Cortana calls red in Barclays Premier League derbies

With two major Premiership derbies kicking off this weekend, Cortana is bringing the ever prescient ‘Bing Predicts to Windows Phones for the first time. Unfortunately for fans in blue and white it’s not looking like a good day out for the home sides. Cortana is forecasting that Liverpool is 12.5% more likely to emerge victorious at their Merseyside rivals, Everton, in England’s longest running top-flight derby. Cortana has also predicted that Arsène Wenger’s resurgent Arsenal will continue their dominance over Tottenham in the North London derby this weekend, with a 13.1% greater chance of victory.


Cortana predicts the result of Liverpool v Everton in the Barclays Premier League

Last November we followed up successful predictions of the World Cup and Scottish Referendum by announcing that  Bing Predicts would begin tackling Premier League match results. Since then, we’ve been keeping a close eye on how Bing Predicts performs alongside pundits and betting agencies and we’re faring pretty well so far! Now, starting this week Cortana will bring those Bing Predictions to Windows Phone 8.1, enabling football fans to access Bing’s latest tips at the touch of a button. Using Windows Phone, you can ask your very own personal assistant who will win any upcoming Premier League match. Cortana will provide a prediction based on Bing’s data modelling that uses a combination of sources including online social sentiment, search trends and historical game data.  Here are some questions you can ask Cortana:

  • Predict (insert team name) match
  • Who will win the match between (insert team name) and (insert team name)?
  • Will (insert team name) beat (insert team name)?

To see this weekend’s predictions and for more upcoming Premier League matches, just ask Cortana or search ‘Premier League Predictions’ at