January 28 – The integrity services arm of sports betting consultancy Starlizard has launched a new Integrity Knowledge Hub via its website. The resource makes publicly available detail on the extent of match-fixing in football.
It is the first time this kind of detailed information on suspicious betting patterns in football has been freely available to the general public, and will open up the shadowy world of match-fixing and detail the extent suspected match manipulation worldwide.
“The Integrity Knowledge Hub is an interactive dashboard of visualised data that aims to inform people better about the extent of suspected match-fixing in sport. It has been designed with everyone in mind: from sports fans to academics, journalists to sports officials,” said Starlizard.
The Knowledge Hub is accessible via an interactive dashboard and gives insights into suspected match-fixing. The data is interactive enabling users to search and create their own datasets to get to the information they want.
Starlizard has loaded up four years of its data from domestic leagues to international friendlies. It also provides its own five-point Suspicion Rating scale to give an indication of how suspicious SIS assess these matches to be.
What is perhaps most startling about the data is the scale of match-fixing worldwide.
Over the period of January 2017 to December 2021, 1,350 matches were assessed as being suspicious – 0.58% of all matches analysed.
Of these matches, 476 were in top flight leagues, while 101 were suspicious friendlies.
To access the Integrity Knowledge Hub click here.
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