Clive’s Betting Diary: Well, Good Job I Saw That Coming…

This series is all about the ups and downs of a tipster portfolio approach to sports betting. It’s not here to directly promote any of the services and it’s certainly not here to criticise them either (after all, I’d be quite the fool to stake my own money on a service I don’t have faith in!)

Ultimately, the sole goal is to show that, despite the natural peaks and troughs, it is possible to make a good side income from sports betting if you follow the right services. All it takes is a little bit of organisation, and plenty of patience!

Please Note: I’ve written an introduction to this betting diary feature which you will need to read first to make sense of the below. You can find it on the Bet Chat website by clicking this link.



The Freebies didn’t let me down again. Stars of the week were Racing Consultants with £50 profit, PCB with £40 and Value Bet with a much needed £27. All in all, a £126 uplift on the week with no significant losers.

Northern Monkey

Wayne came in with £114 of losses and I think his days are numbered. It’s going to take a stunning September to get me to renew.


The York Ebor meeting was a rollercoaster, but it always feels better when the ups come before the downs. Up £57, then £189 down. A 20/1 winner helped Friday to +£220 but Saturday slipped to £93 down. Good entertainment value for just a £6 loss.


Racecracker rarely does well at festivals, and it proved the case again at York. Minor profit on the weekend but it took a weekly hit of £133.

First Class Racing

Two selections both lost for -£100. The very low numbers on this service doesn’t lend itself to a weekly diary but it does show how you must be prepared to lose heavily in bad weeks. Four losers in August have cost me £180 which is a lot considering my overall staking plan.


Inside Man

A busy week brought a small profit of £43 but no multiple. That’s what I’m really after from this service which concentrates on low odds singles, and it is very hard to beat the bookies on Premier League and Championship games.


A placer in the States and another in Europe recouped about half my outlay for the week and left me with a loss of £53.


A bad run of only two wins from nine selections brought about a loss of £244. Just when things had been going so well for Aiden. Still, it’s more steps forward than back recently.


Last week I predicted some sort of rebound as things had been going too well. This week I got it with a heavy loss of £529. I have long since realised that this is a hard game when you work as well. I’m trying to cheat my way to a second income.

I need to find the time for an accurate assessment of which racing freebies are working and which are not and whether I should be persisting with a number of other services but that’s a full day’s work, at least, that I haven’t got spare at the moment.

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