Helpful Hints

#1 : To create or edit a Prediction Model in Football Buddy

 

1. Go to the Config Tab in the Football Buddy app.


2. The default Prediction model is shown in the first cell of the “Prediction Configuration” section.  The default model is called “Initial Prediction Model” upon installation.  Tap this cell.


3. This will list all your configured Prediction Models (although there is only one upon installation).


4. Tap “Edit” at the top right corner of the screen to Add or Delete a prediction model, then tap “Done” when you are finished.


5. Display the configuration of a Prediction Model by tapping the “(i)” disclosure at the right-hand side of a cell.


6. Activate and Deactivate rules by tapping the “Active Rule in Model?” toggle button.


7. Blend the ratio of Rules using the “xx% of Active Model” slider.


8. Test the accuracy of your model by clicking the “Analyse Accuracy for this Model” Button.


9. When you’re happy with your model, tap the “Save” button at the top right.  Tapping “Cancel” will discard all changes you have made.


10. The list of prediction models will be shown.

 
11. Tap the cell with the model you would like as your default.  This will be used by the bulk prediction facility, and also on each result and fixture detail page to predict the result using that model.

 

#2 : To bulk predict scores for upcoming fixtures in Football Buddy

 

1. Go to the Config Tab in the Football Buddy app.


2. The Default Prediction model is shown in the first cell of the “Prediction Configuration” section.  This is called “Initial Prediction Model” upon installation.


3. To select a different prediction model to be used by default, simply tap the cell with the prediction model name and select the model you would like to use.


4. Bulk predict results for forthcoming fixtures by tapping the “Select a Division to Predict Score” button.


5. Navigate to the Division you’d like to predict.  If you would like to predict all Divisions within a national league then click the “- ALL –“ button.


6. The prediction will then happen automatically and the progress will be shown at the bottom of the screen.


7. To see the predictions, go to the Fixtures screens and navigate to the Division that you predicted.  The predicted score will appear below the team names.

 

The default prediction model is also used on every Result and Fixture screen to predict the result of that match.   This is performed dynamically when the detail page is displayed.