Category Archives: Football statistics

Russia 2018: over 3.5 billion viewers and €11 billion invested on the World Cup

No wonder Pelé referred to it as “The Beautiful Game.” A total of 3.572 billion watched the 2018 FIFA World Cup - that’s more than half of the global population, according to figures published by FIFA. Out of this total, 3.262 billion watched the competition at home, while 309.7 million enjoyed the World Cup through streaming, or in public places, such as bars and restaurants. It is estimated that the amount of money spent on placing bets at the top…
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Five apps that every football fan needs

The way that people are consuming their online content is changing and as the world becomes increasingly digital, more people every day are downloading apps to their smartphone for the convenience of accessing the internet from their pocket, 24 hours a day. (more…)
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How to take care of your football kit

Your football kit is likely a prized possession. Maybe yours represents your favourite team or the local group you play with. You might even have multiple kits because some collect value over the years. (more…)
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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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