Cool... lets try tipping the games then, via the patented FMI Shoody&Poor calcualtions.
After a wild, and not well thought through, attempt at tipping the World Cup, its time to wheel the tipping spreadsheet out, dust it off and re-charge it for a crack at the Asian Cup 2015 Australia TM... maybe.
It was a rough attempt last time, based on the pre-World Cup FIFA rankings and applying the model on those figures.
And for the World Cup it was a 65% correct result record. Not brilliant, but not bad either.
So for the Asian Cup, its time for --- dueling rankings! ---
A side by side comparison of the Footy Maths model applied to both the Fifa Rankings and those from eloratings.net.
So, the first 4 games under the microscope are.
|Based on FIFA Rankings||Based on EloRatings.net|
Note: the above predicts the winner, and the margin (GD).
Lets review performance after these games are complete.