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Understanding the Settings in Oddsportal

The only free source of historical, time-stamped odds available for a range of sports (not just soccer), comes courtesy of

From a football perspective, although we personally limit ourselves to analysing only the previous five seasons’ data with the Soccerwidow HDAFU Tables, or the previous 10 calendar years’ match results with the Soccerwidow Value Calculator, data on Oddsportal is in fact available for the last 20 seasons or more in leagues with enough popularity and longevity, such as the English Premier League.

Registering with Oddsportal

Signing up is simple and places no obligation on you whatsoever. Our own account was set up many years ago and in all that time we have received no emails of any kind from Oddsportal, its partners, or any associated spam, a rarity following sign-ups of any nature these days.

Oddsportal’s priority is to achieve sign-ups via their site to the bookmakers they feature in order to earn affiliate commission from those customers. You don’t have to sign-up with any bookmakers, but you can continue to use all of Oddsportal’s features as a registered member.

However, if you choose not to register for an account, you will be restricted to seeing and exploring the odds of just a small selection (usually 14-16 in number) of the 80+ bookmakers Oddsportal features at any one time.

As an aside, Soccerwidow is not affiliated in any way with Oddsportal but owing to their importance in the grand scheme of things, we are always happy to recommend them.

Oddsportal Settings

Once you have registered and signed-in to your account, you will need to customise your Oddsportal layout. In the top right-hand corner of the home page you will see the settings button illustrated with a small cog symbol ⚙ (next to the “logout” button).

You will then see the various settings options. Here is a screenshot showing Soccerwidow’s settings, which we use to facilitate our own data scraping and odds checking:

Oddsportal Settings ScreenshotOddsportal Settings Screenshot


  • The “Primary Type of Odds” setting refers to what you see when you open any individual game. If you choose the AH (Asian Handicap) O/U (Over/Under), or any of the other options, then that bet type tab will be the first you see. However, it will always be the 1X2 odds displayed when initially opening a league.
  • It is usually quicker to see which bookmaker is offering the best odds if you “Sort bookmakers by” bookmaker payout. The bookmaker list of the matches you open will then appear roughly in descending odds order. The highest 1X2 odds time-stamped most recently will usually be in the top half of the list. (But of course, usually no one bookmaker will be offering best price on all three outcomes, so you will have to hunt for them). Here’s a quick example of bookmaker payout order:

Oddsportal Bookmaker Payout Order ScreenshotOddsportal Bookmaker Payout Order Screenshot

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Last Update: 15 February 2018

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2 Responses to “Understanding the Settings in Oddsportal”

  1. 19 May 2018 at 5:25 am #

    Hi Elena,

    I’m about to try using oddsportal’s historical odds to look at the 2017/18 Bundesliga season. So I’m going to try to get an idea of how accurate my bets would have been if I had used only your cluster tables and what sort of yield I would have achieved.

    But I guess the time stamp is crucial for that?

    I’m wondering where the time stamp is meant to be.

    The date and time shown just under the names of the two teams who played. Is that particular date and time supposed to be the match date and kick-off time? Or is it supposed to be the time stamp for those odds? Or both? I.e. the time stamp is the moment before kick-off?

    Kind regards,


    • 21 May 2018 at 1:49 pm #

      Forget that. I figured it out 🙂

      What I was looking at is kick-off. And the odds cited are closing odds. But if you get the mouse to hover over the closing odds, it a bubble pops up telling you what the opening odds were and when that was.

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