The Champions League quarterfinals conclude Tuesday and Wednesday; here is a statistical look at this week’s games, complete with Soccer Power Index projections. Chelsea vs. Paris Saint-Germain (Tuesday) PSG took command of the tie with a 3-1 win in… Read more ›
A lopsided loss to Everton and an away win over West Ham for Liverpool have officially eliminated Arsenal from Premier League title contention, according to SPI. The odds of Liverpool winning the league increased slightly and Sunday’s result gave a s… Read more ›
I’ve not posted an update on the Pythagorean for the English Premier League (EPL) for a while so the latest figures are below. Football Pythagorean In case you haven’t seen it before, my football Pythagorean is an adaptation of the baseball Pythagorean that allows you to quickly estimate how many points a team would be expected to [...] Read more ›
Many of Mexico’s homegrown stars will take center stage on Wednesday when El Tri takes on the United States (11 p.m. ET/ESPN) in Phoenix, Ariz., just 71 days before the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off. With marquee names such as Guillermo Ochoa, Giovani… Read more ›
The expectations of football fans at the start of the season can be broadly split into two camps. Supporters of around half a dozen teams can look forward to a season where the anxiety revolves around title aspirations and UCL or Europa league qualific… Read more ›
If Sunday was a fine day for Merseyside as a whole, Saturday was also almost as good for both halves of the city, despite neither side setting foot on a football pitch.Crystal Palace against Chelsea, pitted a master of tactical planning, prepared to sa… Read more ›
With many title races tightening up as most European leagues approach the end of their seasons, plenty of the world’s elite are playing twice a week across multiple competitions. This past week, some of the best up-and-coming goal scorers put on a show ahead of the World Cup in June.
Here’s a look at five young players set to play in Brazil this summer who stood above the rest this week.
• Mario Balotelli (Italy): The Italian superstar tallied in both of AC Milan’s games this week as the forward led his squad back into the hunt for a European berth for next season. Read more ›
The Champions League quarterfinal first legs take place this week; here is a statistical preview, complete with Soccer Power Index projections. Manchester United vs. Bayern Munich (Tuesday) Manchester United advanced to the quarterfinals with a comeb… Read more ›