Why Shots On Target Are Very Important In Live Soccer Betting

importance of shots on target statistics in live bettingThe popularity of live soccer betting is gradually growing, especially among football fanatics. It is very profitable because, unlike the natural bets, you rely on in-play statistics, which are way more practical. However, you risk running serious losses if you misinterpret the game stats.

What are shots on target?

Goal conversions rates in football average 25% for good teams but can be way lower than when a team lacks quality. Basically, shorts on target are the shorts that almost resulted in a goal. These shots are either saved by the goalkeeper, hit the post, or were centimeters away from goals. 

The importance of shots on target in live football betting

It helps in predicting the team that wins more corners

Corner betting is more prominent in live betting than in regular bets. Teams with more shots on target in every football game always win more corners because of the consistent attacking mode of play. With a conversion rate of 25%, 50% of the shots on goal usually end as goal kicks either due to a foul by the opponent or slight misses. The other 25% of these shorts are corner kicks, and the team with the highest possession and shots on target wins more corners.
 
In the fixture between Tottenham and West Brom, Totten ham created 13 goal attempts and six shots on goal. Subsequently, they won 8 corner kicks over West Brom, who did not win any corner kick. With these statistics, you should confidently play live corner bets and win.

You get to know the team with the highest chances of winning the game

Football is a game of chances, and the team that creates more goal-scoring chances has a higher probability of winning the game.  However, it is not a guarantee since some teams can create 30 goal scoring chances but fail to convert any.
 
For instance, in the above Premier League fixture between Leeds and Crystal Palace, leads had 68% possession and created 17 goal-scoring opportunities, compared to Crystal Palace's 8 attempts. Out of the 17 attempts, Leeds had 7 shots on target. They ended up converting two chances to goals and won the game. If you interpret such stats correctly, winning your wagers becomes a habit.

It makes predicting the team to get more bookings

Slide tackles and dangerous moves are defensive tactics that teams use to prevent opponents from scoring goals. Even though they are crucial in a football match, these dangerous tackles can result in yellow cards or red cards for very dangerous tackles.

Bookings are even more when a superior team is playing an inferior team since they cannot keep up with the game's intensity. In football, the teams with lower ball possession often receive the most bookings, especially when the poorer team is trailing. 
 
When Manchester played Southampton in the second leg of the 2020/2021 season, the saints were reduced to 10 men in the 2nd minute.  
Manchester United dominated that game with 24 shots on goal. It was inevitable that Southampton was going to lose and concede many goals and bookings.


Manchester United dominated that game with 24 shots on goal. It was inevitable that Southampton was going to lose and concede many goals and bookings.

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Article Added: 22 Feb 2021, 13:55 pm GMT

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