PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EDITION IS NOT AVAILABLE. Please refer to new addition Hidden Mathematics of Sport. ISBN 9781907554223 Beating The Odds takes a novel and intriguing look at sport, by exploring the mathematics behind the action. Discover the best tactics for taking a penalty, the pros and cons of being a consistent golfer, the surprising link between boxing and figure skating, the unusual location of England's earliest 'football' (in a parish church), and the formula for winning a game of tennis. Whatever your sporting interests, you will find plenty to absorb and amuse you in this insightful book - and maybe you will even find some new strategies for beating the odds.