2019 Season - Prediction Contest

Discussion in 'NWSL' started by cpthomas, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    NC 2 HOU 1
    POR 1 SEA 2
    ORL 1 WAS 2
    CHI 2 NJ 0
     
  2. CoachJon

    CoachJon Member+

    Feb 1, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This was Reign injury report:

    OUT: Taylor Smith (SEI Knee), Jasmyne Spencer (SEI Knee), Michelle Betos (SEI Achilles), Jaycie Johnson (SEI Knee), Jessica Fishlock (SEI Knee), Scout Watson (Concussion), Morgan Andrews (Hamstring), Darian Jenkins (Hamstring), Rumi Utsugi (Calf)

    QUESTIONABLE: Kristen McNabb (Calf)

    INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Megan Rapinoe (USA), Allie Long (USA), Jodie Taylor (ENG)


    My hat is off to @blissett and @Smallchief for picking the Reign over the Thorns at Providence Park. I like it, but I just don't get it. POR only lost once since the WC started, playing almost all its games on the road. They get their Aussies and Sinc back, and are at home and give up a goal and score bupkis against a crippled side. I guess i owe a hat tip to Vlatko and the Reign, as well.
     
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  3. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
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    Nat'l Team:
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but I guess I won this match-day, along with @Smallchief with just 3 points made! :eek:

    Crazy, crazy unpredictable week! :x3:
     
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  4. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, it truly was a crazy week. The overall winners for the week were, indeed, blissett and smallchief with a rousing 3 points each. The entire group scored 1 point (holden) in the last two games. The standings overall remain about the same:

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  5. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Now I would like to get standings not only by points that were made, but also by weeks that were won! :p:laugh:
     
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  6. Tapas&Fútbol

    Tapas&Fútbol Member

    Real Betis
    Spain
    Apr 11, 2019
    Seville (Spain)
    Be careful what you ask for. :D
     
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  7. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Am I going to be the first to predict this weekend's games? Tricky weekend, but I'm assuming no US players will be back on NWSL teams.

    SB 1 vs Utah 1
    NC 2 vs Sea 1
    Hou 1 vs Chi 3
    Port 2 vs Orl 1

    I don't pay any attention to home field "advantage." Do other predictors?
     
  8. lunatica

    lunatica Member+

    Nov 20, 2013
    NJ 1 UTA 2
    NC 2 SEA 1
    HOU 1 CHI 2
    POR 2 ORL 1
     
  9. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    NJ 1 UTA 0
    NC 2 SEA 2
    HOU 1 CHI 2
    POR 2 ORL 1

    I assume too that USWNT's players will be back, although I wonder if they're going to be more pumped up by the win or drained by the long tournament and celebrations. We're going to see. :coffee:
     
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  10. Tapas&Fútbol

    Tapas&Fútbol Member

    Real Betis
    Spain
    Apr 11, 2019
    Seville (Spain)
    Week 13
    Sky Blue 0-1 Royals
    Courage 1-1 Reign
    Dash 2-2 Red Stars
    Thorns 2-1 Pride
     
  11. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    McSkillz's Week 13 Predictions

    NJ 1 UTA 2
    NC 2 SEA 1
    HOU 1 CHI 2
    POR 2 ORL 0
     
  12. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Predictions:

    NJNY 1 v Utah 1
    North Carolina 2 v SeaTac 1
    Houston 2 v Chicago 2
    Portland 2 v Orlando 1

    The post games standings will be late, as my computer is in the shop for monitor repairs.
     
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  13. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    ...ah f*% it, let's guess 1-1 all again. Totally missed out last week (I was away at a convention Wednesday through Monday).
     
  14. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    ...smallchief's assumption was that they would not be back....
     
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  15. holden

    holden Member+

    Dundee FC, Yeovil Town LFC, Girondins de Bordeaux
    Oct 20, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Dundee FC
    SBFC 0 - 2 UTA
    NCC 1 - 0 RFC
    HOU 1 - 2 CHI
    POR 3 - 0 ORL
     
  16. BlueCrimson

    BlueCrimson Member+

    North Carolina Courage
    United States
    Nov 21, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    SkyBlue 1, Utah 1
    North Carolina 2, Reign 0
    Houston 1, Chicago 2
    Portland 2, Orlando 1
     
  17. FawcettFan14

    FawcettFan14 Member+

    Mar 19, 2004
    Colorado
    Sky Blue 1, Utah 2
    North Carolina 3, Seattle 1
    Houston 2, Chicago 2
    Portland 1, Orlando 1
     
  18. CoachJon

    CoachJon Member+

    Feb 1, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sky Blue 1, Utah 2
    North Carolina 2, Seattle 0
    Houston 1, Chicago 1
    Portland 2, Orlando 1
     
  19. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Blissett nailed tonight’s game!
     
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  20. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
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    Blissett, predicting unexpected upsets, since... :cool: ... July 2019! :laugh:

    Well, this three points cushion will serve me well when I'll miss all of the other matches of the week-end! :p
     
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  21. 59Amerinorsk

    59Amerinorsk Member

    Chicago Red Stars
    Norway
    Mar 31, 2017
    missed Friday game :(

    NC 2 TAC/SEA 2
    HOU 1 CHI 3
    POR 2 ORL 2
     
  22. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    #347 blissett, Jul 14, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019
    Before the last game of the week-end, I should have remained ahead of the pack with 6 points (along with @BlueCrimson, who was one of those who perfectly nailed NC's score). My advantage is now marginal (1 point) over three other players, but the result of Portland-Orlando shouldn't shift things around very much, since all but three competitors predicted a Portland's win, and most of them by an identical score of 2-1!

    In particular, the one who's currently tied with me (@BlueCrimson) and two of the immediate followers (@lunatica and @CoachJon) predicted a 2-1 win like me, so the actual result, whatever it is, won't change our respective positions, while @McSkillz has a 2-0, so she shouldn't possibly gain more than 1 point over me. The people having a draw between POR and ORL are far behind (currently at 2 or 3 points).

    Additionally, even should those predicting a 2-2 or a 1-1 draw perfectly nail the score and subsequently gain three points, I would anyway gain one point from the number of goals scored by one of the teams, with my 2-1 prediction (and a 0-0 or 3-3+ wouldn't give the draw-predictors enough points to catch up with me anyway).

    The other odd prediction is a 3-0 by @holden: nailing it would put him at 7 points, but since I'd anyway get 1 point from the w/l/d prediction, I'd be at 7 too.

    So, crossing fingers, I'd say that I am looking forward to another winning week for me. :ninja: Please, someone (@cpthomas, @SiberianThunderT...) tell me if my calculations are correct and if it's true that right now I am guaranteed a first place for the week, although most probably tied with at least another player.

    Meanwhile, abysmal week for our resident rankings' leader @Tapas&Fútbol, who, if I am not wrong, is currently at 0 points!!! :eek:
     
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  23. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Well POR-ORL didn't end 2-1, but 4-3. It's the goal difference that counts: no-one should have done better that the 2-1 predictors. :coffee:
     
  24. BlueCrimson

    BlueCrimson Member+

    North Carolina Courage
    United States
    Nov 21, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Utah 1, Weeds 1
    Washington 2, Houston 1
    Orlando 1, SkyBlue 2
    Chicago 0, North Carolina 1
     
  25. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain

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