Thursday, 27 October 2011

Elo Ratings Update

Perhaps not surprisingly, Manchester City's emphatic win at United on Sunday has seen City climb to the top of the EPL Elo Ratings.

Swansea City continue to prop up the ratings, with Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers the next two. Promoted teams continue to be the lowest rated teams in all five leagues, with Novara, Granada, Ajaccio and Augsburg. Because promoted teams have now earned rating when they enter the top division, there's a necessary element of subjectivity in the initial rating, so it's interesting to see how they settle in after a few games. Usually the top promoted team is started off around mid-table, and a couple have slid a little, QPR down to 15th, Evian Thonon Gaillard to 16th, but Real Betis, Atalanta and Hertha Berlin are holding their own for now. The weaker promoted teams continue to be at, or near the bottom with only Rayo Vallecano improving their position by more than one spot. Next season, I shall start the top teams off a little lower.

1 comment:

Griff said...

Good morning,

by EPL draws for this week are:

Wigan v Fulham
West Brom v Liverpool
Spurs v QPR

The spurs game is borderline but I've put it in if the price goes above 5 then its a no bet.