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Historical Football Results and Betting Odds Data
In addition to the Livescore, Tables and Statistics service Football-Data continues to provide the football punter with computer-ready football results, match statistics and betting odds data for use with spreadsheet applications, to help with the development and analysis of football betting systems. What's more since July 2007 this data is now FREE. In doing so Football-Data takes the time out of recompiling pages and pages of results data and past betting odds found on a number of football results and odds comparison websites.
Download Football-Data's FREE PDF guide to Rating Systems for Match Prediction, and discover how ratings analysis using computer-ready results and betting oddds data can help one to establish a betting edge, as in the chart above right.
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Access fulltime and halftime results for up to 22 European league divisions from 25 seasons back to 1993/94. Additional match statistics since 2000/01, including shots on goal, corners, fouls, offsides, bookings, red cards and referees, are also available for the major European football leagues, including the English Premiership and lower divisions, the Socttish Premiersip, German Budnesliga, Spanish la Liga, Italian Serie A and French Championnat.
Historical match betting odds data from up to 10 major online bookmakers are available back to 2000/01. Since 2005/06 average and maximum prices for match betting, total goals and Asian handicap have also been collected from Betbrain (from Oddsportal since 2019/20). Since 2017/2018, match statistics are available for all 22 divisions. Since 2019/20 I have collected two sets of odds. The first set is collected after market opening at times specified on my fixtures page. The second set are the closing odds ('C' included the data column headings). Closing home-draw-away odds are also available for Pinnacle bookmaker only back to 2012/13). In earlier seasons, there are only the pre-closing odds.
Additionally, Football-data now provides data for 16 other worldwide premier divisions, with fulltime results and closing match odds (best and average market price, and Pinnacle odds) dating back to 2012/13.
Fixtures and betting odds for upcoming games are also are made available, collected Friday afternoons for weekend fixtures, and on Tuesday afternoons for midweeek games.
Check out an example datasheet and a set of Notes that describe the available data. The table below provides quick links to all the data files, with descriptions of exactly what data can be found in each data file. Data files can also be accessed via the country links in the right hand menu.
All files are available in CSV/Excel format for PC Windows operating systems, and are at least updated twice weekly (Sunday nights and Wednesday nights). CSV format is the industry standard comma delimited file format allowing compatibility with many computer spreadsheet applications. Commas are used to separate columns of data. They will only be seen if a CSV file is opened in a text editor. Football-Data's preferred spreadsheet application is Microsoft Excel, offering a full range of analytical functions to test betting systems developed from match and odds data.
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You might also consider Time Series Lab's Sports Statistics Package for analysing, modelling, and forecasting of time series focusing on sports results. The software allows you to choose from several probability distributions and model specifications to extract sports team strengths from your data. The software is based on football models that appeared in the academic literature. There is a module that allows you to directly download Football-Data files into the GUI.
Football-Data would like to acknowledge the following sources which are currently utilised in the compilation of Football-Data's results and odds files.
Sportinglife (UK match statistics until 2011/12 season)*
BBC Football (UK match statistics from 2012/13 season)*
ESPN Soccer (European league match statistics)
*English Conference match statistics for 2013/14 come from Sportinglife.
[Please note Football-Data cannot be responsible for any data inaccuracies, either at scoure of duting seconday compilation. All data provided by Football-Data are made available for the purposes of league match prediction only.]
If you have any questions about either the data or how it can be used for your own betting system, just contact Football-Data