Name: Football Bet Data
How to Contact: Summary website page or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: Basic Membership is FREE Full membership £8.99 per month or £39.99 per year. Joint membership with Racing Bet Data £12.99 per month or £59.99 per year
Guarantee? No – potential users can see what is available before buying.
Service Summary: Statistical service for football data covering over 65 leagues worldwide back to 1998. Allows users to predict match results and displays true value for match odds allowing easy identification of value bets. Users can develop and save their own systems using data which can be exported to Excel allowing further analysis.
Time Input Needed: User determines – will vary according to personal preference
BBR Status: Recommended
Review: I first found this service in 2012 and make no apology for repeating the review comments made then:
“Every now and then we come across a little goldmine and this service may well just be one. It will appeal to the statistically minded football betting fraternity especially those who want to develop their own systems.
There are 2 main elements to the service – historic data and predictions. Both cover some 65 leagues across the world and go back as far as the 1997-8 season. Any report that you generate can be exported to Excel and then developed further as the user requires.
I have included an example of a report downloaded plus the analysis that is derived automatically from the report (don’t worry about the actual figures on this – my report was just to illustrate the way data is presented and not aimed at a killer system!)
You can see that example here
Systems can be saved by the user so that reports can be run as each week’s events become live. Because of the ever changing nature of the input data the reports are considered accurate for events up to the date run. They include the predicted odds and the maximum odds considered applicable as well as final score number of goals and result forecasts. The odds predictions calculations are explained in a PDF and this demonstrates the great detail which is underpinning this service. Users can define their requirements to very specific settings and of course refine these as they review the output.
Using the service is relatively straightforward even though the interface is a bit clunky – no doubt a product of the longevity of the service and the significant amount of underlying data that needs to be made available. Downloading the output is simple. NB 2019 – there have been significant upgrades since this was written and the whole site is much more intuitive now.
There is no doubt that this site offers much useful and potentially profitable information for those who are prepared to put in some effort to interpret it for their personal use. If users have questions the customer service is both prompt and effective.
To investigate whether the products are useful for you will take a small investment – if the basic site information does not convince you – but the amount involved is miniscule and not really a consideration if you are serious. On this basis we are happy to recommend members consider the offerings.”
I intend to re-visit the site in more detail shortly and will update this review but thought it appropriate to allow members to have their own chance to check it out with the impending start of the 2019/20 season. You can explore the site in detail without paying a penny and no doubt when you discover what a treasure trove it is you will wish to take out the ridiculously modest subscription to take full advantage of the powerful features this will unlock. Chris also offers a similar facility for horse racing which you can find here.