|09/09/15||Federer vs Gasquet||Federer 3-0||Set Betting||1.73||1.00||0.73||54.84|
|11/09/15||Djokovic vs Cilic||Djokovic 3-1||Set Betting||3.90||1.50||-1.50||53.34|
|11/09/15||Djokovic vs Cilic||Djokovic 3-2||Set Betting||9.00||0.50||-0.50||52.84|
|13/09/15||Djokovic vs Federer||Djokovic 3-2||Set Betting||6.50||1.00||-1.00||51.84|
|Number of Bets||24|
Going by the past two month’s results from this trial, we have not been able to achieve consistent profits. It has to be said, there were some close spots, we narrowly missed a target score with one of the Djokovich Correct Score bets. We would like to see more winning bets from the Match Winner and Set Betting markets to keep the smaller profits ticking over.
So far we have only had 43 bets, and generally we would like to run at least 100-150 bets from a service before giving a final judgment. It’ll be interesting to see whether Serve It Up can turn this around. We will be back next month with the next set of results.
Serve It Up Review: Update One
15th August 2015
It’s been a disappointing start to our 1st month reviewing Serve It Up tennis tips.
We got off to a good start with the 1st bet. Unfortunately, following this was a shocking run of 16 losing bets. We started off with the advised 50pt bank, and it has suffered a 39.4% decrease.
Emails from Serve It Up have been sent out daily, even if there are no bets that day. There is an analysis with each tip, explaining the reasons behind the bet. You can tell Tim knows his Tennis – unfortunately this knowledge just hasn’t helped to turn a profit yet.
Results are as follows:
|15/07/15||John Patrick Smith vs Jared Donaldson||Smith||Match Winner||1.83||3.00||2.49||52.49|
|18/07/15||Rajeev Ram vs John Patrick Smith||Smith||Match Winner||2.50||2.00||-2.00||50.49|
|20/07/15||ATP Bastad||Nicolas Almagro||Tournament Winner||15.00||1.00||-1.00||49.49|
|21/07/15||Jeremy Chardy vs Paul-Henri Mathieu||Chardy 2-1||Set Betting||4.00||2.00||-2.00||47.49|
|22/07/15||Monaco vs Zverev||Monaco 2-0||Set Betting||2.20||1.00||-1.00||46.49|
|01/08/15||Baghdatis vs Pospisil||Pospisil||Match Winner||2.00||2.00||-2.00||44.49|
|01/08/15||Thiem vs Lopez & Nadal vs Seppi||Thiem 2-0 & Nadal 2-0||Set Betting Double||4.17||2.00||-2.00||42.49|
|02/08/15||Nadal vs Fognini||Fognini||Match Winner||5.00||1.00||-1.00||41.49|
|03/08/15||ATP Washington||Cilic e/w||Tournament Winner||11.00||4.00||-4.00||37.49|
|03/08/15||ATP Washington||Gasquet e/w||Tournament Winner||21.00||1.00||-1.00||36.49|
|03/08/15||Yen-Hsun Lu v Berankis/Gabashvill v Becker||Yen-Hsun Lu/Gabashvill||Match Winner Double||2.40||2.00||-2.00||34.49|
|07/08/15||Zverev vs Cilic||Cilic 2-1||Set Betting||4.50||1.00||-1.00||33.49|
|07/08/15||Zverev vs Cilic||Zverev 2-1||Set Betting||10.50||1.00||-1.00||32.49|
|08/08/15||Sock vs Johnson||Sock 2-0||Set Betting||2.62||2.00||-2.00||30.49|
|09/08/15||ATP Montreal||Nadal e/w||Tournament Winner||15.00||3.00||-3.00||27.49|
|09/08/15||ATP Montreal||Tsonga e/w||Tournament Winner||51.00||2.00||-2.00||25.49|
|11/08/15||Gulbis vs Thiem||Thiem 2-0||Set Betting||2.75||1.00||-1.00||24.49|
|13/08/15||Chardy vs Karlovic||Chardy||Match Winner||2.50||2.00||3.00||27.49|
|14/08/15||Isner vs Chardy||Chardy||Match Winner||2.40||2.00||2.80||30.29|
|Number of Bets||19|
So looking at these results on first glance, it doesn’t look good at all.
However, as you can see, there are quite a few bets here at long odds. Had we hit 1 or 2 of those, it could be a different story.
Although there are not many bets to go on, looking at the average odds for this period of 8.55, they only need a strike rate of 11.7% to break even. They are ahead of that, so this could be a long-term game.
On this basis, it’s only fair to give Serve It Up some more time to prove themselves. Hopefully we will be served up some winners soon.
Serve It Up Review: Introduction
15th July 2015
Serve It Up Tennis Tips is a tennis betting service from Tim at Betting Gods. It all started with a blog where Tim posted his tips for free. Once he had proved himself worthy of being a Betting Gods tipster, he decided to upgrade to a tennis betting subscription service.
Since January 2015, he has achieved a profit of 47pts, which is on average £67.14 a month at £10 stakes. The ROI for this period was a very respectable 19.54%.
Serve It Up Tennis Tips is our resident God of Tennis Betting. Proven for several months in the public domain on the blog, Tim soon proved himself as a knowledgeable source of Tennis betting advice and was launched as a full-time Tennis tipster service after a few months.
Tim now advises several bets per week from match bets, correct score and tournament winners.
– Betting Gods
Tips are sent throughout the week, usually in the morning, with an average of 35-40 bets per month.
There are a variety of markets covered, including:
• Match Odds
• Set Betting
• Total Sets
• Tournament Winner
For each bet, an advised stake is given which ranges between 1 and 10pts.
Tim advises to start with a 50pt betting bank, and signifies the importance of having a serious and disciplined approach.
There are three subscription options – £19.95 per month, £49.95 quarterly or a lifetime package for £129.95. The first month is available at a discounted £4.95.
We will trial the service for 2-3 months and find out whether Tim really is an ace tennis tipster!