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MSc project (30 ECTS) defence- Sveinn Henrik Kristinsson-Department of Computer Science

On Wednesday the 22nd of June at 10:00, room M 104, Sveinn Henrik will be defending his MSc project.

  • 22.6.2022, 10:00 - 11:00, Háskólinn í Reykjavík

Abstract: Predicting and betting on the outcome of football matches has been around as long as the game itself. However, with the explosion of online betting over the past 15 years, the stakes are much higher, and the person who accurately predicts the outcome has a chance of making sizable profits. With data from football getting better each year and as more data is gathered, there was only a matter of time until people would start exploring the use of machine learning for predicting match results. Here we present such a method. Using data from the most popular fantasy game in the world, Fantasy Premier League, combined with already existing data currently used to predict the outcome of matches. We use an RNN (Recurrent neural network) with GRU (Gated recurrent unit) layers to predict the outcome of matches. Our combined method shows good results, improving significantly on state of the art.

Committee members:


Yngvi Björnsson, Professor, Reykjavik University, Iceland, Supervisor

María Óskarsdóttir, Assistant Professor, Reykjavik University, Iceland, Examiner

Stephan Schiffel, Assistant Professor, Reykjavik University, Iceland, Examiner


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