Nikhil Deshpande

Started supporting Manchester United for Ruud Van Nistelrooy. Chose Collingwood FC because my hairdresser convinced me to. Spreading the word that Charlie Austin and Ben Simmons are GOATs. Got dealt a good hand with sense of humor but had to sacrifice all my Fantasy sports skills in return. Don't regret it at all. Well... maybe just a little.

Articles by Nikhil Deshpande
Predicting Matchday 27 of the English Premier League
Manchester City’s European football ban was the biggest story of last week. This week, the spotlight will shift to Stamford Bridge as Jose Mourinho returns to his former club for the first time as a Tottenham Hotspur manager.
Nikhil Deshpande - 21 February 2020
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Predicting Matchday 23 of the English Premier League
This week has some incredibly juicy matches lined up, headlined by the 18-time league champions Liverpool FC hosting 20-time champions, Manchester United. The last time Liverpool lost at Anfield was against Crystal Palace, way back in April 2017.
Nikhil Deshpande - 17 January 2020
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10,000 ways in which Australian Open 2020 could play out
Over the last few months, we have been developing and refining our predictive tennis model, which projects out the mathematical probabilities of a player winning a match, and several other market predictions, after running 10,000 simulations.
Nikhil Deshpande - 17 January 2020
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BBL 2019/20: The Trends, Performances and Strategies that Matter
At the halfway mark of BBL|09, the Stars occupied the top spot, the bottom place belonged to the reigning champions Renegades and the entire cricketing world was awaiting the Big Bash League debut of AB de Villiers.
Nikhil Deshpande - 16 January 2020
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Breaking Down Home Ground Advantage In The Big Bash League
Home stadium, vocal supporters cheering the team on and familiar playing conditions all add up to generally offer some advantage to the home team. But home advantage can vary.
Nikhil Deshpande - 28 November 2019
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How Important Is Winning The Toss in the Big Bash League?
With season of the Big Bash League starting soon, let’s look back at some historical data to investigate whether teams have actually got an advantage by winning the toss in the previous editions of the tournament.
Nikhil Deshpande - 7 December 2020
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EPL Success or Failure: Every club's 2019/20 Expectations
Last season's Premier League season was one of the most competitive in some time. Stats Insider looks at each of the Premier League's 20 clubs and identify just what would make for a successful 2019/20 season or consequently, represent a failure.
Nikhil Deshpande - 9 August 2019
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Can Ole take Manchester United to the promised land?
Three managerial changes in six seasons and dwindling league finishes are only a few markers of the turmoil that has plagued Manchester United since the exit of Sir Alex Ferguson. For a club of this stature, the status quo is just unacceptable.
Nikhil Deshpande - 1 August 2019
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Who is the best kick for goal at your AFL club?
Last week we launched our newest and most dynamic analytical tool for AFL: Shot Charting. The basic functionality of the tool let’s us assess the accuracy of any AFL team or player from any given position and distance on the field.
Nikhil Deshpande - 19 July 2019
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AFL 2019 - How did your team perform in each quarter?
You can break down a match into smaller portions and find out when, where and how the match was won and lost. We decided to have look at each AFL team's 2019 season, break it down into four quarters and checking how teams perform best in each quarter
Nikhil Deshpande - 3 September 2019
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