"Soccer: What are the Chances?"

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 02/10/2017 - 14:32

R. Chetrite, R. Diel, and M. Lerasle, researchers at LJAD laboratory in Nice (France), just published "The Number of Potential Winners in Bradley-Terry Model in Random Environment" in Annals of Applied Probability. CNRS News explains how the mathematicians dealt with probabilities to help explain—and predict—why weaker teams sometimes come out on top.

Link to CNRS News article