Beauty and the Geek
When the beautiful game and statistical wonkery collide, expect predictive magic
This story appears in the June 28 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
Want a sleeper team in the World Cup this summer? Try Chile, but stay away from Greece.
I offer these picks to you with confidence, because while soccer is a difficult sport to analyze at an individual level, new metrics and models do provide projections of how teams will fare in big events like the World Cup.
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