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Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation for 2006 WC

One application that I didn't mention in applied mathematics problems for soccer is the gaming industry.  Betting decisions and devising odds are two examples.  To this end, here is a simulation of match results at the 2006 World Cup using a Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm.  I'm traveling from Florida to Arizona tomorrow so […]


This is a new blog called Soccermetrics.  The objective of this blog is to consider problems in applied mathematics and statistics that have applications toward a better understanding of soccer.  These applications range from a macro level (team performance, comparative performance of national leagues) to a micro level (player performance and evaluation, influence of formations/strategies, […]