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The ‘intelligence’ of football: this is how the season will look like according to the ‘big data’

The ball has barely begun to roll but intelligence has already passed sentence: ten months before the end of the major league competitions, the Foo

The ‘intelligence’ of football: this is how the season will look like according to the ‘big data’


The ball has barely begun to roll but intelligence has already passed sentence: ten months before the end of the major league competitions, the Observatory of the International Center for Studies (CIES) has named the great winners and losers of the season.

In a macro-study on 23 European leagues, based on statistical data, squad analysis, recent evolution of results and transfer spending. In June, the ‘little ball’ will decide, but for now, this is what the bigdata.

In Spain, joy for the meringues, the CIES sees a new victory for Real Madrid, which in this way would reissue its title, a double that has not happened since 2008. After the whites, intelligence places, in this order, Atlético, Barça and Sevilla, who would be the remaining qualified for the Champions League.

The Europa League would be in the hands of Real Sociedad and Villarreal, with Betis in seventh place (Conference League position). A very similar combination, in names and positions, to which LaLiga closed last season. Below, the descent seems to be a thing of Cádiz, Mallorca and Girona, potential colist in the eyes of statistics. Of course, out of a maximum of 5 points of “predictability of the result”, Spain has 4. There is a league…

What happens in other countries?

Up to 23 competitions under the microscope of CIES. Among the main ones, few surprises. In England he would repeat the umpteenth millionaire project of Guardiola’s Manchester City, ahead of Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham.

In France, the favorite for all, also the big data, It cannot be other than the PSG of Mbappé, Messi, Ramos and company. Nor is a revolution expected in Germany, where logic and numbers invite us to think of a new Bundesliga for Bayern Munich.

The most striking case is that of Italy, where there would be news. According to the macro-study, this season the winner will be Inter Milan, ahead of the recent winner, Milan. Napoli appear in third place, followed by Juventus.

Other ‘changes’ that the work foresees would take place in Portugal, where Sporting de Portugal could dethrone Porto, or in Turkey, with the ‘return’ of Fenerbahçe over the current champion, Trabzonspor. On the other hand, stability seems to prevail in the Netherlands, with the historic Ajax in Amsterdam, and in Belgium, under the domination of Bruges.

The ‘intelligence’ has already spoken. In ten months we will see how many goals he has scored… and how many have slipped into him.