Only one person in the game of football has the power to make a significant impact on the outcome of the match, and that is always the referee. Even though the referee doesn’t belong to any of the teams in the game, he can always influence the match. This article will discuss how important a referee is to a football match, and why punters should consider the statistics of referees, before placing their bets on any game.
One significant influence a referee has in the game is his power to award a penalty. A penalty that is given to a team grants that side at least a 78.3% chance of scoring a goal. Also, when a player is sent off the field by the referee, the team has to work with one member short, leaving the other side at an advantage.
Referees continue to have a lot of power over a game, especially since they can act at their own discretion. Many fans of football find themselves in a battle of words, over the decisions made by a referee in a football game. Whether the decisions of the referee were right or wrong, it doesn’t really matter, because, these decisions will still affect the bets already made.
Fortunately for punters, they can still be at an advantage, because most referees statistics are always available on the internet. You can get enough information about a referee because the internet provides information about how many matches in total are either won, drawn or lost during a particular referee’s events. The referee due to officiate during an upcoming game is always announced at least one week before the match. This gives a gambler sufficient time to do as much research as possible, on the referee’s statistics, before making their bets on any game.