Predictortron ii first week test scores:
Man Utd v Liverpool: predicted 1-0 or 2-1 – actual 2-1
Blackburn v QPR: 1-2 – actual 3-2
Bolton v Wigan: 1-0 or 2-1 – actual 1-2
Everton v Chelsea: 1-1 – actual 2-0
Fulham v Stoke: 1-1 or 2-1 – actual 2-1
Sunderland v Arsenal: 1-1 (1-2 next) – actual 1-2
Swansea v Norwich: 2-1 or 0-0 – actual 2-3
Spurs v Newcastle: 1-1 – actual 5-0
What do we think then? The idea is that we’re in the right ballpark. All I can do now is add more games to the database which should further refine the results.
Presently I don’t think we did badly. Man Utd v Liverpool was right, the boldness in predicting an away win for QPR is encouraging in some ways even if it didn’t get it right, and Everton v Chelsea finishing 1-1 certainly feels about right.
Fulham v Stoke was there or thereabouts, Sunderland v Arsenal we had 1-1 but 1-2 next down the list, Swansea v Norwich must go down as a surprise result so I’m happy with the prediction. And we missed Spurs v Newcastle by a mile.
All in all I think, had we put money down on the games, we’d have come out ahead, just about. You can never predict football completely but this feels like a good start. I think we could have made money on a ‘correct score’ series of bets here (or perhaps not), each result tending to be between 6-1 and 10-1.