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Arbitrage Sports Betting

UPDATE 26/8/2017: Arbitrage report is now available: This Weeks Arbitrage Sports Games

Keep an eye out for our new arbitrage betting page! It should be published in the next day or two!

With over 250 predictions this week, 3 were arbitrage bets! Which 3? Well you'll have to wait another day or two!


I've managed to steal the arbitrage tips before they get offically published!!!! See the table below? That's them. The first column is the Arbitrage Value. Any value below 1 represents easy money. The lower it is the more money. The other columns contain the odds. All these odds were available from our sources. The good news is that we ofren find much better odds from different sources that are algoritm doesnt have access to. The bad news is these odds may no longer be available.

Oh, the other bad news is that I don't have the ratio of money you need to stick on each bet. We're just gonna have to wait for that one. :-(

Arb Value Game Home Odds Draw Odds Away Odds
0.9714733542319749216300940439 Bournemouth v Man City 10 5.5 1.45
0.9925303454715219421101774043 Watford vs Brighton 2.1 3.4 4.5
0.9976135488837567359507313318 Frej vs Norrby 2 3.75 4.33


I've got the ratios!!!!!!!

For the Man City game, if you're betting $100 then, for a risk free bet, put $10.29 on a Bournemouth win, $18.72 on a draw and $70.99 on a City win. Then, whatver the result, you will make between $2.90 and $2.96 profit!!!!!

Sorry, I only got the one ratio for the time being!

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A Bookmaker That's Worth Blogging About?


  1. Pinnacle Blog Part 1 - A Bookmaker That's Worth Blogging About?
  2. Pinnacle Blog Part 2 - How good are Pinnacles odds compared to other bookmakers?
  3. Pinnacle Blog Part 3 - How good are Pinnacles odds compared to other bookmakers? Week 2

A Journey to the Pinnacle

Getting the best deal is not always easy. Especially when it requires effort! We want to make life easier for you by introducing you to a bookmaker you may not have heard of. A bookmaker that supposedly offers some of the best deals in the betting community. Follow us on our independent journey to see if the rumours are true and happier betting is just around the corner!

Pinnacle Bookmakers Review

We're going to be focusing on Pinnacle bookmakers. Pinnacle have a reputation for being a punter's bookmaker. Claims & rumour's dare to suggest that they allow, and even encourage arbitrage, that they are unique among larger bookmakers for exceptionally favourable odds and also that they won't ban you for winning.

(Exclusive: FiC produces arbitrage reports alongside Top Tips, but through fear of ostracisation from affiliates has never published them!)

They appear to be an excellent choice.

Additionally, and most importantly for Football in Cider (FiC), they offer some amazing automated betting services. Wouldn't it be nice to click a button next to your Top Tips to place your bet. No need for multiple screens, separate lists of bets or manual odds comparisons.

Not a Review - But A Journey

Initially, we intend to start using Pinnacle as a regular customer and report on our findings so that you can take advantage of our learnings. We will answer questions like:

  1. How easy is it to use Pinnacle compared to other bookmakers?
  2. How is Pinnacle different to other bookmakers?
  3. Can I use Pinnacle in my country?
  4. How good are Pinnacles odds compared to other bookmakers?
  5. How good are Pinnacles help resources and articles for a soccer punter?
  6. Should I fake my orgasm?

By following us on our Pinnacle journey not only will you be able to get an intimate and detailed view of this bookmaker, but you will be able to ask questions and guide us to making new discoveries. Don't have time to read all the introduction articles? Well then, ask us which ones we found most useful! Don't understand their lines system? Then ask us whilst we are reviewing them and we will explain all!

Of course, we don't expect you to have to read our wordy blog to get the information you need, so we will ensure to create a clear & complete summary of the blog detailing all of the important findings. After all, we all have better things to do than read lenghty, wordy, reviews online! Just tell us the answer!

Fusing FiC's Artificial Intelligence To Pinnacle's Automation!

Linking Artificial Intelligence with Automation offers endless possibilities. This is a picture of a futuristic robot selecting football matches


If all goes well and Pinnacle lives up to their reputation, then following this initial analysis we hope to start using some of the technical services Pinnacle offers to automate FiC.

Pinnacle is one of a few bookmakers that offer services that computers can use to analyse and make bets. Many of the suggestions that have been put to FiC can be resolved by seemlessly allowing FiC to manage and place bets on your behalf. We are a long way off full automation yet, but ultimatley wouldnt it be good to hand over $100 to FiC and watch it grow without any manual intervention. Sort of like a managed fund, but better!

So why aren't we doing this now? Simple answer: We are! But we haven't finished. Unfortunately, systems like this are open to hackers. We will only publish automation when we are confident it is secure. So, to all you 'would be' hackers out there: "Try somewhere else!"

Disclaimer: Putting Our Cards On The Table


A group of happy young punters dressed in their team colours enjoying watching a game of football (soccer)

Before we start, we want to be upfront about our own interests and how independent we are:

As with many of the top bookmakers, we are an affiliate. This means we receive financial rewards for new customers that sign up using our site. As an affiliate to any bookmakers there are rules we must follow when discussing and reporting on them. However, FiC is proud to remain independent and retain the trust of our readers. If we are aware of any conflict of interest we will terminate our affiliation rather than jeopardise our trust. If we have to report anything that breaks an affiliation rule, we will first seek consultation with the affiliate, but ultimately we will always put our readers interests first

Pinnacle in a Nutshell

So, Pinnacle, Who are you? and What do you do?

Pinnacle answer's to this goes as follows:

First online bet was in 1998
Offers the best odds, the highest limits, and a 'winners welcome policy'
Do not pay to sponsor soccer teams
Do not pay for TV advertising
Do not offer start up incentive bonus
Not paying for massive marketing budget allows better odds for customers

Some interesting facts
Licensed by the Government of Curaçao
Formerly (prior to 1998) known as Pinnacle Sports
No horse racing betting is offered
Pinnacle withdrew from the US in 2007 but offer its service through WSEX

Where To From Here?

Well Pinnacle certainly stand out as being different and they appear to be offering some excellent punter centric services. The only real way to find out how good or bad they are is to start using their services and discovering for ourselves. So, just for you, this is exactly what we are going to do. We are going to publish a small set of articles describing the highs and lows culminating in a formal conclusion of our experiences with Pinnacle. Join us along the way, or simply go straight to the conclusion (when it's written!).

Please feel free to contact us to let us know your thoughts and questions, we answer every (legitimate) enquiry!

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(Next: How good are Pinnacles odds compared to other bookmakers?)

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Football Insider or Football in Cider

If you ever setup a website of your own, choose the name very carefully. Only then you will avoid being inundated with confused, but hopefully interested, users:

  1. Why Football in Cider?
  2. Why not Football insider?

These are 2 very common questions you ask us frequently. So we thought, just for you, we should address the incider/insider without further delay.

Why Not Football Insider?

Lets address the 'Why didn't call yourself Football Insider?' question first. We didn't use Football Insider for the simply reason that the cost for the domain name was $10,000 !!!! It seems to be parked by a company that makes a crap load of money by owning potentially huge domain names. 

It's a shame.We love the name Football Insider: When it comes to betting, insider knowledge is paramount. An we like betting on Football so yes, Football Insider was out first choice too, but it was clearly too expensive.

Before we move on to the second question, we want to fire a question back to you: Do you have access to "insider" information yourself? Football in Cider's inside information is not the typical 'tip' you might overhear at your local pub or training ground. You know the sort, a friend of a friend who knows the under 21's defender's Uncle that use to cut the grass says it's been secretly over watered to nullafy the opposition's superior passing game, blah blah blah. No, our insider knowledge is a tad trustier and a lot less dodge. Our insider knowledge is technical. Our insider knowledge is data. Ultimately our insider knowledge is the state of our Neural Network running on our very own computers.   

If English is not your first language, then lets quickly recap the definition of "Insider": Insider: a person within a group or organization, especially someone privy to information unavailable to others. Our information unavailable to others is our neural network and it's internal logic that is used to create our Top Tip predictions.


Do you remember that the definition of 'Insider'? It's a person within a group or organization, especially someone privy to information unavailable to others.

especially someone 'privy' to information unavailable to others

"Privy to information", what does Privy mean? The definition of 'Privy' is secret, concealed, hidden, or secluded

If your knowedge is public,as opposed to secret, concealed, hidden or secluded, then you're not going to make money from it. The bookies will use the information and change their odds. So our information, which we use to predict with, has to be privy. ... .... .... Which leads us to another amazingly common Question:


If your tips are so good, why do you publish them for free on the Internet?

At first glance publishing tips for free to anyone sensible enough to listen seems a bit crazy. Why would you do it when you can quietly make money yourself and book your next set of holidays.

Firstly, we do actually do this. Of course we do! And yes, we make decent money. Very decent money. But why do we publish this and allow others to do it too?

We think our success is defined by the popularity of our tips rather than the money we could sell them for. Ultimately, it is our AI technology and algorithms that are worth money, not the tips they generate.

So whilst we are happy to give our Top Tips away for free. Our algorithms and AI technology  will remain insider knowledge.


Why Football in Cider? 

So we have explained our love of the word "Insider" and we have shown you that it is expensive. So whilst we could append text to Insider to reduce the cost, we thought we would rather add a twist.


We're not sure anyone involved in Football in Cider has ever been to a football match without first visiting a pub. Football and getting pissed go hand in hand, and as we get older, we are more willing to deviate from our well trodden beer path and experiment with other beverages, such as cider.

Cider has recently gained popularity as a tastier alternative to common beer. Small passionate cider microbrewaries have popped up around the world catering to a sophisticated and less stereotypical football fan.

Cider is once again growing in populatity.

We like cider.

Now, again for those of you where English is not your first language, insider and 'in cider' are pounounced exactly the same. So quite simply we replaced "insider" with "in cider":

From "Football Insider" to "Football in Cider"

This way, we retain the privy information that is so valubale, but we also get a tasty, sometimes sweet, alchohilc beverage.

And to put the cherry on top, the domain name only cost $10.



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