Bloomberg Sports Says Brazil Will Win the World Cup, Based on This Prediction Chart
Interactive Chart Will Recalibrate as the World Cup Unfolds
May 27, 2014
Bloomberg's Bsports division projects the World Cup bracket -- and determines that Brazil will take home the trophy -- in this interactive chart. (You can see a static bracket here.) BSports assigned each national team a "rating" last year, then simulated each match 100,000 times to create a statistically probably projection of potential outcomes. That decided what team would beat the other.
You can of course use the projections as a starting point, predict your own match outcomes, and then watch the tool apply the BSports odds to your projections as well. The chart will recalibrate as the World Cup progresses.