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A STATISTICAL DEVELOPMENT OF FIXED ODDS BETTING RULES IN SOCCER

Don J Webber, Ian Milliner, Paul White

Abstract


Two simple but seemingly profitable betting rules for betting on the away win in association football are developed.  One rule is consistent with avoiding those games in which there is a clear favourite.  The second rule is based directly on modelling bookmaker odds and assessing the residuals under the fitted model.  Contrary to previous research the betting rule using the residuals suggests avoiding betting on those games where there are large discrepancies between bookmaker odds and predicted-model odds. 


Keywords


Fixed odds betting rules; away win; bookmakers’ probabilities

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5750/jgbe.v3i1.543

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