EPL Prediction Model: Wk 16 Forecasts | City to beat Arsenal & Spurs over Liverpool

EPL Prediction Model: Wk 16 Forecasts | City to beat Arsenal & Spurs over Liverpool

Well last week was definitely a roller-coaster. Almost brilliant. So close! But ultimately disappointing. The model made two very big calls last week; it said Manchester United could lose at home to Newcastle and that Southampton had a good chance of beating Manchester City at St Mary's. Man United first and while the model gave some people a cracking start to the weekend (says Twitter) as they backed Newcastle, I decided to wait and see if van Persie was starting. …
Player Performance Analysis | Luis Suarez Vs Norwich City and West Ham United

Player Performance Analysis | Luis Suarez Vs Norwich City and West Ham United

If people thought that the shenanigans of the summer transfer window in addition to missing the start of the season would affect Liverpool’s Uruguayan mastermind, they couldn’t be further away from the truth. In the past week, with performances that have almost single-handedly destroyed both Norwich and West Ham, you could argue that he has never been in better form in his life. Let me reintroduce to you, arguably the Premier League’s best player, Luis Suarez. The English top division …
Player Performance Analysis | Philippe Coutinho Vs West Ham

Player Performance Analysis | Philippe Coutinho Vs West Ham

With the draw for the World Cup taking place the day before, international regulars would have been excited knowing who they will be playing against come 2014, while others would be focusing on trying to perform for their club in order to earn a call up to the World Cup squad. One player who comes to mind is the little Brazilian playmaker, Philippe Coutinho. Already cementing his place in the Liverpool starting line up due to his outstanding attacking talent …
Liverpool 4 West Ham 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4 West Ham 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool won their second of two home games this week with another goal-fest, beating West Ham 4-1 despite a couple of scares, and an overall good performance ahead of a tough end to the month. Line-Ups Brendan Rodgers started Mamadou Sakho at left centre-back alongside Martin Skrtel in the absence of Daniel Agger who was sick. Sakho has been out of the side for a few weeks and has been unlucky not to feature, so this was an opportunity for …
EPL Manager Index | Wenger & Mourinho in Top 3, Rodgers rebounds

EPL Manager Index | Wenger & Mourinho in Top 3, Rodgers rebounds

For details of how the EPL Manager Impact Index operates, and the criteria for points, see this post (http://eplindex.wpengine.com/38232/premier-league-manager-impact-index.html). Weeks (games) 13 and 14 have just been played so this is an update for both weeks.  I thought about just writing an update of all points at Week 14, however, something special happened last Sunday for Hull City fans (which I am) so I had to give Week 13 a little mention.  Hull City managed to beat Liverpool for the …
Liverpool Vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After their 5-1 slaughter of Norwich on Wednesday night, Liverpool will be hoping for a similar result when they take on West Ham United at Anfield this weekend. Luis Suarez scored four goals and got an assist to round off one of the best individual performances at Anfield in years against the Canaries, and so Sam Allardyce will have to make sure his defence are fully prepared for what the Uruguayan striker could bring to the game. The visitors will …
Attacking Quality: The Best Teams | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City Stats

Attacking Quality: The Best Teams | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City Stats

With third of a season already gone, the Premier League table seems to be split into two halves. All of the top nine teams are still, at worst, within touching distance of the Champions League places. Quite obviously, being strong offensively is one of the most important requirements if a club wants to finish in the famous top 4. Actually, it may be more important than ever before, as with so many strong teams going head-to-head, a goal difference may …
Hull City Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Hull City Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Sunday December 1st sees the newly named Hull City Tigers welcome second placed Liverpool to the KC Stadium. Hull will be looking to bounce back from their first home  league defeat of the season to Crystal Palace last week whilst Brendan Rodgers' reds will hope to come away with more than the one point they picked up away at local rivals Everton in their last away game. Liverpool go into the game on the back of a terrific run of …
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