SoccerSTATS Matches Overview

Yesterday I took a look at the Leagues section of the SoccerSTATS web site, today I’ll be diving into the matches section, which you can access via the “Matches” button at the top of their site.

They list matches from the major European leagues first, followed by other countries in alphabetical order.

Scroll down to the match you’re interested in. I’ll have a look at tonight’s match between Brighton and Leeds.

The information they show is based upon league home games for the home team (Brighton) and away games for the away team (Leeds).

  • FTS = % matches where they failed to score
  • CS = % matches where they kept a clean sheet
  • BTS = % matches where both teams scored
  • TG = Average total goals scored in match
  • over = % matches Over 2.5 Goals
  • PPG = Average Points Per Game

At the end of the row are links to more in depth stats about the 2 teams and head to head information. For today I’ll just be looking at the stats page.

Recent Form

Last 8 league results for each of the team, plus last 4 home for the home team and last 4 away for the away team. They also include a few additional stats about the 2 teams.

From this we can see that both teams are in good form at the moment. Brighton are undefeated in their last 13 matches and have scored 71% of their goals at home, where as Leeds have won 5 of their last 6 matches (including their last 3 away), with the only defeat coming against table toppers Newcastle.

Leeds also look to be strongest in the second half of matches, with 74% of their goals coming after half time.

Team Stats

Home and away league tables

These tables confirm how strong Brighton are at home and Leeds good away form.

Goals Breakdown

The next section shows how many times the teams have had each particular scoreline at both full time and half time.

They also show the number of times the teams have won and lost by particular goal margins.

We see that 40% of the time Brighton have been 1-0 up at half time, 30% 0-1 down and 10% 0-0. with only 20% of matches having more than 1 goal by half time.

Leeds have only had 11.1% with more than 1 goal by half time, so we can expect them both to keep things tight during the first half.

Average A & D values gives you an indication on the likely number of total goals in the game, which we see is pretty much bang on 2.5. With both defences seemingly pretty tight, if I was to have a bet in the 2.5 Goals market (which I won’t be) I’d go under 2.5 Goals.

Head To Head

The next section shows sequences for each of the teams, plus previous encounters between the 2 teams.

It shows that Brighton are undefeated in their last 7 at home and last 13 in total, they’ve scored in each of their last 7 home matches. Leeds have not drawn any of their last 9 away games, so it looks like it’s all or nithing for them on their travels lately.

Previous matches between the 2 teams could prove the most telling stat of all. Of their last 10 encounters Leeds have only won once, which was at home in August 2013. Brighton have won the last 3 home matches and put 4 past Leeds on leap years day this year.

This could be a significant fact, but Leeds do look a lot more settled over the past couple of month’s under Garry Monk, so can they buck that trend?

SoccerSTATS Leagues Overview

The SoccerSTATS web site contains a whole host of information for pretty much any match you’d care to bet on. There is so much information available on their site. Over the coming days I’ll dive deeper into the information available on the site, but for today I’ll just give an overview of the league information they provide.

If you’re interested in betting on football matches then I’d definitely recommend you having a dig around their site yourself.

You’ll see from the various different flag images across the top of their site that they provide football stats from a wide range of countries, including all major European leagues, South American, USA and Australia.

The flags provide shortcuts to the main leagues, but a host of other leagues are also available by selecting the “Leagues” button at the very top of the page.

The Leagues page provides the following information:

  • how many matches have been played so far this season
  • percentage of home wins, draws & away wins
  • average number of goals per game (total, home & away)
  • percentage of matches scoring over 1.5 Goals, 2.5 Goals & 3.5 Goals
  • percentage of matches where both teams score

Clicking on an individual league will bring up additional information for that league.

Matches

Provides a list of the next up coming matches
Clicking on “Next Matches” brings up more in-depth stats, similar to those under the Preview stats heading below.

Clicking on “All Matches” brings up a fixture list for the full season, including results for matches that have been played.

Table

Shows the current league table in a short format. The form section gives a quick at-a-glance look to the most recent games, with green for a win, yellow for a draw and red for a loss. The most recent results being on the right.

  • PPG shows each teams average points per game for the season
  • CS shows the % of clean sheets kept
  • FTS shows the % of matches where they Failed To Score

At the foot of the table they include interesting facts, which you may find useful when deciding upon what bets to place.

They also provide the following table options:

  • Wide Table – breaks the table down into home and away form
  • Home & Away – Provides separate tables for home and away form
  • Scorers – Gives a list of the league’s top goal scoring players, including the number of times they’ve scored the first goal of a match
  • Attendance – Lists teams in order of average attendance, including the highest, lowest and % full.

Results

Shows results for the most recently played matches, it also provides the option to view all the results in a grid format, or select results from any particular month.

Preview Stats

Stats for the round of up coming fixtures, based upon home form for the home team and away form for the away team.

  • Pts p. game – Shows the % of points obtained in relation to the maximum possible points
  • WDL – Gives a graphical look at the % wins, draws and defeats. Hovering your mouse over the graphic (when on their site – not the image below) will show the % amounts.
  • TG – Average total goals in matches involving the team
  • 2.5+ – percentage of the team’s matches with Over 2.5 Goals.
  • Last 4 – Shows the last 4 results

They also provide options to see stats based upon all matches (home and away) and just the last 8 games.

Form Table

League table based just on the last 8 matches.

Clicking on “More form tables” brings up tables based upon last 6 and last 10 matches, with options to view additional table of just home or away form, for the last 4 and 8 matches.

Frequent Scores

Shows how often each scoreline has come up so far this season.

Season Stats

To round off the league page, they provide a number of additional stats

I’ll be continuing my look at the SoccerSTATS site tomorrow.