If there is a need to find out which sports produce the most unpredictable results, everyone will agree that soccer is absolutely that kind. The fact has proven. Let’s recall of the UEFA Championship final match in 1999 where Man U surprisingly stroke 2 goals during the 2 minute injury time to overcome the 1 goal deficit and clinched the Champion Cup.
Let’s recall again the South-America Champion final match between Argentina and Brazil in 2007 where over-the-top Argentina suddenly lost to struggling Brazil with the shocking result 0-3. And let’s recall again the underdog Egypt who managed to win the European Champion Cup where the best teams of the world such as Italy, Germany, and England… even failed to reach the final match.
There are a lot more to prove to everyone that everything can happen in soccer, even the most shocking results. As a result, soccer betting is more attractive to punters – the sport is very unpredictable.
But luckily the unpredictable results are not the only thing that matters punters. Soccer itself does have the same natural concept: no matter how high or how low a team is heading, there is always a stop to it. Thus, the rule of thumb is not to consistently place bets on teams that continuously won and expect that they will win. Or, it is not advisable to place bets on teams that consistently lost and expect they will lose.
Beside the unpredictable nature of the game, other factors do affect the final results. They are the weather, a sudden injury, or a decision of the referee.
Weather does play an important role in deciding the match result. For example, raining poses a bad impact to well-performing teams who used much tactical playing methods. A cold weather does the same to away-team who visits the home ground under 0 degree Celsius.
Sudden injury of an important player before or during the match does pose a scaring threat to a team. No soccer player can avoid injury, either it is during the training session or in the actual match. Beside injury, I have also witnesses plenty of important players struck by flu and thus could not attend some critical matches.
Decision of a referee to send off a player is undeniably the sudden bad impact to that team. But who can avoid that or plan to avoid that? Everything under the sun happens in a soccer match.