World Cup fever: E&T puts its money where its mouth is

As an extension of our exclusive feature on the science of predicting football scores (as featured in the latest issue of E&T magazine) we’re going to be running a rolling score predictions blog here throughout the World Cup tournament.

The same folk that were involved with the print feature and accompanying video will be considering one game a day and will use any individual skills, insight and information to predict the winner. Next day, we’ll see how everyone did and then do it all over again. Game on!

The four participants will be:

Dr Ian McHale, a Senior Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Salford.  His research interests include statistics in sports and the study of gambling markets, so he’s  bringing the power of maths and science to the table.

David Williams, head of PR and official spokesman at Ladbrokes plc, one of the UK’s leading retail bookmakers with over 2,700 high-street betting shops. Williams will be tapping in to Ladbrokes’ state-of-the-art technology to select his winning teams.

Chris Day, goalkeeper for Stevenage FC. Having started his career at Tottenham Hotspur before moving to Crystal Palace, Watford QPR, Oldham and Millwall, Day will base his predictions on his football knowledge.

Laura Daligan, ‘psychic, artist and pin-up’. Daligan specialises in tarot card readings and dream interpretations and is also a colour healer, so our resident psychic will be tapping in to the cosmos to inform her predictions.

All in all, it promises to be a lot of fun, so join us for our celebration of South Africa 2010 as E&T magazine predicts the World Cup!

Kick off is on Friday 🙂

The official Jo'bulani World Cup 2010 football
The official Jo'bulani World Cup 2010 football

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