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Premier League winner?

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

(courtesy of RolStoppable):

 

RolStoppable said:

Bayern will win the Bundesliga for the eighth time in a row. They won 1-0 in Dortmund yesterday.

So now the focus will be on who can secure the international spots. The competition for the CL spots is pretty cool with Dortmund, Leipzig, Gladbach and Leverkusen being in a 3 out of 4 battle with a relatively small points spread between the four of them. After them there's a huge hole, but that still leaves 6th place as a guaranteed EL spot for a bunch of teams to fight over; also worth mentioning is that the 7th spot is conditional, so if one of the top 6 wins the DFB cup (which is quite common), the 7th-ranked team can play in EL too.

Yesterday Bremen didn't concede a goal for the second consecutive time - good for them, because they have one of the worst defenses in the league - but they couldn't score one themselves against Gladbach either, despite having better scoring opportunities. Regardless, they remain alive for the time being.

Today the other five games of matchday 28 will be played. Frankfurt vs. Bremen was cancelled a couple of months ago, so that's the two teams who haven't played as many games as the rest of the league will have played by tonight.

Spiele Punkte S U N Tore Diff
1 - FC Bayern München 28 64 20 4 4 81:28 +53
2 - Borussia Dortmund 28 57 17 6 5 74:34 +40
3 - RB Leipzig 27 54 15 9 3 68:27 +41
4 Borussia Mönchengladbach 28 53 16 5 7 53:34 +19
5 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 28 53 16 5 7 53:36 +17
6 - VfL Wolfsburg 28 42 11 9 8 40:34 +6
7 - Sport-Club Freiburg 28 38 10 8 10 38:40 -2
8 - FC Schalke 04 27 37 9 10 8 33:43 -10
9 - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 27 36 10 6 11 36:47 -11
10 - 1. FC Köln 27 34 10 4 13 43:49 -6
11 - Hertha BSC 27 34 9 7 11 39:48 -9
12 - FC Augsburg 27 30 8 6 13 40:54 -14
13 - 1. FC Union Berlin 27 30 9 3 15 32:47 -15
14 - Eintracht Frankfurt 27 29 8 5 14 44:52 -8
15 - 1. FSV Mainz 05 27 27 8 3 16 36:60 -24
16 - Fortuna Düsseldorf 27 24 5 9 13 29:52 -23
17 - SV Werder Bremen 27 22 5 7 15 29:59 -30
18 - SC Paderborn 07 27 18 4 6 17 31:55 -24

 

 

(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.

 

 

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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

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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



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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