With the new season underway, some of the most popular websites in the world are prediction sites that offer free or premium soccer predictions to fans and bettors all over the world.
While the numbers of prediction sites have increased because of the need for accurate soccer predictions, one thing that we may not know is that more fans are following their clubs on social media more than ever before.
With more clubs traditionally small clubs making major signings, from Everton signing Bernard to Wolves signing Rui Patricio, the craze to know what your club is doing has driven several fans to like, follow and subscribe to their club’s social media handles.
In this article, we take some time away from talking about prediction sites and soccer predictions to profile the fastest growing football clubs on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Facebook is the world’s biggest social media network. While several people now fancy other new social networks like Instagram and Snapchat, Mark Zuckerberg’s company still provide football clubs with some of the biggest numbers of followers. Here are the fastest growing football clubs on Facebook according to Social Bakers.
While some popular teams like Real Madrid and Manchester United have the most fans on Facebook, however, other teams who are less popular are quickly catching up with them, and some of the names of the fastest growing football clubs on Facebook are quite surprising. Here are the top four fastest growing:
+85,862 fans per week
2. Inter Milan
+69, 004 fans per week
3. Real Madrid
+51, 802 fans per week
4. Olympique Lyon
+45,752 fans per week
The most followed: here is the list of the top four most followed teams on Facebook:
Real Madrid 109 million followers
Manchester United 73 million followers
Arsenal 37 million followers
Manchester City 35 million followers
Twitter is arguably the second biggest social media network. Football fans love to get on twitter because of the short updates on the latest happenings that get posted on the social media. Several teams have been using their Twitter handles to get closer to their fans, here are the five fastest growing football clubs on Twitter:
Real Madrid CF +42, 895 followers per week
FC Barcelona +31, 779 followers per week
Liverpool FC +29, 056 followers per week
Manchester United +25, 334 followers per week
Chelsea FC +23, 391 followers per week
The most followed; here are the most followed teams on Twitter:
Real Madrid 30.7 million followers
FC Barcelona 28.8 million followers
Manchester United 18. 2 million followers
Arsenal 13.7 million followers
Chelsea FC 12.1 million followers
Instagram is one of the hardest social media networks to get statistics on anything; it was the same for the fastest growing football clubs on the social network. However, we have pieced together a list of the fastest growing football clubs on Instagram between January and now using data from Statistica in January 2018 and looking at their progress now (August 2018), here are the fastest growing:
Juventus +5.2 million followers
Real Madrid +4.9 million followers
FC Barcelona +2.9 million followers
Liverpool +2.4 million followers
PSG +2.2 million followers
Manchester United +1.6 million followers
Bayern Munich +1.4 million followers
Manchester city +1.2 million followers
Chelsea +1.2 million followers
Most Followed; Here are the top most followed football clubs on Instagram.
Real Madrid 62.3 million followers
Barcelona 59.1 million followers
Manchester United 23.1 million followers
Juventus 14.8 million followers
PSG 14.4 million followers
Bayern Munich 13.7 million followers
Chelsea 12.5 million followers
Arsenal 11.8 million followers
Liverpool 8.8 million followers
Manchester City 7.9 million followers
At the end of the day soccer prediction sites may be trending, but they still have a long way to go in meeting the fastest growing football clubs on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, perhaps with some more accurate predictions and good reputation, they would get close.