Simple Weekender (Draw No Bet, Asian Handicap or DIY)

Draw no bet often has a lot of appeal in a match as it gives you that extra safety net. After a chat today we thought Stoke looked a decent price at home to Bournemouth and although we did fancy the win the draw no bet just gave us the extra security we like. When placing that sort of bet it pays to look around at the various options to get the best price.

For example take the Tottenham v Man Utd game tomorrow.  If we wanted to back Tottenham then we see the following best prices

Draw No Bet = 1.63 (Marathon)

Asian Handicap (0) = 1.64 with Bet Victor

So we can get a better price on the Asian Handicap than draw no bet. There is also the option of putting this together yourself. The final option is to do it yourself and back the home team and then the draw to cover your stake in it. To work this out you can use this draw no bet calculator and the best price for the Spurs win was 2.25 and the draw was 3.75 so if we had £10 we would put £7.33 on Spurs and £2.67 on the draw and doing this would give us odds of 1.649 which beats both of the prices above. It pays to shop around and there are some great resources on the internet to help you. Another example is Betulator.

If we wanted to back Liverpool we would get

Draw No Bet = 2.52 (Marathon again)

Asian Handicap (0) = 2.47 (188 Bet or Bet Victor)

DIY = 2.536 (Liverpool at 3.46 and the draw at 3.75)

Yet again the do it yourself option is the best. There is obviously a time issue doing this as you need to place 2 different bets with 2 different bookmakers but if its a big bet once in a while its worth doing.

Now we just need Stoke to win!

Simple Weekender (Watford)

Marcos Silva’s Watford host Arsenal on Saturday and are available at 5.5 for the win. Watford were smashed by Man City last home match but drew with Liverpool before being held at home to Brighton. Arsenal themselves got smashed away to Liverpool and also lost at Stoke with their only point from the draw at Chelsea. All stats are available here.

Silva had a 41 home match unbeaten run for his teams at home and Hull were awful before he arrived and actually game them some hope and belief. His 9 home matches included 6 wins, a draw and 2 losses, one of which was to Spurs when they were relegated.

If you had bet £10 on the home win in each of his Hull matches you would have ended up £120 better off. Not quite sure how Arsenal are so short in a tough match.

Premier League is back

Most people have the chance to go on holiday in August but not The Premier League as it is back and we have all the stats as per normal. The new leagues we have added so far this seaason is the Chinese Super League and we hope to add another before the end of the month.

Still looking for anyone interested in writing some articles on the website over the course of the season. We can provide all the stats you want to explore betting angles.


Super Chinese League!

Apparently EA might not have the Chinese Super League in the next version of FIFA Football but we now have added stats for the Chinese Super League to our website which can be seen here. There are also corner stats, player stats and all the other usuals.

We only have data for this season but will look into historical data.

Any suggestions or questions then please get in touch via twitter, fb or email.

Has the fun stopped? Help needed to bring it back

On 30th July it will be 10 years since Simple Soccer Stats first appeared on the internet and when it started I didn’t think it would last this long. It was just a way to share the tools I was using for my betting with other web users and that is how it has continued. The site has evolved over time and now has a mountain of data.


However, at the moment it is becoming harder and harder to devote the amount of time to Simple Soccer Stats that it needs. Be that writing articles, scraping data, developing new ideas of marketing the site. The income from a site like this is not a lot and that is the crux of the issue. To be able to devote more time it has to make more money and to be able to make more money there needs to be more time devoted.

The possibility of the site having to stop was briefly discussed but this is not something we want to happen. So this first post is just to explore if there is anyone out there who would be interesting in helping with the site. That could be

  • Writing weekly articles for the blog, including access to the data we have.
  • Helping with development of new ideas and pages on the website
  • Coming up with ideas on how to market the website and increase profits

In fact we are open to any possibilities. The email address is and please get in contact.