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A penalty criterion for score forecasting in soccer

By Jean-Louis Foulley and Gilles Celeux

Abstract

This note proposes a penalty criterion for assessing correct score forecasting in a soccer match. The penalty is based on hierarchical priorities for such a forecast i.e., i) Win, Draw and Loss exact prediction and ii) normalized Euclidian distance between actual and forecast scores. The procedure is illustrated on typical scores, and different alternatives on the penalty components are discussed.Comment: 6 page

Topics: Statistics - Applications
Year: 2018
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:1806.01595

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