The over corners per game may not be as popular as the goals bet. However, it is fast getting the desired attention from punters in the betting market. It provides plenty of opportunities for value all through the season.
Given a team’s attacking qualities and style of play, there are trends in the number of corner kicks that can be earned per game.
For example, owing to the set-piece quality of Liverpool’s full-backs, the team is likely to consistently send in crosses into the box. Therefore, opponents are prone to conceding corners while trying to defend them.
In the same vein, teams short of attacking presence in the box tend to avoid winning corners. They will prefer to keep hold of the ball by passing backwards and trying to walk it intricately in.
Over 9.5 corners in sports betting refer to a situation where 10 or more corner kicks are taken in a football game.
Here are five top teams in Europe and their prospects delivering over 9.5 corners for punters.
This season, the Rossoneri (Black and Reds) are rejuvenated under coach Stefano Pioli. Milan has made marked improvements having finished last season in the sixth position.
Until March, the former Serie A champions stood toe-to-toe with their City rivals Inter Milan. In fact, they began the season with a 15-game unbeaten record.
The Italian manager has favoured a more direct style of football with very quick transitions. The addition of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made the team even more effective.
Hakan Calhanoglu and defender, Theo Hernandez now have a focal point to meet with their impressive deliveries.
This swiftness in Milan’s attacking play forces opposing defenders to concede corners.
There has been an average of 11.3 corners taken in matches involving AC Milan in this campaign.
Leeds United has been one of the most entertaining teams to watch in the Premier League this season. It is no surprise given the creative quality of coach Marcelo Bielsa.
Having gained promotion to the English top division this season, the Peacocks have matched the top teams in terms of the quality of attacking play.
Bielsa’s men are very aggressive with their counter-press by quickly closing out the passing lines of the opponents. This puts the opposing defenders under pressure, thereby allowing for an unnecessary concession of corners.
The 2019/20 EFL Championship winners are also liable to conceding corners owing to their poor defending.
Leeds has recorded an average tally of 11.5 corners in the league this season. Hence, it is very profitable for punters to stake on the Yorkshire team.
Olympic Lyonnais is one of four teams currently with a chance of winning the Ligue 1 title. Les Gones (The Kids) sit in the fourth position, five points behind leaders, Lille.
Rudi Garcia has got some of the most potent forwards in his ranks. The pace of Memphis Depay and the physicality of Toku Ekambu are sources of threats to opponents.
Garcia’s men are also known to spam lots of crosses in attack, allowing for the concession of corners by opponents.
The seven-time Ligue 1 champions have averaged 10.6 corners this season including winning 6.2 of them. Banking on them for over 9.5 corners looks sure to deliver great rewards.
Sassuolo remains one of the teams that plays an eye-catching brand of football in Italy. The Neroverdi (Black and Greens) are eighth on the Serie A log. However, their style of play is one that continues to attract plenty of attention.
41-year-old Roberto de Zerbi has structured his team to build from the back as much as possible. The aim is to encourage a press from the opponent while looking for free spaces to exploit.
Jeremy Boga and Filip Duricic are very quick midfielders who tend to put defenders on the back foot.
Their style of play also leaves gaping holes in the defence. This means that defenders tend to make last-ditch interceptions, thereby conceding corners.
This season, Sassuolo has averaged 11.2 corners in the Serie A. Smart punters can stake on over 9.5 corners in matches involving Sassuolo to earn great rewards.