Category Archives: Football statistics

New season, new strategy

It’s the start of another season, and though some things never change — Mourinho moaning about only having a net spend of a little over £300 million — it is a good excuse to turn over a new leaf. How about trying something new and different when it comes to your wagering strategy for the coming season? This article will look at a type of strategy that may at first appear straight out of left field but has a lot…
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Parachute payments – the financial impact of relegation

Relegation is a bitter pill to swallow for all football fans, but for fans of those teams relegated from the Premier League, it can be particularly hard, given the financial implications of no longer playing in England’s top flight. In order to reduce the financial difficulties that can arise from relegation, the Premier League gives the three relegated sides parachute payments, which equate to £90 million, spread over three years. The Premiership relegation odds from Betfair expect to see Cardiff…
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2018 World Cup Travel Tips

Excitement is growing in football circles as the 2018 World Cup in Russia looms large on the horizon. Five-time winners Brazil and holders Germany are amongst the favourites with fans to claim the trophy, but numerous other nations hold a realistic chance of securing football's top prize. (more…)
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How statistics can be useful for a football fan

You can say that every observable thing in the universe can be described and explained by maths. This approach has certainly become a powerful tool in the process of getting to know our world. Football is no exception here, as the numbers in sports are gaining more significance every year, especially when the discipline is ruled more and more by the money factor and its implications. Crunching those numbers can tell us a lot about our favourite teams and players.…
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A guide to the top players from across the world

The debate over who is the top player in the world generally centres around two superstars currently plying their trade in Europe, although there are many others around the globe who are performing to a consistently high level on a weekly basis. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo are widely recognised as the finest players of their generation, but who else can lay claim to being to king of their respective regions across the globe? (more…)
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Which are the best away days in Scottish football?

Debate rages over many questions in life. Which are the best away days in Scottish football might not quite be up there with the great ethical questions, but if you’re a fan then it’s certainly not a question to be sniffed at. The best approach will naturally be holistic- it will not look at the stadiums, the atmospheres or the fans alone but the whole experience, in particular the kind of accommodation you can get for a reasonable price when…
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5 Premier League teams that could face the drop

After surpassing 10 matches in the current Premier League season and looking at the odds after comparing the best football betting sites, the relegation contenders are becoming a little more obvious. We have decided to take a look into the five most likely teams to be in the drop zone come May. Crystal Palace Palace had already plummeted to heavy odds-on favourites following a remarkably bad start to the season, failing to score a single goal in SEVEN matches. Frank…
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Magical Messi fires Argentina to the world cup in Russia

Ahead of a tense final round of matches in the South American qualifiers for Russia 2018, with Brazil’s place at the World Cup finals already guaranteed, three of the four guaranteed spots and the fifth-place play-off position were all still up for grabs. The stage was set, and one final round of games would bring either celebration or bitter disappointment at the final whistle. The biggest question mark of all was the perilous position of Argentina, two-time World Cup winners who most…
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