Hi guys, so if I want to see what vegas thinks and how the public bets on it for American sports then that’s a pretty simple and straightforward process. For soccer in Europe though it’s another thing entirely, it’s like they treat stats with utter disdain.
My main problem is that the sites are either absurdly complicated requiring 4 different clicks to see a single number, will lock you out if you’re not from Europe or don’t really offer very much. There are a few sites I’ve found that do offer a good interface that has comprehensive offerings – but their numbers seem to be a little fishy.
For example, this is my favorite site for EPL. https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/english-premier-league/merged/
Yet all the lines are always moving in the same direction against the opener. The favorite, the underdog and the tie will all offer higher payouts than the opener. It’s like that week after week. Furthermore, the s bet always move like crazy. Last night when I checked at Southampton had 78 of bets vs 4% for Wolverhampton. Right now that line is 53% to 39%.
1. Is this stuff typical for European soccer? The opener is not really an opener, but more like an overly conservative estimate?
2. Does betting behavior typically move this dramatically where 12 hours before a math all the bets can be on one side but then 8 hours later it’s more evenly distributed?
Does anyone know of any better sites for soccer betting lines and statistics?