Sports Betting Pays Review: Multi-Sports Tips

Sports Betting Pays Review

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  • Goal Profits Rating
  • Rated 2 stars

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  • Last modified: 8th February 2019

Welcome to our Sports Betting Pays review - A multi-sports tips service offering daily advice for cricket, football and tennis betting along with analysis.


  • Bets received evening before fixtures
  • Detailed written analysis of selections


  • Poor performance in two separate trials

We have reached the end of our second trial of Sports Betting Pays and after another poor set of results, we will be sticking with our original fail rating. During our first trial last year we lost 13.51 points and this time around we lost 26.77 points, which represents more than half of our starting bank.

Sports Betting Pays is a multi-sports tipping service run by James Pacheco who has worked for a number of bookmakers in the past and was also a ghost-writer for former England cricket captain Michael Vaughn for two years. He put together his knowledge of sports, knack for statistics and writing skills and Sports Betting Pays was born.

It was at the request of the vendor that we give this service another chance and we were feeling fairly optimistic to begin with, as James really seems to know his stuff and he doesn’t provide an average, run of the mill tips service.

The service covers three sports – Cricket, Football and also the odd bit of Tennis from time to time. Each email includes a lengthy write up containing analysis behind the bets and a summary of the previous day’s bets.

Review Stats

Trial 1: -13.51pts loss, -12.3% ROI, 31.4% SR

Trial 2: -26.77pts loss, -12.1% ROI, 26.4% SR

Stakes Stakes advised at 0.25 – 4.00 points
Starting bank 50 points
Average no. bets50-60 per month
Time of emailsEvenings
Price£14.99 for the 1st month, then £29.99 per month, £59.99 per quarter or £149 per season

Key Stats Trial 1
 Advised OddsAvailable Odds
Number of Bets261261
Total Stakes (pts)109.50109.50
Profit/Loss (pts)-13.85-13.51
Profit/Loss (£20 stakes)-£277.00-£270.20
Average Odds4.084.14
Strike Rate31.4%31.4%
Bank (pts)86.1586.49
Key Stats Trial 2
 Advised OddsAvailable Odds
Number of Bets216216
Total Stakes (pts)222.00222.00
Profit/Loss (pts)-26.65-26.77
Profit/Loss (£20 stakes)-£533.00-£535.40
Average Odds4.444.38
Strike Rate26.4%26.4%
Bank (50pt starting)23.3523.24
Overall Bank Growth/Decline-53.3%-53.5%

We have two outstanding bets for the Ashes 2017, but the result of them would not change the outcome of our review so we have omitted them from the results.

Trial 1 graph

Sports Betting Pays Review Graph

Trial 2 graph

Sports Betting Pays Review Revisited Graph


In both trials we experienced disappointing results despite seeing good potential in other areas. Tips have been received without fail every evening before the fixtures and there hasn’t been a problem getting the advised odds or better.

The daily write-up is an added bonus and it’s refreshing to see a tipster really go the extra mile in terms of research and effort.

We would really like to see this service do well; there seems to be an awful lot of hard work that goes into it, but the fact is it hasn't delivered a profit in two separate trials and perhaps that's why there isn't any proof of results available on the website. 

The strike rate is advertised as 48% on the sales page but it has quite a way from that, only reaching 26.4% in the latest trial.

We are glad that we took another look at Sports Betting Pays, but it's time to put this review to bed and unfortunately the "Fail" rating that we gave the first time round will stand. 

Sports Betting Pays Review: (2nd Trial) Update Four

19th December 2017

DateFixtureBetStake (pts)OddsP/LBank
10/11/2017Sweden v ItalyOver 2.5 goals1.002.50-1.0037.02
13/11/2017Italy v SwedenAntonio Candreva to be first goalscorer0.509.00-0.5036.52
13/11/2017Italy v SwedenJorginho to be first goalscorer0.5019.00-0.5036.02
13/11/2017Italy v SwedenPlayer to be sent off1.003.40-1.0035.02
14/11/2017Rep of Ireland v DenmarkDraw1.002.88-1.0034.02
14/11/2017Rep of Ireland v DenmarkRobbie Brady to score anytime0.506.50-0.5033.52
14/11/2017Rep of Ireland v DenmarkJeff Hendrick to score anytime0.509.00-0.5033.02
18/11/2017Crystal Palace v EvertonOver 2.5 Goals1.502.301.9534.97
17/11/2017Leicester v Man City & Bournemouth v HuddersfieldOver 3.5 Goals & Huddesfield/Draw1.004.08-1.0033.97
18/11/2017Burnley v SwanseaBurnley to win 1-01.006.00-1.0032.97
18/11/2017Arsenal v TottenhamChristian Eriksen to score1.005.10-1.0031.97
18/11/2017West Brom v Chelsea & Roma v LazioChelsea to win to nil & Over 2.5 Goals1.004.033.0335.00
19/11/2017Watford v West HamRicharlison to score + Watford to win1.005.50-1.0034.00
19/11/2017Watford v West Ham45 points and over1.002.301.3035.30
20/11/2017Brighton v StokeBrighton to get the most corners1.502.00-1.5033.80
20/11/2017Brighton v StokeAnthony Knockaert to score1.005.00-1.0032.80
21/11/2017Besiktas v PortoCenk Tosun to score1.003.10-1.0031.80
21/11/2017Man City v FeyenoordKevin de Bruyne to score1.003.00-1.0030.80
21/11/2017Besiktas v Porto & Borussia Dortmund v TottenhamBesiktas/Draw DC & Tottenham/Draw DC1.502.912.8733.67
22/11/2017Paris St Germain v Celtic & Basel v Man UtdPSG -3 & Man Utd to beat Basel1.004.29-1.0032.67
22/11/2017Paris St Germain v CelticEdison Cavani to score 2 or more goals1.002.501.5034.17
22/11/2017FK Karabakh v ChelseaTiemoue Bakayoko to be shown a card1.006.50-1.0033.17
23/11/2017Ashes 2017Australia to win 3-20.508.00-0.5032.67
23/11/2017Ashes 2017England to win 3-20.5017.00-0.5032.17
23/11/2017Ashes 2017Chris Woakes to get over 85.5 player performance points2.501.83-2.5029.67
24/11/2017West Ham v LeicesterAndy Carroll to be shown a card1.005.50-1.0028.67
24/11/2017West Ham v LeicesterRiyad Mahrez to score1.004.40-1.0027.67
25/11/2017Man Utd v BrightonOver 3.5 Man Utd goals1.003.80-1.0026.67
25/11/2017Bologna v SampdoriaOver 3.5 goals1.003.35-1.0025.67
25/11/2017Tottenham v West Brom & Crystal Palace v StokeTottenham & Over 2.5 Goals1.003.84-1.0024.67
26/11/2017Southampton v EvertonEverton +
26/11/2017Burnley v Arsenal & Monaco v Paris Saint-GermainUnder 2.5 Goals & PSG1.003.212.2124.88
26/11/2017Monaco v Paris Saint-GermainNeymar to be shown a card1.005.004.0028.88
28/11/2017Watford v Man UtdWatford double chance1.002.30-1.0027.88
28/11/2017Brighton v Crystal PalaceGlenn Murray to score1.003.60-1.0026.88
29/11/2017Bournemouth v Burnley & Stoke v LiverpoolBurnley double chance & Over 2.5 goals1.002.961.9628.84
29/11/2017Man City v SouthamptonMan City to score a penalty1.004.50-1.0027.84
29/11/2017Everton v West HamBoth teams to score2.001.80-2.0025.84
01/12/2017Porto v Benfica1-1 in the correct score market0.508.00-0.5025.34
01/12/2017Porto v Benfica2-1 Porto in the correct score market0.509.80-0.5024.84
01/12/2017Porto v BenficaJonas to score1.003.25-1.0023.84
05/12/2017Bayern Munich v Paris St GermainNeymar to score1.502.75-1.5022.34
05/12/2017Bayern Munich v Paris St GermainNeymar to be shown a card1.004.50-1.0021.34
05/12/2017Benfica v Basel & Chelsea v Atletico MadridUnder 2.5 Goals & Atletico Madrid double chance1.003.412.4123.75
06/12/2017Leipzig v BesiktasBesiktas/Draw double chance1.003.752.7526.50
06/12/2017Tottenham v APOEL & Shakhtar v Man CityBTTS & Man City double chance1.003.30-1.0025.50
06/12/2017Liverpool v Spartak MoscowQuincy Promes to score1.003.75-1.0024.50
08/12/2017Tottenham v Stoke & Swansea v West BromSpurs Race to 8 corners against Stoke & Over 30 points1.003.342.3426.84
09/12/2017Crystal Palace v BournemouthRuben Loftus-Cheek to score0.505.25-0.5026.34
09/12/2017West Ham v ChelseaMichail Antonio to score0.505.25-0.5025.84
09/12/2017Tottenham v StokeShaqiri to score0.507.00-0.5025.34
09/12/2017West Ham v ChelseaMarcos Alonso to score0.507.00-0.5024.84
09/12/2017Metz v Rennes & Juventus v InterRennes & Inter/Draw double chance1.004.45-1.0023.84
10/12/2017Liverpool v EvertonPhilippe Coutinho to score1.002.60-1.0022.84
10/12/2017Man Utd v Man CityMarcos Rojo to be shown a card1.002.401.4024.24
10/12/2017Southampton v Arsenal & Udinese v BenaventoArsenal & Over 2.5 Goals1.003.40-1.0023.24

Sports Betting Pays Review: (2nd Trial) Update Three

10th November 2017

It's been another disappointing month for Sports Betting Pays, although things did start to turn around towards the end with a nice win for Burnley at odds of 6.5 amongst others. We ended with a further loss of 7.49 points and our bank has decreased by 24% overall. 

It is the cricket bets that have been doing the damage with a poor performance over the last three months, losing us a total of 18.27 points. On the other hand, the football bets have generated a profit of 6.6 points so far.

Key Stats - Update Two (2nd trial)
 Advised OddsAvailable Odds
Number of Bets6363
Total Stakes (pts)67.0067.00
Profit/Loss (pts)-8.33-7.49
Profit/Loss (£20 stakes)-£166.60-£149.80
Average Odds4.494.48
Strike Rate25.4%25.4%
Bank (50pt starting)38.8338.02
Overall Bank Growth/Decline-22.3%-24.0%

Results - Update Two (2nd trial)
DateFixtureBetSportStake (pts)OddsP/LBank
10/10/2017Portugal v SwitzerlandPortugal to win + under 2.5 goalsFootball1.003.502.5048.01
10/10/2017India v AustraliaVirat Kohli to be score most India runsCricket1.004.50-1.0047.01
10/10/2017India v AustraliaGlenn Maxwell to be Australia Top BatsmanCricket1.006.50-1.0046.01
13/10/2017Pakistan v Sri LankaSri Lanka to beat PakistanCricket1.502.65-1.5044.51
14/10/2017Man City v StokeManchester City to score 4 or more goalsFootball1.002.701.7046.21
14/10/2017Watford v ArsenalWatford 0 & +0.5Football1.003.001.9048.11
14/10/2017Crystal Palace v Chelsea & Roma v NapoliChelsea to win to nil & Roma/Draw Double ChanceFootball1.003.70-1.0047.11
15/10/2017South Africa v BangladeshMashrafe Mortaza to be Bangladesh top bowlerCricket1.005.00-1.0046.11
15/10/2017Southampton v NewcastleUnder 1.5 goalsFootball1.003.25-1.0045.11
15/10/2017Brighton v EvertonWayne Rooney to be shown a cardFootball1.004.50-1.0044.11
16/10/2017Pakistan v Sri LankaFakhar Zaman to be Pakistan top batsmanCricket1.004.50-1.0043.11
16/10/2017Leicester v West BromEach team to have 2 or more corners in each halfFootball1.003.40-1.0042.11
17/10/2017Man City v NapoliFabien Delph to be shown a cardFootball1.005.50-1.0041.11
17/10/2017Man City v Napoli & Monaco v BesiktasOver 3.5 Goals & Besiktas/Draw Double ChanceFootball1.005.04-1.0040.11
18/10/2017Pakistan v Sri LankaSri LankaCricket1.003.20-1.0039.11
18/10/2017Benfica v Man UtdManchester United to win to nilFootball1.003.102.1041.21
18/10/2017Barcelona v OlympiakosMessi to score two or moreFootball1.002.50-1.0040.21
19/10/2017Nice v LazioOver 2.5 goalsFootball2.001.901.8042.01
20/10/2017West Ham v BrightonWest Ham to win 1-0Football1.006.50-1.0041.01
20/10/2017West Ham v BrightonMichail Antonio to be first goalscorerFootball1.007.50-1.0040.01
21/10/2017Chelsea v WatfordTroy Deeney to scoreFootball0.505.50-0.5039.51
21/10/2017Chelsea v WatfordRicharlison to scoreFootball0.506.00-0.5039.01
21/10/2017Man City v Burnley & Napoli v InterMan City to win both halves & Inter-Draw Double ChanceFootball1.004.143.1442.15
21/10/2017Newcastle v Crystal PalaceWilfried Zaha to scoreFootball1.004.50-1.0041.15
21/10/2017Southampton v West BromDrawFootball1.003.60-1.0040.15
22/10/2017India v New ZealandKane Williamson Top NZ Runscorer & NZ to win the matchCricket1.0011.00-1.0039.15
22/10/2017Tottenham v Liverpool & Everton v ArsenalSpurs in Race to 7 corners & BTTSFootball1.003.57-1.0038.15
22/10/2017Torino v RomaOver 3.5 GoalsFootball2.002.32-2.0036.15
24/10/2017Arsenal v NorwichOlivier Giroud to score 2 or more goalsFootball1.004.50-1.0035.15
24/10/2017Leicester v Leeds & Man City v WolvesBTTS & Under 3.5 GoalsFootball1.004.213.2138.36
25/10/2017India v New ZealandNew Zealand to beat IndiaCricket2.003.40-2.0036.36
25/10/2017Chelsea v EvertonChelsea to win and both teams to scoreFootball1.003.202.2038.56
26/10/2017Pakistan v Sri LankaThisara Perera to be Top Sri Lanka batsmanCricket1.0011.00-1.0037.56
26/10/2017Pakistan v Sri LankaMohammed Hafeez to be Pakistan top batsmanCricket1.006.00-1.0036.56
28/10/2017Liverpool v HuddersfieldHuddersfield +1.5 on the Asian HandicapFootball1.502.35-1.5035.06
28/10/2017West Brom v Man CityMan City -2Football2.002.33-2.0033.06
28/10/2017Man Utd v TottenhamSon Heung-Min to scoreFootball1.004.50-1.0032.06
28/10/2017Watford v Stoke & Crystal Palace v West HamWatford & Over 2.5 GoalsFootball1.004.32-1.0031.06
29/10/2017India v New ZealandNew Zealand to beat IndiaCricket1.003.85-1.0030.06
29/10/2017India v New ZealandAdam Milne to be top NZ bowlerCricket1.005.00-1.0029.06
29/10/2017Brighton v SouthamptonBrighton to beat SouthamptonFootball1.003.40-1.0028.06
29/10/2017Leicester v EvertonRiyad Mahrez to scoreFootball1.004.00-1.0027.06
30/10/2017Burnley v NewcastleScott Arfield to be shown a cardFootball1.007.50-1.0026.06
30/10/2017Burnley v NewcastleJack Cork to be shown a cardFootball1.006.005.0031.06
31/10/2017PSG v AnderlechtNeymar to be shown a cardFootball1.007.00-1.0030.06
31/10/2017Man Utd v BenficaMan Utd + Under 2.5 goalsFootball1.003.402.4032.46
31/10/2017Roma v Chelsea & Sporting Lisbon v JuventusChelsea/Draw double chance & BTTSFootball1.002.81-1.0031.46
01/11/2017India v New ZealandNew Zealand to beat IndiaCricket1.003.00-1.0030.46
01/11/2017Napoli v Man CityMan City to have most cornersFootball1.502.432.1532.60
01/11/2017Napoli v Man CityNicolas Otamendi to be shown a cardFootball1.002.701.7034.30
02/11/2017Lazio v NiceLazio to win and both teams to scoreFootball1.003.10-1.0033.30
03/11/2017Swansea v BrightonOver 2.5 goalsFootball1.002.50-1.0032.30
04/11/2017Swansea v BrightonLeroy Fer to be shown a cardFootball1.006.50-1.0031.30
04/11/2017West Ham v LiverpoolOver 3.5 goalsFootball1.002.621.6232.92
04/11/2017Southampton v BurnleyBurnley to beat SouthamptonFootball1.006.505.5038.42
04/11/2017Genoa v Sampdoria & Newcastle v BournemouthSampdoria & NewcastleFootball1.005.26-1.0037.42
05/11/2017Chelsea v Man UtdUnder 1.5 GoalsFootball1.003.102.1039.52
05/11/2017Man City v ArsenalFernandinho to scoreFootball0.508.00-0.5039.02
05/11/2017Man City v ArsenalOtamendi to scoreFootball0.5010.00-0.5038.52
05/11/2017Everton v WatfordRicharlison to scoreFootball1.004.003.0041.52
07/11/2017India v New ZealandRohit Sharma to be Top India bowlerCricket1.004.33-1.0040.52
09/11/2017Northern Ireland v SwitzerlandNI 0 & 0.5Football1.502.00-1.5039.02
09/11/2017Croatia v GreeceDraw/Croatia HT/FTFootball1.004.30-1.0038.02

You may think we are crazy, but we are going to continue following the service for another month to see how things stand then. The review does seem to be following the same pattern as the first time we trialled it last year, but again, we have seen some positive signs and we think it's worth seeing whether Jamie can turn things around.

Sports Betting Pays Review: (2nd Trial) Update Two

13th October 2017

It's been a frustrating month for Jamie's Sports Betting Pays service with a couple of cricket bets going down as near-misses and costing us 8.5 points. The end result wasn't great but we did make a small profit of 1.09 points at the obtainable odds, so it could have been worse.

This gives us an overall loss of 4.5 points since starting our second trial of the service.

Key Stats - Update Two (2nd trial)
 Advised OddsAvailable Odds
Number of Bets4545
Total Stakes (pts)46.5046.50
Profit/Loss (pts)2.441.09
Profit/Loss (£20 stakes)£48.80£21.80
Average Odds4.394.25
Strike Rate28.9%28.9%
Bank (50pt starting)47.1645.51
Overall Bank Growth/Decline-5.7%-9.0%

Results - Update Two (2nd trial)
DateFixtureBetSportStake (pts)OddsP/LBank
11/09/2017West Ham v HuddersfieldPablo Zabaleta to be shown a cardFootball1.002.881.8846.30
11/09/2017West Ham v HuddersfieldSteve Mounie to be shown a cardFootball1.003.40-1.0045.30
11/09/2017West Ham v HuddersfieldHuddersfield to get most cornersFootball1.003.40-1.0044.30
12/09/2017Man Utd v BaselRicky van Wolfswinkel to scoreFootball1.005.10-1.0043.30
12/09/2017Barcelona v Juventus & Celtic v PSGJuventus/Draw Double Chance & Over 2.5 goalsFootball1.003.75-1.0042.30
12/09/2017Barcelona v JuventusLionel Messi to be shown a cardFootball0.507.002.8545.15
13/09/2017Real Madrid v APOELCristiano Ronaldo to score a hat-trickFootball1.005.00-1.0044.15
13/09/2017Porto v BesiktasDrawFootball1.004.40-1.0043.15
14/09/2017Atalanta v EvertonEverton to get the most cornersFootball1.002.75-1.0042.15
14/09/2017Vitesse v Lazio & Vardar Skopje v ZenitOver 2.5 Goals & Vardar Skopje +1Football1.003.53-1.0041.15
16/09/2017Tottenham v SwanseaKane to score & Alli to scoreFootball1.003.75-1.0040.15
16/09/2017Liverpool v BurnleyChris Wood to scoreFootball1.004.80-1.0039.15
16/09/2017Watford v Man City & England v West IndiesOver 2.5 goals & West Indies to beat EnglandCricket & Football1.003.692.6941.84
16/09/2017Man Utd v Everton & Chelsea v ArsenalMan Utd -1.5 & Chelsea to winFootball1.003.69-1.0040.84
16/09/2017Paris Saint-Germain v LyonNeymar to be bookedFootball1.006.505.5046.34
19/09/2017England v West IndiesChris Woakes to be England top bowlerCricket1.005.00-1.0045.34
19/09/2017England v West Indies & Crystal Palace v HuddersfieldNo century scored & Huddersfield/DrawCricket & Football1.004.05-1.0044.34
20/09/2017India v AustraliaSteve Smith to be Australia Top batsmanCricket1.004.00-1.0043.34
20/09/2017India v Australia & Lazio v NapoliIndia to win & Lazio/Draw Double ChanceCricket & Football1.002.84-1.0042.34
21/09/2017England v West IndiesBen Stokes to be man of the matchCricket1.0011.00-1.0041.34
22/09/2017Man City v Crystal PalaceMan City to score 4 or more goalsFootball2.002.603.2044.54
22/09/2017Burnley v HuddersfieldBurnley to win to nilFootball1.003.40-1.0043.54
22/09/2017West Ham v Tottenham & Leicester v LiverpoolBTTS No & Leicester/Draw Double ChanceFootball1.004.12-1.0042.54
25/09/2017Arsenal v West BromOver 45 points bookingsFootball1.003.051.9544.49
25/09/2017Man City v ShakhtarGabriel Jesus to score 2 or more goalsFootball1.004.00-1.0043.49
25/09/2017Besiktas v LeipzigBesiktasFootball1.003.302.3045.79
26/09/2017Sporting v Barcelona & PSG v BayernOver 3.5 goals doubleFootball1.004.56-1.0044.79
26/09/2017Atletico Madrid v ChelseaAntoine Griezmann to scoreFootball1.002.901.9046.69
27/09/2017India v AustraliaRohit Sharma to be India top batsmanCricket1.004.50-1.0045.69
30/09/2017Stoke v SouthamptonStokeFootball1.003.002.0047.69
30/09/2017Man Utd v Crystal PalaceJason Puncheon to be shown a cardFootball1.004.50-1.0046.69
30/09/2017Man Utd v Crystal Palace & Bournemouth v LeicesterOver 41 booking points & Over 2.5 GoalsFootball1.004.05-1.0045.69
30/09/2017Everton v Burnley & Newcastle v LiverpoolBTTS DoubleFootball1.003.55-1.0044.69
30/09/2017India v AustraliaAaron Finch to be man of the matchCricket0.5010.00-0.5044.19
30/09/2017India v AustraliaHardik Pandya to be man of the matchCricket0.5011.00-0.5043.69
02/10/2017Sri Lanka v PakistanLay PakistanCricket2.001.681.9045.59
05/10/2017Bolivia v BrazilBrazil to win to nilFootball1.003.40-1.0044.59
05/10/2017England v SloveniaRaheem Sterling to scoreFootball1.003.30-1.0043.59
04/10/2017Malta v Lithuania & NI v GermanyBTTS No & Germany to win to nilFootball1.003.26-1.0042.59
06/10/2017Spain v AlbaniaDavid Silva to scoreFootball2.002.25-2.0040.59
06/10/2017India v AustraliaVirat Kohli to be India top batsmanCricket1.003.752.7543.34
06/10/2017Andorra v PortugalUnder 3.5 goalsFootball1.003.002.0045.34
08/10/2017Lithuania v EnglandEngland to win/over 9 corners/Card Index: over 30 ptsFootball1.006.00-1.0044.34
09/10/2017Albania v ItalyAlbania/Draw Double ChanceFootball1.002.45-1.0043.34
09/10/2017Ukraine v Croatia & Serbia v GeorgiaUnder 2.5 Goals & Serbia to win to nilFootball1.003.172.1745.51

We could really do with another profitable month to get us back on track, as it would be a shame to see the service go in the same direction as our last trial.

Sports Betting Pays Review: (2nd Trial) Update One

23rd September 2017

It's been over a year since we completed our review of Sports Betting Pays and we thought that it would be good to revisit the service with a new three month trial to see if things have improved. 

There was a lot that we liked about the service - we found it to be very professional and the daily write ups provided by tipster James Pacheco were second to none. He clearly spent a lot of time doing his research before sending any betting advice out.

Despite all of this, we were disappointed with the results and lost 13.51 points by the end of our three month trial.

We had planned to have another look at the service a few months later, but new reviews were taking place and it got pushed to the back of the list. Time went on and then we received an email asking if we would be up for a re-trial as some changes had been made to the service in order to improve results.

We were told that basically, the bets that James had the most confidence in had been advised to be bet at a higher stake and as a result provided higher returns. In his endeavours to try and provide punting action 7 days a week he often went with numerous lower stakes selections, which in principle offered some value but ultimately lacked consistency and therefore eroded the gains from his best bets.

Taking this on board, James has opted to change to a "less is more" mantra and concentrate purely on the stronger bets going forward. With the football calendar there are plenty of bets at the weekends, but there are a few days where James will pass. 

This should over time make better use of the suggested betting bank, which has now been reduced down to 50 points from the 100 points that we used previously, and hopefully should produce an improved ROI. 

The membership pricing structure has been updated and now costs £14.99 for the first month and then either £29.99 per month, £59.99 per quarter or £149 for the full season.

We have been following the tips over the past month and so far there has been a loss of 5.58 points at an ROI of -10.5% at the available odds.

Key Stats - Update One (2nd trial)
 Advised OddsAvailable Odds
Number of Bets5252
Total Stakes (pts)53.0053.00
Profit/Loss (pts)-5.28-5.58
Profit/Loss (£20 stakes)-£105.60-£111.60
Average Odds3.993.96
Strike Rate30.8%30.8%
Bank (50pt starting)44.7244.42
Overall Bank Growth/Decline-10.6%-11.2%

Results - Update One (2nd trial)
DateFixtureBetSportStake (pts)OddsP/LBank
10/08/2017Arsenal v LeicesterArsenal to win/over 2.5 goalsFootball1.002.151.1551.15
10/08/2017Arsenal v LeicesterJamie Vardy to scoreFootball1.003.752.7553.90
11/08/2017Southampton v Swansea & Crystal Palace v HuddersfieldSouthampton to get the most corners & Both teams to scoreFootball1.002.75-1.0052.90
11/08/2017Brighton v Manchester CityOver 3.5 Goals & Everton to WinFootball1.004.64-1.0051.90
11/08/2017Watford v LiverpoolWatford double chanceFootball1.002.631.6353.53
12/08/2017Man Utd v West HamJavier Hernandez to score anytimeFootball1.005.00-1.0052.53
12/08/2017Barcelona v Real MadridReal Madrid double chanceFootball2.001.831.6654.19
13/08/2017Chaves v BenficaHaris Seferovic to scoreFootball1.002.62-1.0053.19
15/08/2017Hoffenheim v LiverpoolHoffenheim 0 & 0.5Football2.001.89-2.0051.19
16/08/2017Napoli v NiceNapoli to score over 2.5 goalsFootball1.002.23-1.0050.19
16/08/2017England v West Indies [1st Test]Ben Stokes to be England first innings Top batsmanCricket0.508.00-0.5049.69
16/08/2017England v West Indies [1st Test]Roston Chase to be Windies first innings top batsmanCricket0.506.00-0.5049.19
16/08/2017England v West Indies [1st Test]Jason Holder to be Windies top batsmanCricket0.2517.00-0.2548.94
17/08/2017Bournemouth v WatfordCorrect Score 1-1Football0.508.00-0.5048.44
17/08/2017Bournemouth v WatfordCorrect Score 2-2Football0.2515.50-0.2548.19
17/08/2017Swansea v Man UtdMarcus Rashford to scoreFootball1.002.70-1.0047.19
19/08/2017Leicester v Brighton & Benfica v BelenensesLeicester & Benfica -2Football1.003.572.5749.76
19/08/2017Liverpool v Crystal PalaceChristian Benteke to scoreFootball0.503.60-0.5049.26
19/08/2017Burnley v West BromSam Vokes to scoreFootball0.503.30-0.5048.76
20/08/2017Tottenham v ChelseaTottenham to beat ChelseaFootball2.002.20-2.0046.76
20/08/2017Deportivo La Coruna v Real MadridIsco to scoreFootball1.002.75-1.0045.76
21/08/2017Man City v EvertonEverton +1.5 Asian HandicapFootball1.002.051.0046.76
21/08/2017Man City v EvertonWayne Rooney to be shown a cardFootball1.003.252.2549.01
22/08/2017Derbyshire v HampshireDerbyshire to beat HampshireCricket1.002.28-1.0048.01
23/08/2017Glamorgan v LeicestershireClint McKay to be Leicestershire Top BowlerCricket1.004.003.0051.01
23/08/2017Nottinghamshire v Somerset & Shkendija 79 v AC MilanNottinghamshire to win & AC Milan -1.5Cricket & Football1.002.75-1.0050.01
23/08/2017Fenerbahce v Vardar SkopjeBoth teams to scoreFootball1.002.701.6251.63
24/08/2017England v West Indies [2nd Test]James Anderson to get over 2.5 first innings wicketsCricket1.001.830.8352.46
24/08/2017Watford v Brighton & Huddersfield v SouthamptonWatford to win & Huddersfield/Draw Double ChanceFootball1.003.53-1.0051.46
25/08/2017Alaves v FC BarcelonaMessi to score 2 or more goalsFootball1.003.502.5053.96
25/08/2017Amiens v Nice & Man Utd v LeicesterNice to win & over 2.5 goalsFootball1.003.84-1.0052.96
26/08/2017Bangladesh v AustraliaBangladesh/Draw Double ChanceCricket2.002.002.0054.96
26/08/2017Chelsea v EvertonOver 40 (booking) pointsFootball1.002.40-1.0053.96
30/08/2017Portugal v Faroe IslandsOver 4.5 goalsFootball1.002.201.2055.16
01/09/2017Lithuania v ScotlandLithuania/Draw Double ChanceFootball1.002.20-1.0054.16
01/09/2017Brazil v Ecuador & Czech Republic v GermanyBrazil -1.5 Asian Handicap & Germany to beat Czech RepublicFootball1.002.591.5955.75
01/09/2017Hampshire v NottinghamshireHampshire to have the Highest First Over scoreCricket1.002.20-1.0054.75
01/09/2017Birmingham v NottinghamshireBirmingham to win T20 BlastCricket1.004.00-1.0053.75
02/09/2017France v LuxembourgPaul Pogba to scoreFootball1.002.30-1.0052.75
02/09/2017Hungary v Portugal & Greece v BelgiumRonaldo to score & Belgium to winFootball1.002.62-1.0051.75
03/09/2017Bangladesh v AustraliaNo Century in the matchCricket1.007.50-1.0050.75
03/09/2017Bangladesh v AustraliaShakib-Al Hasan to be Bangladesh First Innings top bowlerCricket1.004.50-1.0049.75
05/09/2017Ireland v SerbiaOver 2.5 GoalsFootball1.002.551.5551.30
05/09/2017Sri Lanka v IndiaSri Lanka to beat IndiaCricket1.003.80-1.0050.30
06/09/2017Bangladesh v AustraliaBangladesh draw no betCricket1.006.00-1.0049.30
08/09/2017Benfica v PortimonenseBenfica to win both halvesFootball2.002.10-2.0047.30
09/09/2017Man City v LiverpoolLiverpool Draw No BetFootball1.003.20-1.0046.30
09/09/2017Everton v Tottenham & Southampton v WatfordEverton/Draw & Watford/Draw Double ChanceFootball1.004.15-1.0045.30
09/09/2017Leicester v Chelsea & Brighton v West BromChelsea to win & West Brom Draw No BetFootball1.003.75-1.0044.30
09/09/2017Burnley v Crystal PalaceJason Puncheon to be shown a cardFootball1.005.00-1.0043.30
09/09/2017Swansea v NewcastleTammy Abraham to be first goalscorerFootball1.006.00-1.0042.30
09/09/2017Marseille v Rennes & Lazio v MilanOver 2.5 Goals DoubleFootball1.003.122.1244.42

It's not a great start, but not the end of the world at this stage. Hopefully we will be reporting back with a profit in our next update - we don't want to see history repeating itself!

Sports Betting Pays Review: Update Three

9th August 2016

DateFixtureBetSportStake (pts)OddsProfit/LossRunning Total
29/06/2016Baghdatis v IsnerBaghdatis to win set 1 7-6Tennis0.255.00-0.2580.26
29/06/2016Dimitrov v SimonSimonTennis0.501.90-0.5079.76
29/06/2016Mahut v Ferrer & Chardy v JohnsonOver 40.5 games & JohnsonTennis0.252.82-0.2579.51
30/06/2016Poland v PortugalPenaltiesFootball0.255.751.1980.69
30/06/2016Poland v PortugalRenato Sanches to be shown a cardFootball0.253.50-0.2580.44
30/06/2016Poland v PortugalNani to score anytimeFootball0.255.50-0.2580.19
30/06/2016Millman v PaireMillmanTennis0.252.280.3280.51
01/07/2016Wales v BelgiumOver 2.5 goalsFootball0.502.500.7581.26
01/07/2016Wales v BelgiumBelgium to get Over 6.5 cornersFootball0.751.800.6081.86
02/07/2016Germany v ItalyItalyFootball0.254.00-0.2581.61
02/07/2016Germany v ItalyItaly to qualifyFootball0.252.50-0.2581.36
02/07/2016France v IcelandBTTSFootball0.502.300.6582.01
02/07/2016France v Iceland & Germany v ItalyIceland DC & Italy Over 3.5 cornersFootball0.254.72-0.2581.76
13/07/2016Derbyshire v LancashireDerbyshireCricket0.252.500.3882.14
14/07/2016England v PakistanPakistan/Draw Double ChanceCricket1.752.001.7583.89
14/07/2016England v PakistanMoeen Ali to be England 1st Innings Top BatCricket0.1321.00-0.1383.76
14/07/2016England v PakistanAsad Shafiq to be Pakistan 1st innings Top BatCricket0.1311.00-0.1383.64
15/07/2016Durham v NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshireCricket0.502.00-0.5083.14
15/07/2016Somerset v MiddlesexMiddlesexCricket0.251.850.2183.35
16/07/2016Barbados v Trinidad and TobagoAB de Villiers to be Barbados Tridents Top scorerCricket0.253.50-0.2583.10
16/07/2016Barbados v Trinidad and TobagoWayne Parnell to be Barbados Tridents Top BowlerCricket0.254.330.8383.93
16/07/2016Botafogo v FlamengoBotafogo DNBFootball0.502.630.0083.93
17/07/2016Leicestershire v WarwickshireLeicestershireCricket0.502.50-0.5083.43
18/07/2016Gefle v KalmarKalmarFootball0.252.16-0.2583.18
18/07/2016Jonkopings v DjurgardenJonkopings DNBFootball0.502.160.5883.76
19/07/2016Northants v WarwickshireJeevan Patel to be Birmingham (Warwickshire) Top BowlerCricket0.254.00-0.2583.51
19/07/2016Northants v WarwickshireJJ (Josh) Cobb to be Northants Top BatsmanCricket0.253.75-0.2583.26
20/07/2016Yorkshire v DurhamTim Bresnan to be man of the matchCricket0.2513.00-0.2583.01
20/07/2016Zverev v FritzFritzTennis0.252.88-0.2582.76
21/07/2016West Indies v IndiaRavi Ashwin to be India 1st Innings Top BowlerCricket0.252.87-0.2582.51
21/07/2016West Indies v IndiaKraigg Braithwaite to be Windies 1st Innings Top BatsmanCricket0.254.500.8883.39
21/07/2016West Indies v IndiaIndia to win the 1st TestCricket1.251.730.9184.30
22/07/2016England v PakistanPakistan to winCricket0.753.80-0.7583.55
22/07/2016England v PakistanJohnny Bairstow to be England First Innings Top BatsmanCricket0.257.00-0.2583.30
22/07/2016England v PakistanMisbah Ul-Haq to be Pakistan first innings top batsmanCricket0.255.001.0084.30
23/07/2016Warwickshire v NottinghamshireNottinghamshireCricket0.751.800.6084.90
23/07/2016Norrkoping v GefleOver 2.5 Goals & BTTSFootball0.502.00-0.5084.40
24/07/2016Hammarby v AIKAIK DNBFootball0.502.000.5084.90
24/07/2016Warwickshire v WorcestershireWorcestershireCricket0.252.50-0.2584.65
24/07/2016Nottinghamshire v DerbyshireDerbyshireCricket0.252.75-0.2584.40
25/07/2016Djurgarden v SundsvallDraw or GIF Sundsvall Double ChanceFootball0.502.500.7585.15
26/07/2016Sri Lanka v AustraliaNathan Lyon to be man of the matchCricket0.2513.00-0.2584.90
26/07/2016Sri Lanka v AustraliaAustralia to win the 1st TestCricket1.252.02-1.2583.65
27/07/2016Surrey v GloustershireSurreyCricket0.501.800.4084.05
28/07/2016Middlesex v EssexMiddlesexCricket0.501.83-0.5083.55
28/07/2016Sock v WawrinkaSockTennis0.252.72-0.2583.30
28/07/2016Karlovic v DimitrovKarlovic to win the first set 7-6Tennis0.253.50-0.2583.05
29/07/2016Yorkshire v NorthamptonshireYorkshireCricket0.751.800.6083.65
30/07/2016Sundsvall v NorrkopingOver 3.5 goalsFootball0.252.50-0.2583.40
30/07/2016Elfsborg v OstersundsElfsborg DNBFootball0.501.930.0083.40
31/07/2016Essex v MiddlesexEssexCricket0.501.91-0.5082.90
01/08/2016Yorkshire v WarwickshireDavid Willey to be Yorkshire Top BatsmanCricket0.2515.00-0.2582.65
03/08/2016Donaldson v KyrgiosJared Donaldson +2.5 gamesTennis0.253.00-0.2582.40
04/08/2016Sri Lanka v AustraliaSri Lanka to win the Second TestCricket0.504.001.5083.90
04/08/2016Sri Lanka v AustraliaLakshan Sandakan to be Sri Lanka 1st innings top bowlerCricket0.254.00-0.2583.65
05/08/2016Helsingborg v GefleGefle or Draw Double ChanceFootball0.502.300.6584.30
06/08/2016Falkenbergs v JonkopingsDrawFootball0.253.55-0.2584.05
07/08/2016Leicester v Man UtdLeicester to lift trophyFootball0.503.00-0.5083.55
07/08/2016Leicester v Man UtdJamie Vardy to score anytimeFootball0.253.250.5684.11
08/08/2016Nottinghamshire v EssexGreg Smith to be Top Notts batsmanCricket0.256.001.2585.36
08/08/2016Nottinghamshire v EssexSamit Patel to be Top Notts BowlerCricket0.255.501.1386.49

Sports Betting Pays Review: Update Two

30th June 2016

We are at the end of month two of our review of Sports Betting Pays and unfortunately the service has had another difficult month with a further loss of 6.56 points. In total we have now lost 19.49 points from our 100 point starting bank.

This month we saw the addition of some Tennis tips, which have had a good start bringing in 1.53 points profit with an ROI of 13.9%. Hopefully the tipster can build on this in the coming weeks with plenty of tennis fixtures on the go.

The Football tips have now made a total loss of 8.82 points and the Cricket a loss of 12.47 points. The mixed doubles have made a small profit of 0.27 points.

Despite a rough patch for the service, the tipster is taking it in his stride and has confidence that things will turnaround. He continues to use a balance staking plan, often splitting 1 point across 3 or 4 bets.

A case of one step forwards and one step backwards again this week. But on we go, sticking as ever to our principles.

- James Pacheco, Sports Betting Pays

Key Stats
 Advised OddsAvailable Odds
Number of Bets9090
Total Stakes (pts)3232
Profit/Loss (pts)-6.36-6.56
Profit/Loss (£20 stakes)-£127.20-£131.20
Average Odds3.603.62
Strike Rate35.6%35.6%
Bank (pts)80.3680.51

Month #2 Results
DateFixtureBetSportStake (pts)OddsProfit/LossRunning Total
21/05/2016Gujarat v MumbaiKrunal Pandya to be Mumbai Top BatsmanCricket0.259.00-0.2586.81
21/05/2016Pune v Kings PunjabAdam Zampa to be Man of the matchCricket0.2526.00-0.2586.56
21/05/2016Pune v Kings PunjabGeorge Bailey to be Man of the MatchCricket0.2513.00-0.2586.31
21/05/2016Bayern Munich v DortmundBayern to win + Over 2.5 goalsFootball0.503.10-0.5085.81
21/05/2016Bayern Munich v DortmundPierre-Emerick Aubemayang to score anytimeFootball0.502.75-0.5085.31
22/05/2016Delhi v BangaloreDelhi to winCricket0.752.50-0.7584.56
22/05/2016Delhi v BangaloreDelhi to get the most runoutsCricket0.253.50-0.2584.31
22/05/2016Delhi v BangaloreA CenturyCricket0.257.00-0.2584.06
24/05/2016Bangalore v Gujarat17 and Over sixesCricket1.001.90-1.0083.06
24/05/2016Marcel Granollers v Fabio FogniniGranollersTennis0.252.880.4783.53
24/05/2016Kevin Anderson v Stephane RobertStephane Robert +1.5 setsTennis0.252.100.2883.81
25/05/2016Hyderabad v KolkataYusuf Pathan to be Top Kolkata BatsmanCricket0.257.00-0.2583.56
25/05/2016Alberto Ramos-Vinolas v Marco TrungellitiMarco Trungelliti +6.5 gamesTennis0.251.83-0.2583.31
25/05/2016Jack Sock v Dustin BrownOver 3.5 setsTennis0.501.72-0.5082.81
26/05/2016Zverev v RobertStephane Robert to win Set 1 against Alex ZverevTennis0.503.25-0.5082.31
26/05/2016Estrella-Burgos v LopezEstrella-Burgos to winTennis0.503.25-0.5081.81
27/05/2016Gujarat v HyderabadDhawal Kulkarni to be Top Gujarat Lions bowlerCricket0.255.00-0.2581.56
27/05/2016England v Sri LankaDinesh Chandimal to be Sri Lanka first innings Top BatsmanCricket0.256.00-0.2581.31
27/05/2016Ivo Karlovic v Andy MurrayIvo Karlovic to win the first set 7-6Tennis0.2510.00-0.2581.06
27/05/2016Nick Kyrgios v Richard GasquetRichard GasquetTennis2.002.102.2083.26
28/05/2016Real Madrid v Atletico MadridAtletico to winFootball2.002.26-2.0081.26
28/05/2016Real Madrid v Atletico MadridDiego Godin to be shown a cardFootball0.502.20-0.5080.76
28/05/2016Real Madrid v Atletico MadridReal Madrid to get over 2.5 cardsFootball0.501.800.4081.16
29/05/2016Isner v Murray & Halep v StosurAndy Murray 3-0 & Simona HalepTennis0.502.25-0.5080.66
29/05/2016Troicki v WawrinkaTroicki to win a setTennis0.502.000.5081.16
29/05/2016Bangalore v HyderabadBangalore to get the most sixesCricket1.501.671.0182.16
30/05/2016Ferrer v Berdych & Gulbis v GoffinOver 3.5 sets & Over 3.5 setsTennis0.502.20-0.5081.66
31/05/2016Gasquet v MurrayGasquet to win Set 1Tennis0.502.750.8882.54
31/05/2016Granollers v Thiem & Ramos-Vinolas v WawrinkaThiem to win 3-0 & Wawrinka to win 3-0Tennis0.503.10-0.5082.04
01/06/2016Sussex v SomersetSussexCricket1.002.161.1683.20
01/06/2016Poland v NetherlandsPolandFootball0.502.60-0.5082.70
02/06/2016Worcestershire v YorkshireWorcestershireCricket0.752.050.7983.48
02/06/2016Worcestershire v YorkshireBrett DÕîliveira to be Worcestershire Top BatsmanCricket0.258.00-0.2583.23
02/06/2016Hampshire v KentHampshireCricket0.501.910.4683.69
03/06/2016West Indies v South AfricaSouth AfricaCricket2.501.44-2.5081.19
03/06/2016West Indies v South AfricaQuinton de Kock to be Top SA batsmanCricket0.254.500.8882.06
03/06/2016West Indies v South AfricaSA to complete the most run-outsCricket0.253.35-0.2581.81
04/06/2016Williams v MuguruzaWilliams To Lose Set 1 and win the matchTennis0.255.50-0.2581.56
04/06/2016Costa Rica v ParaguayOver 2.5 goalsFootball0.252.60-0.2581.31
05/06/2016Djokovic v MurrayDjokovic 3-1Tennis0.253.750.6982.00
05/06/2016Djokovic v MurrayNo tiebreakTennis0.252.370.3482.34
05/06/2016West Indies v Australia & Brazil v EcuadorAustralia & BrazilMixed0.502.44-0.5081.84
06/06/2016Haase v Muller & Querrey v BeckerMuller & QuerreyTennis0.252.100.2882.12
06/06/2016Mexico v UruguayUnder 1.5 goalsFootball0.252.74-0.2581.87
07/06/2016Argentina v ChileArgentinaFootball0.252.300.3382.19
07/06/2016Argentina v ChileGonzalo Higuain to score anytimeFootball0.253.60-0.2581.94
07/06/2016South Africa v AustraliaAdam Zampa to be Top Australian BowlerCricket0.254.50-0.2581.69
07/06/2016South Africa v AustraliaImran tahir to be top SA bowlerCricket0.253.50-0.2581.44
08/06/2016Mahut v Mathieu & Karlovic v SijslingMahut & KarlovicTennis0.252.020.2681.70
08/06/2016Stepanek v CilicStepanekTennis0.252.600.4082.10
08/06/2016Hampshire v KentHampshireCricket0.501.93-0.5081.60
08/06/2016Hampshire v KentDaniel Bell-Drummond to be Kent topscorerCricket0.254.33-0.2581.35
10/06/2016Mahut v TomicMahutTennis0.252.060.2781.61
09/06/2016Stakhovsky v YouzhnyStakhovskyTennis0.252.34-0.2581.36
10/06/2016Euro 2016Republic of Ireland to be Lowest Scoring teamFootball0.2515.00-0.2581.11
10/06/2016Euro 2016Italy/Belgium in the Group E Straight ForecastFootball0.254.330.8381.95
10/06/2016Thiem v YouzhnyYouzhnyTennis0.252.50-0.2581.70
10/06/2016Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire & Gloucestershire v GlamorganNottinghamshire & GloucestershireCricket0.252.78-0.2581.45
10/06/2016France v Romania2 or 3 GoalsFootball0.502.100.5582.00
11/06/2016England v RussiaEngland to score Over 1.5 goalsFootball0.502.38-0.5081.50
11/06/2016England v RussiaHarry Kane to score anytimeFootball0.252.62-0.2581.25
11/06/2016Wales v SlovakiaSlovakiaFootball0.502.80-0.5080.75
11/06/2016Australia v South AfricaMitchell Starc to be Top Aussie bowlerCricket0.254.000.2581.00
12/06/2016Croatia v TurkeyDrawFootball0.253.35-0.2580.75
12/06/2016Germany v Ukraine & Poland v Northern IrelandGermany & PolandFootball0.502.720.8681.61
13/06/2016Ireland v SwedenDrawFootball0.253.400.6082.21
13/06/2016Belgium v ItalyDrawFootball0.253.25-0.2581.96
13/06/2016Ireland v Sweden & Belgium v ItalyUnder 2.5 goals & Under 2.5 goalsFootball0.252.250.3182.27
13/06/2016Lopez v CilicLopezTennis0.252.20-0.2582.02
14/06/2016Austria v Hungary & Portugal v IcelandAustria & PortugalFootball0.502.75-0.5081.52
14/06/2016Portugal v IcelandCristiano Ronaldo first goalscorerFootball0.253.60-0.2581.27
14/06/2016Murray v MahutMahut to win a setTennis0.252.90-0.2581.02
14/06/2016Isner v Del Potro & Karlovic v KuznetsovDel Potro & KarlovicTennis0.502.40-0.5080.52
15/06/2016Slovakia v Russia & Romania v SwitzerlandUnder 2.5 goals & Under 2.5 goalsFootball0.252.56-0.2580.27
15/06/2016France v AlbaniaFrance -1.5Football0.501.800.4080.67
15/06/2016Durham v Nottinghamshire & Hampshire v SurreyNottinghamshire & SurreyCricket0.252.83-0.2580.42
15/06/2016Hampshire v SurreyKumar Sangakarra to be Surrey Top BatsmanCricket0.254.00-0.2580.17
16/06/2016England v WalesWayne Rooney to be shown a cardFootball0.254.50-0.2579.92
16/06/2016England v WalesEric Dier to be shown a cardFootball0.253.75-0.2579.67
16/06/2016Germany v PolandBTTSFootball0.501.92-0.5079.17
17/06/2016Italy v SwedenOver 1.5 cardsFootball0.501.800.4079.57
17/06/2016Italy v SwedenItalyFootball0.501.910.4680.02
17/06/2016Spain v TurkeySpain to win to nilFootball0.252.100.2880.30
17/06/2016Marcos Baghdatis v Alexander ZverevAlex ZverevTennis0.252.020.2680.55
18/06/2016Belgium v IrelandBelgium to get Over 6.5 cornersFootball0.251.85-0.2580.30
18/06/2016Federer v ZverevAlex Zverev +3.5 gamesTennis0.251.910.2380.53
18/06/2016Iceland v HungaryHungary DNBFootball0.502.000.0080.53
19/06/2016Switzerland v FranceUnder 1.5 goalsFootball0.252.900.4881.01
19/06/2016Romania v AlbaniaDraw 1-1Football0.257.00-0.2580.76
28/06/2016Mayer v Thiem & Verdasco v TomicOver 3.5 games & Over 3.5 gamesTennis0.252.46-0.2580.51

It’d be a shame to see this service go into the failed pile, after seeing how knowledgeable the tipster is about his chosen sports and how much work goes into the selections. We will continue following the tips for a further month and we’ll report back next month with another update.

Sports Betting Pays Review: Update One

23rd May 2016

It’s been a tough start for Sports Betting Pays in the first month of our review. We’ve received 110 bets so far and made a loss of 12.94pts with an ROI of -28.1%. The cricket tips made a loss of -8.25pts and the football finished -5.46pts down, whilst the mixed doubles made a small profit of 0.77pts.

There have been around 3-4 bets sent out each day and usually a 1 point stake is split across them, with the occasional higher stake used for odds on selections. The odds have ranged from 1.72 to 23.00, averaging at 4.63. We did have a 10/1 winner on the cricket, which gave us 2.50pts profit from a 0.25pt investment.

We’ve had no trouble getting the advised odds so far and the emails are sent out the day before the events so there is plenty of time to get bets on.

It has been a tricky latest few weeks with quite a few unexpected results going against us, however profitable sports betting should always be considered as a medium to long term activity and Jamie will be putting in even more hours of research to ensure that the overall profits start moving back in the right direction.

– Sports Betting Pays

Key Stats:

 Advised OddsAvailable Odds
Number of Bets110110
Total Stakes (pts)46.0046.00
Profit/Loss (pts)-13.28-12.94
Profit/Loss (£20 stakes)-£265.60-£258.80
Average Odds4.534.63
Strike Rate22.7%22.7%
Bank (pts)86.7287.06

Month #1 Results:

DateFixtureBetStake (pts)Odds AvailableProfit/LossRunning Total
21/04/16Gujarat v HyderabadAaron Finch MOTM0.257.50-0.2599.75
21/04/16Gujarat v HyderabadDavid Warner MOTM0.257.50-0.2599.50
21/04/16Arsenal v West BromSaido Beharino To Score0.255.50-0.2599.25
21/04/16Arsenal v West BromOver 3.5 cards0.252.10-0.2599.00
22/04/16Pune v Royal ChallengersShane Watson to be Top Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler0.254.33-0.2598.75
22/04/16Pune v Royal ChallengersPune to get the Most 6s0.252.62-0.2598.50
23/04/16Liverpool v NewcastleNewcastle +10.501.900.4598.95
23/04/16Everton v Man UtdMan Utd to Win1.502.101.65100.60
23/04/16Bournemouth v Chelsea & Hyderabad v Kings XIOver 2.5 goals & Hyderabad to beat Kings XI0.503.011.01101.61
23/04/16Bournemouth v ChelseaChelsea most corners0.502.80-0.50101.11
23/04/16Sporting v Uniao da MadeiraBTTS0.502.75-0.50100.61
23/04/16Rayo Vallecano v Real MadridMiku to score anytime0.254.330.83101.44
23/04/16Rayo Vallecano v Real MadridJozabed to score anytime0.255.50-0.25101.19
24/04/16Leicester v SwanseaLeonard Ulloa to score anytime0.502.600.80101.99
24/04/16Kolkata v Pune & Rio Ave v BenficaKolkata Knight Riders & Benfica0.502.520.76102.75
24/04/16Gujarat Lions v Bangalore Royal ChallengersUnder 12 match sixes0.501.800.40103.15
25/04/16Tottenham v West BromTottenham to win to nil0.501.80-0.50102.65
25/04/16Tottenham v West BromHarry Kane to score 2 or more goals0.254.50-0.25102.40
25/04/16Tottenham v West BromWest Brom (+) 5 on the corner handicap0.501.950.48102.87
25/04/16Kings XI v MumbaiRohit Sharma to be Man of the Match0.258.00-0.25102.62
25/04/16Kings XI v MumbaiKH Pandya to be Man of the Match0.2523.00-0.25102.37
26/04/16Hyderabad v PuneMustafizur Rahman to be Man of the Match0.2521.00-0.25102.12
26/04/16Hyderabad v PuneBack 10 & Over sixes1.002.00-1.00101.12
26/04/16Man City v Real MadridPenalty taken "yes"0.254.00-0.25100.87
26/04/16Man City v Real MadridMan City Half Time0.253.60-0.25100.62
27/04/16Atletico Madrid v Bayern MunichFernando Torres to score anytime0.254.00-0.25100.37
27/04/16Atletico Madrid v Bayern MunichArturo Vidal to score anytime0.257.00-0.25100.12
27/04/16Atletico Madrid v Bayern MunichGabi to be shown a card0.252.85-0.2599.87
27/04/16Atletico Madrid v Bayern MunichBayern first to 5 corners0.252.250.31100.19
28/04/16Pune v GujaratGujurat highest 6 over total1.501.901.35101.54
30/04/16Atletico Madrid v Rayo VallecanoMiku to score anytime0.256.00-0.25101.29
30/04/16Atletico Madrid v Rayo VallecanoJozabed to score anytime0.258.50-0.25101.04
30/04/16Betis v BarcelonaLuis Suarez to score two or more goals0.253.00-0.25100.79
30/04/16Stoke v Sunderland & West Brom v West HamDraw/Sunderland DC & BTTS0.502.98-0.50100.29
30/04/16Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight RidersKolkata to hit more sixes than Delhi0.252.10-0.25100.04
30/04/16Stoke v Sunderland & Watford v Aston VillaStoke most corners & Watford to win0.253.25-0.2599.79
01/05/16Southampton v Man CityMan City0.502.70-0.5099.29
01/05/16Mumbai v PuneMumbai to have Highest 6 over score0.501.80-0.5098.79
01/05/16Gujarat Lions v PunjabGujarat Lions to get the Highest 6 over score1.001.72-1.0097.79
01/05/16Man Utd v LeicesterLeonard Ulloa to score anytime0.253.90-0.2597.54
01/05/16Man Utd v LeicesterRiyad Mahrez to score anytime0.254.00-0.2597.29
01/05/16Swansea v Liverpool & Gujarat v PunjabLiverpool to get the most corners & Gujarat Lions0.502.54-0.5096.79
02/05/16Chelsea v TottenhamChelsea 0 on the card handicap market0.502.87-0.5096.29
02/05/16Chelsea v TottenhamChelsea on the corner match bet0.502.20-0.5095.79
02/05/16Chelsea v TottenhamEden Hazard to be first goalscorer0.2510.00-0.2595.54
02/05/16Chelsea v TottenhamPedro to be first goalscorer0.2510.00-0.2595.29
03/05/16Delhi v GujaratDelhi0.502.200.6095.89
03/05/16Delhi v GujaratDelhi to have the Highest 6 over score0.252.600.4096.29
03/05/16Delhi v GujaratDelhi on the "most runouts" market0.253.500.6396.91
03/05/16Bayern v Atletico MadridUnder 1.5 goals0.253.25-0.2596.66
04/05/16Kolkata v PunjabAkshar/Axel Patel 28 points and Over0.501.90-0.5096.16
04/05/16Kolkata v PunjabKolkata Knight Riders to hit the most sixes0.502.10-0.5095.66
04/05/16Real Madrid v Man CityUnder 2.5 goals0.502.300.6596.31
05/05/16Delhi v PuneDelhi to score the most sixes0.502.00-0.5095.81
05/05/16Delhi v Pune & Liverpool v VillarrealDelhi to win against Pune & Villarreal to qualify0.502.95-0.5095.31
05/05/16Liverpool v VillarrealCedric Bakambu to score anytime0.254.00-0.2595.06
05/05/16Liverpool v VillarrealPhilippe Coutinho to score anytime0.253.55-0.2594.81
06/05/16Hyderabad v GujaratShikhar Dhawan to be Top Hyderabad batsman0.254.500.8895.69
06/05/16Hyderabad v GujaratDS Kulkarni to be Top Gujarat Bowler0.255.00-0.2595.44
06/05/16Hyderabad v GujaratGujarat on the Most Run Outs0.253.50-0.2595.19
07/05/16Aston Villa v NewcastleAston Villa to score over 1.5 goals0.254.20-0.2594.94
07/05/16Sunderland v ChelseaChelsea to get over 5.5 corners0.502.05-0.5094.44
07/05/16Pune v BangalorePune1.002.30-1.0093.44
07/05/16West Ham v Swansea & Levante v Atletico MadridWest Ham to score two or more goals & Atletico Madrid0.751.80-0.7592.69
07/05/16Real Sociedad v Rayo VallecanoReal Sociedad Double Chance0.501.800.4093.09
08/05/16Hyderabad v Mumbai IndiansBhuvneshwar Kumar to be Hyderabad Top Bowler0.254.33-0.2592.84
08/05/16Hyderabad v Mumbai IndiansMumbai Indians to get the most sixes0.751.72-0.7592.09
08/05/16Kolkata v GujaratAndre Russell to be Man of the Match0.2513.00-0.2591.84
08/05/16Kolkata v GujaratGautam Gambhir to be Man of the match0.257.00-0.2591.59
08/05/16Man City v Arsenal & Liverpool v WatfordMan City to get most corners & Liverpool to win0.502.300.6592.24
09/05/16Kings Punjab v Royal Challengers BangaloreKings Punjab0.752.40-0.7591.49
09/05/16Kings Punjab v Royal Challengers BangaloreW. Saha to be Kings Punjab Top Batsman0.2510.00-0.2591.24
09/05/16Arouca v EstorilWalter Gonzalez to score0.253.60-0.2590.99
09/05/16Arouca v EstorilMateus to score0.253.75-0.2590.74
10/05/16Hyderabad v PuneShikhar Dhawan to be Man of the Match0.258.00-0.2590.49
10/05/16Hyderabad v PuneMustafizur Rahman to be Man of the Match0.2519.00-0.2590.24
10/05/16West Ham v Man UtdWest Ham0.503.201.1091.34
11/05/16Bangalore v MumbaiA Hundred to be scored in the match0.257.00-0.2591.09
11/05/16Sunderland v EvertonEverton Double Chance0.252.18-0.2590.84
11/05/16Norwich v WatfordWatford Double Chance0.502.02-0.5090.34
11/05/16Liverpool v ChelseaLiverpool -1.5 on the Asian Handicap0.253.65-0.2590.09
12/05/16Hyderabad v DelhiHyderabad to win1.501.80-1.5088.59
12/05/16Stoke v West HamWest Ham to score two or more goals0.502.10-0.5088.09
13/05/16Valencia v Real SociedadReal Sociedad Double Chance0.502.150.5888.66
14/05/16Bangalore v GujaratLokesh Rahul to be Top Bangalore batsman0.256.00-0.2588.41
14/05/16Bangalore v GujaratDinesh Karthik to be Top Gujarat Lions batsman0.257.00-0.2588.16
14/05/16Kolkata v PuneYusuf Pathan to be Top Kolkata Knight Riders Batsman0.2511.002.5090.66
14/05/16Deportivo Coruna v Real MadridDeportivo Coruna to get the most corners0.255.50-0.2590.41
14/05/16Deportivo Coruna v Real Madrid & Atletico Madrid v Celta VigoOver 10 corners & Atletico Madrid0.503.581.2991.70
15/05/16Swansea v Man CitySwansea Double Chance0.502.750.8892.58
15/05/16Southampton v Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace +
15/05/16Chelsea v LeicesterJamie Vardy to score two or more goals0.259.50-0.2592.08
15/05/16Rayo Vallecano v LevanteUnder 2.5 goals0.252.88-0.2591.83
15/05/16Delhi v MumbaiDelhi to get the most runouts0.503.50-0.5091.33
16/05/16Kolkata v BangaloreP Chawla to be Kolkata Knight Riders Top Bowler0.255.00-0.2591.08
16/05/16Kolkata v BangaloreYS Chahal to be Top Bangalore bowler0.255.00-0.2590.83
16/05/16St Gallen v ZurichOver 3.5 goals0.502.38-0.5090.33
17/05/16Pune v DelhiQuinton de Kock to be Man-of-the-Match0.258.50-0.2590.08
17/05/16Pune v DelhiChris Morris to be Man-of-the-Matc0.2517.00-0.2589.83
17/05/16Man Utd v BournemouthBournemouth in Race to 3 corners0.503.40-0.5089.33
17/05/16Man Utd v BournemouthMan Utd 1 on the card handicap0.252.200.3089.63
18/05/16Liverpool v SevillaBoth teams to score0.501.870.4490.06
18/05/16Liverpool v SevillaLiverpool -1 on the corner handicap market0.752.25-0.7589.31
19/05/16Gujarat v KolkataShakib Al-Hasan to be Man of the Match0.2521.00-0.2589.06
19/05/16Gujarat v KolkataGautam Gambhir in Batsman Matches1.001.80-1.0088.06
20/05/16Delhi v HyderabadKarun Nair to be Delhi Top Batsman0.256.001.2589.31
20/05/16Delhi v HyderabadM Henriques to get 30 pts and over Player Performance Market0.751.90-0.7588.56
20/05/16Crystal Palace v Man UtdAnthony Martial to score0.503.30-0.5088.06
20/05/16Crystal Palace v Man UtdMarcus Rashford to score0.502.88-0.5087.56
20/05/16Crystal Palace v Man UtdUnder 4 in Asian Total Cards0.501.80-0.5087.06

Despite the poor start to our review, we have high hopes for this service making a recovery soon. The tipster really seems to know his stuff and the daily write up that comes with each set of tips is extremely in-depth.

Sports Betting Pays Review: Introduction

21st April 2016

Sports Betting Pays is a new Football and Cricket tipping service run by professional sports bettor James Pacheco. The tips have been proofed over the last 7 months by the Betting School Insider’s Club and have achieved a profit of 45.5pts, a strike rate of 40.6% and an ROI of 29%.

James has worked for several bookmakers in the past including Nordicbet and Betsson. He also previously worked for Betfair for 9 years where he featured on their sports radio and was the editor of the Betting.Betfair website. He also spent two years as a ghostwriter for former England cricket captain Michael Vaugn’s Betfair column, where he gained some valueable insight to the mindset of players. He has years of experience betting and interpreting stats, but also believes that his expert opinion has contributed to the profits he has made over the years.

The service focuses on the main Football and Cricket betting markets, but James often dips into some less popular markets to find value, such as Man of the Match and Asian Handicaps. The tips are emailed out daily by 7pm the day before the event so there is plenty of time to get bets on.

A starting bank of 50 points can be used but 100 points is recommended to be safe and bets will be advised at 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1 point stakes. The official results are recorded at £20 per point, but you should use whatever you are comfortable with.

In 12 years I worked in betting, I watched companies make millions every year from punters taking poor value bets and making the same mistakes over and over again.

Well, they’ve made enough money already as far as I’m concerned and I intend to stop that happening on my watch.

So I’m more than happy to share my tips, strategies and methods with others.

Doing so isn’t going to stop me making money myself. But there’s more to it than that. I’m also a writer by trade and enjoy putting my thought processes into writing on the daily e-mail as it keeps my writing skills sharp and it helps me justify to myself why I’ve placed a certain bet.

Lastly, being a pro punter can be a very lonely existence and I enjoy working with the Betting School Team and talking to subscribers directly.

– James Pacheco

We have already received some tips for today from James and the level of detail that goes into the email is impressive. Alongside today’s football and cricket bets there was a 600 word analysis, which wasn’t just stat after stat, it’s actually an interesting read! It’s great to have that insight from the tipster so to see where the bets are coming from.

The service is usually priced at £34.99 per month, but is currently available at £24.99.

We’ll be following the tips over the next three months and will be back next month with our first set of results, including the advised odds and what we were able to obtain.


  • Bets received evening before fixtures
  • Detailed written analysis of selections


  • Poor performance in two separate trials

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