Tuesday, October 11, 2011

14 October 2011: In-play Football Prediction

Nils Rudi

For in-play football prediction, we consider a model based on Poisson arrival rates of goals. We prove that for a given pre-game trinomial predictive distribution of the result (i.e., home, tie and away), there exist a unique pair of Poisson arrival rates which correspond to it. This facilities the base model of in-play prediction with an absolute minimum requirement of data analysis. This result is extended to non-stationary arrival rates and state (score difference) dependent arrival rates. We perform an empirical investigation of the models using a large set of data from multiple leagues, and contrast the results with those of logistic regression. In the presentation, I will also talk about multiple research opportunities in football, and current work we are doing with an extensive data set from the English Premier League.

Date: October 14, 2011
Time: 11:30 P.M.

Seminar Room 2, New Building
Indian Statistical Institute Delhi Centre,
7, S. J. S. Sansanwal Marg,
New Delhi-110016 (INDIA)


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