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Author Archives: Soccerwidow

Financial reports, calculator and pen / Finanzberichte, Taschenrechner und Stift

Similarities and Differences between Stock Trading and Football Betting

Analysing Investments In the stock market there is a rule of thumb: Buy shares when the stock chart heads in a direction from bottom left to top right, and don’t burn your fingers when the curve is falling from top left to bottom right. Whether...
Hedgehog carries hundred Euro note / Igel trägt einen hundert Euroschein

Soccerwidow Poll Results up to March 2012

Following October’s first review of the Soccerwidow poll, here is the latest set of figures in answer to the question, “Do our readers make money from betting?“. Image: April Cat (Shutterstock) So far, up to the end of February...
Golden piggy bank standing out from the others / Goldenes Sparschwein zwischen vielen anderen

Sharp Betting: Sports Betting as a Permanent Source of Income

Fortune Favours the Educated: There are only three guaranteed ways of making regular, long-term profits from betting: Arbitrage Trading (Both requiring large numbers of transactions for a steady drip-feed) ‘Sharp’ or ‘Value’...
Wizard with glowing magical orb / Zauberer mit glühender magischer Kugel

Soccerwidow’s Value Betting Results: 56 Bets, from 07/12/2011 to 29/02/2012

It is tricky to prove mathematically that betting success is not connected with luck because ‘luck’ is impossible to quantify or express in a formulaic manner. However, it is possible to show empirically that betting selections chosen entirely...
Female fortune teller holding a crystal ball to her eye / Wahrsagerin hält eine Kristallkugel am Auge

What Does ‘Form’ Mean in Football?

Please Discuss… Now and again Soccerwidow receives enquiries as to whether we consider ‘form’ in our match analyses and value bet recommendations. The reader will have to excuse our increasing ignorance of the concept of ‘form’...
Champions League Finale 2008 Manchester United v Chelsea FC: Ryan Giggs and Ashley Cole compete for a ball / Champions League Finale 2008 Manchester United gegen Chelsea FC: Ryan Giggs und Ashley Cole konkurrieren um einen Ball

Manchester United’s Magical Powers of Recovery

On Sunday, 5.2.2012, millions of football fans around the world witnessed Chelsea leading 3:0 at home after 57 minutes. They subsequently went on to gain nothing more than a draw from a position which had looked completely lost for their bitterest...
Hand flipping a coin / Hand wirft eine Münze

What is a Bet? How to Calculate Mathematical Advantage?

It is difficult to believe but, there are plenty of people around who have little idea exactly what a bet is or what is meant whenever I mention being interested in betting or the fact that I run a Web site about online football betting. Obviously...

Europa League: What happened here?

Translated excerpts from a thread in a German forum from yesterday (30.11.2011)… Only a snippet of yesterday's conversation in Transfermarkt.de 13:48 – Akoya Hey com, I haven’t posted for a long time however for today I have 2 games...
Computer mouse attached to football bearing 1X2 symbols / Computemaus befestigt an einem Fußball mit 1X2 Symbolen

Value Bet Test Evaluation – Three Months – 65% Bank Increase

In August 2011, Soccerwidow began a portfolio football betting exercise involving the backing of over-priced odds and the laying of under-priced odds, subject to certain calculated probability parameters. The picks were originally only published...
Rays of light through the window on a grail on an altar / Lichtstrahlen durch Fenster scheinen auf einen Gral auf einem Altar

Holy Grail: Lay 0-0 at Half Time

I have come across an interesting riddle which is worthwhile mentioning on Soccerwidow… This mystery was presented by a Dr Slicer approximately two years ago in the Betfair Community Forum and still causes headaches for many people! Dr Slicer...