So I built a neural net. So I had the entire football result set going back to 1880 or something. (I bought this years ago, on CD, from those Soccerrdata people when it was a one-man bedroom outfit. I can't find the CD. But I did dump the Prem results into a database.)
And here is what my lil net says. I'll update the actual results when they come out, this is to see what it has learned. The methodology is...probably not what you think. I'll write it all up later.
At some point I'll try and predict actual scores, so yay?
The predictions were generated at 0800 on 180317. In case you think there might be shenanigans going on after the matches
|West Bromich Albion||Arsenal||DRAW||HOME WIN 3-1|
|Crystal Palace||Watford||DRAW||HOME WIN 1-0|
|Everton||Hull City||HOME WIN||HOME WIN 4-0|
|Stoke City||Chelsea||DRAW||AWAY WIN 1-2|
|West Ham United||Leicester City||HOME WIN *sob*||AWAY WIN 2-3 *phew*|
|Bournemouth||Swansea City||HOME WIN||HOME WIN 2-0|
|Middlesbrough||Manchester United||DRAW||AWAY WIN 1-3|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Southhampton||HOME WIN||HOME WIN 2-1|
|Manchester City||Liverpool||HOME WIN||DRAW 1-1|