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. The
BSports 2013/14 Table Projections for EPL, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 are
available to view now at www.bsports.com/ProjectedTables
with the La Liga and Serie A tables available in the weeks commencing 12th
and 19th August, respectively.
The table indicates that this season will be a three horse race between
Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United with only two points
separating all three teams. Chelsea, boosted by the return of Jose
Mourinho as Manager and the summer additions Mark Schwarzer, Marco van
Ginkel and Andre Schurrle, will be crowned champions next year on 82
points while Manchester City will beat Manchester United to second spot
by the finest of margins.
The Bloomberg Sports forecast expects Arsenal to claim the final
Champions League place ahead of North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur,
whilst Liverpool are expected to rule once again on Merseyside after
finishing behind city rivals Everton last season. At the bottom of the
table, all three newly promoted teams are expected to face the drop for
the first time since Bolton Wanderers, Barnsley and Crystal Palace were
all relegated in 1998. Paolo Di Canio's activity in the transfer market
is expected to keep Sunderland in the Premier League.
"As fans around the world debate the 2013-2014 Premier League season
from a purely subjective standpoint, we are adding our
mathematically-derived predictions to the debate," said Bill
Squadron, President of Bloomberg Sports. "Using the same objective
data analytics that drives our Match Analysis tool, we are pleased to
unveil a purely data-driven projection for each team. Not only does this
make for great content for fans, but it also provides data that helps
them beat the bookie".
BSports Projections: updated odds to 'Beat the
The BSports Table Projection also includes odds for each team winning
the league, finishing in the top four, finishing in the top half or
finishing in the relegation zone. This is achieved by simulating each
match of the season 10,000 times in order to provide an accurate
projection for how each team will perform.
6.6% chance that all three promoted teams get relegated
93.9% chance that at least one promoted team does get relegated
38.6% chance that Manchester United, Manchester City & Chelsea all
finish in the top three
88.9: average number of points needed to win the league
72.8: average number of points needed to ensure a top four finish
36.4: average number of points needed to avoid relegation
Bloomberg Sports will continue to update these projections throughout
the season, taking into account last minute transfer window signings as
well as most recent league performances and results.
Alongside these table projections, BSports' new Match Analysis
application presents the probable outcomes of every Premier League
match. Match Analysis even updates the odds of each result every minute
throughout the game, providing fans with unique insights and bettors
with pure, math-driven odds that they can then compare to what the
bookmakers are offering. Last season, the extremely accurate Match
Analysis odds would have provided excellent returns on investment to
consumers using the tool.
Match Analysis will be free to use for football fans and bettors at www.BSports.com/MA.
About Bloomberg Sports
Launched in 2010, Bloomberg Sports takes the technology developed by
Bloomberg, the leading global provider in data and analytics, and
applies it to the vast data analysis opportunities in sports. Bloomberg
Sports' professional products for teams, broadcasters and athletes
include a comprehensive baseball scouting, data and video system now
used by almost all Major League Baseball clubs.
The company also has introduced a consumer soccer product for European
football, "Match Analysis," a powerful predictive and analytic tool
forecasting game results, and recently launched "Stats Insights," a
comprehensive blog that contains original content and analysis for the
five major European football leagues as well as the NFL, NHL, MLB, and
Bloomberg Sports has been named by Mashable as one of its "Five Most
Innovative Sports Brands for 2012," by The Sports Business Journal as a
Finalist for "Best In Sports Technology" in 2012 and by Fast Company
Magazine as one of the "Most Innovative Companies in Sports" in 2011.
For more information go to bsports.com
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