How To Make Money (And A Living) From Soccer Betting: Exclusive Interview
Can you REALLY make money/get rich/make a living from soccer (football) betting?
Secrets, Confessions, and Life of a Professional Gambler
– Case Study from Team Diego
HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM SOCCER BETTING: A GUIDE TO CRACKING THE CODE
It’s a well known fact that 90-plus percent of soccer/football bettors will lose money in the long run. This is largely due to the “house advantage” in the odds set by bookmakers. So is it possible that there are actually gamblers in the world who consistently beat the bookies and make money from soccer betting?
Enter Team Diego. Over here we have built a proven soccer betting system — grounded in sound mathematical principles — that allows us to consistently enjoy 40-50% ROI.
Every member of our team has the potential to become a successful soccer bettor as long as they religiously follow the method laid out in this article. Depending on their risk appetite and starting bankroll, most of our guys bring in between $2,000 to $4,000 a month in net profits.
Today we have an exclusive interview with one member who is on the higher end of this range. Without further bullshit, let’s go straight to my Canadian friend, Thomas.
[Some remarks have been edited for brevity and clarity. Additional info is also added at appropriate junctures to provide better context.]
ENTER THOMAS W. OF CANADA. AN AVID SOCCER FAN IN HIS EARLY 40s, THOMAS WAS ONE OF THE EARLIEST MEMBERS OF TEAM DIEGO…
Diego: Hi Thomas, thanks for taking the time to do this interview. Let’s begin with a short introduction of yourself.
Thomas: Sure! I’m a crazy mix of soccer fanatic, math geek, and father-of-three. So before I found you and your blog in early 2017, I have actually been gambling on soccer (and other sports) for the past 10 years or so. I do track my bets in quite a methodical manner, so I was aware that as a recreational gambler I was making losses for the most part, occasionally breaking even if I’m lucky.
Diego: How much are you winning (net profits) per month now?
Thomas: Well, initially I started with a modest bankroll and was profiting less than 1 grand a month. True to your word, my ROI has always been in the 40-50% range when I track my winnings monthly. As my small bankroll steadily increased over the months, so did my stakes. I now average about $3,500 in profits a month, with some good (excellent?) months bringing me excess of $5,000.
Diego: Do you still need a day job?
Thomas: Hahaha. I actually still keep my day job! I enjoy what I do greatly (it actually has close connections/applications with mathematics) and see no reason to quit even as I continue to increase my betting profits. Moreover, since I’m following your daily picks, I don’t even spend that much time on my gambling “side income”.
But who knows, maybe one day I may move to a cheaper city to have a change of lifestyle. You know, slower pace of life…when the kids are grown up. Maybe by then I could dream of living off my soccer money! Not sure if the wife would agree though!
Diego: I’m actually pretty surprised that there are many guys in Canada who are into soccer betting. But I digress… Okay, what’s the best kept secret in the world of soccer betting that the bookies don’t want us to know?
Thomas: To beat the bookies at their own game, we need to know something that the average bettor does not. If everyone knows this secret then it’s not really a secret anymore, since the betting odds will shift accordingly to erode this advantage we currently enjoy (or exploit, lol).
The biggest secret is this — to quote from you since you’re the master — betting on draws is the only long-term sustainable way to profit consistently in soccer betting.
Diego: You’re 100% correct. There’s no need to over-complicate things if people just follow the betting system. Nobody likes betting on draws because it’s boring and stuff. But hey, we’re here to profit while the average bettor just wants to entertain himself while watching a game.
Thomas: Absolutely! The whole idea in betting (if you want to profit in the long run) is to find “value bets” like what you taught us. As you said, “if you follow the herd, you will join them in losing”. That’s very true. Since most people rack up net losses! To have an edge over the bookies, you need to find situations that have a higher chance of occurring than what the market odds indicate.
Diego: And of course those situations can be found in draw bets…
Thomas: Yup, very true. I can’t believe I took so many years to figure this out.
Diego: Most people bet aimlessly without a plan.
Thomas: Definitely. Since majority of bettors bet emotionally (rather than rationally), the betting markets have a bias against draws. That’s where the real money lies. In boring draws. Haha. But for us, we’re very happy to see 0-0 or 1-1 scorelines.
Diego: Can you give our readers a breakdown of an average month of betting – how do you make that $3,500?
Thomas: In simple terms, our strategy is a staking method (developed using mathematical calculations on bankroll management) designed to ensure profits in the long run. We do this by betting in a strategic manner such that our wins are always greater than our losses.
Adhering strictly to the guidelines you teach, I always start out with an initial stake of $40. By opening accounts with most of the major bookies, I can obtain the best odds for each game, which is usually above 3.00 since we’re betting on draws. This gives me $80+ profits for every draw we win.
By following your picks for the past year, I manage to get about 10 draws every week. So roughly 40 draws a month and $3,000++ in winnings. Actually close to $4,000 these days.
Diego: Did you always know you wanted to be a gambler? I wonder how that would go down with your high school teacher.
Thomas: Hahaha! I have a degree in math and work in a math-related field. I guess I have always been a statistics junkie – I mean I like analyzing data and shit like that. So going into soccer betting and joining Team Diego isn’t THAT surprising I guess. LOL.
Diego: And how old were you when you first started soccer betting?
Thomas: I first began placing bets in other sports when I was 24 or 25 years old. I only got into soccer (and soccer betting) much later on in my 30s. Hands down the easiest sport to win and beat the bookies!
I don’t bother with other sports nowadays – I may still throw in a little wager here and there for fun, but nothing serious. Unless I could develop a system to profit consistently with those sports like how you did with soccer.
I still like watching ice hockey, American football and the occasional basketball for relaxation.
Diego: What’s the one thing you hate most about the betting industry today?
Thomas: With the rise of online betting and its convenience, there are way too many scammers out there on the internet. These pathetic scammers operate from parts of Africa, Europe, the Middle East, or wherever they are… and claim to have insider knowledge of so-called “fixed games”.
I hate to admit I fell prey to a few of those scams in my early days. Not only did I lose money by paying for fake tips, I lost even more by betting big on those fake “fixed games”.
Diego: Well, you know better now.
Thomas: I’m not saying fixed matches don’t exist – they do. But the vast majority of these idiots touting “fixed games” are definitely fake. There ARE international syndicates doing real match-fixing (especially in Asia, as I’m sure you would know being from that region), but these guys are big whales. They spend hundreds of thousands of dollars (if not millions) to fix a single game, and they would place equally huge bets to make their risky endeavors pay off.
In short, the real match-fixers belong to professional syndicates. They aren’t your 18-year-old kid from West Africa who’s messaging you on Instagram to send him $200 for a “guaranteed” game. C’mon!
Diego: To end this, what’s your advice to the people reading this and saying “Damn it, I’m in. I want to start my own Bookie Bashing Journey.”
Thomas: I’d dish out 3 key takeaways that I’ve gotten from my experience.
1) You gotta learn to deal with your emotions if you want to take betting seriously. Amateurs can’t handle their emotions. As a pro, you need to dissociate yourself from your feelings. If you go on a bad run, know it’s just temporary and don’t be too emotionally invested in your bets.
2) Be disciplined and stick to the plan and system EXACTLY as taught by Diego. Don’t be too smart for your own good and go around modifying the system. Manage your bankroll exactly like how Diego tells you to. His strategy is perfect and his results speak for themselves.
3) Exercise the cash out option that bookmakers offer. It’s there for you to make use of! Especially for high stakes games. Don’t be greedy. If the game is tied at 2-2 at the 85th min and you can cash out your winnings, then do so. Since we specialize in betting draws, a late goal from either side can ruin your bet. Avoid the perils of late goals!
Diego: Very cool. Thanks a lot for your time, Thomas.
Thomas: Pleasure is all mine.