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This section explains how to organise the pool. Free free to contact me if you have any questions.
HOW DO I ORGANISE A POOL?
Ask every participant to fill in the spreadsheet linked above and send it to you prior to first match of the World Cup. It is recommended that you share the predictions with all participants so that there is no doubt of fixing. Then update points as you go along? If you are in doubt on how to apply points, please look below. Alternatively I can organise it for you - click here for more.
HOW CAN I ATTRIBUTE POINTS?
The World Cup is split into two stages: the group stage (where matches are known) and a knock-out (where the matches are known once the previous round finishes). I suggested the following points:
All games in the first round are known and therefore participants try to predict outcome per match as follows:
2 points if you guess the outcome
4 points if you guess the outcome and score difference (given a team wins)
6 points if you guess the exact score
3 points if you guess the outcome as a draw
Say that you predicted the score for Russia 3 - 0 Saudi Arabia. If the actual result is 3-0 for Russia, then you gain 6 points. If Russia wins with a goal difference of 3 (say 4-1, 5-2) then you gain 4 points. If Russia wins but with a goal difference which is not +3, then you gain 2 points. No points are gained if Russia does not win.
Now for another example, say you predicted Iceland 1- 1 Croatia. If the result is 1-1 then you gain 6 points. However in the case of a draw which is not 1-1 (say 0-0 or 3-3), then you will gain 3 points. The reasoning behind this is that the goal difference will always be 0 in a draw. Obviously if the game does not end in a draw, you do not win any points.
The games in all other rounds are not known. Therefore points are earned for each team guessed to reach different rounds as follows:
15 points for each team guessed to reach the round of 16
30 points for each team guessed to reach the quarter final
50 points for each team guessed to reach the semis
75 points for each finalist team guessed
100 points for guessing the winner
(so guessing winner results in earning 100 + 75 + 50 + 30 + 15 = 270 points as they would have reached the previous round)
CAN WE BET REAL MONEY?
I am not licensed to receive real-money wagers and the service offered here is to organise the competition for you. Whether you can place real-money wagers within your company is dependent on your jurisdiction.
2018 WORLD CUP PREDICTION
This website is intended to help you organise a prediction pool for the World Cup by offering a free MS Excel file.