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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #320 on: October 9, 2019, 07:32:17 PM »
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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #321 on: October 9, 2019, 09:43:21 PM »
Assuming this season will require 94-95 points to win. If so city will need about 78 points from 30 games at 2.6 ppg. That city can achieve but will require another crazy winning run like last year. If we get 3 points in the match against them then they can only afford to drop another 9 points  over the rest of the season. It will be very difficult for them but given their squad, not impossible. We need to maintain about 2.5 ppg to win over the rest of the season.
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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #322 on: October 10, 2019, 03:02:38 AM »
I was reading a newspaper article making a comparison between this season and 13/14 when City made an equally dodgy start yet still won the league, 86 points was good enough that season. So I though I'd have a look and compare the graphs after 8 games. What on earth happened to Arsenal and Chelsea that year? Yes the graphs confirm that City had the same start, but we must have come from nowhere to challenge that year, we are effectively 7 points better off after 8 rounds compared to that season.

Arsenal had a really fast start but collapsed 2nd half of the season, at one stage collecting just 1ppg over a 9 game stretch - yuk.  Chelsea were going through the usual turbulence of a 1st season (2nd spell) under Mourinho, similarly dropping away 2nd half.  Our 2nd half was stunning, dropping only 6pts at a rate of 2.68 ppg. 

As someone pointed out the other day, if Suarez wasn't suspended early on we probably would have won the title.

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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #323 on: October 13, 2019, 03:12:25 AM »
Arsenal had a really fast start but collapsed 2nd half of the season, at one stage collecting just 1ppg over a 9 game stretch - yuk.  Chelsea were going through the usual turbulence of a 1st season (2nd spell) under Mourinho, similarly dropping away 2nd half.  Our 2nd half was stunning, dropping only 6pts at a rate of 2.68 ppg. 

As someone pointed out the other day, if Suarez wasn't suspended early on we probably would have won the title.


We were 2 points off the top after 8 games!?
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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #324 on: October 13, 2019, 03:15:32 AM »
"The alternative Premier League table that should give Manchester United hope ahead of Liverpool FC clash"

Note: It's not this thread.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-utd-vs-liverpool-predictions-17075135
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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #325 on: October 13, 2019, 05:24:49 AM »
We were 2 points off the top after 8 games!?

Also, the most City trailed in the 13/14 season was 6pts and had cut that to 1 by the half way mark.  This season feels very different to that one.

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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #326 on: October 13, 2019, 06:27:21 AM »
"The alternative Premier League table that should give Manchester United hope ahead of Liverpool FC clash"

Note: It's not this thread.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-utd-vs-liverpool-predictions-17075135

They're down to 4th now and will probably keep dropping:


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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #327 on: October 13, 2019, 09:16:24 AM »
"The alternative Premier League table that should give Manchester United hope ahead of Liverpool FC clash"

Note: It's not this thread.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-utd-vs-liverpool-predictions-17075135

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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #328 on: October 13, 2019, 09:45:55 AM »
They're down to 4th now and will probably keep dropping:



That alternative table is bullshit. Since when has expected goal difference meant anything over the course of a season? City beat Watford 8-0 and probably had an expected goal difference of 463, 667 goals that game - bit you can only get three points from a single game.

West Ham as well!

Also, City's attendance numbers are fictional.
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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #329 on: October 13, 2019, 12:30:36 PM »
That alternative table is bullshit. Since when has expected goal difference meant anything over the course of a season? City beat Watford 8-0 and probably had an expected goal difference of 463, 667 goals that game - bit you can only get three points from a single game.

West Ham as well!

Also, City's attendance numbers are fictional.

Even actual goal difference is not very reliable as a predictor.
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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #330 on: October 13, 2019, 03:18:58 PM »

Also, City's attendance numbers are fictional.
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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #331 on: October 13, 2019, 03:23:22 PM »
The other problem with assessing United via xG is they've had so many penalties - they appear to have the fifth best attack if you include them, but fifth worst if you don't.

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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #332 on: October 13, 2019, 04:20:32 PM »
Even actual goal difference is not very reliable as a predictor.

Yep.

Indicators based on 27 years of PL:

100% wins - team with most wins has won title in all 27 years (includes 2 seasons when highest number of wins tied in 2012 and 1998)
70% best goal difference - team with best GD has won the title in 19 out of 27 seasons
63%  most goals scored - highest scorers won in 17 out of 27 seasons
40% least goals conceded - team with best defensive record has won the title in 17 out of 27 years

Only 6 seasons when when the champions have had all 4 of most wins, best GD, most goals scored and least goals conceded.


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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #333 on: October 13, 2019, 05:52:54 PM »
That alternative table is bullshit. Since when has expected goal difference meant anything over the course of a season? City beat Watford 8-0 and probably had an expected goal difference of 463, 667 goals that game - bit you can only get three points from a single game.

West Ham as well!

Also, City's attendance numbers are fictional.

No stat is the be all to end all, it's just a tool.  And in this case a tool that has proven more accurate of future performance than anything else available.  Does that mean there aren't outliers or one-offs that don't conform?  Of course not.

The other problem with assessing United via xG is they've had so many penalties - they appear to have the fifth best attack if you include them, but fifth worst if you don't.

This is why I like how Caley takes it out of the Sum, fbref is using statsbomb's model though so it's included.  Over time it should even out regardless.

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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #334 on: October 13, 2019, 05:59:29 PM »
Well this is their current forecast:



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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #335 on: October 13, 2019, 07:22:47 PM »
Arsenal gets the 3rd place in a lot of statistical models I have seen around. We will see.

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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #336 on: October 13, 2019, 07:25:13 PM »
It's the United in 5th that seems "optimistic".
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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #337 on: October 13, 2019, 07:38:32 PM »
Well this is their current forecast:





That's just the current table?

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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #338 on: October 13, 2019, 07:58:37 PM »
That's just the current table?

Got some number predictions in the box innit

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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #339 on: October 13, 2019, 11:05:34 PM »
Got some number predictions in the box innit

Ah, now I see them. Crap way to present that data. And do they get Utd at 5th anyhow?

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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #340 on: October 14, 2019, 12:34:36 AM »
Ah, now I see them. Crap way to present that data. And do they get Utd at 5th anyhow?

Does not look likely, does it? And if it is stat based, they aren't factoring in any January signings or "new manager bounce" that could happen. I am reasonably confident that Manchester United will not finish fifth this season without some radical change at the club.
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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #341 on: October 14, 2019, 12:38:48 AM »
Well this is their current forecast:



I don't recognize that website?  Who's forecast is it?  xG doesn't negate the points you've actually won, it just attempts to guess at what points you'll win in the future.  538 has us now favored to win the league as well even though it too rates ManC as better.


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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #342 on: October 14, 2019, 03:13:01 AM »
I don't recognize that website?  Who's forecast is it?  xG doesn't negate the points you've actually won, it just attempts to guess at what points you'll win in the future.  538 has us now favored to win the league as well even though it too rates ManC as better.



https://www.infogol.net/leagues/english-premier-league-table-2019-20/138

Select the forecast tab.

It's the one referenced in the link posted above for the MEN.
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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #343 on: October 15, 2019, 12:06:00 PM »


https://www.infogol.net/en/blog/analysis/is-it-liverpool-year-8102019

Infogol have us as going just ahead, same as 538 after the last game week. Not sure why their forecasts don't show this as well. Means nothing anyway, we've been odds on title favourites numerous times before. The trend is nice though.
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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #344 on: October 15, 2019, 12:15:55 PM »


https://www.infogol.net/en/blog/analysis/is-it-liverpool-year-8102019

Infogol have us as going just ahead, same as 538 after the last game week. Not sure why their forecasts don't show this as well. Means nothing anyway, we've been odds on title favourites numerous times before. The trend is nice though.
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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #345 on: October 15, 2019, 11:25:28 PM »
How bad is this? Any model giving LFC a 20% chance of winning the PL before the first day of the season should be taken with a lot of precautions.

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https://www.infogol.net/en/blog/analysis/is-it-liverpool-year-8102019

Infogol have us as going just ahead, same as 538 after the last game week. Not sure why their forecasts don't show this as well. Means nothing anyway, we've been odds on title favourites numerous times before. The trend is nice though.
Not sure which model is better, but I personally understand the methodology behind this one and I like it a lot. I was cursing last year when they gave City the edge early on, but unfortunately they were spot on...

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Re: The Alternative Premier League Table 2019-20
« Reply #347 on: Yesterday at 09:38:57 AM »
How bad is this? Any model giving LFC a 20% chance of winning the PL before the first day of the season should be taken with a lot of precautions.
Most bookies had us at 5/2 at the start of the season which isn't far off.

These were last seasons metrics and the reasons for those odds/predictions
                                xG             xGA   xPTS
Manchester City     93.72        25.73        90.64
Liverpool   38          79.46   29.15    83.45

It's the Laporte injury/city defensive issues coinciding with a great run of results for us that have caused these odds/percentage to change.  The odds on us winning our first 8 would of been less than 20%, and the odds of city only winning 5 not far off that either.
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