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Sports betting odds provide insights which you can incorporate and apply in your strategies to predict match results. It can also help you make data-driven decisions regarding where to put your money while betting, find the potential value in the sports market and fantasy sports leagues.
You can even go further and create a betting odds database and come up with your own predictive models through data analysis and machine learning.
Using Web Scraper Chrome Extension, this tutorial will show you how to extract soccer betting odds from bet365. This scraper will extract odds of a draw, home and away win for a soccer league from any country in this URL
What data are we extracting?
- Match Time
- Home Team
- Away Team
- Home Odds
- Draw Odds
- Away Odds
- Google Chrome Browser – You will need to download the Chrome browser. The extension requires Chrome 49+.
- Web Scraper Chrome Extension – The Web Scraper extension can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. After downloading the extension you will see a spider icon in your browser toolbar.
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Obtaining the URL
Here are the steps to select the country and league –
- Select the country (England) from this link.
- Click on your preferred league (Premier League).
- You will see an overview of all the teams. Click on the tab ‘Fixtures’ to view the odds data.
The scraper works for all countries in the link provided and their respective leagues.
For detailed steps on how to obtain the URL and use the webscraper.io extension, you can watch the video below or continue reading –
Import the Bet365 Scraper
Using the Web Scraper extension, you can create a sitemap that shows how the website should be traversed and what data should be extracted. The setup process is fairly simple, you can follow some of our other Web Scraper Extension tutorials or Documentation if you need to know more.
We have already made a scraper you can copy paste into the extension.
After you have installed the extension right-click anywhere on a page, go to ‘Inspect’ and the Developer Tools console will pop up. Click on the tab ‘Web Scraper’ and go on to the ‘Create new sitemap’ button and click on the ‘Import sitemap’ option. Now paste the JSON below into the Sitemap JSON box.
Copy the JSON above and import into Web Scraper Extension. You can also copy it from Github – https://gist.github.com/scrapehero/29406e6123507d06b06a0dbd572f2675
Run the Scraper
To start scraping, go to the Sitemap and click ‘Scrape’ from the drop down. A new instance of Chrome will launch, enabling the extension to scroll and grab the data. Once the scrape is complete, the browser will close automatically and send a notification.
Download the Data
To download the scraped data as a CSV file that you can open in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets, go to the Sitemap drop down > Export as CSV > Download Now.
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