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Football Index Edge Review 2021: A Detailed Evaluation


Last Updated on March 3, 2021 by Samuel Waihenya

Today I’ve decided to publish a Football Index Edge review because I want to provide useful information on what these data providers have to offer.

A couple of days ago I wrote a thorough review on Index Gain, so be sure to check that out when you’ve got a spare minute.

The importance of performance buzz scouting has become increasingly clear over the past few months, as dividends have become the name of the game.

And due to the fact that quite a few of these data providers offer scouting services that are quite similar in nature, it’s important for traders to be made aware of the subtle differences between them all.

This is so that in the event that a person chooses to commit to a purchase, they have all the necessary information at their disposal.

So, let’s begin…

 

What is Football Index Edge?

Source: Football Index Edge

Football Index Edge are a data provider that claim to help traders make more informed buying and selling decisions on the Football Index.

When you purchase a premium subscription, you receive access to quite a few things which include, but are not limited to:

  • Match day and media score history
  • Dividend winner information, including percentage yields
  • Upcoming fixture analysis
  • Individual player statistics

By downloading the set piece takers spreadsheet, you’ll receive:

  • A comprehensive list of the designated penalty, free kick and corner takers from every first division club in Europe’s top 5 leagues; allowing you to make informed purchases based on verifiable data…
  • A reliable list of alternate set piece takers (backed by available data) who are likely to assume responsibility in the absence of the primary taker; giving you a head start over other traders when it comes to finding the alternatives…
  • Email notifications at certain stages of the season highlighting any changes to a club’s set piece takers; which means you can sit back and watch the football knowing that Index Scholar will monitor the top 5 European leagues for you…

The service stands tall when compared against Index Gain’s own offering, as they provide very useful free data tools for those who simply wish to get a feel for what they have to offer; multiple analytical reports and they supplement the aforementioned with a community forum just like their competitor.

In addition to this, the data provider is more price-friendly than Index Gain, as their subscriptions are all comparably more affordable.

Take a look below:

Football Index Edge review - pricing
Source: Football Index Edge

That works out to £2 and £7.96 cheaper on the monthly and semi-annual plans respectively!

So, if you’re looking for a data provider but on a slightly tighter budget, Football Index Edge appears to be much more suitable at first glance.

Another important thing to note is that the service is heavily catered towards traders that are comfortable with using Excel spreadsheets, as they provide several data points that people can use to conduct their own bespoke analysis.

To add onto that, they give users the choice to customise data outputs. For example, a user may prefer to view a set of results in a scatter graph as opposed to a bar chart.

That degree of nuance is something that I’m sure the data gurus are greatly appreciative towards.

 

Benefits
  • Premium members can cancel their subscription at any time, with no long-term contract commitment
  • A decent level of flexibility with regard to the variety of billing options available for premium members
  • 14-day free trials available for anyone who wishes to “test the waters” with the service before committing to a monthly, semi-annual or annual payment plan
  • Pricing is cheaper across the board when compared against Index Gain who are the main competitor
  • Basic mobile application integration via their new stats app available on both iOS and Android devices
Drawbacks
  • The presentation of user dashboards and data tables is not polished and does leave a bit to be desired
  • The complexity of the reporting tools can be slightly difficult for new users to grasp, with little to no official documentation on what some of the data points mean

 

Football Index Edge core features

At this point of the Football Index Edge review, it’s imperative to discuss the fundamental elements of the service that combine to make them an “everything under one roof” data provider.

I’ll reveal how each aspect works and discuss the benefits that a trader is able to derive from them.

So, without further ado…

 

Member dashboards

The dashboards allow traders to quickly get up to speed with the prices and performances of players across the Football Index.

What’s more is that they can be utilised for comparative analysis in addition to statistical research.

Here’s an example:

football index edge review - winning score analysis
Source: Football Index Edge

This particular winning score analysis dashboard provides us with a snapshot of a competition adjusted match day scores in contrast to the percentage of those scores within a given range.

From this graph, a trader can extrapolate information like the amount of points a player is likely to need in order to win star man dividends on each type of match day, be it bronze, silver or gold.

Once this data has been gathered, a trader can then narrow their player search down to the those who best fit the star man criteria, based on their ability to hit the peak scores necessary for to win the lucrative dividend.

Take a look at the video below for more details on how this dashboard works:

Another simple and well displayed dashboard is the price section.

football index edge review - price section
Source: Football Index Edge

This illustrates a player’s latest buy price and sell price, with pricing data being updated on an hourly basis.

Right below that information you will see two price meters which indicate how the latest buy price and sell price for the player in question compare with their average and peak prices for a given date range.

Such data allows traders to deduce optimal moments to buy in to players, which ultimately allows them to avoid investing after sharp spikes or when a player is already at or near their historic peak price.

Furthermore, the player predicted scores dashboard is quite insightful.

football index edge review - player predicted scores dashboard
Source: Football Index Edge

It details things like the player’s predicted performance buzz score for the upcoming fixture; indicating who the specific opponent is and whether the game will take place at home or away.

And as a bonus, the dashboard is able to offer the trader an AI generated estimated score for the all the fixtures of a particular player based on several scores that the player has recorded in the past.

Here’s a video that showcases how it works:

 

Data tables

Football Index Edge also offers its premium members a wealth of useful tables that come complete with multiple data points.

These tables include, but are not limited to:

  • Matchday scores
  • Dividend winners
  • Media scores
  • Potential position changes
  • Daily market metrics
  • Fixtures and results

So, for instance, if you wanted to look up something like the amount of dribbles a particular player has completed, you can use the master table (shown below) to filter and sort the relevant information in a matter of seconds.

football index edge review - data tables

 

Spreadsheets

Lastly, the weekly excel spreadsheets are arguably Football Index Edge’s unique selling point.

football index edge review - spreadsheets
Source: Football Index Edge

They offer full per game statistics for all players available on the Football index, and each playing category (i.e. goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards) is available in a separate Microsoft Excel or iOS equivalent spreadsheet.

The FI Ben spreadsheet in particular uses a metric called the BENSCORE, which identifies the best performing players for each age group and price.

It looks at standard deviations of another data point called the performance score – which in itself is a combination of the performance buzz score, the performance buzz stats score, the goals and assists score and the positional stats score in order of weight.

The BENSCORE is relative in nature, meaning that if other players improve or worsen, the BENSCORE changes to reflect that improvement or decline in performance even if the performance of the player in question remains the same.

In addition to this, the FI Ben spreadsheet offers a few interactive features that allow you to do things like compare the percentile rank of PB average, PB max, high scores and key statistics for any two players.

By downloading the set piece takers spreadsheet, you’ll receive:

  • A comprehensive list of the designated penalty, free kick and corner takers from every first division club in Europe’s top 5 leagues; allowing you to make informed purchases based on verifiable data…
  • A reliable list of alternate set piece takers (backed by available data) who are likely to assume responsibility in the absence of the primary taker; giving you a head start over other traders when it comes to finding the alternatives…
  • Email notifications at certain stages of the season highlighting any changes to a club’s set piece takers; which means you can sit back and watch the football knowing that Index Scholar will monitor the top 5 European leagues for you…

All in all, you can clearly see that the complete feature set that I’ve illustrated in this Football Index Edge review provides paying members with a wealth of practical tools to make performance buzz scouting a breeze.

 

What people say about Football Index Edge

Feedback on the service is also positive, with paying customers attesting to the quality service tat this data provider is able to offer…

football index edge review - customer feedback
Source: Football Index Edge

And here’s another:

Source: Football Index Edge

Football Index Edge has also recently partnered up with Football Index Club – a player analysis service that offers player tips and strategies for Football Index traders to maximise their returns on the platform.

 

Football Index Edge alternatives

As far as paid alternatives go, only Index Gain is able to stack up against Football Index Edge for quality and depth of features on offer.

However, they are more expensive at all price points as their monthly membership costs £8.99 a month.

On the other hand, there are a two fairly good free options for those not wanting to spend money on a premium data provider:

  • Footy Index Scout – they offer performance buzz and media dividend winner history for players and teams, together with performance buzz statistics for each player’s eligible matches
  • Football Index Data Centre – this is the Football Index’s official data website that contains player price changes, performance and media dividend reports, along with simple and advanced player statistics

So, you can see that the free options simply offer basic dividend reporting without all the juicy extras like the comparison charts, scatter graphs and the spreadsheets that allow traders to get more granular with their research.

 

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, what this Football Index Edge review has been able to convey is that the data provider has a multi-faceted feature set that gives traders so many different data points and subsequent pathways to take with regard to their statistical research.

The Football Index’s decision to increase dividends makes it very lucrative to scout for the talent that is able to score highly on the performance buzz matrix.

What Football Index Edge does so well is how they are able to cater to the more mathematically-inclined traders with a comprehensive product offering that even allows them to produce their own custom data sets.

If you like what you’ve read in the article, take the next step and sign up for Football Index Edge today.

However, if you’re looking for a Football Index scouting service that’s different to a data provider, then you’re also in luck!

Check out our recently launched Index Scholar Academy.

It’s a website dedicated to analysing player performances so that you can save time doing all the gruelling research and make your own judgements using the information that we provide.

We discuss both the positives and the negatives of every player that we evaluate, so you won’t just be getting the same old regurgitated pumps from a social media tipster.

So, check out the Academy for yourself with our 7 day risk-free trial.

We’ve got a Football Index beginners course and a trading strategy course available for immediate viewing, along with detailed player performance scouting and PB star ratings for the majority of footballers in Europe’s top 5 divisions.

So if you like the look of it, try it for yourself with our 7 day risk free trial.

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About the Author 

Samuel Waihenya is 24 years of age and has been trading on the Football Index for the better part of the last 6 months. He's made mistakes and learnt plenty along the way, such that he is now fully confident in his trading. As a result, he seeks to help others make the most out of this fantastic platform that does in fact offer financial returns that are "too good to be true" :)

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