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Predict 6 winners and win a book

Around three years ago I met, in a virtual sense, David Sumpter, a professor of mathematics at the University of Uppsala in Sweden and a football nut like myself. He was writing a book called Soccermatics, which combined his work … Continue reading

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The Premier League season no one saw coming

The maths that shows that football can’t be predicted. By David Sumpter, Professor of Applied Mathematics and author of Soccermatics With assistance from Simon Gleave, author of the Scoreboard Journalism blog The Premier League has been turned upside down this … Continue reading

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Premier League rich but performs below par

The Deloitte Money League has been released and unsurprisingly, the Euro Club Index ranking, which rates clubs based on performance, is highly correlated with this annual ranking of wealth. Four of the top-five clubs on the Deloitte list are also … Continue reading

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Hot streaks likely to push points higher than model forecasts?

Alexej Behnisch and Constantinos Chappas have both produced excellent articles over the last few days outlining Premier League predictions at approximately the halfway stage of the season. The six models contained in Alexej’s analysis have their Premier League champions this season … Continue reading

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Assessing the Premier League predictions

At the beginning of the Premier League season, and also at the end of the transfer window, we collected a total of 60 predictions for the final rank order of this season’s Premier League. Some were submitted to us with … Continue reading

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Boring Premier League? That ship sailed long ago

An article appeared in the Daily Telegraph this week suggesting that the Premier League is at risk of being boring. The key quote was, “The point is this: the Premier League has become predictable. And that predictability is in danger … Continue reading

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Challenging the narrative: Brendan Rodgers in court

Liverpool’s third successive Premier League away match without a win is their worst run since……well, since last season when manager Brendan Rodgers was perceived as a miracle worker in almost taking the club to the first league title since 1990. … Continue reading

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