Category Archives: Football statistics

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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Outsiders for the Premier League Golden Boot Award

The new Premier League season is now well underway, with many of the leading attackers in the English game having already opened their accounts. While a number of the usual suspects currently find themselves at the top of the goalscoring charts, there are also a hatful of strikers who are also in the mix at this early stage of the campaign. So, is the 19/20 Premier League season the one in which an outsider will get their hands of the…
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The best places to watch football live in London (which aren’t stadiums)

London is often referred to as the home of football. Wembley is the Mecca for many fans and every weekend hundreds of thousands of people arrive in the capital to take in some of the nation’s biggest sites .   Of course, we can’t all stand on the terraces, which means finding one of the many pubs and cafes to spend your Super Sunday. There are thousands of places to watch football across the city, but some really do offer a…
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Man Utd in talks to sign £83m-rated Serie A as Solskjaer 4th summer signing

Manchester United are locked in talks with Serie A side Lazio over a deal to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as they prepare for the possible exit of Paul Pogba this summer, according to Marca via the Metro. The Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently completed the record signing of Harry Maguire in a £80m transfer from Leicester City, following Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in making a move to Old Trafford this summer. United, however, are now focusing efforts up…
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A week to go: where’s the money going?

The Premier League season is just a week away and at the top and bottom of the division, speculation and anticipation is building as to who will be title chasing and who will be desperately fighting off relegation. All the best bookmakers are offering enhanced odds and promotions as excitement builds, with topratedbettingsites.co.uk highlighting a number that can be used. But where are people putting their money? With the first game of the season fast approaching, in which a title…
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