Corner odds user question and how they are calculated

This question was received this morning


Example Aston Villa vs Swansea for the Line 9,5 corners in Match. Your side says for under 9,5 the odds are 1,33. So when I get on bet365 under 9,5 1,83. there is a big value or is the 1,33 not the odd?

The screenshot of what he could see is below


The reply given was


Yes that is saying there is value. Aston Villa at home have had 14, 9, 9 and 8 corners and Swansea away have had 7,4,7 and 12 so that means 6/8 matches have been below 9.5 corners.


6/8 = 0.75 (75%)
1/0.75 = 1.33


Using the past games the price should be 1.33 but obviously there are lots of other factors to consider and it is not as simple as that. The price is just a guide to convert past results into a decimal price.


Champions League: Matchday 3 Roundup

Matchday 3 Results


Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kev



DISASTER! There were some bigger prices yesterday and always the risk of it all going wrong but De Bruyne’s late strike was a 4.22 pt swing turning a small loss into a mighty blowout.


Bayer Leverkusen vs AS Roma – Bayer Leverkusen @ 1.94 with 5Dimes LOST (4-4) -1

Paris SG vs Real Madrid – Real Madrid@ 3.03 with Pinnacle LOST (0-0) -1

CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United – Manchester United @ 2.58 with 5Dimes LOST (1-1) -1

Wolfsburg vs PSV – PSV @ 5.88 with Pinnacle LOST (2-0) -1

Manchester City vs Sevilla– Draw @ 4.22 with Pinnacle LOST (2-1) -1

5 bets, 0 wins, 5pts staked, -5pts


Results so far

13 bets, 3 wins, 13pts staked, -4.16pts

Champions League: Matchday 3

The story so far – 8 bets, 3 wins, 8pts staked, +0.84pts


Another round of matches and a few more flagged up based on past results. Borussia Monchengladbach also appeared but I have ignored them as they are not at the normal standard of German teams and also I think Juve are better than other Italian teams have been of late.


Bayer Leverkusen vs AS Roma – Bayer Leverkusen @ 1.94 with 5Dimes

Paris SG vs Real Madrid – Real Madrid@ 3.03 with Pinnacle

CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United – Manchester United @ 2.58 with 5Dimes

Wolfsburg vs PSV – PSV @ 5.88 with Pinnacle

Manchester City vs Sevilla– Draw @ 4.22 with Pinnacle

Red hot Sanchez hits goalscoring form

While Arsenal fans hadn’t started doubting Alexis Sanchez, the Chilean’s first hat-trick for the club couldn’t have come at a better time.


Without a goal to his name yet this season, Sanchez opened his account for the campaign with a sizeable deposit, hitting three goals in Arsenal’s impressive 5-2 victory over Leicester City, and then followed that up with a brace against Manchester United. Currently on five league goals for the season, Sanchez has seen his odds of finishing as the league’s top scorer shorten to 10/1 with some bookmakers when this article was produced.


Having made an electric start to life in London following his switch to the Gunners from Barcelona last summer, Sanchez’s goalscoring slipped off somewhat during the second half of last season, and the striker had gone eight games without scoring before his hat-trick against Leicester. Despite failing to continue his early season form in front of goal throughout the entire campaign, the forward still managed to finish his first year in English football with 25 goals to his name, helping the club win the FA Cup for a second successive season.


Now back among the goals, Arsenal fans will be hoping Sanchez can play a major role in the club challenging for this season’s Premier League title. While Manchester City might still be many punters’ favourites this season, currently 10/11 with betfair and other major bookmakers, Arsenal are very much in this year’s title race and Sanchez rediscovering his scoring boots certainly strengthens their case.



CC  by  Ronnie Macdonald 


While Sanchez isn’t Arsenal’s only goalscoring threat, the fact is that, when he is in form, Arsenal are a much more dangerous team than when the Chile international is firing on all cylinders. Olivier Giroud has certainly done well over the past three seasons, starting this campaign in solid form with three goals from his opening seven league appearances, and Theo Walcott continues to stake his claim for a role up front, scoring the opening goal against Leicester. But it’s Sanchez who could hold the key this year.




As well as his goalscoring, Sanchez also has a big role to play in terms of assists, setting up his team-mates on 12 occasions last season and proving just how important he is to Arsenal from an offensive point of view. If he can get close to 20 goals and 10 assists again – with the likes of Giroud and Walcott weighing in with 10-plus goals apiece, there is no doubt that Arsenal could well push the likes of City much harder than they have managed over the past few seasons – possibly even all the way through to May.


Priced at 4/11 for a top-two finish in the league, Arsenal fans might not be satisfied with that this year, especially with Sanchez in this sort of form.

Champions League: Matchday 2 Roundup


The bookies gave us another small profit in week 2. No doubt at some stage there will be a blowout here but thankfully nothing yet.


Matchday 2 Results

Porto vs Chelsea – Chelea @ 3.41 with Pinnacle LOST (2-0) -1

Lyon v Valencia – Valencia @ 2.91 with Pinnacle WON (0-1) +1.91

Man Utd v Wolfsburg – Man Utd @ 1.8 with 5Dimes WON (2-1) +0.8

Juventus v Sevilla– Draw@ 3.62 with Pinnacle LOST (2-0) -1

4 bets, 2 wins, 4pts staked, +0.71pts


Results so far

8 bets, 3 wins, 8pts staked, +0.84pts