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Calculating Odds for League Newcomers is Unpredictable

We often receive queries asking how to calculate odds for league newcomers and why we don’t develop a Value Bet Calculator for league matches involving teams without head-to-head (H2H) history, or their respective last 25 matches being in...
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Oddsportal Archived Odds – Identifying and Correcting 1×2 Odds Errors

As we have mentioned before, one of our favourite sites for collecting historical data is www.oddsportal.com, and in our recent article about the concepts for football betting systems we outlined how to set-up an Oddsportal user account and...
A school of fish with 3 fish swimming against the stream / 3 Fische, die gegen den Strom anderer Fische schwimmen

Successful Football Betting Using a Portfolio Strategy

In principle, football results are randomly distributed but the outcomes of games can be predicted fairly accurately using statistical modelling. This is contrary to other forms of gambling loaded in favour of the house such as lottery and roulette,...
Money strategies concept - dollar bills on chess board / Geldstrategie Konzept - Dollarscheine auf einem Schachbrett

A Basic Understanding of Betting Exchanges

A betting exchange is not a bookmaker. They simply provide the Web site (platform) to allow logged-in members to bet against each other… Image: Nagy-Bagoly Arpad (Shutterstock) Betting Exchange Basics A betting exchange site is a platform...
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Greening-Up In-Play at Betting Exchanges

Gambling ‘in play’ provides the opportunity of trading or hedging via betting exchange sites such as Betfair, Betdaq or Smarkets, where this type of strategy is known as greening-up (i.e. two or more transactions performed to produce a ‘green...
Man with fork and money on the dish / Mann mit Gabel und Geld auf dem Teller

Bookmakers/ Bookies – What are Bookmakers?

A collection of definitions and explanations of “bookmakers” and “bookies” as found in dictionaries, encyclopedias and web sites. Dictionary definitions of bookmakers ldoceonline.com (Longman): book‧mak‧er also bookie (informal) Someone...
Football stadium after a strong snowfall / Tribünen eines Fußballstadions nach einem starken Schneefall

Match Abandoned?! Different Rules of Bookmakers and Exchanges

This article focuses on the attitudes of different bookmakers and exchanges towards postponed or abandoned fixtures and the way bets will be affected if you are unfortunate enough to stake a game that either doesn’t start or doesn’t...
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3 Very Good Reasons to have Multiple Bookmaker Accounts

(1) Improving your mathematical ‘edge’ by always picking the best odds available: Every serious football bettor should have several bookmaker accounts at his disposal in order to pick and choose the best available prices. Having...
Man in the dark on the ladder seeking the exit / Mann in der Dunkelheit mit einer Leiter der Suche nach dem Ausgang

Why A Pinnacle Account Is Essential

If you are looking to back home, draw or away then usually Pinnacle‘s odds are at the top of the tree. If you are looking for an alternative to a lay bet for these events, again, Pinnacle’s Asian Handicap +0.5 market is a viable option,...
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Football Betting Odds: Study Comparison Bookmaker vs. Exchanges Odds

It may surprise you to know that when placing a back bet before the commencement of a game, our research shows that more than 85% of Betfair’s odds (at 5% commission) can be beaten by bookmakers whether you are betting on the home win, draw,...