The Numbers 20/21: CL Round 2

The Champions League is back for a third week running, and what better to whet your appetite for it than our most ridiculous team of the week post yet? Even with Ronaldo absent and Lewandowski not firing in gameweek 2, we saw a ridiculous number of strong, attacking payouts, and the team you see belowContinue reading “The Numbers 20/21: CL Round 2”

The Numbers 20/21: Gameweek 6

Gameweek 6 in the Premier League didn’t offer the same excitement that we have grown used to in the early part of this season. Leeds were the only team to score three goals, although their 3-0 win at Villa Park could’ve easily ended 5-4. Patrick Bamford (88p) registered his first Premier League hat-trick to continueContinue reading “The Numbers 20/21: Gameweek 6”

Trading Journal: 29th October 2020

With so much football on at the moment it’s difficult to know where to look, and the temptation to overtrade is huge. We’ll focus here on a couple of games that we gave our full attention to – and in most cases that paid off, fortunately! Premier League: Southampton 2-0 Everton Everton have been onContinue reading “Trading Journal: 29th October 2020”

Trading Journal: Champions League Round 1

In a new addition to our blog feed, we’re bringing you more detail for some of our trades, with insights into why we took the trades, why we closed them early, why we let them run to full-time, or why we even wen’t full 180 degrees and went from a long position to a shortContinue reading “Trading Journal: Champions League Round 1”

The Numbers 20/21: CL Round 1

The first round of Champions League group stage fixtures did not disappoint. Despite several big results, disappointing scores were few and far between. The return of the Champions League brought with it the five substitute rule that caused traders headaches aplenty when football restarted in the summer. Krasnodar goalkeeper Matvey Safonov is an unlikely selectionContinue reading “The Numbers 20/21: CL Round 1”

The Numbers 20/21: Gameweek 5

On its surface, gameweek 5 certainly looked a little trickier to trade than others. This was largely down to the fixtures, with few teams having held an level of consistency thus far this season. Some results caught traders on the hop, with United turning over Newcastle and evenly-split goalfests between Chelsea and Southampton and SpursContinue reading “The Numbers 20/21: Gameweek 5”

The Numbers 20/21: Gameweek 4

In gameweek 2 we had a new record for goals scored in a Premier League gameweek; our TOTW was accordingly offensive. Thanks to a late flurry of goals, we went close to that record in gameweek 4, and it won’t surprise anyone that our team features eight players from those two matches (no points forContinue reading “The Numbers 20/21: Gameweek 4”

The Numbers 20/21: Gameweek 3

The Premier League action this weekend was dominated by controversial penalty decisions. Fortunately our team for gameweek 3 isn’t marred too heavily by the calls made during the first half at Selhurst Park, or late on at the Amex or the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. We saw a number of impressive base scores in this week’sContinue reading “The Numbers 20/21: Gameweek 3”

The Numbers 20/21: Gameweek 2

We will score more than you. That’s the philosophy several teams seemingly took in the Premier League this weekend, and as such is it the philosophy of our Gameweek 2 Team of the Week. The defence is a horror show, but the midfield and attack is filled with more flair and firepower than any singleContinue reading “The Numbers 20/21: Gameweek 2”

The Numbers 20/21: Gameweek 1

After what felt like a relentless onslaught of The Numbers blogs at the back end of last season, we’re back with a bang. The reversion to three subs has been welcomed by SportStack traders for the in-play opportunities it opens up; it’s also hugely beneficial for the sake of the AlphaStack Team of the Week,Continue reading “The Numbers 20/21: Gameweek 1”