Each week we will be reviewing the aggregated predictions on Superbru’s Premier League Predictor game, using the collective Wisdom of the Crowd predictions to guide our fantasy football thinking.
Please join the FFS league here and add your own predictions to the data – the more there are, the more accurate the crowd should be (in theory). And don’t forget there is £50,000 in prize money on offer every week.
We must all make predictions about how each match will go when deciding on our fantasy team selection, predicting where the goals will be scored, which teams are most likely to keep a clean sheet and so on. If we aggregate the predictions of thousands of football fans playing the Premier League Predictor game on Superbru, any bias should be ironed out, and the collective knowledge will produce more accurate predictions that we can make on our own.
We tested this last season by taking the average community predictions, and entering them into the game as a user called Mr Crowd Wisdom. That user finished in 20th place out of 481 people in the Fantasy Football Scout league – a highly knowledgeable group – and also beat 98% of other people on the global leaderboard.
We’ll follow the average picks again this season and hopefully it will provide another reference point for your fantasy team selections.
GAMEWEEK 25 REVIEW
It was another green arrow for Mr Crowd Wisdom last week, with 8 correct predictions beating the community average of 6.11 out of 11. These included 1 Exact score (Burnley 1-1 Southampton), and 6 Close picks.
GAMEWEEK 26 PREVIEW
Here is the Expected Goals chart for each fixture in GW26:
And here is the ranking of teams in order of Expected Goals Scored and Conceded:
Liverpool sit top of the Predicted Goals chart this weekend, with a kind home tie against Bournemouth, and it’s no surprise to see Mo Salah as the clear favourite in the Captain Poll.
Man United and Arsenal are not far behind them though, which could bring Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang into contention.
Arsenal are predicted to keep a clean sheet, with Man United and Liverpool also expected to be tight at the back. Wolves, Southampton and Brighton appear to offer the best budget options at the back this week.
Here are the picks we’ll enter for Mr Crowd Wisdom this week.
Fulham 1 – 2 Man United
Crystal Palace 1 – 1 West Ham
Huddersfield 0 – 2 Arsenal
Liverpool 2 – 1 Bournemouth
Southampton 1 – 1 Cardiff
Watford 1 – 1 Everton
Brighton 1 – 1 Burnley
Tottenham 2 – 1 Leicester
Man City 2 – 1 Chelsea
Wolves 2 – 1 Newcastle