Please note this Betting research Template is to be used in conjunction with www.soccerstats.com for league matches featured specifically at this site.
HEAD TO HEADS – Head to Heads can easily be found at www.futbol24.com. Choose your league. Then choose your match of interest. Then click on STAT to bring up a comparison of the teams.
LEAGUE POSITION – back at www.soccerstats.com, you’ll see league positions. They are very important.League Positions can provide motivation. Why? Well some teams are vying for top 4 , yet others are avoiding relegation. By clicking on a team in the league table at www.soccerstats.com, you’ll be able to view the CHALLENGE TABLE. Again league positions are important because you can see, at a glance, what kind of a record, for instance, a top 4 team has over bottom 4 teams when the top 4 team plays at home.
HOME TEAM – Past fixtures, forthcoming fixtures and likely team – looking at past and forthcoming fixtures really only applies to teams in the Champions League and Europa Leagues. These may impact on team selection and performance for Domestic League matches.
RECENT HOME FORM – Teams can be Jekyll and Hyde. A home team for instance could perform superbly at home ( recent examples include Manchester City), yet perform less well away from home ( again Manchester City perhaps). It is important that we look at home form for the home team.
RECENT FORM OVERALL – We need to look at overall form, which is another word for Home and Away/ form together. Note any patterns ( draw sequences , win sequences, indeed a player in red hot scoring form – Cisse for Newcastle). Overall form is a good indicator and can determine whether we can lay a team playing at home ( as we will usually get better odds).
GOAL TRENDS – Specifically for goals bets, and correct scores. www.soccerstats.com focusses specifically on over/under 2.5 goals , and has specific Clean Sheet and Failed to Score columns. Look too at goals scored minutes, in which half the home team scores and concedes most often, which team scores the opening goal first,and the goalscorers. Imagine if the top goalscorer is not playing today-do you think that will impact the home team?
STREAKS – Look at streaks for 2 conflicting reasons. Streaks continue, and long streaks always end. Look for an opportunity to either to happen.
AWAY TEAM – past fixtures -forthcoming fixtures and likely team – as per the home side only with a natural focus on away form this time.
RECENT AWAY FORM
RECENT OVERALL FORM
CONCLUSION/NOTES/STANDOUT STATS – the standout word here is , erm, STANDOUT. We are looking for Standout Stats.Eyecatching Stats. Here are a few examples from the Premiership League Leaders
- Manchester City have only failed to score 2 goals at home against 2nd and 3rd.
- Manchester City have scored in all home matches. Why is this important? Well, imagine if it is 0-0 and coming up the 75th minute? Why not speculate on this streak continuing and back Manhester City at better odds?
- Manchester City have only conceded 1 goal in the first half hour of matches overall, and conceded only 2 goals in the first half of home matches.
- Manchester City concede 80% of goals in the 2nd half at home.
- Manchester City score first in 89% of matches at home.
- Manchester City have been unable to beat 6th – 13th inclusive away from home.
COMPETITION SPECIFIC BETTING TEMPLATES
When we face specific competitions such as the FA Cup, the Europa League or the Champions League, we need to focus on teams’ performances in those competitions specifically.
You will be amazed at how some teams show astounding patterns, at home, or away from home, when they play in specific competitions. Their form in these competitions can often go against their domestic form.
In order to accurately research these league/cup competitions, the best site for me is www.soccerway.com.
www.soccerway.com provides a great facility to enable us to look at OVERALL form, and form in league/Cup/European Competition specifically.
IF EUROPA LEAGUE/CHAMPIONS LEAGUE note if the match is a first leg or 2nd leg match. Away goals will have a great impact. The dynamics of team tactics also impact when teams are playing home/away in 1st/2nd leg matches. A home team in the first leg, for instance, would want to keep a clean sheet.
HOME FORM IN ALL COMPETITIONS – WE WANT TO GET A SNAPSHOT OF HOW A TEAM IS IN ALL MATCHES.
HOME FORM IN TODAY’S SPECIFIC COMPETITION
IF 1ST/2ND LEGS IS APPLICABLE, HOW HAS A HOME TEAM PERFORMED IN THE 1ST/2ND LEG IN THE RECENT PAST
ARE THEY ULTRA DEFENSIVE?
HOME TEAM OVERALL FORM IN ALL COMPETITIONS -ANY PATTERNS AND STREAKS
HOME TEAM OVERALL FORM IN TODAY’S SPECIFIC COMPETITION
DO THE ABOVE BUT WITH SPECIFIC FOCUS ON THE AWAY TEAM’S AWAY FORM
If you do this consistently, you will notice over time that there are teams who excel in certain competitions, and there are other teams who are rather dismissive of certain competitions. This can have a great bearing on your betting decisions.