The Inside Man Review: Month Five Update

The Inside Man Review

The Inside Man is a football betting service run by former bookmaker, now turned professional bettor, Adam Cheng.

He joined the BetChat team after achieving some promising results from his free tips, producing 12.48 points profit in the first month. 

Now that football leagues have resumed around the world, his service is now live and he has continued to deliver a profit.

After gaining an interest in racing and football as a child, he went on to university and did a dissertation focusing on the history of sports betting in the UK and followed that up with a Masters in Sports Sociology.

From there he became head of football trading at bespoke Mayfair bookmaker Fitzdares, where as well as working on the side of the bookmaker, he traded football markets and made the company significant profits.

He says this is what sets him apart from other tipsters, as he really has walked the walk and got the experience. He knows how to find value in bets as his job meant that he was pricing up markets daily.

The service sends approximately 20 selections per week, with the majority being at the weekend. 

He bets on a range of football markets, including some of the more popular markets like matched odds and handicaps, but there is also a big emphasis on spread betting markets.

There is a user guide included with membership to the service that explains the spread betting methods that he uses and also more information on bank management and staking.

As with BetChat's other service, Football Index Investor, there is a Telegram group available to discuss the service with other members and for any support needed. There is also a separate group for just the tips, so that they are easy to find. They are sent by email too, but we have been advised that they are likely to be received earliest via the app.

We're intrigued to see if Adam can make a profit during our review using his inside experience. We will be back with an update of our results next month.


Update One Results

It was a great start to our Inside Man review with a profit of 7.17 points banked, which worked out as a 23.9% increase to our starting bank. There was a return on investment of 14.5% from 56 bets over the course of the month.

We were impressed with the service already and enjoying the community feel through the Telegram group.

Key Stats

 Advised OddsAvailable Odds
Number of Bets5656
Total Stakes (pts)49.649.6
Profit/Loss (pts)7.237.17
Profit/Loss (£25 stakes)£180.75£179.25
Strike Rate51.8%51.8%
ROI14.6%14.5%
Overall Bank Growth24.1%23.9%
Bank (30pt starting)37.2337.17

Results

DateFixtureSelectionStakeAvailable OddsP/LBank
19/06/2020Norwich vs. SouthamptonAsian Handicap: Norwich 0.01.002.07-1.0029.00
19/06/2020Tottenham vs. Manchester UnitedAsian Handicap: Tottenham 0.0, +0.51.001.980.4929.49
20/06/2020La LigaEspanyol to beat Levante1.002.05-1.0028.49
20/06/2020West Ham vs. WolvesPlayer Passes: Conor Coady Over 50.51.001.830.8329.32
21/06/2020Premier LeagueSheffield United to beat Newcastle1.002.50-1.0028.32
21/06/2020Aston Villa vs. ChelseaPlayer Passes: Tyrone Mings Under 46.51.001.670.6728.99
21/06/2020Everton vs. LiverpoolMost Corners: Liverpool1.001.700.7029.69
24/06/2020Manchester Utd vs. Sheffield UtdCorner Handicap: Man Utd -21.001.930.9330.62
24/06/2020Wolves vs. BournemouthTo be booked: Adam Smith0.503.60-0.5030.12
25/06/2020Southampton vs. ArsenalSouthampton Draw No Bet2.001.95-2.0028.12
25/06/2020Chelsea vs. Manchester CityPlayer Passes: Rodrigo Rodri Under 78.51.002.001.0029.12
25/06/2020Chelsea vs. Manchester CityManchester City to beat Chelsea1.001.85-1.0028.12
26/06/2020Aston Villa vs. WolvesPlayer Passes: Tyrone Mings Over 41.51.001.830.8328.95
26/06/2020ChampionshipLeeds to beat Fulham1.001.750.7529.70
26/06/2020Norwich vs. Manchester UnitedAsian Handicap: Man Utd -1.252.002.01-2.0027.70
26/06/2020Sheffield United vs. ArsenalPlayer Passes: Shkodran Mustafi Over 62.51.001.830.8328.53
26/06/2020Leicester vs. ChelseaPlayer Passes: Onyinye Ndidi Under 48.51.001.830.8329.36
30/06/2020ChampionshipCardiff to beat Charlton29.36
30/06/2020ChampionshipBrentford to beat Reading29.36
30/06/2020ChampionshipDraw No Bet: Wigan29.36
30/06/2020ChampionshipWest Brom to beat Sheffield Wednesday29.36
30/06/2020ChampionshipTreble (four bets)2.0011.001.0630.42
02/07/2020Sheffield United vs. TottenhamMost Corners: Tottenham1.002.501.5031.92
02/07/2020Sheffield United vs. TottenhamPlayer Passes: Davinson Sanchez Over 61.51.001.830.8332.75
04/07/2020Derby vs. Nottingham ForestMost Corners: Derby1.001.80-1.0031.75
04/07/2020Manchester United vs. BournemouthHandicap: Manchester United -131.75
04/07/2020Brentford vs. WiganAsian Handicap: Brentford -131.75
04/07/2020Double1.002.861.8633.61
04/07/2020Premier LeagueWolves to beat Arsenal1.002.30-1.0032.61
04/07/2020Chelsea vs. WatfordPlayer Passes: Abdoulaye Doucoure Under 38.51.001.830.8333.44
05/07/2020Middlesbrough vs. QPRCorner Handicap: Middlesbrough -11.001.950.9534.39
05/07/2020Newcastle vs. West HamPlayer Passes: Federico Fernandez Over 37.51.001.670.6735.06
08/07/2020ChampionshipQPR to beat Wigan0.503.60-0.5034.56
08/07/2020Sheffield Wednesday vs. PrestonMost Corners: Sheffield Wednesday1.001.670.6735.23
08/07/2020Brighton vs. LiverpoolPlayer Passes: Davy Propper Under 45.51.001.830.8336.06
09/07/2020Bournemouth vs. TottenhamMost Corners: Tottenham1.002.001.0037.06
09/07/2020Aston Villa vs. Manchester UnitedPlayer Passes: Nemanja Matic Over 74.51.001.83-1.0036.06
10/07/2020Norwich vs. West HamPlayer Passes: Ben Godfrey Over 60.51.001.830.8336.89
10/07/2020Watford vs. NewcastleMost Corners: Newcastle0.504.501.7538.64
10/07/2020QPR vs. Sheffield WednesdayMost Corners: Sheffield Wednesday1.002.20-1.0037.64
12/07/2020Aston Villa vs. Crystal PalaceAsian Handicap: Crystal Palace +0.251.001.85-1.0036.64
12/07/2020Bournemouth vs. LeicesterLeicester to beat Bournemouth1.501.73-1.5035.14
12/07/2020Bournemouth vs. LeicesterPlayer Passes: Jefferson Lerma Under 42.51.001.83-1.0034.14
12/07/2020Bournemouth vs. LeicesterPlayer Passes: Onyinye Ndidi Over 60.51.001.83-1.0033.14
14/07/2020Chelsea vs. NorwichSELL Jorginho: Player Performance0.1093.00-0.1033.04
15/07/2020Championship & Serie ABrentford to beat Preston & AC Milan to beat Parma1.002.091.0934.13
15/07/2020Burnley v WolvesTo Be Shown A Card: Charlie Taylor0.508.00-0.5033.63
15/07/2020Arsenal v LiverpoolLiverpool to beat Arsenal1.001.91-1.0032.63
15/07/2020Arsenal v LiverpoolPlayer Passes: David Luiz Under 49.51.001.800.8033.43
17/07/2020ChampionshipWest Brom to beat Huddersfield1.001.70-1.0032.43
17/07/2020West Ham vs. WatfordDraw0.503.00-0.5031.93
17/07/2020West Ham vs. WatfordPlayer Passes: Craig Dawson Over 35.51.001.670.6732.60
17/07/2020Fulham vs. Sheffield WednesdayMost Corners: Sheffield Wednesday0.504.331.6734.27
17/07/2020Hull vs. LutonTotal Goals: Under 2.51.002.001.0035.27
17/07/2020Middlesbrough vs. CardiffDraw No Bet: Cardiff1.001.900.9036.17
17/07/2020ChampionshipSwansea to beat Bristol City1.002.001.0037.17

Update Two Results

The Inside Man had another great month with 6.49 points profit at an ROI of 20% and our bank had now increased by a total of 45.5%.

The advised starting bank was advised at just 30 points, but we hadn't had any issues with it. The service had been achieving a consistent strike rate without any long losing runs.

Key Stats

 Advised OddsAvailable Odds
Number of Bets3434
Total Stakes (pts)32.532.5
Profit/Loss (pts)6.586.49
Profit/Loss (£25 stakes)£164.50£162.25
Strike Rate55.9%55.9%
ROI20.2%20.0%
Overall Bank Growth46.0%45.5%
Bank (30pt starting)43.8143.66

Results

DateFixtureSelectionStakeAvailable OddsP/LBank
19/07/2020Bournemouth vs. SouthamptonDraw No Bet: Southampton1.002.101.1038.27
19/07/2020ChampionshipLeeds to beat Derby1.002.381.3839.65
19/07/2020Tottenham vs. LeicesterPlayer Passes: Moussa Sissoko Under 42.51.001.830.8340.48
19/07/2020Tottenham vs. LeicesterPlayer Passes: Johnny Evans Over 58.51.001.830.8341.31
20/07/2020Premier LeagueBrighton to beat Newcastle1.001.91-1.0040.31
22/07/2020Cardiff vs. HullHandicap: Cardiff -11.002.151.1541.46
22/07/2020ChampionshipCharlton to beat Leeds0.505.50-0.5040.96
22/07/2020ChampionshipSwansea to beat Reading1.002.001.0041.96
22/07/2020Liverpool vs. ChelseaPlayer Passes: Antonio Rudiger Under 62.51.001.830.8342.79
20/07/2020ChampionshipTo Be Promoted: Cardiff0.508.00-0.5042.29
25/07/2020Arsenal v WatfordArsenal to beat Watford1.001.910.9143.20
25/07/2020Arsenal v WatfordHandicap: Arsenal -11.003.30-1.0042.20
25/07/2020Crystal Palace vs. TottenhamTotal Goals: Under 2.51.002.101.1043.30
25/07/2020Premier LeagueEverton to beat Bournemouth1.002.30-1.0042.30
25/07/2020Leicester vs. Manchester UnitedPlayer Passes: Harry Maguire Under 60.51.001.830.8343.13
25/07/2020Leicester vs. Manchester UnitedPlayer Passes: Victor Lindelof Under 54.51.001.83-1.0042.13
25/07/2020Manchester City vs. NorwichHandicap: Manchester City -21.001.620.6242.75
25/07/2020Premier LeagueSouthampton to beat Sheffield United1.002.151.1543.90
25/07/2020West Ham vs. Aston VillaPlayer Passes: Tyrone Mings Over 49.51.001.83-1.0042.90
01/08/2020Arsenal vs. ChelseaTo Be Booked: Dani Ceballos0.506.002.5045.40
01/08/2020Arsenal vs. ChelseaMan Of The Match: Christian Pulisic0.507.00-0.5044.90
05/08/2020FC Kobenhavn vs. Istanbul BasaksehirMost Corners: FC Kobenhavn1.001.80-1.0043.90
07/08/2020Manchester City vs. Real MadridManchester City1.501.671.0144.91
07/08/2020Juventus vs. LyonPlayer Passes: Matthijs de Lict Over 62.51.001.670.6745.58
08/08/2020Bayern Munich v ChelseaTotal Goals: Under 3.51.001.91-1.0044.58
10/08/2020Inter Milan vs. Bayer LeverkusenMost Corners: Bayer Leverkusen1.002.151.1545.73
10/08/2020Manchester United vs. FC KobenhavnPlayer Passes: Andreas Bjelland Under 41.51.001.83-1.0044.73
13/08/2020RB Leipzig vs. Atletico MadridMost Corners: RB Leipzig1.001.91-1.0043.73
14/08/2020Bayern Munich v BarcelonaBayern Munich to beat Barcelona1.002.001.0044.73
14/08/2020Bayern Munich v BarcelonaPlayer Passes: Gerard Pique Under 61.51.001.830.8345.56
16/08/2020Sevilla vs. Manchester UnitedTo Qualify: Sevilla1.002.101.1046.66
16/08/2020Sevilla vs. Manchester UnitedTotal Goals: Under 2.51.001.73-1.0045.66
16/08/2020Sevilla vs. Manchester UnitedMost Corners: Sevilla1.001.95-1.0044.66
16/08/2020Sevilla vs. Manchester UnitedPlayer Passes: Silva Diego Carlos Over 56.51.001.80-1.0043.66

Update Three Results

It was a quiet month for The Inside Man, but there were quite a few antepost bets tipped for the return of the winter football leagues. The service lost 2.41 points at the available odds, but our bank was still in a good position with a 37.5% increase overall.

Key Stats

 Advised OddsAvailable Odds
Number of Bets1212
Total Stakes (pts)13.013.0
Profit/Loss (pts)-2.45-2.41
Profit/Loss (£25 stakes)(£24.50)(£24.10)
Strike Rate41.7%41.7%
ROI-18.8%-18.5%
Overall Bank Growth37.9%37.5%
Bank (30pt starting)41.3641.25

Results

DateFixtureSelectionStakeAvailable OddsP/LBank
05/08/2020Europa LeagueBayer Leverkusen to win the Europa League0.508.00-0.5043.16
12/08/2020Champions LeaguePSG to win the Champions League e/w2.006.500.8343.99
23/08/2020Champions LeagueMan of the Match: Kylian Mbappe0.506.00-0.5043.49
03/09/2020Moldova vs. KosovoHandicap: Kosovo -11.002.30-1.0042.49
11/09/2020League OnePortsmouth to beat Shrewsbury1.001.83-1.0041.49
11/09/2020League OneSunderland to beat Bristol Rovers1.001.80-1.0040.49
11/09/2020Liverpool vs. LeedsPlayer Passes: Joe Gomez Under 77.51.001.830.8341.32
11/09/2020League OneIpswich to beat Wigan2.001.591.1842.50
16/09/2020Ipswich vs. FulhamBoth Teams To Score: Yes1.001.80-1.0041.50
16/09/2020Southampton vs. BrentfordBoth Teams To Score: Yes1.002.00-1.0040.50
18/09/2020Middlesbrough vs. BournemouthDraw No Bet: Bournemouth1.001.800.0040.50
18/09/2020League TwoCarlisle to beat Southend1.001.750.7541.25

Update Four Results

With the winter football leagues back in full swing, there were much more tips compared to month three of our Inside Man review. It was a tricky month and we lost 1.77 points, but were still ahead overall with 9.48 points profit.

This worked out as a total 31.6% increase to our starting bank.

Key Stats

 Advised OddsAvailable Odds
Number of Bets3030
Total Stakes (pts)30.8530.85
Profit/Loss (pts)-1.77-1.77
Profit/Loss (£25 stakes)-£17.70-£17.70
Strike Rate50.0%50.0%
ROI-5.7%-5.7%
Overall Bank Growth32.0%31.6%
Bank (30pt starting)39.5939.48

Results

DateFixtureSelectionStakeAvailable OddsP/LBank
21/09/2020Aston Villa vs. Sheffield UnitedAsian Handicap: Aston Villa +01.001.860.8642.11
21/09/2020Wolves vs. Manchester CityPlayer Passes: Willy Boly Under 35.51.001.83-1.0041.11
11/09/2020ChampionshipNorwich to beat Huddersfield1.002.201.2042.31
24/09/2020Huddersfield vs. Nottingham ForestAsian Handicap: Nottingham Forest +01.001.96-1.0041.31
24/09/2020ChampionshipSwansea to beat Wycombe1.001.800.8042.11
24/09/2020ChampionshipBirmingham to beat Rotherham1.002.20-1.0041.11
24/09/2020League OneDoncaster to beat Bristol Rovers1.002.051.0542.16
24/09/2020Cambridge vs. TranmereDraw No Bet: Cambridge1.001.910.0042.16
25/09/2020Crystal Palace vs. EvertonDraw42.16
Burnley vs. SouthamptonDraw42.16
Sheffield United vs. LeedsDraw42.16
Patent1.75-1.7540.41
25/09/2020Tottenham vs. NewcastlePlayer Passes: Eric Dier Over 71.51.001.67-1.0039.41
28/09/2020Liverpool v ArsenalPlayer Passes: Virgil van Dijk Under 79.51.001.83-1.0038.41
28/09/2020Liverpool v ArsenalPlayer Passes: Granit Xhaka Over 48.51.001.83-1.0037.41
02/10/2020Chelsea vs. Crystal PalacePlayer Passes: Mamadou Sakho Under 39.51.001.620.6238.03
02/10/2020ChampionshipBlackburn to beat Cardiff1.002.20-1.0037.03
02/10/2020League OneIpswich to beat MK Dons1.002.10-1.0036.03
02/10/2020League OneIpswich to win To Nil0.503.50-0.5035.53
02/10/2020Wigan vs. DoncasterDraw No Bet: Doncaster1.001.80-1.0034.53
02/10/2020Newport vs. MansfieldTotal Goals: Under 2.51.001.86-1.0033.53
04/10/2020Leicester vs. West HamPlayer Passes: Youri Tielemans Over 64.51.001.830.8334.36
04/10/2020Premier LeagueArsenal/Wolves1.002.551.5535.91
04/10/2020Manchester United vs. TottenhamCorner Handicap: Man Utd -11.001.91-1.0034.91
04/10/2020Leicester vs. West HamBUY Youri Tielemans: Player Performance0.1090.001.1036.01
09/10/2020League OnePlymouth to beat Burton1.002.151.1537.16
09/10/2020Nations LeagueAustria to beat Northern Ireland1.001.800.8037.96
12/10/2020Norway vs. Northern IrelandAsian Handicap: Norway -11.001.800.0037.96
16/10/2020Everton vs. LiverpoolMost Corners: Liverpool1.501.620.9338.89
16/10/2020Everton vs. LiverpoolPlayer Passes: Lucas Digne Under 38.51.001.83-1.0037.89
16/10/2020Everton vs. LiverpoolPlayer Passes: Michael Keane Under 49.51.001.83-1.0036.89
16/10/2020MK Dons vs. GillinghamMost Corners: MK Dons1.501.851.2838.16
16/10/2020Scunthorpe vs. CambridgeAsian Handicap: Cambridge +01.501.881.3239.48

Update Five Results

It was a winning month for The Inside Man with 4.56 points profit and our bank had now grown by 46.8%.

We had chosen stakes of £25 per point based on using the recommended starting bank of 30 points, so our total profit was up to £351 overall.

Our review was going to continue for a further month to make it a full six months worth of results.

Key Stats

 Advised OddsAvailable Odds
Number of Bets4242
Total Stakes (pts)40.740.7
Profit/Loss (pts)4.534.56
Profit/Loss (£25 stakes)£113.25£114.00
Strike Rate52.4%52.4%
ROI11.1%11.2%
Overall Bank Growth47.1%46.8%
Bank (30pt starting)44.1244.04

Results

DateFixtureSelectionStakeAvailable OddsP/LBank
19/10/2020Leeds vs. WolvesPlayer Passes: Luke Ayling Over 53.51.001.670.6740.15
19/10/2020Leeds vs. WolvesPlayer Passes: Willy Boly Under 42.51.001.830.8340.98
20/10/2020Oxford vs. MK DonsMost Corners: MK Dons0.503.251.1342.11
20/10/2020Chelsea vs. SevillaPlayer Passes: N’Golo Kante Under 491.001.83-1.0041.11
22/10/2020Nottingham Forest vs. DerbyTotal Goals: Under 2.51.501.671.0142.12
22/10/2020Aston Villa vs. LeedsAsian Handicap: Leeds +0.251.001.950.9543.07
22/10/2020Norwich vs. WycombeAsian Handicap: Norwich -1.51.001.88-1.0042.07
22/10/2020League TwoSalford to beat Crawley1.001.80-1.0041.07
22/10/2020Man Utd vs. ChelseaAsian Handicap: Chelsea +01.002.100.0041.07
22/10/2020Southampton vs. EvertonDraw No Bet: Southampton1.002.001.0042.07
22/10/2020Premier LeagueWolves to beat Newcastle1.501.83-1.5040.57
26/10/2020Burnley vs. TottenhamPlayer Passes: Ashley Westwood Over 48.51.001.83-1.0039.57
27/10/2020Shakhtar vs. Inter MilanAsian Handicap: Inter -11.002.00-1.0038.57
27/10/2020League OneMK Dons to beat Wigan1.001.750.7539.32
27/10/2020Marseille vs. Man CityPlayer Passes: Duje Caleta-Car Under 37.51.001.83-1.0038.32
27/10/2020Liverpool vs. MidtjyllandPlayer Passes: Andrew Robertson Under 86.51.001.830.8339.15
28/10/2020Luton vs. Nottingham ForestTotal Goals: Under 2.51.001.630.6339.78
28/10/2020Man Utd vs. LeipzigPlayer Passes: Dayot Upamecano Under 66.51.001.83-1.0038.78
30/10/2020Sheffield Utd vs. Man CityCorner Handicap: Man City -31.001.87-1.0037.78
30/10/2020ChampionshipBrentford to beat Luton1.001.770.7738.55
30/10/2020ChampionshipMillwall to beat Huddersfield1.002.00-1.0037.55
30/10/2020League OneHull to beat Swindon1.002.10-1.0036.55
30/10/2020League TwoSalford to beat Oldham1.001.910.9137.46
01/11/2020Tottenham vs. BrightonSELL Tanguy Ndombele player performance0.1063.005.6043.06
01/11/2020Tottenham vs. BrightonBUY Yves Bissouma player performance0.1041.00-0.8042.26
02/11/2020Leeds vs. LeicesterMost Corners: Leeds1.002.101.1043.36
02/11/2020Leeds vs. LeicesterPlayer Passes: Youri Tielemans Under 51.51.001.830.8344.19
03/11/2020Champions LeagueBorussia Monchengladbach to beat Shakhtar Donetsk1.002.101.1045.29
03/11/2020Champions LeagueMost Corners: Borussia Monchengladbach1.001.910.9146.20
03/11/2020Champions LeagueNorwich to beat Millwall1.001.95-1.0045.20
03/11/2020League OneMK Dons to beat Northampton1.002.00-1.0044.20
03/11/2020Atalanta vs. LiverpoolPlayer Passes: Joe Gomez Under 70.51.002.001.0045.20
06/11/2020Everton vs. Manchester UtdPlayer Passes: Marques Allan Under 47.51.001.83-1.0044.20
06/11/2020Everton vs. Manchester UtdPlayer Passes: Harry Maguire Over 62.51.001.83-1.0043.20
06/11/2020Crystal Palace vs. LeedsAsian Handicap: Leeds +01.001.81-1.0042.20
06/11/2020Crystal Palace vs. LeedsMost Corners: Leeds1.002.101.1043.30
06/11/2020ChampionshipBarnsley to beat Derby1.003.002.0045.30
06/11/2020Nottingham Forest vs. WycombeTotal Goals: Under 2.51.001.910.9146.21
06/11/2020Chelsea vs. Sheffield UtdPlayer Passes: Enda Stevens Over 36.51.001.83-1.0045.21
08/11/2020Manchester City vs. LiverpoolPlayer Passes: Kyle Walker Under 62.51.001.830.8346.04
08/11/2020Valencia vs. Real MadridHandicap: Real Madrid -11.002.20-1.0045.04
13/11/2020League TwoSalford to beat Bolton1.002.05-1.0044.04

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