Blue Yonder has tapped its AI technology to predict the results of the remaining World Cup games.
Its AI solution analysed every international football match played since 1872 (approximately 38,000 matches), running over one million simulations of the World Cup. From this, Blue Yonder puts England on course for a win in Saturday’s match against Sweden, though it only gives the team a 9.8% chance of taking home the ultimate prize. Joining England in the semi-finals will be Brazil, France and Russia.
Christian Haag, Data Science Consultant at Blue Yonder, which is set to be acquired by JDA Software, says: “Although our predictions now show that Brazil has the best chance of winning the World Cup this year, history tells us that anything could happen and there’s everything to play for.”
The venture's latest predictions for the winner of the World Cup are as follows:
- Brazil – 29.8%
- France – 15.3%
- Russia – 11.5%
- Belgium – 10.1%
- England – 9.8%
- Uruguay – 8.8%
- Croatia – 7.6%
- Sweden – 7.1%