Continuing from where we stopped on the corner betting part 1, let us look at the 2012/2013, 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 in the Bundesliga in Germany.
Statistics below represent teams with the most shots on goal for the respective seasons.
In addition, below are another set of statistics showing the resultant number of corners for the teams above per game for the seasons stated.
When considering picking a selection in the team most likely to concede a corner, most punters use the same approach. The shots made per game and the blocks made by the opposition team gives an insight on the team, which is most likely to concede a corner.
When betting on corners the stats highlighted above should not be the only aspect taken into consideration. A team’s weaknesses and strengths could also have an impact on the number of corners that the game would produce.
When a team has many shots on goals, this tends to suggest that they are an offensive side and are dominating the game. These shots are either going to get deflected by the defenders or saved by the goalkeeper. Either way, there is a resultant corner.
Teams like Bayern Munich and Leverkusen, who use the width of the pitch to their advantage by hitting crosses often, would most likely get a corner because of defensive play by the opposition. Looking at the table above you can clearly correlate this statement and the statistics given.
It is also worthy of note that picking teams to place the bet on is not as easy as picking favorites for a match. There is also no rule that a state that the team with the most corners would win the match, neither is it a must that the favorites would have the most corners. Approximately 3% of corners conceded have been converted to a goal for the past four seasons.
The contrast in match results and number of corners conceded is overwhelming. Notwithstanding, bettors are still very much interested in venturing into this market.
Style of Play
Some teams keep so much possession and rarely take shots on goal. Such teams preferring scoring from open player to scoring from corners. A good example of such a team would Barcelona in the Spanish league. Considering their passing game, they tend to play out of defense rather than clear the ball for a resulting corner.
When a team has a tall striker upfront, they tend to change their style of play and start playing in high balls and the defense of the opposition has no other choice than to deflect the balls out for a corner. A good instance of such would be when the stoke city team of 2016/2017 season introduces Peter crouch into a game. It becomes all about the crosses thereby resulting in corners.
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