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Gentleman sits cross legged in a chair with eyes closed and palms raised in a summoning pose / Mann sitzt im Schneidersitz auf einem Stuhl mit geschlossenen Augen in einer Beschwörungsstellung

The Challenge of Predicting Individual Events

Why is it so awfully difficult to predict single events accurately, when the synergy of multiple events aggregated together seems far easier to guess? Many people are able to predict how things will develop in their personal lives over a period...
Canadian Dollar laying on pile of matches / Kanadischer Dollar auf einem Streichholzhaufen

Matched Betting Check List

Part 3 – Check List: In this section of our matched betting tutorial, we look at some of the essential things you need to know and be in control of when you sit down and begin playing with real money together with some recommendations...
Close-up of Matches / Nahaufnahme Streichhölzer

Preparation for Matched Betting

Part 2 – Prep School: Before you begin learning the matched betting process, please familiarise yourself with the following preparatory steps: Step 1 Before you set-up any new gambling accounts, we advise you to acquire a new email address...
House of matches on a building trowel / Haus aus Streichhölzern auf einer Kelle

Introduction to Matched Betting

Part 1 – Basic Knowledge: Many online bookmakers and betting exchanges try to entice potential new customers into registering and betting with them by offering free bets and sign-up bonuses. Some of these firms continue to offer periodical...
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’...
Passports on a heap / Pässe auf einem Haufen

Free Download: Worldwide Football League Betting Opportunities

Whilst not a totally exhaustive list, the Excel spreadsheet available below for download shows in tabular form just about every professional and semi-professional football league in the world available for betting (split into the six FIFA confederations)....

Europa League: What happened here?

Translated excerpts from a thread in a German forum from yesterday (30.11.2011)… 13:48 – Akoya Hey com, I haven’t posted for a long time however for today I have 2 games which have 99% chance to win (secret source) sorry...
3d - Man under crossbar / 3D - Mann unter einem Querbalken

Backing and Laying Under the Minimum Stake Amount in Betfair

At some stage, after extensive paper exercises and calculations everyone will reach the phase where testing a system or strategy with real money is necessary. Image: Scott Maxwell / LuMaxArt (Shutterstock) However watertight the system seems...

Betting Exchanges: Backing and Laying of Bets

Even if many probably already know the difference between Back and Lay, some may not and therefore I am dedicating today’s article to a general explanation of Internet betting exchanges, including the placing and laying of sports bets. As...
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Historical Data: Fixture Results and Bookmaker Odds

Whoever wishes to become a serious gambler and start winning money, or even dreams of making a living from betting, needs to analyse some historical data. A source in the Internet which is simply a gold mine is www.Football-Data.co.uk. Here...