Predicting the Premier League standings through text analytics

The Premier League is arguably the most popular soccer league in the world. Each season, the main point of contention is which team comes out on top after 38 games. In our last article, Learning the soccer transfer market through text analytics, we explored a facet of using text data to provide insights in soccer. This time around, we pivot our research to expand how text data may play a role in an evolving analytics scene. In this article, we use text data to predict the 2020-21 Premier League standings.