The Squiggle stable of models has grown to ten this year, and now includes almost all of the well-known public tipping models from across the web.
This site aims to bring together and promote the best of such models, and I’m interested in adding more. In order to keep the quality of such models high, this is what I look for:
- An official site where tips are posted
- A history of doing so for at least a year
- Public discussion and analysis of football
- Some transparency about the model
These aren’t all mandatory. There are currently some very mysterious models included in the stable because they are widely known and respected. But this is the ideal.
I know there are many solid tipsters with an Excel spreadsheet and a Twitter handle, which I don’t plan to list since they don’t meet the above criteria.
Ultimately my goal is to expose more insight into the how and why of football analysis, looking not only at who is tipping best, but why. What is the best way to treat Home Ground Advantage? How much difference does the weather make? How important is it to consider player rankings, or recent form? What factors matter most in determining which side wins a game of football?