Rules for scoring points on plugin World Cup Predictor

The World Cup Predictor plugin allows each administrator to configure the score points that will be obtained by users who accurately predict the results of the games played. However, many users have questions about how the scoring rules work (especially in penalty kicks). Let us illustrate the explanation with a practical example.

In the website wcp.net.br we use the following rules of configure scoring:

Points for correct score: 14
Points for guessing a draw: 9
Wrong score but predicted the correct winner: 10
Points for correct number of goals: +3
Points for correct goal difference: +5

Consequently, the maximum points a user can win in a match are 25.

Suppose I bet on Russia 2×0 New Zealand result in the opening match of the tournament:

1) If the match ended with Russia 2×0 New Zealand result, I would gain 25 points because I would hit the correct score (2×0) = 14 points as well as I would hit the number of goals of Russia (2) = +3 Points and also the number of New Zealand goals (0) = +3 points. Finally, I would have scored the goal difference (+2 for Russia) = +5 points.

2) If the match ended with Russia 2×1 New Zealand result, I would gain 13 points because I would hit the correct winner (Russia) = 10 points as well as I would hit the number of goals of Russia (2) = +3 points.

3) If the match ends with Russia 1×0 New Zealand result, I would gain 13 points because I would hit the correct winner (Russia) = 10 points, as well as I would hit the New Zealand gold number of goals (0) = + 3 points.

4) If the match ended with Russia 3×1 New Zealand result, I would gain 15 points because I would hit the correct winner (Russia) = 10 points, as well as I would hit the goal difference (+2 for Russia) = +5 points.

5) If the match ended with Russia 4×1 New Zealand result, I would win 10 points because I would hit only the match winner (Russia) = 10 points.

6) If the match ended with Russia 2×3 New Zealand result, I would win 3 points because I would hit only the number of goals Russia (2) = +3 points.

Suppose I bet on Russia 1×1 New Zealand result in the opening match of the tournament:

1) If the match ended with Russia 1×1 New Zealand result, I would gain 25 points because I would hit the correct score (2×0) = 14 points as well as I would hit the number of goals of Russia (2) = +3 Points and also the number of New Zealand goals (0) = +3 points. Finally, I would have scored the goal difference (+0) = +5 points.

2) If the match ended with Russia 2×2 New Zealand result, I would gain 14 points because I would hit the guessing a draw = 9 points and I would have scored the goal difference (+0) = +5 points.

3) If the match ended with Russia 2×1 New Zealand result (or Russia 0x1 New Zealand), I would win 3 points because I would hit only the number of goals New Zealand (1) = +3 points.

4) If the match ended with Russia 1×0 New Zealand result (or Russia 1×2 New Zealand), I would win 3 points because I would hit only the number of goals Russia (1) = +3 points.

These are the possibilities of scoring in group stage matches. However, in knockout stage matches administrators can enable or disable the option penalties_predict. This depends on the rules adopted at each site.

In this case, it is worth mentioning that the correct number of goals and correct goal difference take into account only the result of the regular time, whereas the prediction of the correct winner takes into account the sum of the goals scored in the regular time in the dispute Of penalties.

Suppose Russia and Germany advance to the next round and I bet on the result Russia 2×1 Germany:

1) If the match ends in a 2×2 draw and Russia wins the penalty shootout, I would earn 13 points because I would hit the winner of the match (Russia) = 10 points and the number of goals of Russia (2) = +3 points.

2) If the match ends in a tie of 1×1 and Germany wins the penalty shootout, I would win 3 points because I would hit only Russia’s number of goals (2) = +3 points.

3) If the match is tied for 1×1 and Russia wins the penalty shootout, I would get 13 points because I would hit the winner of the match (Russia) = 10 points and the number of Germany goals (1) = +3 points.

4) If the match is tied for 1×1 and Germany wins the penalty shootout, I would win 3 points because I would hit only Germany’s number of goals (1) = +3 points.

5) If the game ends tied at 0x0 and Russia wins the penalty shootout for the exactly 2×1 score, I would get 14 points because I would hit the correct match score (2×1) = 14 points.

6) If the game ends tied at 0x0 and Russia wins the penalty shootout for another score, I would get 10 points because I would only hit the winner of the match (Russia) = 10 points.

Suppose I bet on the result Russia 2×2 Germany and 5×4 on penalties:

1) If the match ends in a 2×2 draw and Russia wins the penalty shootout for the 5×4, I would earn 25 points because I would hit the correct score of the match (7×6) = 14 points, I would hit the number of goals in Russia too (2) = +3 points, as well as the number of Germany goals (2) = +3 points and I would still hit the regular time goals difference (+0) = +5 points.

2) If the match ends in a 2×2 draw and Russia wins the penalty shootout, I would get 21 points because I would hit the winner of the match (Russia) = 10 points, I would hit the number of goals in Russia ) = +3 points, as well as the number of Germany goals (2) = +3 points and I would still hit the regular time goal difference (+0) = +5 points.

3) If the game ends tied 2×2 and Germany wins the penalty shootout, I would get 20 points because I would hit the guessing draw = 9 points, I would hit the number of goals in Russia (2) = +3 points, As well as the number of Germany goals (2) = +3 points and I would still hit the regular time goal difference (+0) = +5 points.

4) If the game is tied for 1×1 and Russia wins the penalty shootout for the 6×5 score, I would get 19 points because I would hit the correct score of the match (7×6) = 14 points and I would still hit the goal difference time Regular (+0) = +5 points.

5) If the match ends in a tie of 1×1 and Russia wins the penalty shootout for another score, I would earn 15 points because I would hit the winner of the match (Russia) = 10 points and I would still hit the regular time goal difference (+0) = +5 points.

6) If the game was tied for 1×1 and Germany won the penalty shootout, I would get 14 points because I would hit the guessing draw = 9 points and I would still hit the regular time goal difference (+0) = +5 points.

It is worth mentioning that managers can change the nomenclature of penalties to overtime, considering only the result of the extra time instead of the penalty shootout, where it is more difficult to hit the board. This should be in the rules of each site.

Finally, we would like to inform you that this scoring system in the penalty shootout should be improved in version 2.0 of the plugin. We will soon let you know how it will work in the next competitions.

Donate to plugin World Cup Predictor

At the last World Cup many users requested through the Support Forum, that some improvements were implemented in our plugin. We have fixed some bugs now to FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017™ contest, but to develop these new features requested for the plugin and to improve it more and more, we need to receive donations.

Remember that World Cup Predictor is a free plugin that was released in 2010 and has received more than 18,000 downloads. It was used in coverage of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, UEFA EURO 2012, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and UEFA EURO 2016.

It’s time to compete in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017™!

Some improvements requested to our plugin were:

  •  Manage multiple championships
  •  Upload images of flag teams
  •  Allow to use in multisites WordPress

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And if you need some correction or want to request a new feature to be implemented in version 2.0 of the plugin, which will be used during the 2018 World Cup, you can do so through the Support Forum.

Thank you to all!

Translations of plugin World Cup Predictor

Currently, the World Cup Predictor plugin has more than 200 phrases (both backend and frontend) and is available in more than 10 languages. This was only possible due to the voluntary contribution of some collaborators from several countries who made the respective translations and we are grateful to all of them:

German. – Fred Kuhl
French – Robert Maculewicz
Spanish – Domingo Robaina
Brazilian Portuguese – Ed Torres
Dutch – Deborah Kerkhof
Swedish – Axel
Arabic – Modos Soos
Italian – Giulio Giorgetti
Russian – Oles Lukas
Serbian – Marko Relic

And if you want to be part of that team and help with translations, maybe from a language that is not yet contemplated or correcting phrases that are outdated, you will be very welcome.

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