On this research site you will find a list of useful websites / books / articles, all designed to help you in the ongoing battle against the bookmaker. We are just starting this resource, so please do bear with us, it will build up quickly over the next few months. These sites will help you decide whether the bet you are about to make is a value bet or not and thus will save you money in the long term.
This is a fabulous free football betting portal that provides historical results and odds. It generates computer ready data in Excel format and you are able to download the files for free. There is also a guide to ratings systems and a betting guide. It also has livescore facilities and points you in the direction of the best free bets and bonuses from the leading bookmakers. All in all, it is jam packed full of information that is invaluable to the knowledgeable bettor.
A wonderful site where you are able to compare stats, teams and odds. It covers all main leagues in Europe, as well as every league in England. They give their own ratings for teams, they have form tables, attack/defence rankings, goal supremacy and over/under stats. You can get full stats on individual teams and also head 2 head reviews. An absolutely invaluable tool to put in your armoury and it is free.
This site is the work of Greg Gordon, a Scottish journalist, who for a year, ran a test to see if in fact you could make money from. You can read his conclusions on this site. The site is free but you do have to register with it.
There are many other aspects to this site though, including, betting articles, book reviews, new betting books, betting services and their offers, a Saturday column that highlights some tasty betting propositions, not just in football but other sports as well.
Some of you may know of Greg in his capacity as author of the respected http://www.scottishfootballbets.co.uk and the weekly tips he passes onto his members. You may want to have a look at both of these sites, obviously the tipping site is a pay by subscription service.
A resource that adds an extra dimension to your armoury, with half-time analysis on all teams, last 10 matches form analysis, last 6 home and away analysis. It also has shots/goals/corners stats, which are very useful for the variety of possible bets we have these days. They also have their own ratings which you can use to devise your own ratings system. There is head2head analysis and the best bit is that it is free.
An absolutely invaluable stats site with more up to date stats than you will ever need. All the world leagues with 1X2 %ages, goals per match, over/under stats. All the latest footie news, results, form tables. Frequency score , clean sheets, fail to score, scoring times, sequencies, the list goes on and on. A free to use site that has everything you need.
This book is written by Joseph Buchdahl, who runs the much acclaimed http://www.football-data.co.uk website, which we have previously featured on the Research site. The book is written for novice and hardened sports bettors alike and examines how we can beat the books, protect profits and turn our betting into a form of low risk investment. An invaluable addition to the library for sports betting enthusiasts. Although written 6 years ago, it is still relevant today and you are able to get it from http://www.amazon.co.uk for less than £10.
A wonderful new book written by my favourite football writer and tipster Kevin Pullein, of Racing Post fame. His football tips have shown a profit for the last 13 years, generating over 10% ROI. Throughout the book he shows you how to form your own odds market for a vast array of different football markets and how you can take advantage of this information. Again you can get this paperback from http://www.amazon.co.uk and at the moment is around £5.50, an absolute bargain.
A very useful and informative site which gives you all the usual information such as current league tables, fixtures, 5 match form, head2head, half-time analysis, over and under. The added advantage of this site though is the extra bits of useful information that it gives. These include, overrounds for the best odds, top individual goalscorers in each division, worst individual disciplinary record for players and the frequency of goals scored by each team for the current season. This information is very helpful if you are intending to play in the over/under goals markets, cards and correct score markets.
A site that combines up to date scores, odds and stats for clubs and leagues all over the world. A useful feature is the way it highlights the bookmaker who is offering the best odds on every football market you could wish for. It also shows any bookmaker offers. The stats section gives the recent 6 match form for teams as well as a trends analysis over the last 20 matches (an excellent addition). It has head2head information as well as a unique feature that gives the timing of goals for each team in the head2head, very useful in the first goal market.
This is a massive site that covers a multitude of sports in a multitude of countries. Basically it is an odds comparison service with statistics and computer predictions for events. There is also an arbitrage betting service connected to the site and you are able to gain access to free selections for sports events around the world in the picks warehouse area. You can even get involved in the tipping yourself by putting your own selections on there and you may even earn some income from it if you rise up the leaderboard.
At this site you can get access to free tips for many different sports including, football, basketball, NBA, NFL, tennis, hockey and horse racing. Each of the selections it gives comes with an in depth analysis. It is an on-line sports betting guide site that gives you all the info and latest news on the sports that matter to you.
I know everyone uses Betfair but I just wondered how many of you use the Football Forum on Betfair. Just as a matter of interest, it is always of benefit to pop over and have a look at what is happening in the forum, there is always something of value there. If you have identified of couple of bets, more often than not they will be being discussed on the forum or if you are in doubt, the forum can help you decide. It is definitely worth visiting every now and then.
This is a site that has been re-vamped and is dedicated to giving as much free information as possible with regards to football and horse racing. There are free e-books on there and they have just started a series called “Football Betting Secrets” that promises to be a godsend to all serious football bettors. There is up-to-date football news, you will learn how to construct your football bets, identify lucrative new betting opportunities, access key football data, trade in-play and spot development opportunities in live markets. You have to become a member but it is free, though there is a horse racing system that you can pay for it you wish.
A site where you can enjoy the benefit of free football predictions, along with analysis of games, all the latest stats and up to date form guide for all teams. A very worthwhile site.
On this site you will find any number of tipsters fighting over themselves to give you free betting tips and picks for any number of sports around the world.
For all you Arsenal fans out there this site is one where you can share tips and advice on all sports. You do get free tips, as well as previews and analysis of all games.
A fabulous site where you can check the head to head stats for both soccer and hockey. In soccer they cover 32 countries and 53 leagues. You can check any number of performance factors, the under/over stats, half-time stats, goal stats, more stats than you can shake a stick at.
Free Football Tips
Here are a number of sites where you can get free football (and other sports) tips:-