EPL Prediction Model | Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd to win

EPL Prediction Model | Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd to win

Back from the FA Cup weekend and I've been using the gap in the Premier League fixture list to further develop the EPL Model. Unfortunately, this time without much success. An agent based model isn't like the majority of statistical models, where if you make a change you can usually see fairly quickly whether or not your new model is better than the old one. When I change the EPL Model, I re-run a season (at least) of historical fixtures …
Prediction Model | Arsenal, Liverpool to win, Man Utd to beat Chelsea?

Prediction Model | Arsenal, Liverpool to win, Man Utd to beat Chelsea?

Last week marked the model's best performance so far this season, with eight correct predictions out of ten and a profit of 64% if you followed its calls for betting. Although maybe we shouldn't get too carried away with that one as the FT reports that a lot of people did very well on round 21 and the bookies suffered an awful weekend. Coral called it one of their worst weeks in 88 years. Those bad results for the bookies …
Prediction Model: WK 21 | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea all to win

Prediction Model: WK 21 | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea all to win

The model really showed what it can do over the Christmas period, putting in a solid set of predictions for rounds 18 to 20 (Boxing Day to New Year) and bringing back a very nice return if you were using it to bet. Overall, it picked 18 results from the 30 games and finished with an average profit of 34% per bet. If you'd staked £10 per game - £300 in total for the three rounds - you'd have won …
Prediction Model: Liverpool, Arsenal to win | Chelsea, Man Utd to lose

Prediction Model: Liverpool, Arsenal to win | Chelsea, Man Utd to lose

We're just about at the halfway mark in the season and the model's been flying over the Christmas period. Up 35% at the bookies in the past two rounds, with six results out of ten called correctly on Boxing Day and seven out of ten last weekend. When I first started putting these models together, I was surprised at how few results the bookies actually get right. That's not to say the model's better! But I had the impression that …
EPL Prediction Model | Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Utd to win & Chelsea to lose!

EPL Prediction Model | Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Utd to win & Chelsea to lose!

The new passing algorithm's off to a flying start and gave us a late Christmas present on Boxing Day, with six results out of ten called correctly, including Crystal Palace's away win at Villa. As is (almost) always the case, the model missed one result by quite a distance, this time in its suggestion that Cardiff would beat Southampton. Managerial sub-plots and teams that don't turn up on the day are always going to be a problem for a model …
Prediction Model Boxing Day Forecasts: Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd to win, Liverpool to lose

Prediction Model Boxing Day Forecasts: Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd to win, Liverpool to lose

Close but no cigar in the pre-Christmas fixtures as the model missed four results by just one goal. We got the games at Swansea, Liverpool and Palace correct and the controversial calls of Man U to draw and Man City to struggle against Fulham turned out to be inaccurate, rather than clever. Fulham did give Man City a brief scare and - as the model suggested they would - scored more than once, but it's results that count. I've been …
EPL Prediction Model 17 | Liverpool & Arsenal to win, United draw?

EPL Prediction Model 17 | Liverpool & Arsenal to win, United draw?

Well last week was definitely more like it! We've been due one of those. I mentioned early in this series of posts that my predictive model was developed through the second half of last season and so in the past, it's always had plenty of data to work with. Starting from the 10th week of this season was a bit of an experiment and has led to more volatile performances than it's seen before and a couple of disappointing weeks. …
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. …
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