How to choose the best tipsters
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Among the various tipsters on the internet, you will find many hidden professional fraudsters, usually in Facebook, or at some really bad looking websites with flashy letters, "100% guaranteed profit" badges, and more funny things like that.
They are self-interested in themselves, mainly looking for beginners in betting, who are definitely seeking winnings, or young guys who believe that every sport and especially football match is fixed.
After repeated "advertisements" of their "successes", they ask for various sums of money to reveal "sure" or "100% fixed" picks.
Those fraudsters survive only because there is a large pool of easy-to-play players who do not wonder at all why all these people are selling their "sure" games, since if those were "sure", they could play it on their own and make a fortune from those bets.
Half of those fraudsters in Facebook are using manipulated screenshots of high stake winning combos placed to some local bookmakers of their country, or manipulated screenshots from their supposed Bet365 bet history. Most of those fake screens are including games with high odds, half time/full time bets, or special bets always with high odds.
This is done intentionally, to make the readers believe that they know some more things than them, or to make them believe that they know about "fixed" matches. In reality, they do not even know if the teams are located on planet earth.
Follow the media, but not blindly
You have to understand that sports betting relies heavily on information. Many newspapers, websites, radio and TV shows around the world are providing the information and predictions. This does not mean that anyone who writes or talk about betting in a newspaper or other media, knows more than you or more than an average player.
The relationship between a betting writer and a reader can never be blind. Of course there have been seasons during which many people became very popular, gained a reputation for their correct predictions, but in the long run, those who followed them blindly understood that their results were not as impressive as the glory that accompanied them.
It is more than normal not to have the free time to check every league and game, for news, injuries, stats, head to head, and things like that, and to search for ready information or picks, by some newspapers betting authors, radio/tv betting show.
All these processes require a lot of time and effort, and the flow of information is condensed. You have to identify those authors who know specific facts in a match that has escaped your personal study. If you identify a tipster who is doing this, mark him, read his articles in the newspaper or listen him on radio, and follow him. But not blindly.
In any case, an author or columnist should serve as a source of information and advice, not "blind obedience" for the matches he proposes. In our multi-year history of betting, we have seen different varieties of players and we can assure that the best of them are not into radios or newspapers.
Filter them to your logic
Every newspaper, radio and television program, prides itself on its successes in order to attract more audience. In the mind of the player, is that a columnist or a tipster deals with this work from morning until night, that he have more knowledge and experience than himself, so he is more "sure" to trust the expert's choices than his own.
A selection of picks by the "experts", however, can lead to disastrous results. And this is not so much because the set of editors and columnists about betting are irrelevant to the object, but because they are also players, with their good and bad periods, their blurred and clear mind, their developed or dormant instinct.
By following their choices without going through your own filters, you basically put your money on top of his logic.
There is no one better that your own personality. Find or build your own personality, it exists.
Even with ready tips from others, filter them. Just use your mind and judge under your own logic if the tip is good or not.
Seek for internet best tipsters with proofs/records
Especially on the internet, where everyone can set up his own website and be an "expert", there are good, average and bad tipsters.
The only way to solve the sickness is to follow them more systematically until you filter out those who have long-term stable predictive ability and explain their picks in such a way that you are convinced that they are playing correctly.
The lack of betting education in many countries is evidenced by the fact that anyone can declare himself a successful tipster without the proof. Every tipster who is good, is carrying with him a certified record with detailed data on his successes and failures, his good and bad times, and the overall profit percentage.
Many betting sites including Betshoot, are giving those numbers and proofs for every tipster. Check their stats, the leagues they are successful, and even more their long term profit.
Do not check for tipsters on websites with no tipster records, or with short history of picks. Usually they are celebrating their success and they are hiding their successive failures.
Try them out with patience and plurality
Before you trust a tipster and follow what he writes, you should first try it out. With only a one-and-a-two-week options, you will have a totally false impression of his value. It's a job that can seem boring to many, but it gives valuable information about everyone's betting.
If you are going to trust your money in some people's choices, the basic criteria is to personally check them out and not just deal with what other people saying how good they are.
As soon as you follow a tipster, you should be with him both in good and in difficult times. You must not be affected by his good or bad periods. He is your "partner", you have checked and you accepted that maybe he knows some facts better than you, so you have to trust him.
You must not trust just one or two tipsters. In fact, if you want to build a portfolio of best tipsters and follow them, you have to choose at least five.
Be careful also that their choices do not overlap too much, the more varied they are in the leagues they choose, the risk for a general bad period of all of them is reduced.
The portfolio based on selections from many tipsters, as long as they are good, has a very low probability of damage, as it is very difficult for all the tipsters to find themselves together in a bad period.