SaPariepopette : Top rated tipster for 2019? I disagree

4 out of 5 stars


Short Losing Runs
2.5 out of 5 stars


4 out of 5 stars


Value for Money
4 out of 5 stars




        • 5 winning months from 5 (at advised stakes)
        • Very good ROI (at advised stakes)
        • Medium-risk / High-reward



        • Less than 500 tips
        • Less than 6 months of history
        • 3 winning months from 5 (at level stakes)
        • Poor skill indicator
        • Low Strike Rate for a football tipster
        • Fairly long losing runs
        • Not a set-and-forget service


Summary: Sapariepopette’s ROI is currently 21%. His goal is to achieve an ROI of at least 40%. But there are concerns regarding the long-term viability of this tipster.


        • mostly football tips
        • mostly 1X2 market but also Asian Handicap and some accumulators
        • 20 – 30 tips per week
        • average 60 – 100 points profit per month
        • tips published across all 24 hours of the day



Sports & Markets

In the About page, Sapariepopette states he “only bets on football and the most popular competitions”. I took that to mean only the popular football competitions.

That appears not to be the case. There have been albeit small numbers of tips on basketball, tennis and even the odd horse racing and rugby union tip thrown in.

The main betting markets are 1X2, Asian Handicap (AH) and some accumulators.

Tipping & Betting Profile

So far Sapariepopette has been publishing an average of around 20 tips per week so you can expect about 2 – 3 per day.

Advised stakes average about 5 points but do range from 1 point up to 10 points.

The staking regime plays a significant role in the success of this tipster. It is very interesting that if you ignored the advised stake and betting these tips at level-stakes it produces a very poor 2% ROI. More about this later.

Follower Involvement

With tips being published throughout the 24 hours of the day this is not a set-and-forget service.

Sixty-five percent (65%) of tips have been published during the day between 8am and 8pm (UK time) but almost a fifth (20%) have been posted in the dead of night between midnight and 8am when I imagine most Britons are asleep.

That said however, Sapariepopette does state that because the tips are in popular competitions there should be “no problem of variation of the odds”.

So can you can sleep soundly and place bets later on when it is convenient for you? .

I haven’t trialled this tipster so I cannot validate this. But so far almost 40% of tips have been posted less than 6 hours before the event. Based on that I reckon you could miss quite a few bets while you’re asleep no matter what part of the world you’re in.


Sapariepopette has only been in operation seriously since August 2019. There were only 5 tips in Jul’19 and that produced a small loss so I think that can be discounted.

It’s mid-January 2020 now so that’s five and a half months and just shy of my minimum of 500 bets. It’ll be an interesting 6-month re-review at the end of Feb’20 when there’ll be 6 full months of history and over 500 tips to analyse.

Return On Investment (ROI)

Using advised stakes Sapariepopette’s overall ROI over five-and-a-half months of operation has been a very good 21%. Ignoring Jul’19’s 5 bets all five-and-a-half months have been in profit.

Estimated Longest Losing Run (ELLR)

The win rate is currently 23% which is low for a football tipster. Combined with the average odds of 6.35 this sets the ELLR at 24.

Statistically then you could expect to suffer a run of around 24 losing bets in a row. At an average of 2 – 3 tips per day, this would equate to 8 losing days in a row.

The implication here is that you need a relatively large betting bank.

Betting Bank Required

The worst-case scenario that you should plan for is that as soon as you join any tipster they suffer their longest losing run followed by one winner followed by another longest losing run. Your Betting Bank needs to be big enough to cope with this and still have something left to effectively start all over.

An ELLR of 24 suggests your betting bank should be able to cover 48 losing bets (2 x 24) and still have some money left to keep betting.

A sensible figure for a betting bank might, therefore, be three times the ELLR multiplied by the stake points.

Sapariepopette’s average advised stake is 4.7 points so this would suggest a betting bank of around 330 points (3 times 24 times 4.7)  to cover the worst-case scenario.

Skillful or Lucky (P-VALUE)

The statistical p-value reflects the strength of evidence that the ROI being produced by a tipster is due to their skill/expertise rather than just being due to chance.

Sapariepopette’s p-value is very high at 42%. This is definitely not good. This is one of the highest values I have encountered. It indicates the 21% ROI is just as likely due to chance as any skill or expertise the tipster has.

Risk/Reward (R/R)

The more a tipsters ROI varies month-by-month from the average ROI, the more volatile or risky the tipster’s service is. This risk is balanced against the tipster’s ROI which is the reward we are hoping to get.

Dividing the risk figure by the reward figure gives us a Risk/Reward factor that we can use to compare tipsters. The combination of low risk and high reward is the ideal combination. So the smaller the Risk/Reward value is the better.

Sapariepopette’s Risk/Reward figure is 0.88 indicating a combination of lower risk and higher reward.

Value for Money (VfM)

Sapariepopette’s monthly subscription currently costs £39. The all-time average ROI is 21%. Therefore you are paying £1.86 for each percentage point of ROI (£39 divided by 21).

The best VfM figures are £1.50 or less. So at £1.86 per percentage point, this makes Sapariepopette reasonably good value for money.


ROI is good. Risk/Reward is good. Value for money is good. Longest Losing Runs could be better.

BUT it’s the very poor p-value which is maybe the big red flag for this tipster.

Sapariepopette came in second place on Tipstrr’s Football tipster of the year 2019. However, he also came with a warning…
Adhering to the staking plan that SaPariePopette recommends is absolutely key to achieving his ambitious 40% ROI target because his profits graph paints a whole different picture when judged against level stakes

That “whole different picture” is an ROI of just under 2% and 2 big losing months out of 5. Not the 5 out of 5 winning months using advised stakes.

The inference is that it is the advised stakes that are delivering success – not the success or failure of the individual tips – the Win Rate is only 23% after all.

This is confirmed when we look at the Stake Breakdown table in the statistics page for Sapariepopette.

The bulk of the profit has come from tips rated as 10 points stake – a total profit of 596 points.

All other tips not rated as 10 points produced a combined loss of -152 points.

It will take time and much more data to be fully confident about this but this suggests you should only bet on tips rated as 10 point stake.

That would mean betting a lot fewer tips – about 1 out of every 4 – maybe only 1 bet per day. But you’d be making an ROI of over 40%.

Maybe Scotch Doubles would be a better choice of tipster for you. It was Tipstrr’s No.1 football tipster for 2019 – a similar ROI around 20%, there are no issues about p-value and it’s currently FREE!

Find out more about SaPariePopette.





I'm Rob, I have an M.Sc. In Mathematics and Computer Science and I am the creator & writer of TheBetInvestor. I provide honest independent assessments of sports tipsters based on statistical and financial investment analysis. My aim is to find profitable tipsters and help you safely navigate the murky waters of the online sports tips world.

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