With an unrivalled knowledge of world football and betting market movements, Starlizard is perfectly placed to identify suspicious games and betting patterns. Our active involvement in betting markets affords unique and deeper insights. We know what betting markets should look like better than anyone else in the world. This means we also know better than anyone else when betting markets look wrong. Starlizard Integrity Services is a specialist division within Starlizard, dedicated to achieving our vision of “Fairness in Sport” and helping to combat match-fixing.
Starlizard Integrity Services
Fairness in Sport
15,643 Football matches analysed in 2020
0.59% Percentage of matches analysed with associated suspicious betting patterns in 2020
About Starlizard Integrity Services
Working with the bodies who govern the game
We are proud to work with sports federations, confederations and national associations, offering them an invaluable inside-the-market perspective to assist in identifying anomalies before and during games, both on and off the pitch. We work with a number of such bodies, including FIFA, UEFA, LaLiga and the Royal Spanish Football Federation. With over 100 analysts and a vast intelligence network with eyes on football competitions across the globe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our ability to provide meaningful analyses from inside the betting markets is unrivalled. We are proud to be an active member of SIGA, the Sport Integrity Global Alliance, which safeguards the integrity of sport by providing global leadership and promoting good governance.
Betting market analysis and opinions on Asian Handicap and Total Goals markets, full-time and half-time markets, pre-match and in-play, with a view to identifying or discounting integrity concerns.
Deep-dive examination of trends in betting odds and price movements from inside the market.
360° game integrity reports, linking betting market activity to on-pitch performance indicators, together with open source research and intelligence.
Risk assessments on forthcoming competitions and team performances, based on extensive intelligence collection and historical analysis.
Expert witness provision in evidence in formal legal proceedings and disciplinary hearings, including appeals heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
On-pitch match performance analysis, assessing teams and players to determine suspicious errors, performance issues or other anomalies that may be an indicator of integrity problems.
Suspicious Betting Trends in Global Football Report 2020
The Suspicious Betting Trends in Global Football Report 2020 is Starlizard Integrity Services’ third annual report.
Produced with a wide readership in mind, the report aims to show fellow sports integrity stakeholders, including sports governing organisations, public bodies, academia and the media, as well as the general public, a meaningful and informative snapshot of current trends in suspicious football matches.
In an innovative collaboration with Stats Perform, we have analysed over 80,000 football matches played in 2019 in 113 countries, using a vast data set that comes from global football betting markets, monitoring alerts, market views and on-field performance. We believe the Global Report 2020 to be the most comprehensive publically-available assessment on suspicious football matches to date.
Starlizard Integrity Services supports two sports-related charities to ensure we take the menace of match-fixing and produce a positive effect. We divert a proportion of all generated income from the provision of our integrity services and invest it back into communities and sport through two charity partners.
We are proud to support the National Children’s Football Alliance (NCFA), reg. charity no. 1182641. Formed in 2008, the NCFA works tirelessly throughout communities to engage with young people and deliver child focused football projects designed to increase inclusion and improve inter-generational relationships, providing benefits for young people, ethnic minorities, migrants, refugees, special needs, families, disadvantaged and vulnerable children.
We are also proud to support Street League, reg. charity no. 1101313, the UK’s leading sport-for-employment charity, who support unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds to move into employment using the power of sport. They use football and other sports to engage with unemployed young people living in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities. As well as teaching them the key life and work skills they need to move into sustainable employment, they can gain valuable qualifications, learn to write a CV and take part in mock interviews. Young people are also offered work placement opportunities in a range of industries through corporate partnerships.