Soccer Game Angles - League Games
Look at the rank of each team in the following 5 categories.
*Home-Away Record (apply to home team and visiting team in corresponding situation)
*Last 8 Overall
*Last 5 Home-Away (apply to home team and visiting team in corresponding situation)
*Record vs Top Half
Add all the ranks together, the lower the number the better.
Chelsea vs Liverpool (League Game: Nov 20/2011)
Overall Record Rank
Chelsea: 5 / Liverpool: 6
Chelsea: 5 / Liverpool: 4
Last 8 Overall Rank
Chelsea: 7 / Liverpool: 6
Last 5 Home/Away Rank
Chelsea: 7 / Liverpool: 5
Record vs Top Half Rank
Chelsea: 11 / Liverpool: 3
Chelsea: 35 / Liverpool: 24
The edge went to Liverpool in this matchup.
Liverpool won this game as a 4-1 underdog.
Pros & Cons:
Pros: Good system for finding live longshots
Cons: Stats available for premier leagues only
Champions League Tournament Winner Angle
The best time to run this system is after the completion of group stage games, just before the start of the playoff round
First Game Result: Win or Tie (Goal Scored)
Team must have won first game in group stage if playing at home or away, or tied if playing on the road and scored at least one goal in the tie
Eliminate Previous Years Finalists:
No team has been able to put together back to back championship quality campaigns in recent history, the days of dominating dynasty's are over, the competition is too tough and closely matched.
Team won at least one game on the road in group stage
3 Goal Game:
Team scored at least 3 goals in any one of their group stage games
Won 2+ at Home:
Team won at least 2 of 3 home games in group stage
Plus Goal Difference:
Team scored more goals than they allowed in group stage games
16-1 odds or higher
Major tournament winner in past 10 years
Often you'll be left with more than one team after applying these filters so you'll want to get full value with your odds and a proven recent winner
Pros: Usually picks good quality teams and live longshots and can be used for picking winners of other tournaments, if you make a few revisions.
Cons: Usually picks more than one team.