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Graduate Football Analyst

Who are we?

Star Lizard is the world’s leading sports betting consultancy. Our football analysts possess the sharpest minds in the industry and they live and breathe football. Working within a very knowledgeable and close-knit team where discussion of new ideas is highly encouraged, we are constantly developing our approach to achieve the most accurate football predictions possible. We work closely with our data analytics and tech teams to help ensure we remain the industry leader.

Role Overview

The role is one of the most exciting and prestigious in the betting industry, analysing football information to help identify the best value bets in the global football betting market.

What type of candidate are you?

The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with strong mathematical and numerical aptitude.

A very strong interest in football is essential, you’ll need to enjoy watching a lot of football played at different levels across the globe.

The ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure is also essential. You’ll be comfortable working independently at times although working effectively with other members of the team is essential.

What will you be doing?

Working with an established team, the successful candidate will be responsible for handling various processes in the run up to matches, whilst continuing to develop league and player knowledge as well as applying football know-how to different scenarios.

The role will also involve watching live football matches, which will include analysing information to help drive the process of identifying value bets on behalf of our clients.

There will also be opportunities to contribute to developing new methods and fresh ideas to help continually improve our processes and decisions.

The role requires a flexible approach to working hours as dictated by the football calendar and therefore will regularly include weekends and evenings.

What skills will you have?

  • A 2:1 degree or higher
  • Highly numerate and analytically minded
  • A very strong and flexible work ethic
  • A passion for football and a strong knowledge of players across different leagues

How to apply?

If you are interested in finding out more, please answer the following questions in a covering letter and send along with your CV using the upload option on the right hand side of the screen:

  • How do you think a late-Autumn/Winter World Cup in Qatar will affect:
    1. The Premier League title race and relegation battle
    2. The chances of the International teams in the tournament
  • Outside of the Premier League, which football league do you follow most closely and how do you approach it?
  • Excluding Guardiola and Klopp, who do you think is currently the best football manager in the world? Why?
  • What factors affect a team’s chances of winning a game of football?
  • Rate these Real Betis players’ ability on a scale of 0-10, with 0 being the worst player in the list, 5 being average and 10 being the best. All ratings should be relative to each other, e.g. it’s fine to have multiple players with the same rating. Once rated, please give a brief explanation of your reasoning.
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Hector Bellerin 
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Juan Miranda 
Paul Akouokou 
Alex Moreno 
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