BAYESIAN PREDICTION OF FOOTBALL RESULTS
by Jean-Louis Foulley
ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY EDINBURGH (26th January 2016)
Tuesday 26th January 2016 "RSS Young Statisticians' Section (YSS) Event:"Statistics for soccer matches prediction
Speaker: Dr. Robert Mastrodomenico
Affiliation: Global Sports Statistics, also RSS Honorary officer for Membership
Time of the talk: 6:20 - 7pm (wine reception from 5.30 - 6:20pm)
Venue: International Centre for Mathematical Sciences Edinburgh (ICMS)
Address: 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA
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Abstract: The increased data in sports has provided statisticians with the tools to build models of sporting events. This talk will look to show how data from soccer matches can be used to create models with the ability to predict upcoming matches. Starting from a very simple approach we will show how a modified Poisson approach is able to characterise the dynamics of the beautiful game. Following from the model definition we fit it on data from England and show how the output can be used in predicting games from the English Premier League.
Rob as RSS Honorary officer for Membership, will also discuss the merits of being a member drawing on my experiences from being involved with RSS young statisticians' section (YSS) and Council
A BAYESIAN HIERARCHICAL MODEL FOR THE PREDICTION OF
by Gianluca Baio and Marta A. Blangiardo
Baio, G; Blangiardo, M; (2010) Bayesian hierarchical model for the prediction of football results. Journal of Applied Statistics , 37 (2) 253 - 264.
PROBABILITY AND RISK: THE PROBLEM WITH PREDICTING
by Norman Fenton
STATISTICS IN SPORTS: AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION
ARTICLE IN THE ECONOMIST
STATISTICS IN SPORTS AND HEALTH (UCL)
YOUTH SPORTS STATISTICS
STATISTICS AT DCMS
ARTICLE IN SIAM