August review: -31 units (-2.6% ROI)

The betting portfolio in August 2019

August 2019

Nope, it wasn’t meant to be this month either. It was looking good for the most of the month, but a poor last weekend pulled me down below zero, so a few units lost again. My betting bank is well prepared for drawdowns, but it’s quite annoying to keep spending all this time for nothing.

In total I placed 308 bets, staking 1210 units. With a strike rate of 33.4% the return on capital was -3.3%.

Let’s go through the tipsters one by one this time and see how it went.

Tipsters

You can see an overview of all tipsters in the portfolio on the portfolio page.

The Betting Man: 35.4 units ( 11.3% ROI) from 78 bets

The Betting Man
The Betting Man

The most active service in the portfolio this month is fighting hi way back from the red. A nice profit makes me feel a little better about the service, which has been a disappointment so far, to say the least. Still down 84.4 units since he was included in the portfolio.

Nishi Kori: -2.1 units (-0.6% ROI) from 56 bets

Nishi Kori
Nishi Kori

The reliable tennis tipster had a pretty anonymous month, more or less breaking even in the end.

Festival Value Service: 9.6 units ( 10.2% ROI) from 47 bets

Festival Value Service
Festival Value Service

If there’s one horse racing tipster I feel reliable it’s this one from Kieran Ward. This month shows a healthy and steady ROI as so often before. This month’s tips all came from York.

Scottish Football Bets: -7.6 units (-4.4% ROI) from 43 bets

Scottish Football Bets
Scottish Football Bets

A little rough start to the season for this veteran tipster even if the month started out well. He had a few really poor days after that, which left a mark this month. Nothing much to worry about, these things happen. I do appreciate his emails coming in explaining why things went wrong and his plan to avoid it going forward. Not all tipsters do this, but it really helps keeping faith when things don’t go exactly to plan.

Golf Betting Expert: -40.4 units (-39.7% ROI) from 37 bets

Golf Betting Expert
Golf Betting Expert

Now here’s a bad run that just won’t give up. Another 40 units down the drain as GBE’s failed to find a winner in months. A few places has kept the results up, but we’re in desperate need for a winner to get back on track here. Long term profit still shows >10% ROI though, so no reason to draw too big conclusions.

Mike Lorenzo-Vera finishing one stroke behind the winner but still placing outside the money last weekend sums the current trend up pretty well.

BetNimble: -45.8 units (-32.5% ROI) from 33 bets

BetNimble
BetNimble

The first month in the portfolio and it’s a blood red one. Not the start I hoped for naturally. What’s interesting though is that almost every bet has crushed the market. 73% of all bets where better than the closing odds by a margin, so still high hopes for this service. Fortunately, the season is long.

On The Oche: 19.8 units ( 26.5% ROI) from 14 bets

On The Oche
On The Oche

Good old darts tipster On The Oche keeps delivering the profits. Almost 20 units from just 14 bets makes me wish there were more darts matches in the world. A quite alarming thing though is that I’ve been limited from two of the bookies that I’ve used to place many of the dart bets, which will make it harder for me to find the best odds.

All in all, a couple of tipsters had a rough month while other had decent ones. Nothing really stands out on the positive side, so the month ends in red and we’re aiming for profits in September instead.

In other news

September means the start of tips from both Futunver and Winabobatoo, so we’ll get to see more bets from now until spring, and with that hopefully less variance. Good luck to me!

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