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Bloomberg Sports Unveils Full Primera División Table Projections

August 14, 2013

Outcome Probabilities: BSports Match Analysis Tool to Provide
Outcome Probabilities for Every Game This Season

LONDON — Bloomberg Sports (BSports), the world leaders in
sports analytic technology, today unveiled its first ever end-of-season projections for the Primera División (La Liga).
Forecasting the final position of every team in the league, the
projections are uniquely data-driven and take into account
previous years of performance for each club, supplemented by the
additional value that each club gained from the transfer window.
The full BSports 2013/2014 La Liga table and methodology can be
found at http://www.bsports.com/ProjectedTables

The table indicates that Barcelona will again win the La Liga
title, its second successive and fifth championship in the last
six seasons, with Real Madrid, under new manager Carlo
Ancelotti, closing the gap to Barcelona to just two points.
Valencia, despite the high profile departure of Roberto Soldado,
will push Atletico Madrid to third spot – who themselves lost
Radamel Falcao to AS Monaco over the summer.

The BSports forecast expects Villarreal’s Primera División
experience will keep them up by just one point, having recently
been promoted from the Segunda División. Despite finishing six
points off the relegation zone last year Granada are predicted
to join newly promoted Elche and Almeria in the relegation zone.
“As fans around the world debate the 2013-2014 Primera División
(La Liga) season from a purely subjective standpoint, we are
adding our mathematically-derived predictions to the debate”
said Bill Squadron, President of Bloomberg Sports. “Using the
same objective data analytics that drives our Match Analysis
tool, we are pleased to unveil a purely data-driven projection
for each team. Not only does this make for great content for
fans, but it also provides data that helps them beat the
bookie”.

Odds to beat the Bookie

The BSports Table Projection 2013/14 also includes odds for each
team winning the league, finishing in the top four, finishing in
the top half or finishing in the relegation zone. This is
achieved by simulating each match of the season 10,000 times in
order to provide an accurate projection for how each team will
perform.

Key Statistics:
-2.8% chance that all three promoted teams face relegation
(bottom three)
-84.7% chance that at least one does
-89.7% chance both Barcelona and Real Madrid finish in the Top 2
-93.5: average number of points needed to win the league
-65.5: Points required for Top 4 finish
-38.0: Minimum number of points required to stay up

BSports will continue to update these projections throughout the
season, taking into account last minute transfer window signings
as well as most recent league performances and results.

Alongside these table projections, BSports’ new Match Analysis
application presents the probable outcomes of every Primera
División match. Match Analysis even updates the odds of each
result every minute throughout the game, providing fans with
unique insights and bettors with pure, math-driven odds that
they can then compare to what the bookmakers are offering. Last
season, the extremely accurate Match Analysis odds would have
provided excellent returns on investment to consumers using the
tool.

Match Analysis will be free to use for football fans and bettors
at www.bsports.com/ma.

About Bloomberg Sports

Launched in 2010, Bloomberg Sports takes the technology
developed by Bloomberg, the leading global provider in data and
analytics, and applies it to the vast data analysis
opportunities in sports. Bloomberg Sports’ professional products
for teams, broadcasters and athletes include a comprehensive
baseball scouting, data and video system now used by almost all
Major League Baseball clubs.

The company also has introduced a consumer soccer product for
European football, “Match Analysis,” a powerful predictive and
analytic tool forecasting game results, and recently launched
“Stats Insights,” a comprehensive blog that contains original
content and analysis for the five major European football
leagues as well as the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NBA.

Bloomberg Sports has been named by Mashable as one of its “Five
Most Innovative Sports Brands for 2012,” by The Sports Business
Journal as a Finalist for “Best In Sports Technology” in 2012
and by Fast Company Magazine as one of the “Most Innovative
Companies in Sports” in 2011. For more information go to
bsports.com

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