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Insider Sport - October 18, 2021

Domestic top-flight leagues account for most suspicious matches in Stats Perform and Starlizard report

By: Ted Orme-Claye

The number of suspicious football matches globally declined from 2019 to 2020 according to a report by Stats Perform Integrity and Starlizard Integrity Services, although top-tier domestic leagues continue to account for the largest number.

Overall, of the 61,296 matches analysed – 23% less than the number of games investigated in 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic – 42% took place at the highest level of domestic football in the country in which they took place, followed by 36% in the respective second tiers.

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