“On Fire” is really the only way to describe a hot streak like the one that UNU EPL Swarms have been on in the past week. It started with the weekly EPL swarm putting up a 5-3 record in which four of the top five picks came in as winners. Then swarms of casual movie fans used UNU to correctly pick 75% of the big categories on Oscar night, out-performing both experts and public opinion. Last night’s hockey games were the icing on the cake, as UNU Hockey’s recommendations produced a 7 team parlay that hit for big money. Can this week’s Premier League UNU Swarm keep it going?
The games for this coming weekend presented the swarm of 35 Premiership fans with some very difficult matchups to pick. As the rest of the league watch Chelsea pull away to what seems an insurmountable lead for the League title, there’s still all to play for, for every team. Those in the upper half of the table are vying to secure a Europa League spot for next season, while those in the bottom engage in a fierce battle to stave off relegation. Each participant in an UNU brings their own perceptions of those standings fights to bear when they join the swarm to predict games.
On the click-able chart above you can see how the swarm felt about all ten games this weekend. One that is worth highlighting from that list is a matchup from the lower half of the standings, the match between Leicester City and Hull City. Just a year after their Cinderella dash to the League title, Leicester is now fighting for its Premiership life. After months of listless play, the Foxes’ board sacked manager Claudio Ranieri, and the team responded with a huge win against Liverpool. A win at home this week against Hull would put Leicester 6 points clear of a team below them in the relegation fight, and might be every bit as important.
The two replays above illustrate a difficult fact of life for Leicester supporters. The UNU Swarm has a great deal of belief that the Foxes have their backs up against it and will put out enough effort to dismiss Hull City on Saturday, and that’s illustrated by a robust 83% brainpower in the first replay. However, when the swarm was asked about their confidence in wagering on that outcome, the foot came off the gas pedal, likely reflecting the frustratingly inconsistent play of the reigning champions throughout this difficult season.
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