Advent Tips – December 5th

| December 5, 2010 | 12 Replies

We’re heading back to the world of snooker and the UK Championship for today’s tip.

December 5th

Back Barry Hawkins to beat Marco Fu at 11/8 with Bet Victor and Stan James

Barry Hawkins looks like a teddy bear that I received as a Christmas present when I was little. Today I believe that Barry can give the rest of us a Christmas present by beating Marco Fu at odds against.

Hawkins is a very consistent performer and regularly gets past the first round of major tournaments. He’s looked in pretty good nick this season, particularly at the World Open where he beat Mark Selby and Ken Doherty before losing out to Mark Williams in a decider. Marco Fu on the other hand has been sliding down the rankings with a series of poor performances.

Giving Fu the tag of favourite is a case of reputation and history taking precedence over form. In my eyes Hawkins should be the 10/11 favourite here and as such, 11/8 looks too good to turn down.

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  1. petewins57 says:

    Hi Matt,

    Well let’s hope we get off the mark with these today, it’s killing my figures 🙂 “losing is part of winning” as someone once said.

    Keep up the good work

  2. Matt Houghton Matt Houghton says:

    Tell me about it. What a time to hit a losing streak!

    At least John Higgins has made it through to the second round of the snooker. He played some good stuff too and has already been cut from our 10/1 down to a best priced 13/2.


  3. Me says:

    Yeah, I have lost a packet on these tips , you idiot Matt.

    Only ever mention the winners don`t you. No mention of the losers.

  4. Matt Houghton Matt Houghton says:

    I’m more than happy to acknowledge the losers ‘Me’, in fact you’ll see that I’ve acknowledged this particular losing streak in the comment above.

    Unfortunately losers are unavoidable in this game – the important thing is that you make money overall.

    Judge these tips when we get to Christmas Day, not three ‘settled’ tips in.


  5. Me says:

    I always read your tips from your newsletter and you never acknowledge the losers. You will be living off your Neil Robertson boast for at least the next year.

    You only acknowledged this losing streak because somebody has blatantly pointed it out.

  6. Matt Houghton Matt Houghton says:

    Well you’re perfectly entitled to your opinion but I can’t say I agree with you.

    Granted, I don’t give as much coverage to the losers but who wants to read about them? It would be a fairly depressing email/website if all we did was focus on the negatives.

    As I said previously, losers are part and parcel of the game. The important thing is that you make money over all.

    Despite not costing a penny, the email tips have made a comfortable profit overall and I’m also confident that these web only tips will make a profit overall.

  7. Mehboob says:

    You are putting in a lot of effort, thanks for the free tips, I am sure we will get a winning streak. Don’t be discouraged by some of the negative comments, and wishing you a Merry Christmas. Keep up the good work

  8. Matt Houghton Matt Houghton says:

    Thanks Mehboob,

    Hopefully the Chris Hughton winner will prove to be a bit of a springboard!

    Happy Christmas.


  9. Sean says:

    I just thought I’d respond to some of these comments after reading them.

    It was nice to see both of today’s bets coming through which improves the recent record slightly, and hopefully John Higgins can pull through too!

    I’d just like to tell ‘me’ that advertising the losses constantly does no good at all. Sure, some of the tips have thrown up losses, but if you were to keep a track record on an excel spreadsheet of how Matt’s tips have gone then you will see that you are well in profit. I am over £1,000 up in the few months I’ve been keeping track with plenty of ante-post action still to come in.

    I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your excellent service Matt, and long may it continue!

  10. Mehboob says:

    Hi! Matt. Yesterday it was a full house. Two out of two, and also Higgins going strong. Once again thanks for the free tips. Much appreciated

  11. Matt Houghton Matt Houghton says:

    Thanks for your comments Sean/Mehboob.

    Just to expand on Sean’s point regarding results, I keep a track of all my Betting Rant tips and if anybody wants to see a full track record, including the profit made to level stakes, you are more than welcome.

    Just email me at the usual address and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.


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