I attempted to use the Audi Player Index to predict the winners of MLS Week 33 — or was it 34? That was the first sign of trouble. See what else went wrong
Unfortunately, it wasn’t ‘Week 34’ it was Week 33. That should have been your first warning sign I had no idea what I was talking about.
Maybe the API can save my reputation.
Houston up by one going into the rain delay had me concerned, that quickly faded as the match progressed, however.
Houston Dynamo vs. Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC)
Prediction: LAFC to win
Result: LAFC 4-2 win
The universe was against Minnesota United the entire game; math can’t trump destiny. It’s that simple.
Colorado Rapids vs. Minnesota United FC
Prediction: Minnesota to win
Result: Colorado won 2-0
If you would have asked me which game I had the least confidence in predicting correctly, it was this one, and the game followed suit.
FC Dallas vs. DC United
Prediction: D.C. United to win
Result: D.C. United won 1-0
This might have been some type of tester bias, I think that’s a real thing. My New England Revolution have been horrible lately, it could have affected my objectivity. They disappointed me once again.
Orlando City SC vs. New England Revolution
Prediction: Orlando City SC to win
Result: New England Revolution won 2-0
That’s a .500 accuracy rate, you might as well throw darts blindfolded. My hypothesis is falling apart, although, I’m certain I can prove this is an anomaly. If anyone is interested, I’ll save it for another post.
Either way, this is not over, we need a larger sample size. I’m not going to draw a conclusion until the season is over. Now, where are the real Week 34 matches? And my lab coat.
Check back for my latest predictions, science is depending on you.