Modelling the Results of Sports Events

Introduction

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Abstract

This report contains the description and implementation of a Poisson regression model being used to model football results. The steps taken to set up the model are explained in full and the statistical program R is used to carry out the numerical calculations. After modeling the football results, new games can be simulated to analyse the randomness of football league tables. Modeling and simulating the results can then be used to try to predict, or indicate the outcome of, future football matches.

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