In the battle against the bookies and odds makers we need to arm ourselves with all of the tools and resources available. The key is to have a selection process and criteria you follow when placing your accumulator – do you value team form over head-to-head results?
Here I will run the best of what the internet and betting sites have to offer. I find this article links in really nicely with my reasons as to why your accumulator bets keep losing.
Form Guides and Trends:
Let’s start at the beginning. I use a mixture of different websites for analysing form but I would advise beginners to use the form guide on the Bet365 website. You are one click away from a mountain of stats and trends on any given match or competition.
For example, if I click on the stats icon for Man City v Liverpool in the Premier League I will get a five game form guide, with head-to-head records with the ability to further drill down into goal statistics and, what I like most about this feature on Bet365, is the ability to see previous match odds.
The more traditional football statistic sites very rarely offer historic odds, so I know what price Man City were when playing a similar level of opposition. It’s vital that you understand the odds and how teams are priced up if you want to spot value and increase the returns on your accumulator.
Every punter should make themselves familiar with the Oddschecker portal, it’s your one stop shop for finding the best odds on pretty much every betting market known to man. Once you have selected the match your interested in you will find a nice little summary from Opta outlining the trends for that game.
You get a nice balance if you use a mixture of the statistical analysis from Bet365 with the Opta written summary from the Oddschecker website.
The whoscored.com website has really grown over the last 12 months, even bookmakers have priced markets on which player is rated Man of The Match according to their website.
It’s packed full of stats, trends and analysis on the top leagues from in and around Europe. The match summary and prediction page is a useful guide as they predict the starting line-ups and what to expect during the 90 minutes, it’s a great in-depth resource that should be utilized when trying to whittle down that shortlist of games.
Sky Sports and the BBC sport websites should be among your favourites when it comes to the latest news on the Premier League and beyond. ESPNFC.com is also worth bookmarking for keeping up-to-date with the latest sports news around Europe.
Twitter is another excellent source of news and breaking information. You can follow all of the leading sports journalists, football players and news sites to give you the low down on the weekend’s matches. Another advantage of social media is the community aspect; you can debate and network with like-minded people. It’s a vital tool in the battle against the bookie.
Flashscore is perfect for live scores and match updates. You can select the games from your multiple as favourites and you will hear a cheer every time a goal is scored – marvellous! A nice additional feature is the team form and up-to-date league tables for every country imaginable, so if the in-depth analysis and detail of whoscored.com is off putting then maybe the brief stats available on flashscore are perfect for you.
If you have any questions about the resources and websites I have listed then leave a comment below and I will get back to you.