Does increased possession equate to a better chance of winning?

Possession has become one of the most contentious of the newly available range of soccer statistics that are regularly quoted in live match analysis. It is generally assumed that enjoying more possession is a positive, but does this assumption hold water, and to what degree should bettors use possession stats in handicapping a teama��s ability to win games?

How valuable are direct shots from a free kick?

A soccer teama��s quality is most conveniently measured by the rate at which they score and concede goals. Goal difference shows a strong correlation to overall success as measured by league position or points accrued per game and Poisson based approaches can be used as a basis to predict future score lines and ultimately match odds.

How do the ATP top 30 perform against left-handed players?

Playing against a left-hander requires Tennis players to adapt their game – with just three left-handers in the ATP top 30, top players rarely play against lefties. This tennis betting article assesses whether some players struggle to make the necessary changes to their game, and how efficient the market was in pricing top players against left-handers in the last 12 months.

Is it better to take penalties first or second?

With knockout style tournaments like the World Cup looms the threat of the dreaded penalty shootout. This article examines the game theory involved with penalties and examines whether or not it favours a team to go first or second in a shootout.