This is the first page of something that is expanding into a massive feature of SoccerLotto

This is the first page of something that is expanding into a massive feature of SoccerLotto.com. Our scores database goes back to the 87/88 season with UK data (English, Scottish and English minor leagues), to varying points with our French, Spanish, German, Italian and Scandinavian data, to 1988 with our Aussie data and to 1950 with our competitive international data. Irish and Dutch data are next in line to be added, and eventually we plan to take back the data of all countries to when they started.

In this area, we shall be analysing this data every which way. There is a special Analysis/Search Request Forum in the Message Board where any matter arising can be discussed. Here, too, questions can be asked and searches suggested/requested.

Our method will be to conduct searches throughout the whole of our data and to put up the results in tabular form with some general pointers in text. The next stage will be to offer an interactive facility whereby subscribers can conduct the same search in relation to any League or Cup competition they wish, over any period they choose. As far as we know, we are the first football data site to offer this kind of interactive service.

You can of course print out the tables for ease of reference, although we will be setting up links to them from the Fixtures/Form guide.

This opening page simply shows you the relationship between the site's five-match-form figures and actual results in English and Scottish League games since 87/88, plus the main English non-league Divisions. To conduct your own search on any part of that data, please click here.

You'll find five-match-form figures for each game in our Fixtures/Form listings just before the column showing the relative league positions of the two teams. As our KEYS to various pages explain, these figures take degrees of defeat or victory plus the current form of opponents into account. Anything between 0 and 100 is possible, but teams are nearly always somewhere between 25 and 75. The figures simply give a snapshot of current form.

The percentage figures in the three tables are not related to the home/draw/away percentage figures on the right of our Fixtures/Form guide. On the whole they show that the further ahead any team is on our scale, the more likely it is to win, with one or two interesting exceptions.

With English League games, note how if a home side is the maximum (33+) ahead on form, it is oddly more likely to fall short and only draw. We should all recognise the scenario: the home "banker" where the home side do everything but score, hitting the woodwork and missing sitters while the visiting keeper plays a blinder and the defenders some block everything with everything from their arse to their accidental elbow. End result: a coupon-busting 0-0.

"There's no such thing as an away banker". Note how in English League games, if the away side is 28-32 points ahead, the draw incidence has been a whopping 34.74%. In other words, a 7/4 chance. And even when the away team's advantage is 33+, the draw chance is up at 29.41% or around 12/5. Table One shows just what bad value the odds-on away is : if you can find 6/4 against an away side which is 23-27 points up on our scale, you have got yourself value, but aways at odds-on are unlikely to be value.

At the opposite end of the scale, note how any home priced under 4/6 will struggle to be value. This applies to Minor League games as well.

In Scotland, the continuing dominance of Celtic and Rangers mean sides well up on our form are more likely to win than in England, whether at home or away. Note how once a Scottish away side is 18 points up, it should be odds-on. Equally, any home side behind on SoccerLotto form is probably worth laying on the exchanges.

TABLE ONE - MAIN ENGLISH LEAGUES AUG. 1987 TO OCTOBER 2006 - 39181 GAMES

SOCCERLOTTO FORM

HOME WIN

AWAY WIN

SCORE-DRAW

GOALLESS

ANY DRAW

AWAY SIDE 33+ UP

23.53% (8)

47.06% (16)

23.53% (8)

5.88% (2)

29.41% (10)

AWAY SIDE 28-32 UP

26.32% (25)

38.95% (37)

25.26% (24)

9.47% (9)

34.74% (33)

AWAY SIDE 23-27 UP

34.38% (120)

40.97% (143)

17.48% (61)

7.16% (25)

24.64% (86)

AWAY SIDE 18-22 UP

34.37% (366)

37.93% (404)

19.72% (210)

7.98% (85)

27.70% (295)

AWAY SIDE 13-17 UP

37.72% (934)

33.40% (827)

19.18% (475)

9.69% (240)

28.88% (715)

AWAY SIDE 8-12 UP

40.07% (1875)

31.46% (1472)

19.79% (926)

8.68% (406)

28.47% (1332)

AWAY SIDE 3-7 UP

44.05% (2985)

27.83% (1886)

19.76% (1339)

8.37% (567)

28.12% (1906)

SIDES WITHIN 2 PTS

46.00% (3523)

26.34% (2017)

19.47% (1491)

8.20% (628)

27.67% (2119)

HOME SIDE 3-7 UP

48.20% (3276)

23.42% (1592)

19.83% (1348)

8.55% (581)

28.38% (1929)

HOME SIDE 8-12 UP

50.77% (2429)

22.20% (1062)

18.75% (897)

8.28% (396)

27.03% (1293)

HOME SIDE 13-17 UP

53.94% (1450)

20.50% (551)

18.08% (486)

7.48% (201)

25.56% (687)

HOME SIDE 18-22 UP

56.96% (655)

17.74% (204)

17.13% (197)

8.17% (94)

25.30% (291)

HOME SIDE 23-27 UP

59.71% (249)

15.59% (65)

17.75% (74)

6.95% (29)

24.70% (103)

HOME SIDE 28-32 UP

61.90% (78)

14.29% (18)

16.67% (21)

7.14% (9)

23.81% (30)

HOME SIDE 33+ UP

55.29% (47)

17.65% (15)

17.65% (15)

9.41% (8)

27.06% (23)



TABLE TWO - MAIN SCOTTISH LEAGUES AUG. 1987 TO OCTOBER 2006 - 14493 GAMES

SOCCERLOTTO FORM

HOME WIN

AWAY WIN

SCORE-DRAW

GOALLESS

ANY DRAW

AWAY SIDE 33+ UP

23.53% (12)

66.67% (34)

3.92% (2)

5.88% (3)

9.80% (5)

AWAY SIDE 28-32 UP

15.28% (11)

70.83% (51)

9.72% (7)

4.17% (3)

13.89% (10)

AWAY SIDE 23-27 UP

21.32% (42)

57.36% (113)

17.26% (34)

4.06% (8)

21.32% (42)

AWAY SIDE 18-22 UP

23.47% (123)

51.34% (269)

19.66% (103)

5.53% (29)

25.19% (132)

AWAY SIDE 13-17 UP

27.45% (289)

44.06% (464)

19.75% (208)

8.74% (92)

28.49% (300)

AWAY SIDE 8-12 UP

32.02% (510)

41.87% (667)

18.64% (297)

7.47% (119)

26.11% (416)

AWAY SIDE 3-7 UP

38.07% (849)

34.89% (778)

19.15% (427)

7.89% (176)

27.04% (603)

SIDES WITHIN 2 PTS

41.35% (1013)

32.65% (800)

19.59% (480)

6.41% (157)

26.00% (637)

HOME SIDE 3-7 UP

45.15% (1043)

28.10% (649)

19.09% (441)

7.66% (177)

26.75% (618)

HOME SIDE 8-12 UP

49.83% (905)

23.40% (425)

19.22% (349)

7.54% (137)

26.76% (486)

HOME SIDE 13-17 UP

54.95% (649)

20.32% (240)

17.27% (204)

7.45% (88)

24.72% (292)

HOME SIDE 18-22 UP

56.59% (322)

17.93% (102)

18.80% (107)

6.68% (38)

25.48% (145)

HOME SIDE 23-27 UP

63.03% (179)

20.42% (58)

12.32% (35)

4.23% (12)

16.55% (47)

HOME SIDE 28-32 UP

75.51% (74)

9.18% (9)

14.29% (14)

1.02% (1)

15.31% (15)

HOME SIDE 33+ UP

75.38% (49)

13.85% (9)

4.62% (3)

6.15% (4)

10.77% (7)



TABLE THREE - MINOR LEAGUES AUG. 1987 TO OCTOBER 2006 - 36074 GAMES

SOCCERLOTTO FORM

HOME WIN

AWAY WIN

SCORE-DRAW

GOALLESS

ANY DRAW

AWAY SIDE 33+ UP

26.61% (29)

49.54% (54)

21.10% (23)

2.75% (3)

23.85% (26)

AWAY SIDE 28-32 UP

28.00% (56)

50.50% (101)

17.00% (34)

4.50% (9)

21.50% (43)

AWAY SIDE 23-27 UP

29.17% (159)

46.97% (256)

17.25% (94)

6.61% (36)

23.85% (130)

AWAY SIDE 18-22 UP

30.28% (374)

42.59% (526)

20.49% (253)

6.64% (82)

27.13% (335)

AWAY SIDE 13-17 UP

33.31% (805)

42.61% (1030)

18.12% (438)

5.96% (144)

24.08% (582)

AWAY SIDE 8-12 UP

35.78% (1480)

37.43% (1548)

19.83% (820)

6.96% (288)

26.79% (1108)

AWAY SIDE 3-7 UP

39.55% (2234)

34.74% (1962)

19.07% (1077)

6.64% (375)

25.71% (1452)

SIDES WITHIN 2 PTS

43.56% (2756)

30.96% (1959)

18.90% (1196)

6.57% (416)

25.48% (1612)

HOME SIDE 3-7 UP

47.30% (2708)

28.16% (1612)

17.94% (1027)

6.60% (378)

24.54% (1405)

HOME SIDE 8-12 UP

48.59% (2125)

25.54% (1117)

19.05% (833)

6.81% (298)

25.86% (1131)

HOME SIDE 13-17 UP

52.97% (1487)

23.37% (656)

17.03% (478)

6.63% (186)

23.66% (664)

HOME SIDE 18-22 UP

57.02% (829)

19.74% (287)

18.09% (263)

5.16% (75)

23.25% (338)

HOME SIDE 23-27 UP

58.51% (378)

19.81% (128)

16.10% (104)

5.57% (36)

21.67% (140)

HOME SIDE 28-32 UP

62.17% (166)

13.86% (37)

20.97% (56)

3.00% (8)

23.97% (64)

HOME SIDE 33+ UP

52.97% (98)

20.54% (38)

20.54% (38)

5.95% (11)

26.49% (49)

To conduct your own search on any part of this data, please click here.