Statistical Models – what do they know? Do they know things?? Let’s find out! #1

Cognitive Football

It’s a question as old as time, or at least as old as public football analytics. How good are our prediction models?

To try and answer this question, I’ll be using the Ranked Probability Score (RPS). The RPS is a statistical method that measures the quality of predictions. It calculates how far off predictions were from the actual results, which means that a low RPS is better than a high RPS.

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