# How to Use the Poisson Distribution Betting Strategy

The Poisson distribution betting method has helped both sports bettors and bookmakers increase their odds of winning.

It's a strategy that works well for calculating probability in sports where scoring is rare and occurs in one-point increments. This is why it is most commonly used in football and, sometimes, hockey. In this article, we'll discuss what the Poisson betting system is and how you can use it to your betting advantage. Read on!

## Defining the Poisson Distribution Betting System

The Poisson distribution technique is a mathematical theory developed by French mathematician Simon Denis Poisson to convert general averages into probabilities for various possible events. It operates in three easy steps:

Stage 1: Determine the average number of occurrences of an event.

Stage 2: Apply this knowledge to the Poisson distribution formula.

Stage 3: Contrast the outcomes with the available match odds.

## How to Use the Poisson Strategy in Your Bets

First, we must determine each team's goal expectancy. This is calculated for the home team by multiplying the home team's attack strength by the away team's defensive strength and the league's average home goal total.

Similarly, to calculate the away team's goal expectancy, multiply the away team's attack strength by the home team's defensive strength and the league's average of away goals.

Now, let's use the Poisson distribution formula to determine how likely each potential score is.

You only need to enter the number of goals and the team's projected average number of goals scored each match. Apply this to a set of 0-5 objectives (or more) to generate a probability list for these values. Repeat the process for the opposite team.

## Calculating the Probability of Match Outcomes

We've arrived at the final phase, where we'll utilize the information we've acquired thus far to compute the likelihood of each possible match outcome.

This is accomplished by multiplying each side's probable scoring chance by that of the opposing team.

For example, if the likelihood of the home side scoring two goals is 0.25, and the probability of the away team scoring one goal is 0.35, the probability of a 2-1 final score is:

0.25 multiplied by 0.35 equals 0.0875

This amounts to an 8.75 per cent likelihood that this will be the final score of the game.

### Calculating the Winning Chances of a Team

Calculate the likelihood of each side winning by adding the probabilities of winning scores, such as 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, and so on.

Furthermore, determine the likelihood of the game ending in a tie by repeating the process with other scores such as 0-0, 1-1, 2-2, and so on.

The odds that bookmakers give to each selection are calculated by dividing the chance of each possible event (home victory, draw, away win) by 1. As predicted, they may change things to make the odds more profitable for them than for the bettors.

## Final Thoughts

The Poisson distribution formula, like any other betting strategy, has its limits. This is primarily due to the data left out of the equation.

For example, the Poisson distribution excludes human and current aspects such as team morale, sports psychology, team news, weather conditions, new management response, incomings and outgoings in the transfer window, etc.

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