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Europa League seedings do not separate best and worst

Due to basing the seedings for the Europa League draws on six matches within uneven groupings which were created by the UEFA coefficient systems, the seedings for today’s Europa League draw do not actually separate the best and worst remaining … Continue reading

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Current Champions League team most likely to win Europa League

The Europa League kicks off on Thursday, 18 September and at this stage there is less chance of an eventual Europa League winner coming from one of the 48 teams starting the competition than there is from one of the … Continue reading

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Predicting the Premier League

At the beginning of last season, I collected 26 pre-season predictions for the Premier League with one half coming from a variety of statistical models and one half from the experts in the media. As expected, the statistical models came … Continue reading

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Europa League second favourites in pot 3

The 48 clubs in today’s Europa League draw have been divided into four pots based on UEFA coefficients. As explained in yesterday’s article, this can lead to misclassifications and potential groups of death. In this case, a group containing Napoli, … Continue reading

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Updated: Is this season’s Manchester United really Everton in disguise?

There was an error in the second graphic in the original post. This has now been corrected and the post updated. It leads to a slightly different conclusion. I have also added the lines for the rest of the season. … Continue reading

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Arsenal on target for title via results against Threatened 13

My last post introduced the concept of The Superior 7 and the Threatened 13 in the Premier League. Now that the competition is moving into its business end, it is instructive to have a look at how these different match-ups … Continue reading

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Introducing the Superior 7 and the Threatened 13

Recent Premier League seasons have confirmed the existence of two echelons within the league. Results of matches within and between these groups are very useful for monitoring the important issues within the league and some interesting conclusions can be drawn. … Continue reading

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