Football (soccer) predictions formula

1. Football (soccer) predictions formula

I'm trying to write a formula that will automatically take a group of football (soccer) scores, compare them with a set of predictions, and then allocate points according to how close the predictions are to the actual scores.

E.g.
Manchester United 3 - 0 Arsenal
Prediction: 4 - 1
Points: 1

I've found a formula online that works for most scores; the correct score (e.g. 3 - 0), a correct win (e.g. 4 - 1), and in the case of a draw (e.g Man Utd 1 - 1 Arsenal, and the prediction 2 -2), correct draw (but not the correct score). The points are as follows: Correct draw (Prediction = result): 4 Correct win (Prediction = result): 3 Correct win, incorrect score (Winner correct, score not): 1 Correct draw, incorrect score: 1

The formula I found online for all but the correct draw is: =IF(A3&B3=C3&D3),3,IF(AND(A3=B3,C3=D3),1,IF(AND(A3>B3,C3>D3),1,IF(AND(A3<B3,C3<D3),1,0)))))

Could someone help me work out how I can write a formula to add before the above that will check the contents of four cells (the home score, away score, home prediction, away prediction), and if the number in all 4 cells are the same, allocate 4 points? I've tried using averages, but some combinations would void this. I've also used the SUM function, but the same happens, as with MULTIPLYING.

Something like =IF(A3:D3) are equal, 4,0

Below are a few examples of what I mean:
(Result) (Prediction) (Points)
A B C D E
3 - 3 3 - 3 4
2 - 1 3 - 1 1
1 - 0 1 - 0 3
3 - 3 2 - 2 1

Apologies in advance if I haven't explained this clearly enough.

Thanks

Will  Register To Reply

2. Hi Will,
Try the following formula:

=IF(AND(A3=B3,A3=C3,A3=D3),4,IF(A3&B3=C3&D3,3,IF(AND(A3=B3,C3=D3),1,IF(AND(A3>B3,C3>D3),1,IF(AND(A3<B3,C3<D3),1,0)))))

this returns the number of points you required in col E

[Below are a few examples of what I mean:
(Result) (Prediction) (Points)
A B C D E
3 - 3 3 - 3 4
2 - 1 3 - 1 1
1 - 0 1 - 0 3
3 - 3 2 - 2 1 ]

Regards Howard  Register To Reply

3. Here's one way

=IF(COUNT(A3:D3)=4,IF((A3=C3)*(B3=D3),IF(A3=B3,4,3),IF(SIGN(A3-B3)=SIGN(C3-D3),1)))+0  Register To Reply

4. Hi DLL,
I'm amazed! SIGN where did that one come from? ( shakes head in disbelief )
you use functions I've never heard of!
brilliant! I think you should give tutorials to lesser mortals like me!
Best regards Howard  Register To Reply

5. Thanks

Thanks guys, both are working so far.  Register To Reply