Spain, Argentina, Italy and Ukraine Show Steady Declines
EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 26, 2016 – Gracenote®, the world’s leading provider of entertainment data and subsidiary of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO), is using its sports data expertise to predict which countries and athletes will step up at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games if the games were held today.
GOLF – After one day of action at the 2014 Ryder Cup, Europe are leading the visiting Team USA by 5-3. It is the first time since 2006 that Europe have been in the lead after Day 1. Coming from a losing session in the morning fourballs, a good guess is that Team Europe will look back on Day 1 happy, having reversed a 2.5-1.5 deficit into a 5.0-3.0 lead. But should they be?
Football – During the group phase of the 2014 World Cup, 122 goals were scored (excluding penalties and own goals) in 48 matches, a scoring rate of 2.54 goals per match. The 16 matches played in the second round produced just nine goals in normal time after excluding Huntelaar’s penalty and Yobo’s own goal, a rate of 1.13 goals per match. This is an enormous drop from the group stage so what is going on?
FOOTBALL – Each day, we are publishing a data report on the teams playing in the fixture that we have deemed match of the day, highlighting the most important characteristics of the teams from the World Cup data that we have been collecting since the World Cup began on June 12. Today, the match between Belgium and the United States.
FOOTBALL – Now that the business end of the World Cup has been reached, the Infostrada Sports Forecast has been updated. Brazil remain the favourites and therefore the most likely winners with an all-South American final between Brazil and Argentina the most probable final at this stage.