Match manipulation in football has been there for long which means it is a billion dollar industry. A real fixed match theoretically means that regardless of who is playing, the end gals have already been pre-determined. The teams are well paid to play towards and initially agreed goal. The matches can be of 2 categories- Half- time full- time bet (HT/ FT) or correct score (CS) depending on the management’s decision.
It is not a new phenomenon and fixed match theories have been used to analyse the motivations behind it. Although footballers and other sport players on the top league countries get paid relatively well, they lack financial security due to fixed term contracts. The best target for fixed matches are small regional teams which are easily bribed. Teams playing on an international cup league are not badly affected because the teams are playing to boost their reputation.
Secrets have been exposed leading to losing or winning millions on betting and gambling websites that sell manipulated matches. Even with guaranteed scores, exited gamblers have leaked the tips to hundreds of friends, finally reach betting sites; A situation which will lead to match cancellation/ omission hence big losses to agents, clubs, players and clients.
The challenges faced in football match manipulation is lack of the teams long-term growth. Fixed matches may be a source of instant money but always end up affecting the team reputation due to the close link of match manipulation and criminality. As a result, lack of regulation and bribery within the legal systems and support from gamblers and fake betting sites have inspired continued motivation behind this phenomenon.
As expected, rigged matches in premier leagues like the word cup is hard. These matches are normally expensive to get, considering that enough money is being raised to ‘silence’ both coaches, team managers, referees and players. However, with the right price and fuelled by the ready gamblers market to buy the match results, people have created clever and brazen ways of manipulating the FIFA regulation systems through the dark web. This has in turn prompted the authorities to raise punishment for the inside men who comply and rewards for any whistle blowers. With all this in place, match fixing still occurs and the price of fixed soccer match results tends keeps going up. All the sites claiming to provide fixed match scores, now describe it as a theory to escape legal repercussions.
How does fixed matching work and how do you detect genuine and manipulated matches in football?