Before becoming a Sports Journalist for Free Super Tips, Aaron spent three years studying Sports Journalism at the University of Sunderland while taking in the Black Cats' 'glory years' under Martin O'Neill. Now back in Northern Ireland he turns niche stats into predictions for FST, while he's one of the few people on this island who is equally comfortable at Windsor Park and the Aviva.
After reading our tips on how to research football tips, now you’ll want to set out to find all the information you need. However, where should you look when evaluating your football bets?
We’ve put together a list of the best free resources to use when researching football bets, which you can see below.
Soccerway offers an easy-to-navigate daily list of fixtures, giving you a great overview of the day’s matches. Each fixture also contains recent form and head-to-head information which gives you a great look at how the two sides are shaping up.
If you want to find a side on a hot streak or check how two sides have fared against each other over the years, Soccerway has you covered.
SoccerStats has an incredible array of data on teams, leagues and fixtures which can help you decide who you are backing. If you want to get in-depth before placing your bet, then this is the site for you.
For major leagues, there’s a huge offering of stats, while they tend to cover most leagues around the world. You can find breakdowns of form and scoring records, form tables, home and away tables and even a breakdown of what time during the game teams score their goals. There’s a lot to get lost in there, but if you know what you’re looking for it’s a brilliant resource.
Soccer Base has a huge database of teams, players and managers and plenty of great tools to help you pick out your bets. Among the standout features is the player filter option on team pages, which allows you to see the games played without a particular player. That could inform how you approach the game if you know a crucial player is set to miss out.
With a complete list of club transfers, the latest player data and head-to-head records you can glean everything you need to know about any club from Soccer Base.
This is the site to go to for player data, as WhoScored’s interactive tables allow for you to check all kinds of contributions from players. You can find out goals, assists and card data broken down by home and away records. You can even look into shot, foul and tackle tallies to help out your bet builders.
WhoScored also has good head-to-head data for teams, covering their recent records against each other and their season averages.
This is the go-to place for Expected Goals numbers, a divisive stat. If you place any faith into xG then this is a great site for you.
While it covers only six leagues – Europe’s big five and oddly the Russian top-flight – there’s great depth to the leagues they cover. You can see both xG and Expected Assists data for players, while there’s great xG tables ranking team performances.
If you need player data for a bet you’re considering, then look on further than FBRef. They have a comprehensive record of player actions across most of Europe’s major leagues. If you’re looking to get a bit more specific with your player prop bets, then their club-by-club or player-by-player pages will be a big help.
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