Twit­ter best for pre­dict­ing scores

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

SCI­ENCE: If you want to stay ahead of the game when bet­ting on foot­ball matches, turn to Twit­ter.

A new study has found that Twit­ter posts pro­vide a bet­ter pre­dic­tion of win­ners and losers af­ter kick-off than book­ies’ odds.

Re­searchers an­a­lysed 13.8 mil­lion tweets – an av­er­age of around 5.2 per sec­ond – dur­ing the 2013/14 English Premier League sea­son.

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