Frequently Asked Questions

We've put together answers to the questions Footbe users and interested folks ask us most frequently.

Whether you are an experienced bettor or new to football betting systems, we encourage you to read through all articles attentively. This is a crucial step toward getting a better idea of how to get correct football predictions with the help of Footbe. That said, we'd like to emphasize that we do not perform online betting operations.

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Why I can't login in footbe app?

Before you can login to the app, you must activate your Footbe account. To do this, use the activation link in the confirmation email. After the activation, you should be able to access the app.

If you didn't receive a confirmation email, please use the 'Resend activation' option in the Footbe app login screen. If you still don't see the message with the confirmation link in your inbox, check the Spam folder — you know those email bots, they often render terribly wrong decisions. In case the message is not there, please, contact us with your issue.

How can I add events into a ticket?

  1. Go to the 'Tickets' screen using the top menu bar.
  2. Create a new ticket by using the 'New Ticket' button.
  3. Make sure you have at least one 'Open' ticket. You can add events only to tickets which are not closed. Simply click on the 'Open' / 'Closed' button to change the ticket status. You can as well change the status, rename or hide your ticket by clicking on its name with the right mouse button.
  4. When you open a newly created ticket, there are no events in it. You can add events on the 'Fixture Prediction' screen. Go to the 'Fixtures' screen using the top menu bar.
  5. Click the bars icon with the 'View' label below in order to open the 'Fixtures' screen.
  6. Go to the 'Prediction' section.
  7. Use the icon in the 'Tck' column to add the selected events to your ticket.
  8. Selected events will then appear in your ticket.

How do you calculate probabilities?

Probability is an outcome of our statistical models that are based on player rating system models and depends on the ratings of players included in starting lineups. The higher average rating of players in starting XI, the more likely their team will get a positive result. Player ratings are based on different types of team and individual player characteristics, such as recent team performance, player past stats and skills, etc. These ratings are updated at least every 2 weeks in order to reflect the recent player performance.

Why do probabilities change before the game?

Probabilities depend on starting lineups; once the lineups are announced (which usually happens 45-60 minutes before the game), the prediction is changed according to the actual lineups. The probabilities based on the actual lineups are more accurate than those based on preliminary (forecasted) lineups. Changes in probabilities often alter Footbe's suggestions, which is the main point of using starting lineups data. You will generally have a more successful football betting strategy and, consequently, better results by utilizing the suggestions based on confirmed starting lineups.

I noticed that not always the event with the maximum probability is suggested. Why is that? How do your suggestions work anyway?

Footbe follows the Value Betting approach. Based on this approach, the event with the highest probability is not always suggested; instead, we recommend the one considered as the most profitable in the long term.

Here's an example:

2/2/20 Burnley vs. Arsenal had the following probabilities: 30% - 35% - 40%, and best odds: 3.98 - 3.62 - 2.07. Even though the most probable event, according to Footbe's estimate, is an Arsenal win, it's not the most profitable option to bet on. Why? Well, let's assume we have 100 matches with the same probabilities/odds. If we make 100 bets of $1 on Arsenal to win, we can expect to win 40 out of 100 bets, which means we bet $100 in total and get back $1 * 40 * 2.07 = $82.8. So we actually lose $17.2 (or -17.2% in terms of profit). But if you place 100 bets on a draw (35% chance of winning), you'll get back $1 * 35 * 3.62 = $126.7. That's $26.7 gains (or +26.7% profit) right there!

What is the profitability rank?

Profitability rank defines what profit you can expect in the long-term. The "A" type of betting rank denotes the highest profitability, while "D" denotes the lowest; non-ranked events are not considered profitable at all. So if you bet on "A" only, you should receive a higher profit than betting on all "A" to "D"-ranked events. However, you will have a much less amount of bets when betting on "A" only, which affects the stability of results (you can win a lot one week, and be wide of the mark the next one). Please, be advised that we are still improving and tweaking our ranking system, so the probability rank value may not always reflect 100% correct status. Actually, we recommend betting on ALL ranked events because this will grant you more reliable and stable results.

Why is only 3-way result suggested to bet on?

Footbe's football score prediction algorithm outputs suggestions for a 3-way result, over/under, and Asian handicap events. However, we currently recommend only 3-Way result events (Win Draw Win). Unfortunately, at the moment, we are not ready to present a robust strategy on over/under and Asian handicap since we don't have enough history of odds on these kinds of events. But once the sufficient history data is available, we should be able to create a reliable betting strategy in terms of long-term profit for these types of events as well.

What tactics and formations do? Does changing these settings affect predictions?

Adjusting tactics affects the projected prediction only before the lineups are officially announced (which usually happens approximately 30 minutes before the kick-off). Once the lineups are disclosed, the prediction changes to its final status. Thus, we can keep to a minimum possible inaccuracies when it comes to injured and suspended players. At the same time, the main reason behind allowing users to change tactics is giving you more flexibility and the opportunity to use your own knowledge and expertise to predict the correct score bet with higher accuracy. Such an approach also keeps to a minimum prediction error.

You're given the flexibility to do that in order to get a more accurate prediction based on your own knowledge and experience (and some limitations of our system when it comes to injured and suspended players).

How quickly is data updated after matches are played?

In the Premium subscription, data is updated live, and you can monitor ongoing games in real-time.

When to expect Footbe for Mac or mobile devices?

We have plans to expand to Android and Apple platforms in 2020, but for now, Footbe is available as a Windows application only.

How to get a Premium subscription?

Going Premium and getting the most of Footbe is as simple and effortless as it only gets!

  1. Install the Footbe app, create your account and log in to the app.
  2. When in the app, go the 'Options' menu and select 'Go Premium' there. You will be redirected to our Order page.
  3. Choose your subscription duration (1, 3 or 6 months) and proceed to fast and secure payment via Fastspring.
  4. Once the payment is through, the Premium subscription will be activated automatically (you will see the notification about it in the app)! Voila — you're free to use the full Footbe's potential to your gains!

How much does it cost?

Footbe is free to download and install. Moreover, you can start using it right away. However, as a free user, you will have unrestricted access to the English Premier League only. For other competitions, the following restrictions apply:
• data will be updated just twice a week (typically, on Tuesday and Friday mornings);
• announced starting lineups are unavailable;
• odds values and livescore are updated once every hour.

For the full unrestricted access, you can get a Premium subscription. Presently, we offer a 50% discount from the regular price for all users:
• 1 month: £14.99 - €17.99 - $19.99
• 3 months: £29.99 - €35.99 - $39.99
• 6 months: £44.99 - €53.99 - $59.99

Is Premium subscription prolonged automatically?

No. With your comfort in mind, we use a non-recurring subscription model. It means that Premium subscription doesn't require canceling as it isn't prolonged automatically. Thus we ensure that you don't get charged without your consent.

When your Premium subscription period is about to expire, you will receive a notification. If you wish to continue using Premium, you will need to run the purchasing procedure once again. That is, re-enter your payment details and process payment via FastSpring.

In case you don't pay to prolong Premium subscription, the app will be automatically downgraded to the Free edition. In order to renew Premium, you will need to enter your payment details and process payment via FastSpring again.

Does Footbe store my personal and/or payment information?

No. We value your confidentiality and comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). According to our Privacy Policy, we only store the username and related e-mail address for authorization purposes. Any personal information (name, phone number, physical address, etc.) is NOT saved and/or stored.

The same goes for the payment details — we do NOT save or store credit/debit card numbers or any other payment information. All financial operations are performed via the FastSpring platform — a well-known and trusted provider compliant with Level 1 of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Put simply, it provides the maximum safety of your information and the highest security of your transactions.

If you could predict football results accurately, why are you not using it yourself to make millions?

For starters, who said that we're not using it? 🙂 At the same time, we see Footbe as not just another tips service. It started as a hobby for several math-loving football fans, but soon enough has overgrown this status into something bigger. Today, the prediction engine is just one among many unique features we offer:

• ticket management system;
• information on injured/suspended/doubtful players;
• automatic starting lineups' upload and predictions update according to the latest received data;
• live betting odds comparison to select the most profitable bookie option;
• live scores and live match stats;
• extended historical data and statistics;
and way more!

We don't mind sharing this know-how with other enthusiasts! Well, at a nominal price 🙂 We also want to check out a hypothesis that attracting a substantial number of people who place bets on football / soccer events might be at least as successful in terms of ROI for us as direct betting using our recommendations engine. You can call it another hobby of guys cracked up on math!

If you have a question that you can't find the answer to on this page, please use the online form on the Contacts page to get in touch with our experts.

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