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But 6 of the top 8 teams are from the NFC, with the Saints leading the way. Kovacic went off five minutes into the second half at Stamford Bridge, where the Blues won Asked if he was concerned about Kovacic's injury, coach Maurizio Sarri said: I asked the doctor a few minutes ago and he said it's not serious.
Roberto Firmino will be assessed after suffering an eye injury during Liverpool's victory at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The Brazil international, who scored the second goal for the Reds, was substituted in the 70th minute. I only saw the situation from 60 yards away. For sure in the moment it's not comfortable for him. The midfielder had to go off before the break after colliding with Kevin Volland.
Tolisso immediately clutched his right knee as he fell down, and needed help leaving the field as he made way for James Rodriguez. The injury, while not severe, has ruled Cutrone out of the game against Cagliari on Sunday. Cutrone started off the season as a backup for Gonzalo Higuain, but has already contributed to the team's success. In Milan's last match at home against Roma, the striker scored the winning goal in the final minute of the match and sealed the team's first win of the season after a negative start in Naples.
Mager, a third-round pick by the Chargers in , was used on special teams last week. He did not practice all week because of a hamstring injury. Los Angeles goes into Sunday's game at Buffalo a little light on the offensive line with right tackle Joe Barksdale out with a knee injury that occurred in last week's loss to Kansas City. Smith injured his elbow in season-opening loss to Washington. Defensive lineman Olsen Pierre also has been declared out with a toe injury. Two players coming back from significant injuries were listed as questionable - tight end Jermaine Gresham and defensive end Markus Golden.
The only other Arizona player listed as questionable was linebacker Haason Reddict with an ankle injury. Washington Nationals pitcher Jeremy Hellickson may miss the rest of the season after reinjuring his right wrist while batting in the fourth inning of Saturday's win over the Atlanta Braves. He is with a 3. Pedro Strop will miss the rest of the regular season with a left hamstring strain.
Strop has been Chicago's closer since Brandon Morrow was placed on the disabled list on July He has 11 saves in 13 opportunities since then and 13 saves on the season. He's with a 2. Unless the Cubs can make a trade, manager Joe Maddon said before Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds that he envisions calling on a mix of veterans including Jesse Chavez, Steve Cishek and Justin Wilson to finish games. Natasha Howard added career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds.
Seattle won 26 games during the regular season entered the playoffs as the No. She scored 17 points in the first half as the Storm raced to a lead. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix after starting the race in pole position. They improved this method in , and in Hill  indicated that soccer game results are to some degree predictable and not simply a matter of chance.
The first model predicting outcomes of football matches between teams with different skills was proposed by Michael Maher  in According to his model, the goals, which the opponents score during the game, are drawn from the Poisson distribution.
The model parameters are defined by the difference between attacking and defensive skills, adjusted by the home field advantage factor. The methods for modeling the home field advantage factor were summarized in an article by Caurneya and Carron  in Time-dependency of team strengths was analyzed by Knorr-Held  in He used recursive Bayesian estimation to rate football teams: All the prediction methods can be categorized according to tournament type, time-dependence and regression algorithm.
Football prediction methods vary between Round-robin tournament and Knockout competition. The methods for Knockout competition are summarized in an article by Diego Kuonen. The table below summarizes the methods related to Round-robin tournament. This method intends to assign to each team in the tournament a continuously scaled rating value, so that the strongest team will have the highest rating. The method is based on the assumption that the rating assigned to the rival teams is proportional to the outcome of each match.
Assume that the teams A, B, C and D are playing in a tournament and the match outcomes are as follows:. The same assumption can be made for all the matches in the tournament:. Entries of the selection matrix can be either 1, 0 or -1, with 1 corresponding to home teams and -1 to away teams:. If not, one can use the Moore—Penrose pseudoinverse to get:. Thus, the joint probability of the home team scoring x goals and the away team scoring y goals is a product of the two independent probabilities:.
Improvements for this model were suggested by Mark Dixon statistician and Stuart Coles. Unlike the Poisson model that fits the distribution of scores, the Skellam model fits the difference between home and away scores.