Want to learn more about professional sports betting? Looking for a source of inspiration? Well you could firstly read my posts from the Professional Betting section of this site… Alternatively, try some of my favourite sports betting blogs from the list below.
James Butler, the author of ‘Betfair Trading Techniques’ and ‘Programming for Betfair’ has published a free information source aimed at sophisticated Betfair traders looking for an edge. The author doesn’t shy away from stating the difficulties in finding an an advantage from sports betting (like me). I agree with the principles he teaches, and have in fact purchased his books myself.
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OK, it’s not technically a blog — but you’ll find a lot of very useful resources from the network of sites brought to you by sports betting analyst/author Joseph Buchdahl. For example, you can download free data from both Football-Data.co.uk and Tennis-Data.co.uk. I also recommend following the 12Xpert Twitter account, which tweets out some excellent statistical content.
As the free WordPress domain name might suggest, Trader247 isn’t as commercial as many other blogs on this list. But it’s authentic, and one of the most active automated trading/bot development blogs out there. Great reading for those looking to trade professionally through developing their own betting application.
Chance Analytics is a collaborative football analytics blog, publishing articles written by aspiring analysts. In their own words the only articles that they stay clear of are ones with “no analysis, just subjective drivel which you can find anywhere on the internet”. Their content is analytical, tactical and academic. Crucially, it’s interesting and has strong applications to sports betting. As a football and betting enthusiast, It’s right up my street.
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The blog’s original gimmick was to document earning $25 a day, or $10,000 a year, from sports betting. It’s since grown into a target of $250 a day, or $100,000 a year. The site is certainly more commercial than most other sites in this list — but I like several elements of it. In particular I rate the concept of Tipster tracking, and the way the blog frequently promotes value betting.
When I first started to learn about sports betting I found several articles on this site very helpful. The website’s author — the German “Soccer Widow” — shares her findings, experiences, and knowledge on the betting markets with her readers. Her site is a good entry point for those seeking smart ways to earn from sports betting, and it touches on several mathematical approaches without making it too complex to understand.
Tradegrind is a relatively new blog which I found via Twitter. It’s written by an ambitious and enthusiastic American who has set out to prove that you can make a living by betting on sports. He wants to earn a consistent income from betting. Along his journey he documents every winning streak, as well as every losing one. I wish him the best of luck and hope he’ll do a guest post on here at some point in the future!
Matched Betting Blog provides free information on promotions for Matched Betting. What I particularly like is the level of detail on each promotion, as well as the supporting tutorials. Whilst the site is no substitute for a premium Matched Betting service like OddsMonkey, it’s an excellent site for practising the basics.
The OptaPro blog features news & analysis brought to you from the cutting-edge data provider — Opta Sports. Whilst their articles aren’t exclusively aimed at a sports betting audience, the data presented may give you some ideas for developing your own system or predictive model.
Professional Betfair trader Caan Berry documents his progress from the point he quit his full time job to focus on betting. His blog is inspirational, and an excellent resource for aspiring traders. He’s published many tutorials on topics such as Reading Betfair Charts & Graphs, which provide lots of sensible (and detailed) tips to help improve your approach to trading.
Sports betting blogger Nenko covers familiar ground, such as arbitrage, tipsters, sports trading, and his speciality — value betting. His detailed, unique analyses offer a technical insight into the sports betting markets. Many of his points & observations I have not read elsewhere.
Should your sports betting blog be included here? Give me a shout and i’ll take a look at your content. If i like it, i’ll add it to the list!