Why you should always check the statistics before placing a bet

Fail to prepare and prepare to fail, as the saying goes. The same can be said about sports betting if you don't gather the statistics before events

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

It’s always important to read official match reports, listen to experts, and even surf for the internet gossip as you look to place a winning bet. When you are trying to make winning bet on a sports betting website all of that data will be useful.

The statistics of both home and away matches is important for betting.

In football betting and other sports gambling, there are usually home and away teams. You can use this to your advantage by looking at the numbers to confirm that home teams (usually) have better results. However, there are also teams who have very little support even in their own city.

Needless to say, it’s probably quite demoralising for such teams and their players to see fans from their own city support other clubs. This kind of situation can lead questionable performances and it could result could mean that players underperform.

So, check the information about whether the club is favourite in their own city, before backing the team playing at their home stadium.

Additional statistics in betting

The weather? The time of the game? This category includes criteria which usually do not have a significant impact on the game – but in a particular match, could actually play a decisive role. These small details can often end up being the difference between goals scored and chances missed. Also remember the individual statistics of players in games against certain teams, and so on…

Of course, you can check the weather forecast before you go to the website of the bookmaker and make a bet.

Usually, bookmakers read the information about matches they offer markets on to fully understand the real chances of the team. But sometimes they can be unfamiliar with the player, team or even the sport. And this situation can be your lucky opportunity.

Learn everything about the game you’re going to bet on. If you’re not sure about something, always check twice. Of course, you can trust your gut as well, but maybe you will be able to combine both methods.

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