Over the next nine months, Pinnacle will square off against its followers to see who is better at predicting correct score results, Pinnacle or The People? Read on to find out the results.
Betting on correct scores is a popular soccer market for recreational bettors so it will be intresting to track the progress throughout the season to see if correct score betting can be profitable.
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Neither Pinnacle nor The People got off to the greatest of starts in week one. The people enjoyed a slightly better start thanks to predicting 2-1 in the Manchester United vs. Chelsea game – with closing odds of 9.500. In terms of betting performance, Pinnacle would be down €10, while the people would also have lost €10.
Week 2 Both Pinnacle and the people showed signs of improvement in week two getting closer to the correct prediction, but still never made a profit as Manchester City drew 2-2 with Tottenham. In terms of betting performance, Pinnacle would be down €20, while the people would also have lost €20 so far also.
Week three was a good week for the people as they correctly predicted Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal. While Pinnacle made a credible prediction with 2-1, it was the people who made the first profit of the season at closing odds of 11.50. In terms of betting performance, Pinnacle would be down €30, while the people would have made a profit of €85 so far this season.
Week 4 Pinnacle managed to predict the correct result in week 4 but not the correct score as Arsenal and Tottenham drew 2-2 in the North London Derby. The people came closer with their prediction of 1-2, but in terms of betting performance, both would have lost €10. The overall profit and loss for the season so far would sit at Pinnacle -€40, the people +€75.
Both Pinnacle and our followers were way off with their predictions in week 5 as Chelsea ran out comfortable winners away at Wolves by five goals to two (2-5). In terms of betting performance, Pinnacle would be down -€50, while the people would have made a profit of +€65 so far this season
In week 6, both Pinnacle and the People were off in their predictions as unbeaten Liverpool travelled to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea. The match ended 1-2 in Jurgen Klopp's sides favour, meaning there was no profit for either of us in week 6. Pinnacle would now be down -€60, while the people would have made a profit of +€55 so far this season.
Manchester United and Arsenal have one of the fiercest rivalries in soccer, and game week 7 saw the two sides meet for the first time this Premier League season. Pinnacle finally managed to make their first profit of the season at closing odds of 7.25. This made the overall profit and loss for the season so far sit at Pinnacle +€32.25, the people +€45.
In week 8, Matty Longstaff's first ever Premier League goal gave Newcastle victory over Manchester United. In a tight match, neither Pinnacle or the People could pick up any profit despite going close with their predictions. In terms of betting performance, Pinnacle would now be up +€22.25, while the people would have a profit of +€35.