Category Archives: Football statistics

The numbers behind Liverpool’s recent Premier League triumph

Following the arrival of Jurgen Klopp on Merseyside back in October 2015, Liverpool have gone on to establish themselves as English football’s top club after decades of near misses. In clinching their 19th league title, the Reds have done so in record-breaking fashion, bettering numerous achievements by prior champions. So, let’s take a look at the statistics behind their long-awaited triumph.  Record Breakers  Although Klopp’s side didn’t seal the 2019-20 Premier League title on the field, Chelsea’s 2-1 victory at Stamford…
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How footy fans can still get their fix during lockdown

The absence of live sport is, of course, a consequence of the current pandemic which has affected the whole globe and thus the whole sporting calendar. Bettors have turned to playing on US online casinos with the postponement of Euro 2020 to the suspension of the Olympic Games, but just what else can sports fans do or watch to help them get over the lack of entertainment? Sporting documentaries on Netflix & Amazon Prime As close to the real thing…
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Must have apps for sports fans

With the sporting world slowly resuming, most fans are still getting their sporting fix through other unconventional methods. Sports fans can keep up-to-date with the latest news via apps as well as continuing to monitor odds across online casino sites for potential competitions later in the year once everything gets back to relative normality. And, when the seasons do inevitably get back to normal somewhere down the line, these apps will continue to aid sports fans in their bid to…
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How a shortened Champions League would suit Manchester City

The idea of playing a quick-fire mini tournament to end this season’s Champions League might seem daunting to some clubs, but it’s an option that could suit Manchester City more than most. The Champions League has currently been halted due to the Coronavirus. However, the idea of playing the semi-finals and final over just four days in Istanbul has been discussed. City are already considered the favourites with most UK football betting sites like 888Sport with 3/1 odds to secure…
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How to become more knowledgeable in sports

No one knows everything in sports no matter how eloquent they sound. Instead, most people are just good at things related to one or several sports. That's alright, though, because it's what you need to be able to contribute to sports conversations with your friends. That said, you don’t become a sports expert overnight. It starts with an interest in a specific game and a habit to follow the sport regularly. Below is a more detailed guide on the tips…
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Crazy football statistics you didn’t know

Behind the beautiful game called football is a long list of facts most people don’t know about. For starters, do you know which goalkeeper has five premier league assists? Or which two players have scored penalties with both feet? In all fairness, not every day you hear about some of the stats. But that's why we are here. So, sit back and chew on these exceedingly unique football facts and stats. #1: Only one player has scored in 7 competitions…
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American Football’s other Leagues

American’s love their football. It’s just that what they call football, and what most other nations call football are very different things. To an American, football is played with an egg shaped ball, by teams of armour clad men, who often run with the ball under their arm to the other side of the field.  What we call football, Americans refer to as soccer. Contrary to popular belief, soccer is actually popular in the United States. It’s top flight competition,…
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Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 at home

Liverpool have gone more than an entire year undefeated in the Premier League. This includes this current season, during which they have won all their games except that one with a solitary draw at the beginning of the year.  Manchester United Manchester United were that team, when they took on Liverpool at Old Trafford in October. This gave pundits and United fans some hope that their struggles in the Premier League would be over this year. However, this has not been…
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The five greatest football matches of the decade

It’s hard to believe that we are swinging into a new decade, and yet the 2020s are just around the corner. The 2010s in football were characterised by many things: the dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi; Real Madrid’s relentless pursuit of Champions League trophies; the decline of Manchester United after Alex Ferguson’s retirement. And, of course, some really memorable matches. But which games will be remembered decades from now? It’s difficult to quantify something so subjective as the…
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The science behind football predictions

We’re in the midst of a new age of football analysis: no-longer do managers and scouts need to rely on a trusted eye and an experienced mind. As has long been the case in the sport of baseball, football is becoming much more statistics and data-oriented, particularly when it comes to making football predictions. Along with an increasing fondness for football statistics and analysis, technological advances are being applied to create football data science, which is being utilised across all…
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