Bloomberg Sports (BSports), the world’s leaders in sports analytic technology, today unveiled its first ever end of season projections for the Barclays Premier League.
Forecasting the league finish of every team in the league, the projections are uniquely data-driven and take into account previous years of performance for each club, supplemented by the additional value that each club gained from the transfer window.
In spite of several harsh predicitons on Newcastle’s fate this season, most notably coming from The Mirror‘s Martin Lipton and Oliver Holt, the Chief sports writer, who asserts the Toon are forecasted to finish in 18th position, Bloomberg feel Newcastle will find more success.
The Method: Using their defensive and attacking attribute ranking database, based on previous season statistics, they simulate team performances, also taking into account managerial changes.
Once each team is given its Bloomberg Sports distinctive rating, they simulate each match of the season 10,000 times in order to provide an accurate projection for how each team will finish. The simulation eliminates ambiguity in the league table, and provides an accurate projection as a result of its large sample size.
Of course, it’s only a predication, but it’s the best and most accurate prediction out there. The fact that Sunderland finish 15th suggests there is a certain amount of accuracy behind the numbers.
It makes for much more reassuring reading than the rubbish Oliver Holt is churning out.