WhoScored Update 44

The Championship

The playoff final didn’t cause the upset that Harry Smith was hoping for with his WhoScored prediction. A combined loss of -2.00 points, means that he finished the season with an overall loss of -55.81 points.

Leagues One & Two

Jake Sanders managed the correct score in the League One playoff game between Rotherham and Shrewsbury, but unfortunately for him that was the score after extra time, with the game finishing 1-1 at full time. A combined loss of -2.00 points, means that he finished the season with an overall loss of -24.82 points.

Gabriel Sutton correctly predicted that Coventry would beat Exeter in the League Two playoff, giving a small combined profit of +0.2 points, which ensured his overall loss remained below -50 points.

I’ll be providing a full summary for the predictions of the various leagues I’ve been monitoring, in a few days time, along with a mention of who’s predictions I think will be worth following next season.

WhoScored Update 43

The Championship

The playoffs didn’t provide any respite for Harry Smith’s WhoScored predictions. Just the 1 correct result from the 4 matches played and a combined loss of -6.36 points, bringing the overall loss down to -53.81 points.

Leagues One & Two

Jake Sanders made a bit of a Horlicks of his prediction for the Charlton v Shrewsbury match. Before the first leg of the playoffs he predicted a 1 – 1 draw between the two teams, but he put the prediction up as the 2nd leg match rather than the 1st leg. WhoScored took the prediction down from their site and subsequently no predictions was put up for either of the two legs.

Jake did better with the other playoff game, getting the score spot on in the 2nd leg of the game between Rotherham v Scunthorpe. A combined profit of +8.25 points, reduced the overall loss to -22.82 points.

Gabriel Sutton managed the correct result in the two 2nd leg matches, but no correct scores meant an combined loss of -2.86 points, bringing the overall loss to -49.24 points, with just the playoff final to go.

La Liga

It was a valiant effort from Simon Harrison in the final set of La Liga matches. 6 correct results and 4 correct scores from the 10 matches brought in a combined profit of +29.22 points, which almost halved the overall loss to -34.11 points. A nice way to round off the season for anyone following his predictions.

Serie A

Jacopo Piotto just about wiped his face with his predictions for the final week of the season, thanks to getting the Napoli v Crotone score spot on. That result saved him from going over a -100 point loss and he finished the season on -91.16 points from when I started monitoring his predictions.

I’ll be doing a full write-up on the WhoScored tipsters, after the English playoff matches have concluded.

WhoScored Update 42

Premier League

No correct scores in the last week of the season means that overall the WhoScored Premier League predictions finish with a loss. -5.9 points in the mid-week games was followed by -12.96 points on the last day, bringing the overall total down to -13.11 points.

I’ll be giving a full split of the results between Josh Wright and Ben McAleer when I do a summary after all the leagues have completed.

Scottish Premiership

11.10 points profit from last week’s mid-week games took Graham Ruthven’s profit to +12.86 points and ensured he’d finish the season with a +ve balance. He then played the percentages on the last day with 4 one-all draw predictions from the final group of matches, one of which obliged with the correct score.

A combined loss of -2 points on the final day gave a final overall profit of +10.86 points, which is very commendable.

La Liga

There was a small overall loss for Simon Harrison in the penultimate week of La Liga fixtures. A loss of -4 points from the mid-week matches was followed by a profit of + 1.28 points over the weekend.

Overall he’s showing a loss of -63.33 points, with one week to go.

Serie A

Just 3 correct results and no correct scores, gave a combined loss of -11.87 points, which brings the overall loss to -90.87 points.

With 1 week of matches left to play can Jacopo Piotto avoid dropping below the -100 point barrier?

WhoScored Update 41

Premier League

With 1 week of the season remaining, the WhoScored Premier League predictions are hanging on to a slim profit. For a change, this week it was Ben McAleer who had the profitable scores, thanks to his correct guess that Stoke would lose 2-1 to Palace.

Josh Wright wasn’t on target with his predictions and a c combined loss of -2.49 points, mean that overall they are now just +5.75 points in profit.

The Championship

The final week of the regular season was a bit of a disaster for Harry Smith in the Championship. Just 3 correct results and no correct scores gave a combined loss of -15.3 points, taking his overall loss to -47.45 points.

Leagues One & Two

It was also a bit of a disaster for Jake Sanders with his League One predictions. Just 3 correct results and no correct scores, from 15 games played. A loss on the week of -23.72 points completely killed any chance he had of finishing the season with a profit. The overall loss now stands at -31.07 points.

Gabriel Sutton already looked unlikely to finish the season in profit and a combined loss of -10.01 points on the week put the final nails in the coffin. With just the playoff matches to go he’s now showing an overall loss of -46.38 points.

Scottish Premiership

Graham Ruthven broke back into profit, with +4.18 points from the weekend’s matches. His correct prediction that Celtic would win 3-1 at Hearts means he is now showing an overall profit of +1.76 points.

La Liga

Simon Harrison made the biggest profit on the week, banking a combined total of +8.33 points, thanks to 2 correct scores from his La Liga predictions.

Overall however he’s still showing a loss of -60.61 points.

Serie A

Correct results in half of the 10 matches, but no correct scores, so a combined loss of -13.18 points. The overall loss now stands at -79 points.

Chamipons League

Just 1 correct result from the semi-final matches of the Champions league. Josh Wright correctly predicted that the scores between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich would be 2-1 and 2-2, but unfortunately got the home and away legs round the wrong way.

A combined loss of -6.47 points, brings the overall loss to -40.71 points.

WhoScored Update 40

A mixed bag of results for the WhoScored predictions this week.

Premier League

5 correct results, but no correct scores from the 9 games played so far, gives a combined loss of -10.18 points, reducing the overall profit by more than half to 9.08 points.

Josh Wright is assured a profit at the end of the season, on his predictions, but overall things now hang in the balance.

The Championship

With just one week of regular season matches left to go, these were not the results Harry Smith was looking for. Just 5 correct results from 14 matches played over the week and only the 1 correct score. A combined loss of -8.50 points, brings the overall total down to -32.15 points and an end of season profit now looks unlikely.

Leagues One & Two

A fine week of results for Jake Sanders in League One, provided the turnaround in fortunes he required. 3 correct results and  1 correct score in the mid-week, followed by another 6 correct results and 3 correct scores at the weekend.

A combined profit of +13.76 points, has reduced the overall loss to -7.35 points and gives Jake every chance to end the season in profit.

It looks a case of too little too late for Gabriel Sutton in League Two. With 7 correct results and 3 correct scores from 16 matches played he produced a profit of +10.81 points.

But with just 1 week of the regular season remaining Gabriel is still showing and overall loss of -36.37 points and looks unlikely to get back in the black before time runs out.

Scottish Premiership

A small profit of +2 points, stopped the rot and reduced the overall loss to -2.42. A step in the right direction, but will need more in order to finish the season in profit.

La Liga

Just 3 correct results and the 1 correct score from the 9 games played so far.  A combined loss of -5.60 increases the overall loss to -68.38 points.

Serie A

6 correct results, but no correct scores, gives a loss of -9.12 points, bringing the overall loss to -65.82 points.

WhoScored Update 39

With the end of the football season just a few matches away results over the last week weren’t what was required for the WhoScored  writers to finish with a profit from their result and correct score predictions.

Premier League

Just 2 correct results and no correct scores from the 10 matches played over an extended weekend of fixtures. A combined loss of -17.31 points almost halved the previous overall profit, which now stands at +19.26 points.

The Championship

Harry Smith was the only one of their tipsters that I’m monitoring to show a profit on the week. He managed 7 correct results and 1 correct score, to return a combined profit of +1.99 points, reducing his overall loss to -23.65 points. That keeps alive his chance of finishing with a profit.

Leagues One & Two

Things seem to be slipping away from Jake Saunders with a combined loss of -8.53 points from last week’s mid-week games followed by a loss of -4.20 points at the weekend.

Overall he’s now down -21.11 points and will need a swift turnaround in fortunes if he’s going to break back into profit before the end of the season.

Gabriel Sutton picked up +4.57 points profit from last week’s mid-week games, but gave it back plus more at the weekend, with a loss of -9.31 points. Overall he’s now showing a loss of -47.18 and any realistic chance of getting back into profit before the end of the season, looks to have gone.

Scottish Premiership

Just the 2 results correct for Graham Ruthven and form seems to be deserting him at the crunch end of the season. A loss of -7.26 points means Graham is now showing an overall loss of -4.42 points. Things don’t bode well as he’s gradually seen his profits erode away of the past 6 weeks.

La Liga

Any chance of Simon Harrison ending with a profit with his La Liga predictions now looks to have gone. No correct scores contributed to a loss of -11.74 points last mid-week, followed by a further loss of -5.60 points at the weekend, mean he’s now showing an overall loss of -62.78 points.

Serie A

It looks to be a similar situation for Jacopo Piotto with his Italian Serie A predictions. He managed 1 correct score over the week, but his correct result predictions were all short prices, so despite 9 correct results from the 20 matches played there was still combined losses of -10.77 points las mid-week and -7.23 points at the weekend.

Overall now showing a loss of -56.70 points and again his chance to end the season in profit appears to have now gone.

WhoScored Update 38

With just a few weeks of the season left to run in the major European leagues I’ll take a look to see which of the WhoScored  writers are likely to finish the season with a profit on their predictions.

Premier League

A profit of +1.66 points on the week brings the overall profit up to +36.57 points. Of the 2 main guys who do the predictions, Josh Wright is showing a profit of +136.17 points and is pretty much guaranteed to finish the season with a hefty profit.

On the other hand Ben McAleer was spot on with the Burnley v Leicester score, but that was only his 3rd correct score, in over 100 matches, since I started monitoring the selections. Overall he’s showing a loss of -97.29 points and guaranteed to finish the season with a big loss.

The Championship

A profit of +5.77 points for last week’s mid-week games, but offset with a loss of -7.69 points at the weekend.

Overall the loss now stands at -25.64 points. H’e bounced back from a bigger loss previously, so there’s still enough time for Harry Smith to turn things around and finish in the black.

Leagues One & Two

A small profit last mid-week, but just 1 correct result at the weekend produced a loss of -13.2 points. Jake Sanders is now showing an overall loss of -8.88 points, but there’s still a good chance he can finish in profit.

In League Two Gabriel Sutton recorded a loss of -9.06 points across the week, which takes his overall loss to -42.44 points. It’s now unlikely he’ll get back into profit.

Scottish Premiership

Just the 1 game last week to finish off the games before the league split in half. A small loss means Graham Ruthven is still keeping his head just above water, with an overall profit of +2.84 points.

He’s been on a downward spiral over the past few weeks, so will need an upturn in performance in order to remain in profit, come the end of the season.

La Liga

A small profit of +1.29 points on the week, but Simon Harrison will need to do better than that over the next few weeks, to overcome the -45.44 points loss.

Serie A

A loss of -9.7 points on the week was not what Jacopo Piotto needed, if he want’s to finish the season showing a profit.

He now sits on a loss of -38.7 points, so it looks unlikely  he’ll finish with a profit, but with 6 games left for all the teams, there’s still an outside chance he could do it.

WhoScored Update 37

Premier League

It was another good week for  WhoScored with their Premier League predictions. 2 correct scores and 4 correct results combined to provide a profit of +17.28, bringing the overall profit to +34.91 points.

The profit breakdown between Josh Wright and Ben McAleer now stands at:

+141.73 points for Josh Wright from 191 matches
-104.51 points for Ben McAleer from 100 matches

The Championship

 

Harry Smith was correct with the result in half his predictions, but only managed the correct score for the Leeds v Sunderland game. Resulted in him breaking even for the results but a loss of -6.0 points for the scores.

Overall the loss now stands at -23.72 points since I started monitoring the selections.

Leagues One & Two

It was a fine week for Jake Saunders with his League One predictions. He was correct with the result on 6 of the 11 matches at the weekend and got the score spot on with 3 of the games.

A combined profit of +16.08 points brings the overall performance back into profit, with +3.35 points.

In League Two Gabriel Sutton did well with his result predictions, with 5 correct from the 11 games, providing a profit of +2.44 points. However he didn’t manage to find the correct score in any of the games, so there was a combined loss of -8.56 points.

Overall he’s now showing a loss of -33.38 points, so will require some good results over the last few weeks in order to finish the season with a profit.

Scottish Premiership

3 correct results, but no correct scores, gave a combined loss of -7.41 points. Overall just hanging on to a slight profit +2.99 points.

La Liga

5 correct results form the 9 matches played so far, with 1 match being played this evening. However no correct scores, so a combined loss of -8.56 points.

Over now showing a loss of -44.73, so it’s going to be hard to turn things around before the end of the season.

Serie A

Pretty much break even for last week’s mid-week matches, but no correct scores at the weekend resulted in a loss of -10.19 points.

Overall now showing a loss of -29.0 points, so with 7 matches remaining, Jacopo Piotto will need a few good weeks of results in order to get back into a profit before the end of the season.

WhoScored Update 36

Premier League

Josh Wright again provided all the predictions for the matches played in the Premier League this weekend and once again the results for WhoScored showed.

7 correct results and 4 correct scores gave a combined profit of +27.60 points and seeing the overall figure back in the black, with a profit of +17.63 points.

The profit breakdown between Josh and Ben McAleer now stands at:

+121.33 points for Josh Wright from 184 matches
-101.39 points for Ben McAleer from 97 matches

The Championship

There was no profit to be had from following the Championship predictions over the Easter period. The Good Friday / Saturday matches made a combined loss of -6.95 points, with 4 correct results and 1 correct score. Followed by a similar pattern on the Easter Monday / Tuesday games with a combined loss of -5.19 points.

The overall loss now stands at -17.84 points and Harry Smith will need to up his game in the remaining matches in order to finish the season in profit.

Leagues One & Two

Not a lot to be said for the League One predictions. There was profits to be made betting on the correct results, but that was pretty much all offset by losses made on the correct scores.

Overall a small profit was made on each of the round of matches, reducing the overall loss to -12.73 points.

Results over the Easter period didn’t go as planned for Gabriel Sutton in League Two. He was unable to recapture the form he’d shown the previous week.

A combined loss of -4.53 points from Good Friday’s games and -11.89 points from those played Easter Monday, saw the overall loss increase to -24.82 points.

Scottish Premiership

There was also little cheer North of the border for Graham Ruthven. 7 points were wiped from his profits over the week, reducing the overall profit to +12.4 points.

La Liga

Only 1 set of matches played in Spain over the Easter period and just 4 correct results and 1 correct score for Simon Harrision. A combined loss of -6.01 points brings the overall figure to -36.17 points.

Bundesliga

5 correct results from the 9 matches played, provided a small profit, but no correct scores meant a combined loss of -8.20 points.

Overall that takes the losses down below -100 points. Therefore, as with the French Ligue 1 predictions I’ll cease reporting the Bundesliga selections on a weekly basis, however I will continue to monitor them and will do a roundup of the performance at the end of the season.

Serie A

Better results were to be had in Serie A, with 6 correct results from the 10 matches and 2 correct scores, giving a combined profit of +3.4 points, which reduced the overall loss to -18.39 points.

There were 3 Serie A games played last night and 4 more playing tonight, but I’ll report on them in next weeks roundup.

WhoScored – Update 35

League One

It was a case of 1 step backwards 1 step forwards for the WhoScored League One predictions. They made a loss of -4.3 points during mid-week last week, but then recouped the dropped points with a profit of +4.5 points at the weekend. So not much change the overall total now stands at -15.31 points.

League Two

During the week last week Gabriel Sutton was spot on with 2 of the 4 matches played. On the Wednesday he correctly predicted Crewe would beat Forest Green 3-1, at odds of 18/1. He then followed up on Wednesday, with Wycombe to beat Crawley 3-1 at 28/1. Banking a combined profit of +44.39 points profit.

At the weekend he was only correct with 5 of the results and just 1 correct score, for a combined loss of -1.95 points, which brings his overall loss to -8.4 points.