These ratings were created by Sir Puntalot back in 1997 and the formula has never changed since then. They were designed to find a way of seeing at a glance, what the true performance of teams were in a match, and not just be guided by the scoreline. You could read tens of match reports, but spending hours doing that every week is not my idea of fun! Hence, the ratings were born.
Scroll down to find out how they work and what the difference between the “Performance Ratings” and “Prediction Ratings” are, but they are very much one and the same thing. Explanation and examples below, and there’s plenty of discussion of the ratings on our world famous forum.