Last season I monitored the performance of the WhoScored predictions. For all the leagues I monitored there was one standout performance and that was Josh Wright’s Premier League predictions.
Josh shares the responsibility of predicting the Premier League games, with Ben McAleer, although last year Josh made the prediction for nearly twice as many matches as Ben.
I started monitoring the performance on 9th September 2017 and from then until the end of the season Josh made the prediction in 228 Premier League games.
Of those he was correct with the result in 117 (51.3%) and the score in 31 (13.6%). Backing each prediction with 1 point for the result and 1 point for the correct score would have returned a profit of +92.47 points based on the bet365 odds available at the time I retrieved his predictions. That was made up of +8.97 points for the results and +83.5 points for the correct scores.
Given how well Josh performed last season, I will monitor his selections again this season, but to make it more interesting I’ll also be backing all of his tips.
I’ve set aside a betting bank of £500 and will be betting £5 on each result and £5 on each correct score. I’ll be placing all the bets via the Betfair Betting Exchange and will be comparing the performance of the odds I obtain from Betfair, against those offered by bet365.
I’ll report back, on a regular basis throughout the year, on how his selections get on.
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