Prediction Model: Wk 14 Forecasts | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd to win

Prediction Model: Wk 14 Forecasts | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd to win

Let's kick off with a quick round-up of Saturday and Sunday before we get onto the midweek game predictions... The past weekend went fairly well, with a small 5% profit if you were betting on the EPL Model's calls. We got six out of ten results correct, with the games at Chelsea, Man City, Cardiff, Everton, Norwich and Newcastle all running as forecast. Fulham was the big miss this week, with a predicted draw coming out as a comfortable West …
Becca's PL Round-Up: Arsenal-Liverpool clash, Wales Derby, and Stats

Becca's PL Round-Up: Arsenal-Liverpool clash, Wales Derby, and Stats

Arsenal made a name for themselves at The Emirates on Saturday evening as the London side defeated Liverpool 2-0 to stretch the gap to 5 points at the top. Goals from Cazorla and man of the moment, Aaron Ramsey, were enough to beat Liverpool in what was their first away defeat of the season. Although there was some controversy after a Jordan Henderson goal was brought back for a free kick, Arsenal did run out deserved winners.  They had 7 …
Fantasy Stats Blog: Could Messi Have Saved QPR's Season?

Fantasy Stats Blog: Could Messi Have Saved QPR's Season?

[caption id="attachment_35493" align="alignright" width="294"] Nice suit[/caption] Back in January I wrote a hypothetical article contemplating where Hull City would be if they had signed Pele (original article here).  As I'm now getting bored waiting for the new season to start, I thought i'd have some fun and see what might have happened if QPR had signed the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. So here's how it works: Messi scored a goal every 57 minutes in the Spanish League …
The Worst Strikers In Front Of Goal 12/13 | Stats Analysis

The Worst Strikers In Front Of Goal 12/13 | Stats Analysis

While Robin Van Persie and Luis Suarez were scoring 49 Premier League goals between them last season, there were a few strikers looking on and hoping that just one of their shots hit the back of the net. We have taken an in depth look at these strikers and compared the worst strikers in front of goal from the 2012/2013 season, doing so by looking at all the strikers that have had 30 shots or more and comparing their shooting …
The alternative Premier League tables | Possession, Chances Created, Shot Accuracy

The alternative Premier League tables | Possession, Chances Created, Shot Accuracy

Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

The Premier League Shockers - How common are the shocking upsets?

The Premier League Shockers - How common are the shocking upsets?

[quote]Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable. - Tom Landry[/quote] Ok, so Landry was talking about the 'other' type of football, however the sentiment remains true for 'real' football.  One of the most beautiful things about the beautiful game is the potential for a freak, unexpected result.  An incredible, unbelievable result. There's nothing that neutral football fans enjoy more than seeing an underdog grabbing a win against the odds.  So how often does it happen?  And …
Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Teams that can hit you on the counter attack at any moment are incredibly hard to defend against, especially when speed merchants such as Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott are running at your defence. So which teams have impressed in the counter attack and how have they been so successful? We can start to answer this by looking at which teams have had the most shots and scored the most goals on the counter attack, as well as which teams …
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