Last but not least of our monthly Best Tipster lists comes those services that operate outside the two mainstream markets of horse racing and football.
With basketball, tennis, rugby and ice hockey all covered, you'll see that no matter what your sporting interest and betting preference, there should be something that ticks the right boxes among our shortlist of January's top performers in alternative sports.
Just click on the links for more information about each tipster, and for details of any trial deals that are currently on offer...
Profit: £87.16 to £20 average stake
We kick off with the aptly-named Basket Tipster, whose basketball service ended 2020 with a flourish of three straight profitable months and a spot in this list in December. That form has continued seamlessly into 2021, landing 17 of his 32 selections in January to return an equally useful 11% yield. Basket Tipster's staking plan is integral to his success, devised to enhance profits and mitigate losses, and it's worth sticking to it in order to extract maximum value from his tips.
Profit: £247.60 to £20 average stake
If you're looking to convert your betting with something just a little bit different, then the rugby union tipster service of Ruck 'N' Roll should come as a breath of fresh air. Twelve of his thirteen active months on Tipstrr have produced a profit in this niche market and January was no exception. A 48% win rate from 98 selections at average odds of around 15/8 helped build that impressive 12.6% ROI, while his clear strength in the simple 1X2 market returned an even more impressive 30% gain in that field alone.
Profit: £277.43 to £20 average stake
No stranger to these rankings in months gone by, Alias Core is our sole representative in the equally niche sport of ice hockey, in which he has playing as well as betting experience. Specialising in the Russian and Latvian leagues, Alias Core focuses in particular in Over/Under and handicap betting, combining his knowledge of the sport with a great eye for value to produce a cool 58% win rate at average odds in excess of even money - enough to create January's 13% yield.
Profit: £159.76 to £20 average stake
The first full year of service for our tennis tipster, Yellow Ball, has not always seen him serving aces, but nevertheless his overall profit line continues to climb in the right direction. It is perhaps significant that a more consistent recent performance has coincided with the reboot of a full tennis season, with January's 16% ROI crowning the most lucrative month of his first full year on Tipstrr.
Profit: £87.89 to £20 average stake
The Goat might not be the most prolific of our services, but what this tennis aficionado lacks in quantity of tips, he more than makes up for in quality of profits, and he remains a proven long-term performer. Just 21 carefully-researched selections in January produced 11 winners, most of them at better than even money, boasting particular success in the simple Match Winner market, in which his 14 selections enjoyed a 64% yield just on their own.
Profit: £249.12 to £20 average stake
Specialising in sports from across the pond, High Roller Picks offers a refreshing pathway towards earning profits in the American betting markets. At this time of year h is focus is mainly on NBA basketball and the NFL, but the summer will bring his expertise in baseball and MLS football to the fore, so you will certainly get a mixed bag to keep your sports betting fresh and interesting. Equally interesting is the 66%win rate he maintains in basketball, which was enough to secure that tasty 20% yield in January.
Profit: £590.91 to £20 average stake
If you enjoy a busy and varied multi-sport betting routine, then Batibet should suit you down to the ground - and he's bang in form, too. He has recently reduced his tip volume to a more manageable level without diminishing his win rate, which was a tasty 65% across all sports last month. January saw him produce double-digit yields in football, basketball, ice hockey and handball, all of which combined to produce a diverse service and a tasty 21% return on investment. A jack of all trades, and apparently a master of them all right now.
Profit: £701.88 to £20 average stake
It's been a while since Sports Insider has graced these lists, but he has returned in style by topping January's rankings with room to spare after crowning five straight profitable months with a mouthwatering 25.6% yield from over 130 tips. Having spread his service across multiple sports in the past, Sports Insider has clearly recognised where his strengths lie, and the decision to to put all of his focus on basketball has really paid dividends so far this year, producing profits in all eight betting markets in which he has recommended bets. While keeping his selections just under the even money line, a phenomenal 69% win rate at average odds of 1.81 has combined nicely to produce over £700 in winnings to level £20 stakes. A worthy winner!!
Hopefully the list above has been enough to convince you that even the most niche betting markets can provide a rich source of profit, and that here at Tipstrr we have enough varied services to suit most sporting tastes.
Well done again to Sports Insider for his impressive performance through January, and we hope to see him and others featuring again in our Best Tipster rankings throughout 2021.