Created by Matt Houghton and backed up by his team of tipsters, The Network is a sports betting tipster service that primarily provides selections for football games.
What is the product?
The Network is a tipster service that is both email and SMS based, advising selections for football bets across the world. Created by Matt Houghton, the system is backed by a team of specialists. These are Richie Forbes, Jake Eaton, Jim McDonald and ‘The Matador’. Each brings something to The Network varying from statistical analysis to a firm understanding of Scottish football and an export in European football. Matt Houghton himself also provides selections with his emphasis being on form. The selections obviously draw heavily on this combination of experience. This is further evidenced when Matt Houghton discusses how many tipsters try to cover too many angles and end up losing their core service. Unfortunately it is hard to compare The Network to other services as there is no proofing provided for previous results.
What is the investment vs. the rate of return?
The Network sells on the basis of a yearly subscription which comes in at a cost of £77 through Agora Lifestyles. There is a money back guarantee in place which lasts 30 days. In terms of income, Matt Houghton claims that the amounts that The Network has generated are rather varied. They range from £28 on a game to hundreds of pounds making longer term predictions such as World Cup winners. Once again, it is worth highlighting that The Network provides no proofing to back these claims up.
Does the product provide value for money?
At £77 per year The Network is extremely cheap when compared to competing tipster services. My biggest concern is that The Network is so cheap for a reason.
There is potential for The Network to work and a lot of what Matt Houghton says makes sense. The fact that he is pretty well known for running the blog The Betting Rant is somewhat reassuring as well. Unfortunately these positives are hugely overshadowed by the glaring lack of proofing or results. Without this information The Network stands as an interesting sales pitch and nothing more. The fact is that as a potential purchaser you expect to see profits, losses, win rates etc. and personally I find it off putting when it is not there. This is a shame as Matt Houghton seems to have put together a decent product in The Network.