A couple of weeks ago I looked at the WhoScored web site and in particular their match previews. They include match information, probable lineups, missing players, team news, match facts, predictions and user predictions.
For anyone wanting to have a bet of the football, but not got the time to study the form of the 2 teams, their match predictions maybe of particular interest.
They cover all the major European leagues, including the English Premier League and The Championship, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Dutch Eredivisie and Portuguese Liga NOS. They also include matches from Russia, Norway, Sweeden, Turkey, USA MLS, Brazil, Argentina and the Chinese Super League.
It’s great that they cover so many leagues, but the big question is, can you make a profit following their predictions?
The WhoScored site has a lot of footballing stats, but I couldn’t see anywhere where they show how well or badly their predictions perform. I’ll therefore monitor their selections to see how they get on.
Unfortunately the only way I can see to get their predictions is to click on the match preview for each individual match. It’s therefore fairly time consuming to retrieve all of their predictions, so for now I’ll just monitor their selections for the English Premier League, The Championship and Champions League matches.
As they give a score predictions for each of the matches, I’ll monitor profit/loss for the results and correct score markets. They quote the odds from bet365 for each of the games, so I’ll use those prices to calculate the bet returns.
Matches Played Weekend 9th/10th September
Not the best start for their Premier League predictions, with only 3 correct results from the 9 matches played so far giving a loss of 1.34 points. None of their score predictions were correct, so a 9 point loss on the correct score bets, giving an overall loss of 10.34 points on the weekend.
A much better performance from The Championship matches, with 6 correct results from the 12 matches played, giving a profit of 4.55 points. They predicted the correct score in 2 of the matches, which gave a profit of 6.5 points and a combined profit of 11.05 points.
With tonight’s match between West Ham and Huddersfield still to go they’re showing a slight overall profit of 0.71 points across the 2 leagues.
10 Championship matches to be played this week and the Start of the Champions League group games, so I’ll report back on those predictions later in the week. If you want to see their predictions visit https://www.whoscored.com/Previews and click on the individual matches to see their predictions.
* Teams are highlighted in green where the match result prediction is correct and the score is highlighted where the score prediction is correct.