Focusing on Home and Away Form Soccer Betting

There are some teams that for one reason or another do much better on home turf and even a few that do better when travelling away. However, the odds for football matches are normally based on a team’s overall form and not on the specific home/away disparity they may have. Let’s have a look at some examples:

Shalke 04 are a particularly strong team at home and weak away from home.

They finished 6th in the Bundesliga in the 2014/15 season, a decent finish that qualified them for the Europa League.

Focusing on Home and Away Form Soccer Betting

However, it was their home form that agen judi bola terpercaya really got them to this finish. They only lost 2 of 17 home games all season, winning 10 and drawing 5. Their home wins included some notable victories against teams like Wolfsburg, who finished second, Monchengladbach, who finished 3rd, Augsburg who finished 5th and a draw against runaway champions Bayern Munich.

Conversely, their away form was atrocious. They won just 3 away games all season, drawing 4 and losing 10.

They followed a similar pattern in the 2013/14 season, winning 12 out of 17 home games and only losing 3, whilst only winning 7 away games all season.

And so far in 2015/16 they have continued in the same vein.

The way to profit from this is that the bookies will price up Schalke on their overall form and their strength relative to the opposition rather than the considerable disparity in their home and away form. You can therefore get very good value on Schalke in their home games and value in laying them when they are away.

There are many examples like this. QPR in the 2014/15 season of the Premiership were an example of a very poor away side, winning just 2 out of 19 away games all season, drawing 1 and losing 16. That equated to a loss rate of 84%. Yet when playing mid-table sides, you would have got considerably better odds than 1.2 on QPR losing – which is the approximate odds they should have been judi slot online on an 84% loss rate.

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On the other side of things

Valencia were incredibly strong at home in the 2014/15 season of the Primera Liga. They lost just one of their home games all season, winning 15 out of 19.

Their one home loss came against champions Barcelona, a forgivable result. But they had some superb wins at home, including against Real Madrid, Athletico Madrid and Sevilla.

Amazingly, they beat every single side from the bottom half of the table who traveled to the Mestalla – but more about records against certain types of team later.

However, Valencia have struggled greatly on their travels in recent seasons, winning just 3 away games in the 2013/14 season, 7 away games in 2014/15 and 2 so far in 2015/16.

This discrepancy may be down to the intimidating atmosphere at the Mestalla, a stadium usually packed to its 55,000 capacity and known as one of the toughest places to play at in La Liga. It may also be that Valencia’s playing style is particularly effective at home.

In any event, there is a clear pattern here and it represents a great opportunity to profit from.

Summary: by studying a website such as soccerstats you can get some very useful information about teams’ home and away records. There is great value to be had in focusing on these records and using them in your betting.

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