Betting Staking System That ACTUALLY WORKS!

Betting Staking System
When it comes to being successful in football betting the amount you bet is as important as what you bet on. Here we run through the best staking strategy that actually works. In this post, we’ll look at the proportional betting system, the Fibonacci betting system, the Martingale betting system and we’ll also look at the All-in betting system. So save yourself the heartache and a lot of wasted money and read on.


Proportional Betting System


Of the many betting staking systems out there, the proportional betting system has shown to return the best profit margin with the minimum risk. Tested against All-in, Martingale, Fibonacci and fixed wager, the proportional betting system came out on top by some margin.

How does proportional betting System work?

Proportional betting is a progressive betting system, in which the punter increases (or decreases) the proportion of stake relative to the main bankroll. so, if your bankroll is i.e £1000, and you were betting 10% of bankroll on each bet, you would bet £100 on each bet. If your bet wins or losses your following bet would be 10% of the new bankroll.

By using this method a punter can build up a large bankroll in a short time whilst limiting losses since the amount you bet would decrease if you were to go on a losing streak. 

In this example, we’ll assume a starting bankroll of a £1000, the odds of each bet to be evens and stake percentage of 10% per bet. 

Proportional Betting System

  Bet 1 Bet 2 Bet 3 Bet 4 Bet 5 Bet 5 Bet 6 Bet 7 Bet 8
Stake(10%) 100 110 122 144 130 117 128 141 155
Win/Lose(2.0 Odds) W W W L L W W W L


1100 1220 1442 1298 1168 1285 1413 1554 1339

As you can see from the above example, the proportional staking strategy can help to quickly build up a huge bankroll and help greatly to protect a bankroll if you were to go on an extended losing streak. 

The Fibonacci Betting System

The Fibonacci betting system is drawn front the financial trading world where the Fibonacci formulas are used to predict the momentum of markets. In betting terms, the Fibonacci betting system was first devised by  Archontakis, F., & Osborne, E. W. in an academic paper trying to apply financial analytical methods to football on betting. The Fibonacci system at the core is a mathematical formula where a starting number is added or subtracted to come to a new number. For example, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 etc.

How does the Fibonacci Betting system Work?

Fibonacci is a mathematical formula and as such the betting system relies heavily on numbers. The Fibonacci betting system requires betting on the same outcomes with greater odds than 2.618.

The staking is taken care of by the Fibonacci numbers themselves. For example, for the first bet, the stake would 1, if the first bet is to lose then you would carry on the Fibonacci number sequence until you had a winning bet. After winning a bet you would stake bet from the beginning of the Fibonacci numbers sequence. 

As the theory goes in the Fibonacci betting system that a bettor should carry on betting regardless of the losing streak and increase the stake as per Fibonacci numbers, but as you can the Fibonacci numbers can very quickly swell putting a bettor in extreme risk. 

In the example below, we’ll again assume a starting bankroll £1000, betting odds of 3.0 for each bet and we’ll use the Fibonacci numbers sequence for the staking units, so 1 Fibonacci would be equal to £10, 3 Fibonacci would £30, 10 would £100 etc…

Fibonacci Betting System

  Bet 1 Bet 2 Bet 3 Bet 4 Bet 5 Bet 5 Bet 6 Bet 7 Bet 8
Stake 10 10 20 30 50 80 130 210 340
Win/Lose(3.0 Odds) L L L L L L L L W


990 980 960 930 880 800 670 460 1140


As you can see from the example above the losses can mount up very quickly because of the exponential nature of the formula but can also help to deliver big gains very quickly. The difficulty in applying the Fibonacci method to betting is the odds required (2.61)for the system to work, for that reason and because it would require huge courage to carry on betting with huge stakes the Fibonacci betting systems is one best left to theory. 

The Martingale Betting Method

The Martingale betting system has been used in casino gambling for many years with some success. The martingale method originates from 18th century France where gamblers would bet on a flip of a coin. Bettors would double their stake until they had won a bet, covering their losses and leaving them with a small profit too. 

In theory, the method is sound, but in practice they gambler would require an infinite bankroll since doubling stake after each loss can eat through a limited bankroll. 

How does the Martingale Betting System Work?

In Martingale betting system, you are required to bet only on outcomes with a odds of evens or greater since this put the chance of at roughly 50% as in the coin toss. With every loss, you are required to double the stake, so if your starting bet stake is £10, following a loss you would double your stake to £20, after further losses you would double again to £40, £80, £160, £320 etc…

After a winning a bet you would then revert back to your starting stake. By doubling your stake after each loss, when you finally win you would recover all your losses and a small profit. 

In football betting terms, the Martingale betting method would require you to bet on outcomes that have a roughly 50% of coming off and with odds of evens or greater.

The problem with the Martingale method in football betting is the bookies will add in their profit margin or spread so you are not able to get a 50% chance bet with even odds. Often they will discount the odds to something like 1.75 for a 50% chance bet to cover their spread. 

That being said, the bookies don’t always get the odds right so if you can spot a value bets which have odds of evens or greater you can, in theory, make the Martingale betting system work.

The other problem with the Martingale system is the size of bankroll required. A few straight losses can swell the stake to huge amounts and it requires great courage to carry on betting for only small returns. 

In the following example, we again assume a starting bankroll of £1000, betting odds of evens(2.0) and starting stake of 5% or £50.

Martingale Betting System

  Bet 1 Bet 2 Bet 3 Bet 4 Bet 5 Bet 5 Bet 6 Bet 7 Bet 8
Stake 50 100 200 400 50 100 200 50 100
Win/Lose(evens Odds) L L L W L L W L W


950 850 650 1050 1000 900 1100 1050 1150

As you can see from the example above the losses can mount up quickly and you could go bust if didn’t have a large enough bankroll to start off with.

The All-In Betting System

The All-in betting systems have become very popular of late especially used with the Rolling accas(accumulators). On the face it, it’s not a betting system at all betting your whole bankroll on successive bets to get a pre-determined amount without losing a single bet. But a lot of people do like it so we’ll explain the All-in betting system anyway.

How Does the All-In Betting System Work?

In the simplest form, the All-in betting method is just where you bet all that you have on a single bet. Of course, this isn’t a good betting strategy so the Rolling Accas have become very popular. 

In the Rolling Acca, you would set a predefined goal, for example, £1000 to reach. perhaps you would start with £100. To complete the Rolling Acca, you would bet your whole bankroll on successive bets until you reached your goal, in this case, £1000. 

Of course, it would very hard go many bets without losing to reach your goal if the odds were not heavily in your favour. So for that reason, the odds for a typical rolling acca is something between 1.4-1.7. This ensures you are making good progress towards your stated goal without taking unmanageable risks. 

for the following example, we’ll assume a starting stake of £50 to reach the target of £1000 with odds of 1.5 for each bet. 

Rolling Acca (All-in) Betting System

  Bet 1 Bet 2 Bet 3 Bet 4 Bet 5 Bet 5 Bet 6 Bet 7 Bet 8
Stake 50 75 112.5 168. 253.12 379.68 569.52 854.28 50
Win/Lose(1.5 Odds) W W W W W W W L W


75 112.5 168.75 253.12 379.68 569.52 854.28 0 75

As you can see from the example above, it requires a lot of winning bets to even get close to your target goal. Often Rolling Accas lose after only a few bets leaving the bettor without a bankroll. 


There is always risk involved in gambling, perhaps that’s why we enjoy it but there is no need to take undue risk chasing big wins. The Proportional betting system offers the best of both worlds. It allows you to rack up a huge bankroll when your on a winning streak but it can also protect your your bankroll should you go on an extended lossing streak. 

Whichever staking system you chose, the main thing picking the right bets and winning more bets than you lose. That only comes with experience, knowledge and a whole lot of patience. 

Good Luck with your betting  🙂 

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