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    Here's why Goldman Sachs thinks Brazil will win the World Cup

    Here's why Goldman Sachs thinks Brazil will win the World Cup

    Here's why Goldman Sachs thinks Brazil will win the World Cup
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    By Aastha Agnihotri   IST (Published)

    Brazil for the World Cup title.
    That's according to data mining, machine learning and econometrics by analysts at Goldman Sachs, reported Bloomberg.
    The global investment bank used 200,000 statistical models, from data on individual players and recent teams’ performance to one million simulations of the tournament, the report said.
    As a result, Goldman Sachs predicts that Brazil will win the Russian World Cup starting June 14.
    No doubt the return to fitness and form of Brazil's talismanic forward Neymar has played a part in placing Brazil at the top this particular World Cup probability table, as he's been on target during both of the country's recent tournament warm-up matches.
    Such is the certainty of this particular prediction process, Goldman Sachs gives Brazil an 18.5 percent probability of winning, with the French the next best placed side with just 11.3 percent, according to the report.
    But for the rest of teams participating in the tournament, there's not much of a cheer as the data predicts 20 of the 32 nations not even winning a match in the group stages, with all the seeded teams except for the host nation easing into the knockout phase.
    Last week rival bank UBS tipped Germany to retain the title, using a similar model.
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