Over the next few weeks we’ll be taking a look at how accurate pundits are with predicting the outcome of matches. First up is Lee Dixon who offers regular tips on the betfair blog…
When it comes to predicting wins, draws and losses, Lee gets it right 54% of the time (19 correctly predicted outcomes out of a possible 35). We haven’t really taken in to account odds which Lee could argue impacts greatly on his decision making but we’re keeping this very simple, Lee, so stop trying to split hairs. We simply trawled through the archives and looked at what teams Lee has backed and the outcome of said matches. He has tipped on other things like over/under 2.5 goals but we’ve ignored all that.
Interestingly, Arsenal have been involved in 10 of the 35 matches Lee has tipped on. His other favourites include Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool and Newcastle – they’ve all been involved in 7 matches Lee has tipped on.
Lee has a 100% record tipping in Southampton, West Brom, Swansea and Wigan games but be warned when taking advice from him when Liverpool are playing. He’s predicted the outcome of 7 Liverpool matches and only got it right on two occasions. He’s also never predicted the correct outcome when Everton, Stoke, Sunderland or Norwich have been playing. Lee also doesn’t seem to be interested in Fulham or QPR matches as they’re the only two clubs that have never been involved in a match Lee Dixon has made predictions on.
The Lee Dixon Prediction Table
Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be comparing Lee’s record to other pundits. If you think know a pundit that tends to hide behind clichés and backs favourites at low odds, then let us know about them and we’ll investigate…