How important is the time of the first goal? | Stats Analysis

How important is the time of the first goal? | Stats Analysis

I thought it would be interesting to review the games which took place on 29th and 30th of December, focussing on the time of the first goal. In six of these games the first goal was scored by the away side within the first 20 minutes; of the other four games, three of them saw a home goal within the first twenty. The odd one out was Sunderland v Spurs which ended 1-2, with the first goal scored By O'Shea …
Players of the Week | Stats from Premier League Match Day 18

Players of the Week | Stats from Premier League Match Day 18

We've launched a new section on the Stats Centre in which you can now view stats the Top Players each week. An area designed to allow bloggers to analyse week by week in an easier way rather than the old areas in which you have to go through match by match. Most Creative Players Premier League Match Day 18 Vurnon Anita was the most creative player this week with 6 chances created and then there were five players on 5 …
Wigan 0 Arsenal 1 | Match Stats - Arteta scores 3rd penalty in 3 games!

Wigan 0 Arsenal 1 | Match Stats - Arteta scores 3rd penalty in 3 games!

With his third penalty in three games Mikel Arteta was the match winner for Arsenal in a closely contested game in which Wigan just edged the possession. Below you'll find a graphic of the Match Stats from our Stats Centre (powered by Opta). If you do use these stats please do credit EPLIndex.com.
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Wigan v Arsenal | Match Preview & Stats

Wigan v Arsenal | Match Preview & Stats

Fresh from their second demolition of Reading in just two months, Arsenal travel to injury-hit Wigan in Saturday’s lunch time kick-off, who are without a win in four EPL games, with their last coming against...Reading. After the embarrassment of losing to Bradford in the Capital One Cup, Arsene Wenger was clearly delighted that his Arsenal side would be making the headlines for all the right reasons. Unsurprisingly, Reading were again exposed in a defence, which both you and I would …
Shots on Target & Goals Stats: Using Data Analysis to form betting decisions?

Shots on Target & Goals Stats: Using Data Analysis to form betting decisions?

Many of you may have seen the movie (or read the book) Moneyball. The story charts Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis, getting the most out of what were considered to be very average players. Can we transfer the idea of computer-generated analysis to our betting decisions? There are a few hundred betting websites, and many of them will have thousands of clients. Everyone wants to be a …
Set plays & long balls | Newcastle stats compared to the Premier League

Set plays & long balls | Newcastle stats compared to the Premier League

A sullen first half or so of the season doesn’t look to be getting any brighter for Newcastle United – the 2-1 defeat to Fulham continuing Alan Pardew’s record of never coming from behind in a league game as Newcastle United manager, leaving the Toon with just 17 points after 16 games and 2 points above the relegation zone. Every excuse going has been used for the Magpie’s poor showings thus far – tiredness, injury, recruitment, tactics, effort. However, in …
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic | Match Preview

Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic | Match Preview

The Canaries will hope to continue their great run of form against Wigan and extend their ten game unbeaten streak. Norwich are currently third in the form table from the past six games. This includes victories over Manchester United and most recently Swansea. Chris Hughton’s men have not lost at home since September 29th to Liverpool. Wigan dropped into the bottom three in mid-week after Sunderland’s victory over Reading. Both Norwich and Wigan have scored the same amount of goals …
Wigan V QPR Preview | Player Stats

Wigan V QPR Preview | Player Stats

The introduction of Harry Redknapp has failed to have the desired effect Chairman Tony Fernandes would have hoped for. QPR go in to the busy Christmas period still searching for their first win of the season and lie a massive 7 points off safety. However the side are improving. An impressive draw away at Sunderland was followed up by a draw at home to fellow relegation candidates Aston Villa. A striker will be the main the priority though on Redknapp’s …
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