My name is Oliver Upstone. For the last 15 years I've been the man behind numerous profitable World Cup, European Championship, domestic leagues, and Champions League services published by Oxfordshire Press.
I've spent thousands of hours poring over stats, providing in-depth match previews and advice that's delivered consistent returns for my readers.
I've been involved with football publications, websites, and betting services, from 2005 to the present day. If you were to do a word count of everything I've written over the years, I believe I've hit the one million words mark.
My aim has always been to alert ordinary bettors to the fact that there is so much more to football betting than who the bookies think will win, draw or lose a match.
As each year has passed, my knowledge and experience has grown. And along with the hours of painstaking research, my intuition has grown, too. Allowing me to look at things differently to other bettors and other tipsters.
Not home wins, not short-price favourites, not the bets advertised in the bookies' windows and website ads...
I'm talking about hard-earned knowledge, and an eye for spotting profitable patterns, born from multi-year experience in the betting trenches.
Using my experience from a decade and a half in these markets to spot potential winners that ordinary punters, the bookies, and many tipsters would simply overlook.
Drawing on knowledge, experience and intuition and insight, honed over 15 years in the industry.
Not to mention an extensive stats database, covering hundreds of teams and thousands of matches - available to access here on the members-only website.
If you're a football fan and like a bet, then chances are, you've encountered dozens of 'tipsters' and 'systems'...
The internet, Facebook and Twitter are full of them.
They promise you the earth. Must win bets from their unnamed 'source.' They have sure-fire winners waiting for you.
If those statements make you cringe as much as they make me do. Then you're in the right place.
When it comes to football betting, let me tell you where I'm at:
There's no magic system.
No miracle formula.
No overnight riches.
There's no crystal ball.
There's no bookie loophole.
No 'barely legal' betting code.
There's no football 'cash machine.'
If phrases like that set your bulls**t detector off, then good. Excellent. You're in the right place.
Because if you can ignore the hype, and tune out all that noise. If you can block out the fountain of nonsense spouted endlessly into your inbox and text messages.
Then there really are ways to make money from football. And what's more, you can increase your enjoyment of the sport, and bolster your football & betting knowledge, while you're at it...
There are no shortcuts to being a successful bettor.
Sure, every now and then, a tipster will give you a winner. I call this the 'brown envelope':
Here's the bet. There you go. Team A to beat Team B, and some odds. That's it. That's your lot. Win or lose. Happy or bust.
Is this what you want? Are you happy with that?
Don't you want to know why Team A should be backed, at that particular price, and in that particular match?
Wouldn't you like some kind of explanation as to why you should be risking your hard-earned money?
Maybe the other team have got injury problems... maybe their star striker is suspended... perhaps they're about to sack their manager?
And even if it comes in, what have you got? A small return and no understanding of what made it a potential bet. Should you back Team A again? Win or lose you are left with nothing to increase your understanding of betting on that team, and that league.
If that 'brown envelope' approach is good enough for you, then that's fair enough.
But if you're only looking for tips, then you should stop reading now.
Because I'm not a tipster.
I'm an analyst. And I present all my findings, informed opinions, research and conclusions to my readers, in Plain English.
Helping members latch onto betting opportunities that will likely pass most people by.
Across the Leagues deals with quality not quantity in terms of bet advice.
Taking my approach, hunting for off-the-beaten track bets, you'll have more losers than winners.
Yes, that's right, more losing bets than winning ones. You don't hear that very often, do you?
The wins will be at prices that make the waits worthwhile. And more than enough to get in front over the course of a season, a year, and beyond...
Following my service requires big-picture thinking. I can't promise you a winning weekend the first time you join. You need to be committed for the long term. But if you are, then we can aim to build season after season of positive betting returns.
If we place a handful of season-long Top Scorer bets at 16/1, 20/1, 28/1, 50/1 and 66/1...
When we get our league pre-season Outright Winner... Promotion... or Relegation picks down... or FA Cup, Champions League or Europa League bets... scooping up the early-bird value.
Or when we make a move on an eye-catching 4/1, 8/1, 33/1, even 100/1 price opportunity in any number of potential match markets across the footballing world...
We only need the occasional success to put us in front. We won't win every time. We can't win every time. We aim to win in the long term.
Across the Leagues is also a hype-free zone...
If you're fed up of internet tipsters shouting 'BOOM!!!!' at you every time they've picked an odds-on favourite to win at home, or chucked three of them in a match treble - then stick with me. There will be no talk of 'nailed-on' bets here. There will be no 'can't lose' proclamations.
There will be no hysterics. No pyrotechnics. No fists through walls when we lose. No exaggerations, no hyperbole.
I'm not going to make any wild claims or crazy promises. We might land a 6/1 winner this week. Or a 10/1 shot next weekend. Or a 20/1 pick next month.
But what I can guarantee you is this: Across the Leagues will always be giving you informed betting advice, with the quality control set to maximum.
To achieve this, there will certainly be no unimaginative bets at short prices, like Man City to win at home.
In fact, I specialise in the opposite. Using creative betting angles to bring you the kind of big odds winners that 'traditional' football bets simply can't deliver.
You won't find any odds-on bets on home wins here. We'll always be doing something different.
Losing bets have to be taken on the chin. It requires a certain level of mental toughness. If you can't take losers, then my service isn't for you.
As well as all my analysis, sent by email throughout the week. Helping steer you to the big, off-the-beaten track opportunities.
Across the Leagues membership also gives you access to this unique website, purpose-built to help you pick your own winners on the weekly football...
Continuing my mission to arm you with the most powerful betting weapon there is: knowledge.
The website is powered by a data feed taking in 17 leagues.
The site turns the data into bet-specific statistics. Giving you a betting edge, by presenting every league, team and player in an at-a-glance format. Allowing you to see who provides the most payouts, in which markets, most often...
Updated after every game, the Across the Leagues website delivers bet-specific stats for:
150+ games per week
Covering Match Results, Goals, Corners, Cards, Scorers & Referees
Bundesliga II (Germany)
Serie A (Italy)
Serie B (Italy)
La Liga (Spain)
Segunda Division (Spain)
Ligue 1 (France)
Primeira Liga (Portugal)
Russian Premier League
Super Lig (Turkey)
With easy-to-use tables highlighting the top performing teams and players.
As an Across the Leagues member, you'll be able to:
Receive my creative betting angles in matches from all over the globe... everything from Match Result value on underdogs and outsiders... Half Time/ Full Time picks at 25/1 and 33/1... standout First Goalscorer selections... and any number of big-odds opportunities that arise...
Gain early-bird access to value bets in the season-long markets. Such as 20/1 and 66/1 Each Way picks for Top Goalscorer, or a 40/1 shot for Promotion...
Access the bespoke website packed with bet-specific information for the Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two and the Scottish Premiership, Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A, and 17 leagues in total...
With specific betting stats across dozens of markets... dedicated Team Stats pages for every team... Head-to-Head tool for matching up any two teams... Referees data... and League Stats Tables highlighting the top-rated bets in each division across Match Results, Goals, Corners, Cards & Bookings and Scorers markets...
Get all the key information sent direct to you by email, with all the hard work done for you…
Read weekly emails containing all my latest thoughts, opinions, research, analysis and findings. Doing all the groundwork for you, including identifying the standout stats, bets, and odds...
Log-in to the password-protected website, with all my analysis, recommendations, and all our Team, League and Player stats...
This is the ONLY service you will ever need to get ALL of my football advice…
I also cover the Champions League throughout the tournament with bespoke stats online, and dedicated advice by email on match-days.
And as an Across the Leagues member, you'll also receive my special, daily email coverage for major international tournaments. With the rearranged 'Euro 2020' coming up in summer 2021. And the World Cup 2020 after that.
You simply will not find this level of football betting information anywhere else.
With Across the Leagues, you'll be in a position to make money from your betting, and greatly increase both your knowledge and enjoyment of the game. Unlike the 98% of football bettors who lose money... either because they swallow the bookies' bait, or they bet with their hearts, not their heads.
Read my informative football betting analysis.
Follow my recommendations, if you choose to. Or use the stats on the site to pick your own…
See how the big value, big-odds wins more than compensate for the losses.
And enjoy that thrill of landing your first 6/1, 14/1, 25/1 winner from a previously 'obscure'-sounding market you’d not normally bet on. Half Time/ Full Time, Name the Finalists, Last Goalscorer... there is so much MORE to betting on football than who will win the game.
I go all over the football world with my weekly emails, articles and analysis. And our stats website covers 17 leagues, 324 teams, and more 150+ games per week.
If you like the sound of cashing in on bets like a 7/1 Man of the Match winner... off-the-beaten track selections like Alfred Finnbogason to be Iceland's Top Scorer... or a 40/1 FA Cup outsider... then my Across the Leagues articles will be right up your street.
Or if you'd like to find out the best team to back in the Premier League for Yellow Cards. Or the top team in League Two for Both Teams to Score. The top-rated German team for Most Corners bets. Or the no.1 First Goalscorer bet in Italy. Then our unique stats website has everything you need for that, too.
With Across the Leagues you'll be:
Betting based on facts and informed opinion, not hype and hunches...
Utilising my 15 years of experience specialising in football betting markets...
And accessing team and player stats across 17 leagues and over 300 teams…
During every week, I'll email you with my latest analysis. My research, thoughts, findings, opinions and specific bet advice. Each one of these members-only emails will also be posted here on the password-protected site.
If you have any questions, you can use the Contact Us page to get in touch and send me an email.
Enjoy the football...
Across the Leagues