WEEKEND 12/8/16 to 15/8/16

Amongst other top-flight leagues, the Premier League starts this weekend and most leagues covered by the In-Play Soccer Spreadsheets are now in action.

Last week's preview, which can be seen here, previewed some of the matches that the sheets had highlighted as having good trading potential last weekend, and these were the following matches:-

Oppose Utrecht when leading vs PSV (led after 16 minutes, conceded equaliser after 51 minutes and lost 2-1)
Oppose Emmen when leading vs Ajax II (led after 9 minutes, conceded equaliser after 26 minutes and drew 1-1)
Oppose Den Bosch when leading vs PSV II (lost 5-4 but never led)
Oppose Kortrijk when leading vs Anderlecht (led after 20 minutes, conceded equaliser after 32 minutes and lost 5-1)
Oppose Piast Gliwice when leading vs Legia Warsaw (match was 0-0 draw)

So overall, three out of three winning trades were recommended, and there were many more also available for users of the In-Play Soccer Spreadsheets.  You can check out here a YouTube video I recently made which discusses how to use the spreadsheets in both a pre-match betting and in-play trading context, and if you would like a free trial, please get in touch via email at ratingssoccer@gmail.com.

In the Championship at 3pm on Saturday, Fulham travel to Lancashire to face Preston North End, and in quite a level matched league, teams frequently produce close results and comebacks - the away team conceding equaliser percentage of 49.13% in the Championship is higher than most leagues.

Last season, Fulham lost 69.23% of away leads which was the worst in the division, and they've also lost both strikers, Ross McCormack and Mousa Dembele.  If they get in front, Preston - who recovered 57.14% of home deficits - are likely to have an above average chance of getting back on level terms, as this adapted screenshot of the Challenger spreadsheets indicates:-

At 615pm UK time, Sporting Lisbon host Maritimo, and although the Portuguese Primeira Liga isn't one of the best leagues in the world for producing swingy matches, Sporting Lisbon performed well when losing at home, whilst Maritimo struggled to retain leads away from home, as this adapted screenshot shows:-


The French Ligue 1 is also generally a tough league to get in-play swings, but there is a match up that I do like on Sunday, at 745pm UK time, as Olympique Marseille host Toulouse:-

We can see above that Toulouse are poor front-runners home and away, with the red text showing that they lost over 50% of leads for both last season.  Marseille (68.75%) were very strong at recovering from goal deficits at home, so opposing Toulouse if/when leading can be considered.

Finally, the MLS is a very good league to trade with many leads lost and the data likes Dallas to recover from losing positions against Sporting Kansas City, in a match for the night owls at 2am on Sunday morning.