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How did we do? Assessing Eurovision forecasting

With the Premier League finishing, the result of the pre-season predictions competition will be announced here later today but yesterday’s interlude of a Eurovision Song Contest forecast also needs to be assessed and compared to others. We therefore scoured the internet … Continue reading

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Forecasting Eurovision: Europhoria expected in the North

A slight departure before the Premier League season is completed on Sunday as this evening there is the small matter of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. This is an opportunity for a little forecasting of tonight’s result and so … Continue reading

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Croatia Group H favourites ahead of Italy

Euro 2016 qualification begins this weekend and two of the top seeded teams in the draw, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Italy, are not the favourites to win their groups according to the Infostrada Sports’ National Team Ranking. Six of the nine groups … Continue reading

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The ‘Copa de Zebra’ revisited

As we reported earlier this week, the 2014 World Cup has been termed the ‘Copa de Zebra’ in Brazil where zebra refers to results being unexpected. Although six of the 16 teams who have progressed to the second round could be … Continue reading

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Is World Cup 2014 really the ‘Copa de Zebra’?

In Brazil, this World Cup is being termed the ‘Copa de Zebra’ with zebra meaning unexpected results but the Infostrada Sports Forecast model shows that the number of genuine surprises in match results is actually fairly low with just six … Continue reading

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What are the 2014 World Cup’s biggest shocks?

The Infostrada Sports’ Forecast model has a variety of useful functions, one of which is to provide an objective measure of which matches have delivered the biggest shocks at the World Cup so far. Of the 24 matches played so far, … Continue reading

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Why France (and a Group D team) are the real dark horses

Which team is the best team to fail to qualify for the 2014 World Cup? Looking at almost any ranking system provides the same answer: Ukraine. They began their World Cup qualification in England’s group but failed to qualify despite … Continue reading

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