As a blogger on OLBG I feel every time I write something the need to deliver a piece of writing that can help other people understand better betting and to give the reader the most useful tips for a great career in betting.
There are always plenty of requests on the forum and on the net about what are the best websites to make research for football betting
, and usually instead of a restricted selections people tend to make long lists with tons and tons of places where to find information.
With the advent of Internet and the proliferation of football websites I feel this might be the best time ever to be a great bettor and the huge amount of information we can find, being news or statistics, make everyday more possible to beat the bookies
and be profitable. The bettors in the past have never had all these great information available in real time, wherever in the world they may be, and the difference between the well-informed (the bookmaker) and the uninformed (the user) has never been so little as right now.
The average bettor have not all the time in the world to research for bets, so It is better to know those 4-5 websites you want to check out before making a bet and how to use them so that you won't spend too much time looking for the right place to gather information.
This is a list of the most helpful websites for odds, team/league information, players/managers statistics, previews and a lot of other important things. I decided to leave out the websites dedicated to news, as I think every league have different places where to look for information, but I plan to make another blog about it.
When you are approaching a bet, there is not a lot of time to make research in most cases, so you need to know where to go and what to look for to make the most of your research.
Soccerway is hands down the best football website for live football and statistics.
You can always rely on socccerway for your research before placing a bet. The website is not just great for Live results
, but It has also have an extensive statistic part worth checking. It has stats and results about all the leagues and tournaments in the world, from the 1st division to the bottom. Every league page has information like Results
, Top scorers
and you can also find useful information for most of the important types of bet like Half Time
results for every team, Home/Away
in the last 6 games and Over/Under
One of the key feature of Soccerway is the Head2Head
comparison between two teams, which is very useful when betting on a football match.
Another fantastic feature is the page dedicated to the top scorers of a league or tournament. You can check very easily how many goals they have scored by penalty, and even how many times a player has scored the first goal in the game, very useful for the 1st Goalscorer
If you then click on the number of goals scored by a player you can see the list of games and how many goals the player has scored during the season in each game. If you click the number of first goals in the game, you can also see the exact minutes when the player has scored every of his first goal.
Soccerway should always be the first on the list of bookmarks of the serious bettor, and should be checked regularly before every bet.
Half Time market
This is a quite obvious choice, but you cannot make a bet on the most important leagues without checking OLBG.
There are 3 sections very useful that you want to check for your bet research. The first one is the Comment
section where you can check what the best members have written about a particular bet. You can check the performance of a certain tipster next to the comment, so you will know if the information is coming from a successful tipster. The brilliant football tips comment section
is also important when you are uncertain on a bet, some comments will give you a different angle on a match or market you never thought of.
Another great section is the Blog
page where you can find some useful blog about match previews, statistics on a certain markets, previews on leagues/cups, or just some great betting view from some of the best bloggers on the net.
The third useful section is the Forum
, where every day there are discussions and selections on the best bets of the day in the world of football, and also plenty of useful information about the most known leagues and cups.
OLBG is a dream for anyone interested in betting also because you can experiment bets in leagues or markets you wouldn't bet on, before committing your money. You can now download the brilliant and free OLBG App
Trasfermarkt was born as a reference for everything related to football Transfers
and Player's value
, but It has grown over the years to become a really great source of information for different types of bet.
At first It seems to be another website with the same statistic section you can find in other websites, with tables, results, transfers and game information, but if you check the website a little bit more you can find some hidden gems in the menus.
The Match Plan
section of every team is organized fantastically and It can be divided not just by date but also by competitions. This is a very useful tool when you want to bet on a team in a particular competition, as you can check very easily how the team has done over the year. You can also check the team performances in previous seasons with a few clicks and the information will be all in one page unlike soccerway where you have to go through a lot of pages if you want to check past results.
Another great thing is the Table
section where you can select not just the home and away tables, but also the form table. Unlike other websites that give you the performance in the last 6 games, in transfermarkt you can change the selection from any gameweek to another. This is very useful if you want to know how a team perform in a given month, or at start/end of the season, or if you want to know how many points the champions of a certain league have had in a particular gameweek.
The pages dedicated to every player are also outstanding, with their performance record for every team they played for and for every season. A great gem can be found in the performance data menu where there is a page called Record vs
dedicated to the record of a player (including goals and assists) versus any team he played against.
Very interested is also the same performance data available for the managers with sections dedicated to their record versus any other managers and teams they played against.
Players record vs
Betinf could be considered a hidden gem for bettors and It's always worth a check.
The website is very good to have a glance on a particular league, because all the information are condensed in a few pages.
There is a condensed table for every league, with the last 6 results at home and away. On the stats page there is a very useful Over/Under
table similar to that on Soccerway, but on Betinf you can find out the percentage of Overs and Unders for every team during the season.
A unique feature you won't find anywhere else is the section called Notable Streaks
, with the most important trends for every team in the league, like unbeaten/winless runs home and away, or if they have scored/conceded in every of their last matches.
Another section I like is the page dedicated to the Preview
of the leagues, with useful information like the positions of every team in the last 5 years, the relevant news, the key players for every team with the relative transfer market value, and the odds for every team at the start of the season. This is very useful for long term betting as you can check very quickly the trends for a particular league.
Betbrain is probably one of the best website for bet comparison.
There are Odds
on every country, league, match in the world. Once you have decided on a bet you can quickly check which bookmakers will offer you the best odds for your selections.
If you click on a match you can filter the market you are interested in, from margin of victory to numbers of corners, from penalties awarded to 1st or last goalscorers.
If you are interested in the Outright
markets you can just click the outright page under every league and you will have access to the latest odds on league winners, relegation, rock bottom, Top x, top scorers and so on.
The great thing is that all the odds are updated live every few seconds and you can quickly reach the page of the bookmaker dedicated to your bet in just a click.
If you register on the website you can expand the number of bookmakers and markets offered and you can easily customize your preferences to make it work better for your needs.