The Most Useful Football/Soccer Betting Websites in 2021 for Stats and Research

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One of the most researched topic in football betting (or soccer if you are on the American side) is which websites to use BEFORE placing a bet.

What are the most useful betting websites in terms of stats, livescore, previews, odds comparison and predictions that you can use to research a particular bet?

Since there is a jungle of websites out there, I thought it could be useful to make a list of what years of experience betting and researching I found the most reliable and useful. This is a list that I’ll keep updating, so you can easily bookmark it to check every once in a while for new website coming up.

With the advent of Internet and the proliferation of football websites I feel this might be the best time ever to be a great bettor and the huge amount of information we can find, being news or statistics, make everyday more possible to beat the bookies and be profitable. The bettors in the past have never had all these great information available in real time, wherever in the world they may be, and the difference between the well-informed (the bookmaker) and the uninformed (the user) has never been so little as right now.

The average bettor doesn’t have all the time in the world to research for bets, so It is better to know those 4-5 websites you want to check out before placing your bets and how to use them so that you won’t spend too much time looking for places where to gather information.

*BetDossier is an independent website so none of the website on the list are associated with us or part of an advertising or referral campaign.

CURRENT TOP 10:
  1. SOCCERWAY
  2. OLBG
  3. WHOSCORED
  4. TRANSFERMAKT
  5. ODDSPORTAL
  6. FOOTYSTATS
  7. LIVESCORE
  8. ODDSMATH
  9. FOREBET
  10. BETEXPLORER

1. Soccerway

BEST FOR: LIVESCORE, STATS, H2H

Soccerway is hands down one the best football betting site for live football and statistics.

You can always rely on soccerway for your research before placing a bet. The website is not just great for Live results, but It has also have an extensive statistic part worth checking. It has stats and results about all the leagues and tournaments in the world, from the 1st division to the bottom. Every league page has information like Results, Fixtures, Tables, Top scorers, Assists and you can also find useful information for most of the important types of bet like Half Time results for every team, Home/Away records, Form in the last 6 games and Over/Under.

One of the key feature of Soccerway is the Head2Head comparison between two teams, which is very useful when betting on a football match.

Another fantastic feature is the page dedicated to the top scorers of a league or tournament. You can check very easily how many goals they have scored by penalty, and even how many times a player has scored the first goal in the game, very useful for the 1st Goalscorer market.

If you then click on the number of goals scored by a player you can see the list of games and how many goals the player has scored during the season in each game. If you click the number of first goals in the game, you can also see the exact minutes when the player has scored every of his first goal.

Soccerway should always be the first on the list of bookmarks of the serious bettor, and should be checked regularly before every bet.

BEST FOR:

  • Livescore
  • Tables (Home/Away/Form)
  • H2H
  • Half Time market
  • Under/Over
  • 1st Goalscorer

2. OLBG

BEST FOR: TIPS, PREVIEWS, VIRTUAL BETTING

This is a quite obvious choice, but you cannot make a bet on the most important leagues without checking OLBG.

OLBG is an essential website for every bettor

There are 3 sections very useful that you want to check for your bet research. The first one is the Comment section where you can check what the best members have written about a particular bet. You can check the performance of a certain tipster next to the comment, so you will know if the information is coming from a successful tipster. The brilliant football tips comment section is also important when you are uncertain on a bet, some comments will give you a different angle on a match or market you never thought of.

Another great section is the Blog section where you can find some useful blog about match previews, statistics on a certain markets, previews on leagues/cups, or just some great betting view from some of the best bloggers on the net.

The third useful section is the Forum, where every day there are discussions and selections on the best bets of the day in the world of football, and also plenty of useful information about the most known leagues and cups.

Apart from these 3 sections the site is a dream for people who want to experiment with bets without losing real money as the website has plenty of Virtual betting competitions with prizes available every month.

Another great thing for less experienced bettors is all the Guides available on the website. From

They also have an app for smartphone.

BEST FOR:

  • Tipsters comments
  • Betting Blog
  • Previews
  • Forum
  • Betting Guides
  • Strategies

3. WhoScored

BEST FOR: STATS, LIVESCORE, MATCH PREVIEW, NEWS

WhoScored is simply one of the most complete website for football betting.

Statistics and LiveScore are the two most important sections of WhoScored, but there is so much more to explore.

In Match Preview you get so much more than on a website like Soccerway, more inclined towards livescore than stats. For example taking a match between Rangers and Livingston on the Scottish Premier League you can find: Probable Lineups, Missing Players, Head to Head, Key Team News, Key Match Facts and a short Prediction section. In a page you can have a very good photograph of how the match looks like from a betting point of view and it’s all for free, including the prediction, that usually comes as a premium feature on other similar websites.

If you are also looking for a stats website that would give you the most important News on the most important leagues WhoScored got you covered as well.

If you want to find a good bet without having to look for every single match, there is a great section called Match Facts where there are quick facts and their relative bet that you can check and consider.

In the end an impressive complete betting website that should always be in your favorite list.

BEST FOR:

  • Probable Line-ups
  • Missing Players
  • Team News
  • Match Facts
  • Outcome Stats
  • Over/Under
  • Correct Score
  • Goal Times
  • Clean Sheets / Failed to Score

4. Transfermakt

BEST FOR: FIXTURES, RESULTS, TEAM/PLAYERS STATS

Trasfermarkt was born as a reference for everything related to football Transfers and Player’s value, but it has grown over the years to become a really great source of information for different type of bets.

At first it seems to be another website with the same Statistic section you can find in all the other websites, with tables, results, transfers and game information, but if you check the website a little bit more you can find some hidden gems in the menus.

The Match Plan section of every team is organized fantastically and it can be filtered not only by date but also by competitions. This is a very useful tool when you want to bet on a team in a particular competition, as you can check very easily how the team has done over the year. You can also check the team performances in previous seasons with a few clicks and the information will be all in one page unlike soccerway where you have to go through a lot of pages if you want to check past results.

Another great thing is the Table section where you can select not just the home and away tables, but also the form table. Unlike other websites that give you the performance in the last 6 games, in transfermarkt you can change the selection from any gameweek to another. This is very useful if you want to know how a team perform in a given month, or at start/end of the season, or if you want to know how many points the champions of a certain league have had at a particular gameweek.

The page dedicated to Player Data is also outstanding, with a performance record for every team they played for and for every season. A great gem can be found in the performance data menu where there is a page called Record vs dedicated to the record of a player (including goals and assists) versus any team he played against.

Very interested is also the same performance data available for the Managers Data with sections dedicated to their record versus any other managers and teams they played against.

BEST FOR:

  • Tables
  • Fixtures / Results
  • Performance Data
  • Transfers
  • Managers H2H
  • Players Record vs Team

5. OddsPortal

BEST FOR: ODDS COMPARISON

OddsPortal right now takes the crown as one or if not the best odds comparison website. It’s hard to find another website so well structured and with many bookmakers to choose from.

The website compares 66 bookmakers in more than 10 thousand competitions.

If you click on a match you can filter the market you are interested in, from 1×2 to Asian Handicap, to Over/Under, Draw no Bet, European Handicap, Double Chance and Correct Score.

Very interesting are also specific sections dedicated to:

  • Dropping odds (odds experiencing a recent big drop)
  • Sure bets (set of bets on a certain event that guarantees a profit of no less than the total amount of bets made, regardless of the result of the event)
  • Blocked odds (bets no longer accepted by bookmakers)
  • Value bets (bets with mathematically calculated value)
  • Hot matches (most popular matches)
  • Best handicaps (comparing both handicap margins and the odds)
  • Moving margins (handicap margins movement)
  • Archived results (past results and relative odds)

6. FootyStats

BEST FOR: STATS, H2H

FootyStats is another of the best websites dedicated to football stats and analysis. Much like WhoScored it has the usual sections like LiveScore, Stats, Analysis and Match preview.

The website has data from 1000+ leagues worldwide including UK, Europe, South America, etc.

Compared to other websites FootyStats has both a free version of the website, covering sections like Goals scored/conceded, Over 2.5 & Both teams to score predictions, Head to Head record, and Overall Form, but if you want to have more you can upgrade to their premium offer which gives you 300 Extra Leagues plus Corner Stats and Cards Stats. I’m not in any way affiliated with them but recommend to check them out if you are interested in those type of market specifically.

BEST FOR:

  • Form
  • H2H
  • Predictions
  • Over/BTTS
  • Corner Stats
  • Cards Stats

7. Livescore

BEST FOR: LIVESCORE

Although websites like Soccerway, WhoScored, FootyStats, etc cover live scoring very well, there is a website I never take out of my bookmark list, and that is Livescore.com

Compared to other website in this list, this is a site dedicated only to live scoring so whenever I’m looking to find a live result on a particular match that I can’t find any info for on others I always rely on Livescore.com

I usually use it more during pre-season than during the season, mostly because they cover each and every club summer friendlies that might not be so easy to find elsewhere. Also as another example, a game in the Norwegian Cup I was looking for, I couldn’t find any live info but on Livescore.com

The website is not divide by team or doesn’t give any tables, stats about a particular league, but it just excels at live scoring and sometimes it’s absolutely needed during the year, when other fail to deliver.


8. Oddsmath

BEST FOR: ODDS MOVEMENT, COMPARISON

Oddsmath is a website dedicated to Odds movement and comparison. On the home page with a quick glance you can check the biggest dropping odds happening in football matches around the world. The page list them in order from the biggest drop to the smallest in percentage.

Apart from this the website works very well also as an odds comparison tools with data from plenty of bookmakers.

BEST FOR:

  • Dropping Odds
  • Odds Comparison

9. Forebet

BEST FOR: PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Forebet is another pretty interesting website with more focus on prediction and match preview than only stats.

They cover all the major league both in Europe and in North/South America and for each match there is not only a prediction page full of stats and data from past games, like H2H,past games, trends, etc, but also a full written preview article which goes into detail about their prediction and how both teams are heading into the game.

Even if you won’t use their prediction in order to place your bet, it is a website worth checking before betting on a game, or to scout around for a possible on a bet on a match you haven’t considered.

Combined with other websites this could be really helpful to select the best bets of the weekend.

BEST FOR:

  • Prediction
  • Match Preview articles
  • Stats

10. BetExplorer

BEST FOR: STREAKS

BetExplorer offers the usual sections like summary of upcoming matches, popular bets, odds comparison and odds movement, but where it can be most useful compared to others is in the section called Streaks, with the longest consecutive series of results and trends of teams from leagues around the world.

With a quick glance you can filter:

  • Winning streak
  • Drawing streak
  • Losing streak
  • Matches without win/draws/losses
  • Best/Worst teams
  • Best/Worst offense
  • Best/Worst defense
  • Unders/Overs 2.5 in a row
  • Best Unders/Overs teams

This is my list so far, if you know some more useful website for research not mentioned feel free to leave a comment. No spam please.


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