• Hi Guest, The forum will be moving hosts on 26 July and as such will be closed from Midday until the move has completed.
    As we will be with new hosts it may take a while before DNS get updated so it could take while before you can get back on the forum.
    I think it will take at least 4 hours but could easily be 48!
    Ark Royal
  • There seems to be a problem with some alerts not being emailed to members. I have told the hosts and they are investigating.
  • Sorry for the ongoing issues that you may have been experiencing whilst using the forum lately

    It really is frustrating when the forum slows down or Server Error 500 pops up.

    Apparently the hosts acknowledge there is a problem.
    Thank you for using our services and sorry for the experienced delay!
    Unfortunately, these errors are due to a higher server load. Our senior department knows about the issue and they are working towards a permanent resolution of the issue, however, I'd advise you to consider using our new cPanel cloud solutions: https://www.tsohost.com/web-hosting


    I will have to investigate what the differences are with what We have know compared to the alternative service they want us to migrate to.
    Keep safe.
    AR

The corners angle

Sometimes I bet on corner kicks.
Not so often.
One that favoured me was in the famous England - Iceland 1-2 of 2016. In the last minute of play an England defender won the ball near the goal line. There was no opponent close to him but the ball slipped under his foot and went out for an Iceland corner. So the bet was settled.
But how are bookies prediting corners and fix prices ?
Intuitively I imagine this: When one of the two teams is fancied to have lots of possession, it is likely there will be many corners. If possession is expected to be 50-50 then there will be few corners - the game cannot really go from one box to the other, it's going to be mostly in the centre.
Also the style of football has a role to play: Northern Europe = aerial football, Southern Europe = ball atays on the ground.
Some mathematical equation therefore that predicts the corners on the basis of the above ?
But also is that all there is to it ? Is there some alternative theory ?
 
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