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Premier League winner?

Liverpool 2 $200.22 22.22%
 
Manchester City 7 $3,356.75 77.78%
 
 
Totals: 9 $3,556.97  
Game closed: 05/11/2019

(courtesy of RolStoppable):

 

RolStoppable said:

Bundesliga - Final Matchday

Quite the exciting results this Saturday.

Bayern gets an easy 4-0 win in Wolfsburg to finish the back half of the season with 49 out of a possible 51 points. Dortmund is a no-show at home against Hoffenheim and falls victim to a Kramaric quadruple pack (0-4). Timo Werner scores a double pack in his last Bundesliga game for Leipzig (2-1 win in Augsburg). Gladbach secures the Champions League with a 2-1 win against Hertha while Leverkusen has to settle for the Europa League (1-0 vs. Mainz). Frankfurt almost gives up a 3-0 halftime lead against Paderborn (3-2 final). Schalke comfortably locks down their worst back half of the season in club history with a listless 0-4 loss in Freiburg.

And last but not least, Düsseldorf was unable to score in Berlin against Union in an unfortunate 0-3 loss. Bremen did their homework and wiped the floor with an embarrassing Köln in a dominant 6-1 win, so Werder could have even afforded a draw by Düsseldorf and still pass them in the table.

Next week Werder Bremen will play in the relegation playoff against either Heidenheim or Hamburg (will be determined tomorrow when the 2. Bundesliga has its final matchday). Hamburg has the easier opponent tomorrow, so this year's relegation playoff will probably be Bremen vs. Hamburg, a matchup that is only second to Dortmund vs. Schalke in Germany.

Spiele Punkte S U N Tore Diff
1 - FC Bayern München 34 82 26 4 4 100:32 +68
2 - Borussia Dortmund 34 69 21 6 7 84:41 +43
3 - RB Leipzig 34 66 18 12 4 81:37 +44
4 - Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 65 20 5 9 66:40 +26
5 - Bayer 04 Leverkusen 34 63 19 6 9 61:44 +17
6 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 34 52 15 7 12 53:53 0
7 VfL Wolfsburg 34 49 13 10 11 48:46 +2
8 - Sport-Club Freiburg 34 48 13 9 12 48:47 +1
9 - Eintracht Frankfurt 34 45 13 6 15 59:60 -1
10 - Hertha BSC 34 41 11 8 15 48:59 -11
11 1. FC Union Berlin 34 41 12 5 17 41:58 -17
12 FC Schalke 04 34 39 9 12 13 38:58 -20
13 - 1. FSV Mainz 05 34 37 11 4 19 44:65 -21
14 - 1. FC Köln 34 36 10 6 18 51:69 -18
15 - FC Augsburg 34 36 9 9 16 45:63 -18
16 SV Werder Bremen 34 31 8 7 19 42:69 -27
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 30 6 12 16 36:67 -31
18 - SC Paderborn 07 34 20 4 8 22 37:74 -37

 

 

(courtesy of RolStoppable):

 

 

1   FC Red Bull Salzburg 10 10 0 0 26:8 18 30
2 SKN St. Pölten 10 6 3 1 16:7 9 21
3 LASK 10 6 2 2 13:6 7 20
4 FK Austria Wien 10 5 1 4 10:10 0 16
5 RZ Pellets WAC 10 4 2 4 19:16 3 14
6 SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz 10 3 4 3 14:15 -1 13
7 SK Rapid Wien 10 3 3 4 10:10 0 12
8 SV Mattersburg 10 3 1 6 11:22 -11 10
9 TSV Prolactal Hartberg 10 3 0 7 13:19 -6 9
10 FC Wacker Innsbruck 10 3 0 7 12:19 -7 9
11 CASHPOINT SCR Altach 10 2 2 6 15:17 -2 8
12 FC Flyeralarm Admira 10 2 2 6 9:19 -10 8

 

As you can tell from the team names, it's allowed to put sponsors in them, unlike in Germany. I watched highlights of matchday 10 because nothing else was on TV at the time, but usually I don't bother. That's because the play is so bad that there are games like Innsbruck vs. LASK that end 1-0 and have Innsbruck's coach say in the interview, "We could capitalize on a severe mistake of LASK's defense and that was basically it, because let's be honest, we didn't get anything going on our own today."

So what else to say? Serial champion Red Bull Salzburg is dominating the league yet again with a clean 30 points out of 10 games. If you wonder why Austria has already completed 10 matchdays when Germany is only at 7, it's because there's a longer winter break in Austria.

You might also wonder why the ranks in the table are displayed in blue and orange. Austria's league has a new mode this year, because there was an expansion from 10 to 12 teams. Previously all teams played each other four times in the season for a total of 36 matchdays. The new mode has all teams play each other twice and after 22 matchdays the table will get split into a top and bottom half, hence the colors. After 22 matchdays the points of each team will be halved (rounded down if necessary) and then the top 6 will play each other twice and so will the bottom 6; that adds another 10 matchdays for a total of 32. Now you might ask what's the point of the first 22 matchdays when points get halved, and you are right, it's stupid.

Funnily enough, the bottom 6 won't only play against relegation over the course of the last 10 matchdays. The team that finishes at the top of the bottom 6 will play for an international spot in a playoff at the end of the season. So you can suck hard for 22 matchdays, benefit from points getting halved, then have a good run late season, finish at the top of the bottom, luck out in the playoffs and play Europa League next season.

 

 

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 29 June 2020

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Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 15 July 2018

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Previous events:
2018 World Cup Prediction League
- Winner: pattyboy60

Previous poll results:
#11 1st November 2018 Champions League Winner? Barcelona 5 votes 38.46%
#10 13th September 2018 UEFA Nations League Winner? 5 way tie 1 vote 20.00%
#9  25th August 2018 Bundesliga Winner? Bayern Munich 8 votes 80.00%
#8 19th August 2018 Serie A Winner? Juventus 5 votes 62.50%
#7 16th August 2018 La Liga Winner? Barcelona 9 votes 90.00%
#6 10th August 2018 Premier League Winner? Manchester City 6 votes 60.00%
#5 6th August 2018 Ligue 1 Winner? Paris Saint-Germain 5 votes 83.33%
#4 31st July 2018 World Cup Player of the Tournament? Luka Modric 10 votes 45.45%
#3 15th July 2018 Who will win the final?
France 17 votes 60.71%
#2 12th July 2018 Game of the Group Stage? Portugal 3-3 Spain 27 votes 50.94%
#1 30th June 2018 World Cup Winner? Brazil 31 votes 23.85%

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 01 November 2018

Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

I suppose I'd better get my own predictions in...

Tournament winner: Argentina
Golden Boot winner: Lionel Messi
Group A: Uruguay & Egypt
Group B: Spain & Portugal
Group C: France & Denmark
Group D: Argentina & Nigeria
Group E: Brazil & Switzerland
Group F: Germany & Mexico
Group G: Belgium & England
Group H: Poland & Senegal

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 01 June 2018

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Tournament winner: Australia. Golden Boot winner: Wayne Rooney



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Tournament winner: Argentina
Golden Boot winner: Lionel Messi
Group A: Uruguay & Egypt
Group B: Spain & Portugal
Group C: France & Australia
Group D: Argentina & Croatia 
Group E: Brazil & Switzerland
Group F: Germany & Mexico
Group G: Belgium & England
Group H: Poland & Colombia



Group A: Egypt & Uruguay
Group B: Spain & Portugal
Group C: France & Denmark
Group D: Iceland & Croatia
Group E: Brazil & Switzerland
Group F: Germany & Mexico
Group G: Belgium & England
Group H: Senegal & Poland

Tournament Winner: France
Golden Boot Winner: Neymar



Tournament winner: Argentina
Golden Boot winner: Lionel Messi
Group A: Uruguay & Egypt
Group B: Spain & Portugal
Group C: France & Denmark
Group D: Argentina & Nigeria
Group E: Brazil & Switzerland
Group F: Germany & Mexico
Group G: Belgium & England
Group H: Poland & Senegal



VGPolyglot said:
Tournament winner: Argentina
Golden Boot winner: Lionel Messi
Group A: Uruguay & Egypt
Group B: Spain & Portugal
Group C: France & Denmark
Group D: Argentina & Nigeria
Group E: Brazil & Switzerland
Group F: Germany & Mexico
Group G: Belgium & England
Group H: Poland & Senegal

hmm, those predictions seem strangely familiar



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Ka-pi96 said:
VGPolyglot said:
Tournament winner: Argentina
Golden Boot winner: Lionel Messi
Group A: Uruguay & Egypt
Group B: Spain & Portugal
Group C: France & Denmark
Group D: Argentina & Nigeria
Group E: Brazil & Switzerland
Group F: Germany & Mexico
Group G: Belgium & England
Group H: Poland & Senegal

hmm, those predictions seem strangely familiar

I read the rules, there doesn't seem to be a clause that forbids these