FIFA.com has been counting down to the launch of FIFA Match Predictor with a series of flashback articles reflecting on the first four seasons of the massively popular prediction-based game. Our Predictor Flashback series comes to an end today, with a fourth and final installment.
Raising the bar
The overall and weekly leaderboards were hugely competitive in Season 4. By the season's end, a total of 60 predictors had tied for first place on the weekly leaderboard during the 35 rounds of competition. Meanwhile, on the overall leaderboard, winner djps150 edged out runner-up Master1000 by just 28 points to win the Grand Prize – a trip for two to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™! Eager to know what our Predictor Season 4 champion had to say? Read our exclusive interview with Predictor Season 4 champion djps150.
Our private leagues function proved very popular in Season 4. The ‘Uefa Champions’ finished top of the private leagues' leaderboard with three of its members placing in the overall top ten. Overall runner-up Master1000, fifth-placed david150982 and sixth-placed troper3 all belonged to the elite league. “It was a very tight private league and, in the end, I was lucky to finish second,” said david150982.
Season 4 statistics
Curious to know which matches proved to be the toughest to predict in Season 4? Of the 35 rounds and 350 matches selected, these were the five fixtures the least amount of predictors guessed correctly:
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| Fixture || Round ||% of correct predictions|
| Valencia 1-2 Mallorca ||09||6.38 per cent|
| Olimpia 1-3 Club Rubio Nu ||27||7.94 per cent|
| Boca Juniors 1-4 Godoy Cruz ||23||9.20 per cent|
| Karpaty L'viv 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk ||27||9.30 per cent|
| AC Milan 0-1 Roma ||17||9.47 per cent|
At the other end of the Season 4 spectrum, these were the five fixtures the most amount of predictors guessed correctly:
| Fixture || Round || % of correct predictions |
| Benfica 3-0 Vitoria Guimaraes ||23|| 84.16 per cent|
| Fluminense 1-0 Guarani ||15|| 83.03 per cent|
|PSV 6-0 De Graafschap||01|| 81.43 per cent|
| Real Madrid 4-2 Villarreal ||18|| 81.02 per cent |
|Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Nurnberg||33|| 80.64 per cent |