What is the best matched betting site?
We’re looking to settle that debate once and for all, with this comprehensive and in-depth matched betting site comparison.
We’re fairly confident that it will be the most in-depth comparison of the best matched betting sites that you’ll find anywhere on the internet in 2017.
Read on to find out what we think of the best free matched betting sites and the best paid ones too.
|Oddsmonkey||5 Stars||Sign up to Oddsmonkey|
|Profit Maximiser||4.6 Stars||Sign up to Profit Maximiser|
|Profit Squad||4.1 Stars||Sign up to Profit Squad|
|Matched Bets||4 stars||Sign up to Matched Bets|
|Profit Accumulator||2 Stars||Would not recommend.|
|Matched Betting Blog||2 Stars||N/A|
|Money Saving Expert||1.5 Stars||N/A|
There are many other matched betting sites out there that are looking to try to break into our lists, but in our opinion there aren’t any other sites worth mentioning at this time.
We firmly believe these sites are the best matched betting sites of 2017 but please leave a suggestion in the comments if you think you know of a better alternative.
We will take a look at every site mentioned although we can’t guarantee we will publish your comment as we get a lot of self-promotion – that’s just the nature of the competitive matched betting industry unfortunately!
Read on for our more detailed thoughts on each of the sites in our list.
Best Paid Matched Betting Sites
We’ve split this post up into two clear sections for you.
Firstly, we start with the best paid matched betting sites.
These are the sites where you have to pay a small monthly subscription, but profit levels are typically way higher for users than those on the free sites.
Oddsmonkey is our number one recommendation for matched betting as we believe they offer exceptional value-for-money and an all-round top service.
We’d say they’re undoubtedly one of the best matched betting sites for beginners thanks to their incredibly simple tutorial guides and videos.
They also have a huge range of tools which are what make them our favourite matched betting site.
From making the most of football matches, accumulators, horse refunds, games of tennis and more, they seem to have a tool for everything – and we believe more additions are in the works too, so watch out for those!
It takes most people just one completed offer (approximately five minutes work) to make back their £15 subscription fee – which includes all of their tools and forum access.
There’s absolutely no add-on costs with the site, which is why we believe they’re the best.
They’re currently the only product on Guide to Matched Betting that we award a perfect 100% rating to.
ALSO READ: Our full review of Oddsmonkey.
We awarded Oddsmonkey 5 stars out of 5. Sign up here.
Costing £22.99 per month for new members, plus an additional £15.99 per month for their additional ‘match catcher’ and ‘acca catcher’ software, Profit Accumulator is a significantly more expensive alternative for your matched betting needs.
If you’re wanting a busier forum to chat on then Profit Accumulator has the most members to talk to, as they’re currently the biggest matched betting site.
We’re not sure if they’ll hold onto that accolade as their competition will push them extremely hard throughout 2017.
We’ve been extremely disappointed with the Profit Accumulator service in the past for multiple reasons, and would therefore not recommend them.
ALSO READ: Our full review of Profit Accumulator.
We awarded Profit Accumulator 2 stars out of 5.
Profit Maximiser is the site where Profit Accumulator founded/copied their idea from.
Whilst it wasn’t the original matched betting site, it was the product that really took matched betting into the spotlight.
With great offers posted every day, Profit Maximiser is a definite contender for the crown of ‘best matched betting site’.
Whilst we believe Oddsmonkey is a stronger choice for your regular matched betting needs, we would give Profit Maximiser a big edge when it comes to making profits on casino offers.
If you think you’d prefer to spend your time making money on higher-risk (but also potentially lucrative) slot offers then PM is an obvious choice for you.
We’re subscribed to both sites, in order to ensure we have healthy income streams coming from both bookmakers and casinos.
The PM forums are ran through Facebook, so if you prefer to use the social networking site to stay on top of offers and discuss strategies then it’s a really good choice for you.
You can trial them for £1 for a fortnight, or purchase the product outright for a year’s access for £99 + VAT.
The downside to Profit Maximiser is that the site looks a bit messy and even a bit like a scam – it most definitely is not!
It’s also not the site to choose if you’re brand new to matched betting. You’ll need their other product Bonus Bagging before moving onto PM.
If your priority is making money – rather than a fancy website – then Profit Maximiser is for you.
They do have a range of other products to further enhance your matched betting capabilities, although these will cost you extra.
ALSO READ: Our full review of Profit Maximiser.
We awarded Profit Maximiser 4.6 stars out of 5.
Sign up here to get access to their £1 trial.
Profit Squad is another £15-per-month option, although the annual price gets you a huge discount as it’s just £99-per-year if you pay that way.
The site is very clean and they have a handy bet tracking feature which means you won’t need a spreadsheet to track your bets – it’s all automated, calculating your profits and monitoring your open bets.
‘Dutching’ is extremely popular on Profit Squad, which is an alternative to our preferred method of backing and laying.
They have downloadable dutching calculators which allow you to profit on any offer – even if free bets aren’t available.
This strategy is really unique to their site so if you’re looking to do something a bit different then this is what we’d recommend.
Unfortunately we can’t reveal too much about their dutching – it’s their main USP and therefore has to be kept top secret!
If you sign up to Profit Squad today through this link then you’ll be able to get full access to their site for 14 days, for just £1.
We awarded Profit Squad 4.1 stars out of 5.
Matched Bets aims to provide its customers with a personalised service at a fair price. At £14 per month, or £140 per year, it is the cheapest paid option on this list for monthly subscriptions.
Every offer has clear, concise tutorials with plenty of video walkthroughs to guide you through the various types of offers.
We really like one aspect of the site which is great for beginners: they offer one-to-one help via live chat which is available between 8am and 8.30pm, something we’ve not seen competitors offering.
The forum is also slightly unique when compared to other paid matched betting sites; it is open to anyone that wants to join. This means you can get a feel for the community straight away and also discuss your first offers with other people who are just starting out too.
Premium users then get full access to the rest of the forum to talk about offers that are kept secret for paying customers.
The developers have designed their matched betting tools that work equally as good on mobile as they do on desktop and they have some features which are sure to be appreciated by anyone who spends a fair amount of time matched betting.
Both the odds matcher and integrated calculator update the odds and liquidity on exchanges in real time with alerts that allow you to apply the change with just one click. It’s a feature that can save a lot of time and frustration over the course of a week.
The calculator has nine pre-set options to calculate balanced profits for different types of offers, such as allowing for bonuses paid in cash or free bets.
Bet tracking software is integrated into the calculator which means you can log your bets and update profits with a few clicks as you complete each offer – you don’t need to maintain your own spreadsheet because it’s all done for you.
Matched Bets isn’t limited to betting offers, it also features casino and bingo offers, concentrating on risk free bonuses and loopholes with the best profit potential.
Sign up to their site via this link.
We awarded Matched Bets a rating of 4 out of 5.
Best Free Matched Betting Sites
We do not recommend the use of free matched betting sites due to increased risk of being gubbed and the significantly lower profits that are realistically achievable.
Because thousands of people will be jumping on exactly the same bets as you, your account will be more likely to be grouped with the other bonus hunters fairly easily by sports traders at the bookies.
When using free matched betting sites, our readers found their average profit to be just £300 a month.
With paid sites (and the tools they offer) this average rises to over £1,000 a month.
This is a £700-per-month difference in profit for a minimal investment in a paid site subscription.
For anyone that doesn’t have a brain for maths, this is an annual difference of a whopping £8,120 profit (when using Oddsmonkey on a monthly subscription).
This is because of the products and tools that paid services can offer.
However, whilst we recommend paid sites for exclusive offers, better tools and ultimately significantly higher monthly profits, we’ve still rounded up the best free matched betting sites below:
Matched Betting Blog
The Matched Betting Blog is one of the busiest free matched betting sites out there at the moment.
They are very effective at posting daily reload offers and teaching the very basics to beginners – much like we try to achieve here on Guide to Matched Betting.
We would recommend the Matched Betting Blog to those looking to spend less than one hour a week matched betting, or for those that aren’t interested in making the bigger money.
They also jump on every single risk-free offer that is available each day. This can also lead to restrictions being placed on your betting accounts.
Remember: It’s dangerous to your account health to constantly exploit offers without ever giving value back to the bookie.
You should give value back as much as you can through mug betting.
The Matched Betting Blog are now actually promoting Oddsmonkey on their site too.
The site owner, Matt, has been in touch with us to inform us that he is now recommending paid matched betting services “to encourage those who feel ready to maximise their profits through more advanced methods.”
As far as free matched betting sites go, Matched Betting Blog is the best around in our opinion, especially considering it is a one man operation.
If we were just looking at free sites here, they would probably be rated 5 stars.
However, we have to compare to the paid options and the level of profit that can be achieved with those sites.
With all of this in mind, we awarded the Matched Betting Blog 2 stars out of 5.
Money Saving Expert Matched Betting Forum
We don’t want to repeat ourselves too much, but for mostly the same reasons as above, we don’t recommend Money Saving Expert for prospective matched bettors.
If you’re really wanting to seriously make money online then these free sites just will not cut the mustard.
This is for the reasons of account health and long-term profits.
The tools are just not available on any free site to fully optimise your income and efficiency.
If you are comfortable making £100-200 profit every month then this option is fine for you.
We awarded the Money Saving Expert matched betting forum 1.5 stars out of 5.
We don’t advise using any of the best free matched betting sites for two main reasons:
You don’t get access to the tools that help you make the real money.
All information is entirely public, meaning every bet or offer will likely be placed by tens of thousands of other people at a minimum on exactly the same odds match.
It won’t take long for your accounts to get shut down when you’re completing exactly the same offers as thousands of others – at exactly the same time too.