About Goal King
Goal King is a football tipping service from tipster Steve Hudson; he of the well-received AccaTipster service. Goal King was founded two years ago, and its first year was a resounding success, with £2,197.75 profit to £10 stakes by the end of 2020.
The landing page states that Goal King will show you how it’s the right betting system (when matched with discipline) for your football betting to be successful. The main markets he specialises in are BTTS (Both Teams to Score) and under/over 2.5 goals, a dual-team strategy based on the particular teams’ habits of scoring and/or conceding goals.
The Goal King system uses three vital rules: focus on profitable goal markets; fully research and analyse every bet; and be disciplined – only place sensible bets. (It can be tempting to just have a bet just for the sake of it, or to chase losses, or to bet on a match you know nothing about.)
The reported stats are a ROI of 10%; a 58% win-rate; and average odds of 1.82.
Last year we kept an eye on Goal King for a while. After a successful 2020, by the end of January 2021, the success wasn’t so forthcoming, and there were reportedly long losing runs. February 2021 similarly underperformed.
Things picked up in March, and profit was welcomed after a good positive run of wins. April continued the good news, with a strike-rate of 64%, and a combined March-April strike-rate of 61%.
May didn’t see the upward trend continue, and by June (had you begun with the service at the start of the year), you’d have only made £62. Not a loss, but nothing to illuminate the night sky with.
We parked interest in it for a while, and then had a more in depth look these last few months, to see if there was any improvement.
The first few weeks were pretty disastrous, but the losses were clawed back toward the end of the in-depth trial, which sadly finished with a loss of 13 points.
The trouble with football sometimes is that the odds are usually pretty skinny, so the strike rate has to be pretty high.
What we did like about the service is the timeliness of the emails, and their user-friendliness. There was never any trouble getting the advised prices. Customer support is good, and there’s a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Out of sixty games played there were thirty winning bets, giving a 50% strike-rate. The odds of the winning bets weren’t high enough to warrant profit from the strike-rate, unfortunately.
Goal King has historically performed well, and over the long-term I doubt you’d lose much from the service. But I’m not sure you’d win much either. It’s very middle-of-the-road, and unless the heady days of its early life can be returned to, it remains one to watch, but one for which the jury is out.