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How to Use Poisson Distribution to Predict Match Scores with Python
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How to Use Poisson Distribution to Predict Match Scores with Python

Last Updated on July 17, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Gencay I.

Originally published on Towards AI.

Using Poisson Distribution for Accurate Match Score Prediction in Python


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Yesterday, I watched a match between my favorite football team and another team. At the beginning of the game, I had a sense that my team would lose, and after finishing 1–0 in the first half, that feeling persisted. Despite not being a big fan of gambling, I wanted to predict the score.

Even if I found the secret recipe for predicting match scores, it would be better to know the general distribution to avoid feeling bad after the match finished.

In this article, we’ll explore how to use Poisson distribution, a statistical distribution widely used in data science and… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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