Al Jazeera’s AI robot Kashef has broken down the numbers and made some predictions for today’s game.
In the first match of the knockout phase of the World Cup, the Netherlands will take on the United States, three times second.
Our artificial intelligence (AI) robot Kashef has analyzed over 200 stats, including wins, goals scored and FIFA rankings, from matches played over the past century to see who has the best chance of winning.
Here is Kashef’s prediction:
Who: Netherlands vs USA
Where: Khalifa International Stadium
When: December 3, 6:00 PM (3:00 PM GMT)
Prediction: The Netherlands and the US met five times, of which the Netherlands won four. The Americans hope they can repeat their June 2015 winning performance and deliver another of the tournament’s biggest upsets.
Based on historic performance, Kashef predicts that the Netherlands will take the win and battle it out with Argentina in the quarter-finals on December 9.
Who will win the World Cup?
With 48 completed matches, Kashef has an accuracy level of 65 percent. After each match, Kashef runs the model again to predict the outcome of the next match up to and including the final.
Predicting match results is not an easy task. External factors such as team morale or player fitness make a big difference to how the game plays out.
See if you can outsmart Kashef and predict today’s winners by playing our AI game here.