Continuing our look at some of the best sources of football statistical data available online, this time round we look at what’s on offer at soccerway.com and statbunker.com.
Soccerway.com is an extensive statistical site, which also has a number of innovations such as maps of where to find teams, injuries, stadium information, trophy records, and squad details. From a betting perspective, perhaps the most relevant information can be found buried within the statistics of individual teams. Taking AFC Bournemouth from the Premier League as an example, did you know that The Cherries have failed to score in half of their away games, concede at a rate of 1.67 per match on the road, yet do not concede a first goal until the 48th minute on average when away from the Vitality Stadium? It is this type of information that can really inform a selection, and although it is not necessarily difficult to find these numbers with a little time and effort, it is immensely useful having it compiled in one conveniently accessible location. With results easily compared between the two teams both home and away prior to a fixture, assessing the suitability of a bet is made simple, and the site is straightforward to navigate.
With this level of information available across more or less any league imaginable, Soccerway cannot be rivalled in the comprehensive nature of its data, and in conjunction with latest news posted regularly on the site, offers something for any bettor, aspiring Tipster, or football fan.
It is also very important to mention that in linking to its sister site, scoresway.com, the same level of detail and information is accessible for American Football, basketball, baseball, golf, cricket, rugby, ice hockey, handball, volleyball and motorsports.
Statbunker unashamedly focuses on the type of information bettors are known to be searching for. A couple of quick clicks can take you into an individual team’s top goalscorer records, and here the information is tabled in a way that can inform any goalscoring bet. For example, Diego Costa is the leading Premier league goalscorer this time out, but did you know an incredible seven of his ten goals have been the last scored in the match? If you are looking to place a last goalscorer bet, this information is betting gold.
With live stat and commentary feeds (including a comprehensive pre-match stat section), a blog which features weekly Premier League reviews, news from the world of football and special interest articles and Fantasy Football section, there is plenty to explore at Stabunker. The ‘All time stats’ section is an interesting addition to the usual selection of data available, providing some insights into the historical record of teams domestically.
Statbunker is also a dedicated statistical site for rugby, and offers the same comprehensive level of data for followers of the oval ball game.
It is important to note that this series of articles does not seek to find the ‘best’ statistical site, as this is something that can only ever be decided by an individual. What is fair to say is that top Tipsters use a multitude of sources in their quest for tipping and betting success, which seems wise advice for any aspiring bettor.