Team Stats: Professional Stats for Football Traders

Traders need access to the right football stats, presented in the best way for quick and easy research.

When I first started to trade, I came across two major problems with stats sites. The first was that they were plastered with annoying bookie ads and the second was that they didn't have all the stats I needed.

It was frustrating, but made sense. After all, those sites are built by marketing people rather than traders, so they have no idea what they're doing. They make money from bookies, who pay out a percentage of your losses. Therefore, these site operators prefer that you lose money so that they get paid!

My solution at the time was to keep my own spreadsheets of stats. I was able to keep up with 20 leagues - 12 winter and 8 summer - but it meant 20+ hours each week updating and checking stats, before I could even start any research. I couldn't keep doing that!

In 2013, I started the development of Team Stats. My aim was to build the best football stats website for traders, in the perfect format for quick and easy research. It had to include everything that a trader needs, without the useless stuff that so many other sites are covered with.

Fast forward to today and Team Stats is the industry leader, by far.

Introduction to Team Stats

At the time of writing, Team Stats covers 80 leagues worldwide.

I could add another 200 leagues if I wanted, but what would be the point? These are the 80 leagues which have the best liquidity on Betfair, so they're what football traders concentrate on. Remember, the aim of Team Stats is to provide relevant football data for traders, nothing else.

Team Stats is browser-based so there's nothing to download, install or update and it works perfectly on any device.

As you can see below, there are a number of filters which filter out the games which are not relevant.

The 'European A' zone contains the biggest European leagues which play during the winter; English Premier League, French Ligue 1, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Dutch Eredivisie and Spanish Primera. 'European B' is medium sized leagues, then 'European C' is smaller leagues.

'European Summer" contains leagues such as the Icelandic Urvalsdeild, Norwegian Eliteserien, Republic of Ireland Premier Division and Swedish Allsvenskan, then 'Americas' and 'Africa/Asia/Middle East' covers the rest of the world.

The next row of filters allows you to filter out leagues which have just started (0-10% and 11-20%) as well as leagues which are coming to a close (81-90% and 91-99%). I'll come on to the third row shortly.

The last row allows you to filter fixtures by kick-off time. This is really useful because if you're available to trade between 7.30pm and 10.30pm you don't need to see any of the afternoon action. Immediately, you're left with a much better list of fixtures to start your research with.

Example Team Stats for a Saturday afternoon

Once you have your list of fixtures, you can research each one in more detail.

The great thing is, you don't need to know anything about different leagues and teams around the world because Team Stats gives you instant knowledge. You can expertly trade teams you've never heard of before, very quickly and easily.  

I'll open up the first fixture on the list - Waasland-Beveren v Sporting Charleroi - which is a game between 17th and 9th in the Belgian First Division A. You can see rows for 'Main Trading Stats (MTS)', 'Goal Times' and 'Goal Patterns'.

Example Team Stats for a Saturday afternoon

Don't worry about the column headings. They all have pop-up descriptions and become second nature in no time.

Waasland-Beveren are playing at home, so their stats are for home games only. You can see that they have not had any 0-0 results at home this season and that 92% of their home games have gone over 1.5 goals. Those are both excellent stats for goals, so they're coloured green.

The next row shows when the teams have scored and conceded goals this season. Again, home stats for the home team and away stats for the away team. Amazingly, Waasland-Bevern have scored 93% of their total goals at home in the second half (GS2). That's useful to know when trading!

The bottom row looks at goal patterns. For example, 9/13 Waasland-Beveren home games and 7/14 Sporting Charleroi away games have gone 0-1 which is 59%, then 56% of those went 0-2 rather than 1-1.

Now you know from Team Stats that Waasland-Beveren score very few goals in the first half and that most games played by these teams have gone 0-1, perhaps this is an opportunity to back Sporting Charleroi to be leading at half-time? Or lay the draw?

Well... when you click on 'Sporting Charleroi' and select the 'First half score table' you can see right away that Sporting Charleroi have scored in the first half in 3/6 away games against bottom half teams, but that they were only leading at half-time in 1/6.

Team Stats: Score Table

Definitely a first half to avoid then and it was no surprise to see the 0-0 score at half-time, especially as our Live Stats Module showed that there was little going on in terms of attacking play.

Team Stats did an excellent job of predicting what was most likely to happen, so Goal Profits members didn't risk any money on a bad trade.

Waasland-Beveren v Sporting Charleroi match result

Waasland-Beveren went on to continue their second half scoring form, exactly as Team Stats had identified. Although Sporting Charleroi didn't score first, they scored the second goal of the game which the 'Goal Patterns' row had suggested was most likely.

There were ways to profit from this game, but certainly stronger trades to get involved with. I simply opened up the first fixture on the list to show you how Team Stats works. Very quick and easy, right?

Oh... Team Stats also alerts you to managerial changes. Teams will often play differently when a new manager takes over, so previous stats for FC Cartagena here are not going to be as reliable as they normally would be. Something to take into account when carrying out research.

Team Stats: Manager change alert

Compare Teams

The 'Compare Teams' page is particularly useful for Champions League ties.

If Manchester City are playing Bayern Munich, you can pull up their league stats to get an idea of how they might match up if they were in the same league. Of course, you do have to be careful with cup competitions as teams often line up differently, especially over two legs.

Team Stats: Compare Teams feature

Team Stats Trends

As well as looking at individual teams, it's also important to know the characteristics of each league. Among other things, this will have a big impact on market prices.

The table below is sorted by average goals per game. The Danish Superligaen is interesting; 2.8 goals per game, 59% of games going over 2.5 goals and both teams scoring in 61%. That suggests a number of fairly even teams and a competitive league.

Team Stats: Current Season League Rankings

Team Stats also has historical data for the previous decade.

You can see that Belgian First Division B was vastly overperforming in terms of average goals per game during 2020/2021 season. Even the Belgian First Division A was above average, so perhaps they were having a particularly good year for goals which you could take advantage of.

Team Stats: Long-Term League Rankings

Team Stats Trends also plots all the figures on a graph which compares each league to the average.

It really highlights the stellar season that Belgian First Division B had in 2020/2021!

Team Stats: Long-Term League Rankings graph

For football traders and even bettors, Team Stats is far better than any other football stats website. It cuts the time you spend on trade research massively, leaving you more time to trade football and then enjoy your life away from the screen.

Try Team Stats for £1

You will get full access to Team Stats when you start your £1 trial today.

Goal Profits members get everything they need to trade profitably and professionally:

  • Exclusive Team Stats and a Live Stats Module that make trading very quick and easy.
  • Profitable trading strategies with daily selections.
  • Additional tools that highlight trading opportunities quickly and effectively.
  • Updated training resources to help beginners learn trading from the ground up, improving understanding and results.
  • Inplay support from professional football traders in our exclusive chat room/forum and by email.
  • Unparalleled (yes... really!) customer support by live chat and email.

We're now offering a fantastic opportunity for you to finally achieve what you want from trading using all the above tools - and with the help of the most successful Betfair community around...

Try it out for a week for £1!

If, after a week, you think it’s not for you - cancel your subscription and we'll part ways with no further fees

Full membership costs as little as £1 per day - click here for all membership options

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.