Michael Wilding

Michael started the Race Advisor in 2009 to help punters improve their betting profits and think outside the box with their betting strategies. To date he has written over 450 articles on the site and recently started UK Racing News which has become a leading news site for horse racing in the UK and IRE. Check out my personal blog or my Google+
  • Feb- 2010 -
    25 February

    Systems, Let’s Make A Winning One! – Week 1

    I was watching the races yesterday and thinking about a system I could create for the blog. As the horses ran around the track I thought that what a lot of new bettors want is a simple system, something that allows you to find selections without spending too much time on the process. I think that this is because when…

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  • 24 February

    What’s Going To Happen In The Carling Cup 2010

    It could not have been written for a play. Aston Villa, winners of the inaugural Football League Cup, meets the current holders Manchester United at Wembley this Sunday to celebrate 50 years of the competition. It is Villas first Wembley appearance since losing to Chelsea in the last F.A. Cup Final to be held at the old stadium in 2000,…

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  • 23 February

    Good Or Lucky, Which Are You?

    Guest post by Colin Beveridge from http://www.flyingcoloursmaths.co.uk/ “The race is not always to the swift, nor the fight to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.” – Damon Runyan Alice* is a professional gambler. Over the last two years she has consistently churned out around £2,000 profit per month by finding value bets on a handful of different sports…

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  • 22 February

    Top Ten Horse Racing Websites

    There are a lot of websites out there that focus on horse racing and I thought that it would be useful to take a look at the best ones. Of course I am excluding the excellent Race Advisor blog from this list because as you are already reading this post then you already know that it is one of the…

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  • 19 February

    Correct Score Betting Using Scoring Patterns

    One of the most popular “side” bets associated with fixed odds football coupons is the correct score forecast, and one of the most lucrative methods for profiting from these bets is by combining permutations of the most likely results calculated from historical statistics. We show below an example from next weekends Premier League matches where we can exploit teams who…

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  • 18 February

    Profiting From The Champions League

    Following from our article last week, the second half of first leg ties in the knockout stage of the Champions League take place next week, with some of the matches appearing fairly predictable and a really “special” one. We look ahead to the games being played on Tuesday and Wednesday and offer betting suggestions. Olympaikos v Bordeaux As we mentioned…

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  • 15 February
    Betting Knowledge

    Opposing Selections In Different Systems – What Do You Do?

    Anyone who runs more than one system or method of selection will have faced the problem that different methods may give you the same selection. This isn’t a problem on its own but what if one system is for backing and the other is for laying. Perhaps your methods give you an odds range and in one range you back…

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  • 14 February

    The 99th Davis Cup – Who Is Going To Win?

    Unless you are a tennis aficionado, it is unusual to get excited about tennis at this time of year. Scraping frost from icy windscreens will hardly conjure up images of strawberries and cream on Henman Hill, SW9. However, this year the first round rubbers of the 99th Davis Cup offer the mouthwatering prospect of world nº1, Roger Federer, meeting world…

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  • 12 February

    Champions League Winners – Part 1

    Next week sees the start of the first legs in the knockout stage of the Champions League. We take a preview of the games being played on Tuesday and Wednesday and offer betting suggestions. AC Milan v Manchester United AC Milan had an impressive run of 9 victories in 10 games prior to their recent loss to city rivals Inter.…

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  • 10 February
    Betting Knowledge

    How Do We Know What A Horses Chance Of Winning Is?

    Quite simply, we don’t! There is of course more to it than that. If that was all I was going to say then this would be a very short post. I was discussing the concept in today’s article with a friend recently and couldn’t get him to understand. There are profitable bettors who don’t understand this concept which shows that…

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  • 3 February
    Betting Knowledge

    Deciding Whether To Back Or Lay In Horse Racing

    When you first begin to take your horse racing betting seriously there are a few questions that you need to be able to answer. The first few are questions that you may have heard a lot such as: What sport am I going to bet on How much money am I going to use in my betting bank What size…

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  • Jan- 2010 -
    26 January
    Betting Knowledge

    When Do You Decide To Stop Betting

    I recently started a discussion on a forum about when the optimum time is to stop betting if things aren’t going right for you. It has been interesting to see the opinions of others and find out what they do.  This is a topic that is seldom talked about but is every bit as important as knowing when to place…

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  • 22 January

    1000 Points In One Year Of Laying, Is It Possible?

    I had an email from a reader after writing the article on ‘How Important Are Recent Finish Positions’ suggesting the possibility of using this as the basis of a lay system. I thought that we would investigate this today using estimated Betfair prices to assess the profitability of the lay bets. In the last article we discovered that when betting…

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  • 17 January

    How Important Are Recent Finish Positions

    You hear a lot of articles and systems discussing how you should always look at a horses most recent races as a major factor in assessing the chances of the horse winning. In this article we are going to look into this theory and see whether it is true or false and to what degree. We will be looking at…

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  • 14 January

    Some All Weather Racing Statistics

    I am sorry that I haven’t been writing as many articles recently. I have been so busy I just haven’t had time to think but my aim is to write at least two articles for the RaceAdvisor every week. I have left it quite late this week so expect another one over the next couple of days! Today I thought it…

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  • 8 January
    Betting Knowledge

    Using Graphs To Visualise Ratings – Part 2

    Earlier this week I wrote this article about how we can use graphs to help visualise ratings. I had a lot of emails about using visualisation in handicapping. I thought that I would write a part 2 and look a little bit more in detail at what we can do to help us visualise handicapping. One way of using graphs…

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  • 2 January
    Betting Knowledge

    Using Graphs To Visualise Ratings

    There are a lot of numbers in sports betting. It doesn’t matter whether you are betting on racing, football, golf, tennis or any other sport. The way that most people analyse the competition is through numbers. These numbers are known as ratings. Using numbers is fine when there are just a few of them, but what happens when you start…

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