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Eredivisie after 6 matches: Above or below expectations

PEC Zwolle are top of the Eredivisie after six matches with Heerenveen a surprise third and Feyenoord still languishing in the bottom three. Are these teams really performing above, or in the case of Feyenoord below, expectations though? PEC Zwolle … Continue reading

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Avoiding rank journalism (1): Good start for Vitesse no surprise based on the fixtures

Now that the weekend’s Eredivisie fixtures have been completed, it is worth returning to the expected points table based on the bookmakers’ assessments to see whether there are any clubs over- or underachieving at this stage. As explained in this … Continue reading

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How to avoid rank journalism: a simple expected points model

Looking at the current Eredivisie table we see RKC and Vitesse in the top four with Heerenveen down in 13th position (prior to this weekend’s fourth round of fixtures). It is, of course, early in the season and therefore too … Continue reading

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