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Summary

Freelance soccer writer with years of experience providing picks and gambling strategy for Paddy Power, Pinnacle and Cloudbet among others. A self-confessed stat nerd, Andrew can sift through the numbers to highlight value in the market.

Andrew’s main focus is previewing matches in the English Premier League. He uses underlying expected goal numbers to make result predictions and goal scorer bets, and employs stats to assess value in the corners and cards markets too.

In short, he compiles countless spreadsheets so you don’t have to.

Experience

Andrew has enjoyed betting on soccer for over 20 years, and when detailed data became available for the sport, he combined that with an interest in all things statistical to improve his chances.

A soccer blogger for several years while working for a bank, he took the plunge into freelance writing when they made him redundant in 2016.

As well as writing on betting, he has appeared on the Pinnacle and Oddschecker podcasts on multiple occasions.

Away from betting he can be found writing most often for Reach in the UK, covering the fortunes of his beloved Liverpool FC for the Liverpool Echo and Liverpool.com.

Location

Andrew is based in the UK capital - London - and can usually be found at home watching more screens showing sports than is healthy.

Specialities

  • Premier League

  • UEFA Champions League

  • Match odds

  • Goalscorer markets

  • Both teams to score markets

  • Total goals markets

  • Corner markets

  • Cards markets

Favorite bet of all-time

Betting on your own team can make any loss doubly demoralizing but when they come off it makes the victory even sweeter.

While not his largest ever win, backing Liverpool to win the 2019 UEFA Champions League final 2-0 against Tottenham Hotspur certainly worked out well for Andrew on both fronts.

Most heartbreaking bet

Back when he was a penniless student in 2000, Andrew had a five-match soccer parlay looking very secure with four of his selections comfortably ahead.

Bolton Wanderers, who he had picked to win, led Crystal Palace 3-1 in the 86th minute. But two late goals for the Eagles torpedoed the bet and he has hated Palace ever since.