Who will win Euro 2020 football championship? Goldman model predicts winner


Could football finally be coming home? Goldman Sachs Group Inc. thinks so.

After its original selection, Belgium, was eliminated from the Euro 2020 tournament on Friday, the U.S. bank now predicts that England will win its first major soccer tournament in 55 years, based on a probability model.

“It’s (probably) coming home,” Goldman’s Christian Schnittker wrote in a note, referring to the line of the 1996 song Three Lions that is chanted — often ironically — by England fans.


Goldman used data on about 6,000 matches played since 1980 to devise its model, which takes into account factors such as current team strength, along with recent performances, home advantage effects, and whether a country is a “tournament team” that outperforms during competitions.

“The forecasts remain highly uncertain, even with the fanciest statistical techniques,” Goldman wrote in its original report published in May. “This is, of course, precisely why football is so exciting to watch.”

England faces Denmark on Wednesday for a place in the final of Euro 2020, which is being played a year late due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Italy plays Spain in the other semifinal on Tuesday.


This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

Subscribe to Mint Newsletters


* Enter a valid email

* Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.


Never miss a story! Stay connected and informed with Mint.
our App Now!!

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.


For all the latest Sports News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! TechAzi is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More