Opta stats predict Irons v Saints outcome

By Simon Leyland

If we believe the anoraks and their big shiny computer all will be well when the big relegation clash comes around tomorrow afternoon.

Here in its entire detail is the Opta view on the  Southampton game tomorrow….

The claim from these lads is that he analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player statistics, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a West Ham United win with a probability of 59.79%. A draw has a probability of 22.6% and a win for Southampton has a probability of 17.57%.

And beyond all that the most likely score line for a West Ham United win is 1-0 with a probability of 12.38%. The next most likely score lines for that outcome are 2-0 (11.25%) and 2-1 (9.78%). The likeliest drawn score line is 1-1 (10.75%), while for a Southampton win it is 0-1 (5.92%).

The bookies seem to agree and have us at 4/6 and the Saints at 4/1

So in plain English, we should win 1 or 2 nil !