Using Statistics To Gain An Edge

The use of statistics is a major tool in the armoury of a punter when it comes to betting on football.

Premier League Statistics For Football Betting

For example, in the Premier League one of the most popular betting markets is Over/Under 2.5 Goals. This market is a statisticians dream. You can easily pull up all of the stats on Premier League teams, and you can plan your bets accordingly.

This means no betting on a hunch. You can accurately plan the teams whose matches are likely to have goals in them, or a likely to be drab affairs.

Obviously the bookmakers will also have access to these stats. But you will always get a match between two teams where the stats contradict, for example one team averages Under 2.5 Goals a match, and the other team averages Over 2.5 Goals a match, and that can be an area where you can find an edge.

In order to do this you will need to delve deeper into the statistics. You will need to look at the team who averages Over 2.5 Goals, and see where the majority of those goals were scored.

For example, they might have won matches 4 or 5-0 against struggling teams, and had a few 0-0’s away from home against mid table teams.

Likewise with the team who average Under 2.5 Goals. Have they played out a good few 0-0’s and 1-0’s against similar teams, but taken a few beatings away from home against higher placed teams?

It could be that matches at that teams home ground are tight affairs without many goals, but are poor on the road and concede a lot.

The statistics will tell you all this. If you are prepared to put the research in, you can give yourself an edge and have a better chance of being successful.

Bookmakers Football Betting Odds Are Statistics Based

The bookmakers base their odds on statistics, rather than hunches. Meaning football punters have to be prepared to do the same.

When Betfair are compiling their odds for the weekend matches in the Premier League, the guy or girl setting the odds doesn’t price them up on his/her gut feeling. It is based purely on statistics and on form.

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Form is another area used by punters for cashing in. Not wishing to contradict myself (after saying odds aren’t set on a hunch), but if we have been following a team and know that they haven’t been performing, we can add this knowledge to the statistics and see if it gives us more of an edge.

The bookies will base their odds more on statistics than form, taking the two and combining it can give us punters the edge, so that’s why we have got to be prepared to get our heads down and do the hard work.

Football Betting Systems

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We also look to bring you the best football betting systems that work. Proven football betting systems that have stood the test of time.

It’s not just free football tips that you can make money from, you can also do it from football betting systems that work.

For example, there is Pre Match Trading. This is a football betting system that works, showing you how to make money trading price changes on the Betfair Exchange before a ball is even kicked.

Another proven way to profit from football betting is by using the free bets you can get from acca insurance offers. The accumulator Generator system exposes this. It shows you how to break even on your acca bet. You then profit from the free bets you get if your acca misses by one.

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Best Football Betting Sites

Picking a decent bookmaker can be a painstaking task. Do they offer the wide range of football betting markets you are looking for?

Do they have a decent new customers offer? And what about offers for existing customers?

These are all important component when you are looking to find the best football betting sites.

Luckily, we have put together a page of the best football betting sites. Meaning you don’t have to trawl the internet to find them.

As well as finding you the best football betting sites, we have also sourced betting exchanges, and football spread betting sites.

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