5 Football Betting Stats You Must Follow to be Successful


When you are placing bets on football, you can dig out and look over a huge pile of statistical data to try and help you narrow your selections down. Stats are becoming increasingly popular with football gamblers, although there is a chance you can dig too deep and become confused with what you discover. Don’t do that, it will not help in the long run, instead, look at these five stats to follow if you want to become a successful football punter.

The Last Six Games

This should be the basic ‘go to’ stat for all football punters. Seeing how teams are playing in their recent games is vital before you put your cash down on them. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking at a top team or one near the bottom, they will go on good and bad runs throughout the season, and you need to make sure you are backing them at the right time, and not when they are in the middle of a bad run.

Head to Head Meetings

This is another important stat that should be used every time you place a bet. Although when you are looking at this you are looking at historical games involving different players, you will get a feel for how things have gone in the past. Teams can struggle against others and have a poor record against them, and that is something you need to consider when betting. This can cover big clubs travelling away to smaller teams, if they have struggled there over the past decade, you need to be wary when putting your money down.

Home and Away Records

Teams can often play very differently when they are at home compared to when they are away. Good home teams can play a different system and struggle away from home, although sometimes teams perform better when playing away due to the lack of pressure. Look at a team’s season record on the road if you are backing them away from home, block out their home games and see how they perform. Do the opposite for teams playing at home, see what they are like in front of their home fans and bet accordingly.

Goals Goals Goals

Betting on goals is becoming just as popular as betting on which team will win the game. From total goals to both teams to score, clean sheet betting, goalscorer betting and much more, the options are endless for those who want to concentrate on goals scored rather than who wins the game. The stats to accompany these betting markets are there for all to see, so you can narrow everything down and bet accordingly, whether that is over 3.5 goals for big scoring games or backing a clean sheet if someone is goal shy.

Referee Stats

While we are all quick to complain about the man in the middle, we often forget just how great their impact on the game can be. When you find out who the referee is going to be in a game you are betting on, be sure to look up their stats. This includes the amount of yellow and red cards they have given, as well as the number of penalties, all of which can influence the game in a big way.