SoloValue is a free Football tipping service specialised in 5 leagues: Spain (1st and 2nd divisions), Germany (Bundesliga), USA (Major League Soccer) and Brazil (Serie A). Proofed to Sports-Tipsters from 8th June 2013 until the 14th December. The owner of SoloValue also runs the service Football Cream.
Verification by Sports-Tipsters was terminated on the 15th December. It had become apparent that almost all of the tips it was advising (inclduing 3 for the 15th December which were not added to Solo Value's record) were also being advised by Football Cream, and as such made the original service redundant. One could (possibly unfairly) take the view that having multiple services where sets of picks overlap can increase the chances of one or other service showing a profitable performance. For example, Football Cream's additional picks might recover losses from Solo Value's smaller subset. Alternatively, Football Cream's additional picks might perform badly and be saved by the Solo Value's subset. Furthermore, given that both sevices are free, there seems little point in following the tips of one service when they can all be followed by the other. Regardless of whether any intention was involved here (and Sports Tipsters doesn't think it was), the 6 months for which Solo Value was verifed showed litle or no evidence of any forecasting skill (over and above luck). Of course, with a sample of just 73 picks it's really too early to say if that is genuinely the case. However, the counter argument is that tipping at such a slow rate means it will take too long to find out. All things considered, Sports-Tipsters does not see a case for continuing verification of Solo Value. As always, users of Sports-Tipsters are free to come to their own conclusions.