football-bet-data faq's

How do I use the dashboards for system creation?

The dashboard is made up of a series of tick box criteria and numeric boxes. To ensure your search produces an output you must ensure that at least one box per section is ticked (or valid numerical values entered in the minimum and maximum boxes) You must use decimal odds between 0 and 100. If you leave these blank, they will be omitted from the criteria and you will receive a message informing you so at the end.

If you wanted to find games that were predicted to be 1-0 or 0-1, you can select these scorelines by looking along the top header from the core prediction section, finding the value “1”, and then ticking the 0-1 and 1-0 selections.

How do I use the dashboard for data extraction?

If you wanted to get data output for the English Premier League for season 2012-13, you would select the relevant league code (In this instance E0) within the tick box range. Then select all score predictions, and also include matches with no predictions (games with no predictions are covered in another question), leave all the odds ranges to default, and tick the relevant season from the Winter filter and click get games. This will display a brief overview of all the games which can then be exported to Excel directly with full odds data within the download

Alternatively you could use the "Data Archive" which will give you the basic output, but in a smaller file, and quicker download times.

Can I still use the site if I do not have Excel?

Yes, you do not have to download information, but by downloading you can access more data than is possible to display on the screen only. Also without Excel you can download with open office as an alterative.

What do the figures mean in the data summary table?

The summary table provides an overview of the matches that have met your desired criteria. The profit / loss figures are the result of backing our predictions at level stakes (10 units per match result and 1 unit per correct score result) for both the average and estimated maximum odds.

We also analyse the outcome of the games in terms of percentage, returns on average odds and returns on maximum odds (again using 10 units per match) 

I have upgraded my account but I still have restricted access to the dashboards?

Once you have received our confirmation email advising of account upgrade you should be able to log straight in for full functionality. 

If you have received this email but still have restricted access please ensure you clear your cookies, or close your browser and login again. It maybe that your session as a basic member is still active.

Please also check to ensure you have entered your login details correctly. Login's are case sensitive and any typing error will revert your login to basic access.

If you are still having problems please contact us

I have paid but can not access the data yet?

 

Please allow up to 24 hours for account activation. This is usually a few minutes but sometimes the system can take a bit longer to process. If you have received your confirmation of upgrade, make sure you have not paid using an echeque. Echeque's take anywhere from 5 - 10 days to clear and your account access will not be granted until the payment has cleared.

 

Finally, check the typing of your username (email address) and password, including case sensitivity. If you make a mistake entering your details your login will revert to basic member access for that session. You will need to allow the session to timeout or clear your cookies and login again with your correct details. Please check you are entering your details exactly as on sign up. If you need to change your details / password please contact us so we can update the database accordingly

 

I get an error message while searching the databases?

A search error may occur if you have not completed the tick box selection (for instance you have not selected any score predictions, seasons or leagues) within your search

Why do you charge for memberships?

In an ideal world we would open our whole site up for free to everybody. The truth is that most months Football-Bet-Data operate at a loss, and the prices we charge are the lowest we possibly can. The money generated from product sales, membership fees and important advertising funds are re-directed back into the business enabling growth and additional features – so if it wasn’t for the funding we do receive – there quite simply would be no site to bring to you, and no additional features being added.

On top of the hosting, domain, server and over head charges we also have to pay third parties for data licences and database creation / maintenance, so your membership contributions really do help contribute to the progression of the site. 

What are predicted odds?

The predicted odds are the statistically generated “true” odds as generated by our system in decimal format.

What are GG odds?

GG odds are = predicted goals galore odds, or both teams to score "yes" as its otherwise known. The lower the odds, the more likely both teams are of scoring.

What is over / under 0.5, 1.5, 2.5 etc?

Using 2.5 as an example, 2.5 is the middle mark between 2 goals and 3 goals. Therefore under 2.5 goals means 2 goals or less in the game. Over 2.5 means 3 goals or more

How often are the sections and data archives updated?

Our data is updated daily at around 4am UK time

Why are there some games with no predictions?

We only started publishing score predictions from 2006 so games prior to this also have no predictions associated with them.

Some games in southern hemisphere leagues kick off before or during our automated calculation process, so games starting between midnight at 2am (UK time) are also excluded from predictions

These games are still stored in our database with their odds data, results, half time scores etc etc available  you just need to make sure the box “select games with no predictions” is ticked when completing your search.

The first 5 home, and first 5 away games for each team in a new season have no predictions as there isn't enough recent form for our calculations to accurately predict the outcome.

Why do some selections that meet my criteria disappear after a game?

If you create a betting system based around the actual odds available, it is always possible that odds movement on the day of the game will mean a selection won't become a pick (or vice versa) as the game approaches kick off. We recommend monitoring the average odds of a game leading up to kick off as team changes, injuries and weather conditions can all influence odds as a game approaches kick off time. 

The odds displayed on the day of a game are the average odds on offer at 2am UK time, the odds displayed after a game has been played are the average odds available at kick off time, and this can sometimes lead to selections falling in or out of any system that uses actual odds as part of the criteria

I can only see restricted access when creating a system or accessing data?

Basic members have restricted access to our dashboard's. To remove this restriction you will need to upgrade your account here 

The dashboard's appear to freeze or take a long time to load?

Try cutting down on the criteria you are selecting. It is likely that the report you are trying to generate is huge. If you don’t want to change any of your filter criteria, then try filtering out certain leagues or years / seasons and running more than one search.

If you are having trouble loading a dashboard then please try again in a few minutes. Routine schedule maintenance can occur during the day which will cause a short downtime of a couple of minutes.

I am having problems downloading data to Excel?

The issue might be related to Microsoft Security Update KB3115262 for Excel that was released July 12, 2016. The security update information can be found in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-088 - Critical.

Try these workarounds workarounds (in order of preference):

  • Instead of clicking Open, save the file and then open it
  • In Excel Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Protected View, uncheck the top two options. This is potentially unsafe.
  • Uninstall the security update.

What leagues are covered?

We currently cover over 65 leagues shown below. Some of the leagues run during the traditional summer months (May to August) so Football-Bet-Data provides predictions 365 days a year. We do not currently analyse or display data for Play off games, cup competitions or international games. 

Can output from the dashboard be downloaded?

We have a feature allowing you to quickly export your selections to Excel. Simply click the "Export to Excel" button that appears at the top of your results output after you have selected your criteria and clicked "get games". This output will also include additional information not displayed on the screen

Can I save my present filter selections?

On our create a system dashboard we have a feature that allows advanced users to create, save, amend or delete as many systems as they like. Each system can be named, and then easily recalled in the future to keep track on historical results or find upcoming selections.

Why is a game predicted to be won by the away team, but they are not the favourites according to predicted odds?

We use various different statistical techniques to predict the scoreline and the odds. It is quite possible that a game could be predicted to be an away win, but the home teams projected odds are lower. We encourage all our members to build their systems and selections around more than one factor. 

How are the score predictions generated and how accurate are they?

Our score predictions are generated using a range of statistical calculations. These include head to head meetings of the teams, recent form and the league dynamics. To see the accuracy of our predictions please click here to see our statistical analysis of predictions v results

Why wont the create betting dashboard show predictions for games further ahead of today?

As mentioned above, the score predictions (and also odds projections) are dependent on other results in that league (as one of the factors) – so predictions for games taking place in one weeks time are not robust today. They are only firmed up on the day of the game. You can still view fixtures and odds for upcoming games.

How do I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel by going into your Paypal account and clicking cancel subscription. Alternatively please click the unsubscribe button opposite and enter your details as requested.

Do I have to log in each time I go to create a system or access archived data?

You session will ”time out” after about 20 minutes and you will then be required to login once more. If you are using a web browser such as Firefox – the dashboard will have the ability to remember your username / password combination for easy sign in.

Can the dashboard create a profitable system?

Yes absolutely it can, and we have members who contact us advising so. Members also run blogs or post contributions to betting forums or independent review sites discussing strategies, but naturally some of the most profitable are kept under wraps. Many of these have been running for months or years and are highly profitable. As always with betting though discipline a good staking plan and obtaining the best odds available are equally important as finding a succesful system. It may take you a few attempts and some trial and error along the way, but you will get there.

There are less than 2% of total punters who are ever profitable, please use our data to ensure you join this elite group. Profiting at football should be a long term goal, with gradual but steady profits. If you are looking for a site claiming to make you thousands from 1 unit stakes, then please keep looking - and then come back to us when you find such a site doesn't exist :-)

Where do the odds come from that are displayed?

The odds displayed in our betting dashboard and head to head pages are the average odds from all bookmakers offering bets on each particular game. We also provide analysis within the dashboard using the estimated maximum odds available (which is average odds x 5%).

As mentioned in an earlier question, the odds before a game is played are taken at 2am UK time on the day of a game, and odds displayed after a game were the odds at kick off time.

Can you display my link on the Football-Bet-Data website?

We offer the unique opportunity to display your logo / link on our homepage as well as getting an advanced "corporate" membership package with us. Please click here for more info

What data do you provide within the dashboards? 

We provide the average and estimated maximum odds in the home, draw, away markets, Double chance market, over and under 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5 odds, Both teams to score odds and Draw no bet markets within the create a system dashboard. We also provide full time scores and results as well as half time scores, goal times and results for games applicable. All of this is displayed when you download your selections to excel from the main dashboard. The data archive contains a leaner output which means the file size is smaller and therefore quicker to download.

How do I change my password? 

We always recommend you use a UNIQUE password for your login's with Football-Bet-Data and Racing-Bet-Data that are different to passwords you may use for banking, email or other online accounts. Please not passwords are case sensitive and can contain only alpha numeric characters.

To change your password please visit http://www.football-bet-data.com/account/ or click the "Join Now" tab from the top menu which will allow you to access your account details. We ask all members to notify us once they change a password which will allow us to update the database and ensure you still have full access as an advanced member.