- Final result
Without reliable sources of information and statistics, it won't be easy to starts predicting the outcome of various sports events. There are plenty of websites dedicated to providing sports enthusiasts and bettors with all information they can find between heaven and earth. At African Betting Guide we source our information from various sites and platforms, but luckily there is one site that we recommend highly to our visitors called FootyStats. Their free option has more than enough information and statistics that one can ask for, but for the more in-depth statistics seekers, they also offer a premium version.
How does it look in the League Table?
Depending on the type of game you which to predict, start by look at the league table to see the team's current positions and from there try to understand the reason behind it. Always ask yourself ‘why’, never take anything for granted, since the smallest thing can have the biggest impact on a teams current position in the league.
How are the team's forms lately?
One most important part is to take a closer look at the teams recent and current forms by looking at their last five games played. Why have they lost? Why have they won? Why so many drawn games? Teams can have lost the last five games, but you must find out why, since anything can have been affecting a team's weak form and the upcoming game could be the resurrection. There are plenty of questions you must ask yourself and if you haven't been keeping notes since we all must start somewhere, this is a good time for you to start.
How have previous games between the teams looked like?
When we at it, you better jump onto the next important prediction train and start looking at the last meetings between the two teams, taking into consideration home/away advantage. Some strong teams, that might feel like a safe bet, at first sight, might often lose to one specific weaker team, and been doing so throughout history It's very important to never overlook crucial aspect like that just because that's how it ‘should be’. Some teams might play extremely well in their own league, but against teams from other countries they struggle and this is something we see quite often, especially when comparing the more physical teams in the English Premier league with the more technical Italian teams in Serie A.
Who is going to referee the game?
Believe it or not, but the referee has a huge impact on a games final result. One referee can be extremely strict, while another is more likely to let rough incidents in a game slide. Therefore, to be able to predict the outcome of a game, it's highly important to look closer at a referees record between the teams and the records for a specific team the referee been involved in.
What weather are we expecting?
The weather also has a huge impact on the outcome of a game. Just imagine how it would be for a team as FC Barcelona to be playing in 30 degrees on them and then 3 days later be playing in ice-cold Russia? It's draining both mentally and physically for even the most experienced and professional football players. Besides this obvious fact, the weather does play a huge role generally looking at performance, so always look at how teams been playing in rainy weather compared to sunny since managers tend to adjust their tactics according to weather conditions and sometimes this doesn't play well with what the team might be used with.
Are all the players available in the teams?
Never take for granted that a team's strongest players are starting. Sickness could happen overnight, injuries can strike at any time and maybe the teams best players got banned due to too many yellow cards? Make sure to double check this and the lineup until just a couple hours before the game
Who are the managers of the teams?
Lastly, even though its a game between players, the manager's experience, and knowledge play an even more important role that some might believe. Everything from their tactical knowledge, their influential skills and how they presence affect the dressing room atmosphere is to be taking into account. Managing a team full of superstars is something not many of us will ever experience, which is fully understandable since you must give 120% each and every day to get their respect, the respect from the fans and make sure your team provides the expected outcome.
African Betting Guide has now shared and touched on some of the most important variables on how to be able to predict the outcome of a sports event. Obviously, there are much more to it then what we have brought up here today, but we truly believe that with these guidelines you will be able to increase your chances of predicting the result of your favorite games in the future. Remember that it takes time to optimize your own personal betting strategy, but with time comes experience and knowledge - have patience, take notes, always be hungry for more and we promise you that you will be one step closer to joining the chosen few bettors who call this their job.