For measuring the accuracy of my predictions I've decided to adopt the scoring system from the "I Know the Score" game on the Barclay's Premier League website. Let's see how I fared for my Championship predictions.
Millwall 3 Cardiff City 3
I predicted a 1-1 draw so +20 points for me.
Middlesborough 2 Watford 1
I predicted the opposite result so -10 points. This loss may come back to haunt Watford as I'm now projecting them to finish outside of the playoffs.
Preston North End 2 Coventry City 1
Again I predicted the opposite result so -10 points.
Crystal Palace 2 Derby County 2
Predicted a 1-0 victory for Palace so -10 again.
Barnsley 0 Reading 1
Predicted a 1-1 draw (-10 pts). Reading's victory solidifies their projected position in the playoffs and puts them within shouting distance of 2nd place.
Doncaster Rovers 0 Queens Park Rangers 1
Exactly what I predicted - +30 points!
Ipswich Town 2 Scunthorpe United 0
Predicted a 1-1 draw (-10 pts)
Leicester City 0 Portsmouth 1
Predicted a 2-1 victory for Leicester (-10 pts)
Sheffield United 2 Leeds United 0
Probably the biggest upset of the day. Predicted a 2-1 victory for Leeds (-10 pts).
Swansea City 3 Nottingham Forest 2
Predicted a 1-0 victory for Swansea. Correct outcome and correct goal differential is worth 15 points. Despite the loss, Forest scored 2 goals against a tough Swansea defense. This gives them a boost in my ratings and I have them projected back in the playoffs.
Bristol City 2 Burnley 0
Predicted a 2-1 victory for Burnley (-10 pts).
Hull City 1 Norwich City 1
Nailed this one (+30 pts)!
So based on the Barclay's scoring system, my performance for the week was +15 points so a little better than breakeven. I will post updated projections for the table and playoffs in my next entry.