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Video tutorial on how to download data spreadsheets from football-data.co.uk and sort them for functionality

Video Tutorial: Download Historical Football Data and Sort for Functionality in Excel 2003

We are often asked for advice and shortcuts on how speed up the process of filling-in data in our various Value Bet Detectors such as the League Matches with Head-to-Head History spreadsheet. Here is our very own Soccerwidow with some Excel...
Levels of measurement

Correct Assignment of Football Data to Levels of Measurement

In statistics, information is collected using qualitative or quantitative data. The collected data is then organised using scales or levels in order to classify the data correctly because not every set of data is of equal value and can be analysed...
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...
Snail crawling on stairs of coins / Schnecke kriecht auf einer Treppe von Münzen

Choosing the Right Staking Plan

If you have investigated staking plans to any degree then you will certainly have already heard of various different strategies such as Martingale, D’alembert, Fibonacci, Parlay, Kelly, Square Root, Labouchere, Retirement, etc. You should...
Justice blindfolded with money on a scale / Gerechtigkeit mit verbundenen Augen mit Geld auf einer Waage

Soccerwidow Match Preview Pause in Betfair German Blog

Unfortunately, this announcement is not good news for those of you who like to follow Soccerwidow’s regular match previews published in the German Betfair blog: With immediate effect, there will be a pause until further notice. Image: kanvag...
Teacher in an outdoor classroom in Agra, India / Lehrer in einem Klassenzimmer im Freien in Agra, Indien

How is Overround Calculated and what are the Benefits of Removing it from the Betting Odds?

Simply put, overround is the bookmaker’s profit margin. Overround percentages vary and usually average between 4 and 7%, depending on the bookmaker. Although bookmaker odds do not always fully represent the ‘true’ (expected)...
Gladbach v HH - 2012.09.26 - Betfair odds-2

When to Back Instead of Lay Betting: Asian Handicap; Double Chance; Dutching…

This article explores the alternatives to laying at the betting exchanges in order to bet against a result. Every bettor should try to optimise the financial return from his/her risk, which means finding absolutely the best prices available. Of...
International Club Competitions No H2H

True Odds & Value Detector: International Club Competitions (with no head-to-head history)

This spreadsheet contains the calculations for international club tournaments between teams with no head-to-head history, applicable for competitions such as the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, or even the South American Copa Libertadores. The...
Wahre Wettquoten & Value Anzeiger: Ligaspiele mit H2H History

True Odds & Value Detector: League Games with H2H History

In conjunction with our regular match previews published in the German Betfair blog we are pleased to present our league match with head-to-head history ‘Value’ bet detector spreadsheet. Our bet selections are always based on true...
3d target and arrows / 3D Target mit Pfeilen

EPL: Liverpool v. Man. City – Statistical Match Analysis & Football Betting Tips

All of the league match previews and betting predictions you will find on the Soccerwidow site are based around data obtained from our True Odds and Value Detector Spreadsheet, which is available to purchase with or without an Asian Handicap...