Premier League Predictions Week 35 vs Betegy

CREDIT: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT
CREDIT: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT

Reading may have been beaten by Leeds 3-2 last weekend, but I had the moral victory in Premier League predictions over Whites fan Kieran Rawnsley, defeating him 7-3. I got three correct results and two correct scores, whilst Kieran got just three correct results. That doesn’t affect the leaderboard at all as Kieran’s score of 6 earlier in the season is what remains on the table. However, my week 27 game with Sebastien Schille was finally concluded in midweek, and it finished 7-5 to Seb, who got three correct results and two correct scores to beat my five correct results. That does make a difference to the leaderboard, which now looks like this…

  1. Jacob South Klein – 9
  2. Sports Analytics Machine – 8
  3. Mitch Clarke, Paul Merson, Jonny Williams, Tom Wisniewski, Seb Schille – 7
  4. Tom Malley, Kieran Rawnsley, Dan Moran, Josh Pound, Kallum Mehta, Phil Beresford, Will Jones* – 6
  5. Olly (average) – 5.5
  6. Felipe Alviar-Baquero, Laith Amiry, Harry Blacknell, Oscar Hayes, Jack Beresford, Jake Moore, William Troost-Ekong, Simeon Pickup, Marc Mayo – 5
  7. My Dad, Josh Nicholson, Mark Lawrenson, FIFA 16 – 4
  8. Benjamin Wills, Jason Roberts, Dan Wimbush, Steve Curtis – 3
  9. Kyle Goldsmith, Thomas Fletcher – 2
  • Olly’s Total = 187
  • Guests’ Total = 174

*Still two games to be played

After Jacob South Klein took top spot off the Sports Analytics Machine a couple of weeks ago, I am giving ‘technology’ another chance to see whether it really is the future of football predictions. The company Betegy are my opponents, who in their own words are “an online service that summarises football data, predictions and statistics with the help of easy to understand cards and dashboards. To ensure that our predictions are as accurate as possible, we take into consideration 50,000 football data points (powered by SportRadar) before applying our self-learning algorithm based on mathematical model (modified Dixon & Coles) and neural networks. It all sounds very complicated to me, which may be a good or bad thing. The only way to find out is to see how we though the weekend’s games would pan out. One game has already been played, Crystal Palace vs Everton, as both sides are in FA Cup action this weekend.

Crystal Palace vs Everton – Wednesday 13th April 8pm

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  • Olly’s Prediction: 0-1
  • Betegy’s Prediction: 1-2
  • Final Score: 0-0

Manchester City vs Stoke City – Saturday 12:45pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 2-1
  • Betegy’s Prediction: 2-0
  • Final Score: 4-0

Aston Villa vs Southampton – Saturday 3pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 0-2
  • Betegy’s Prediction: 0-1
  • Final Score: 2-4

Bournemouth vs Chelsea – Saturday 3pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 0-1
  • Betegy’s Prediction: 0-1
  • Final Score: 1-4

Liverpool vs Newcastle United – Saturday 3pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 3-1
  • Betegy’s Prediction: 2-0
  • Final Score: 2-2

Sunderland vs Arsenal – Sunday 2:05pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 0-1
  • Betegy’s Prediction: 0-1
  • Final Score: 0-0

Leicester City vs Swansea City – Sunday 4:15pm

CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES/STU FORSTER
CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES/STU FORSTER
  • Olly’s Prediction: 1-0
  • Betegy’s Prediction: 1-0
  • Final Score: 4-0

Tottenham Hotspur vs West Bromwich Albion – Monday 8pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 2-0
  • Betegy’s Prediction: 1-0
  • Final Score: 1-1

West Ham United vs Manchester United – Tuesday 10th May 7:45pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 2-2
  • Betegy’s Prediction: 0-1
  • Final Score: 3-2

Norwich City vs Watford – Wednesday 11th May 7:45pm

  • Olly’s Prediction: 1-1
  • Betegy’s Prediction: 2-1
  • Final Score: 4-2

I’ll share the results on Twitter after the weekend’s fixtures and also include them in next week’s Premier League predictions. If you want to take part or share your predictions, just leave a comment below! 

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