Friday 16 December 2011

Blip Or Trend?

Since the end of the 2007-08 season, the number of English Premier League matches finishing Under 2.5 goals has decreased each season. It's a trend that seems to be continuing, in fact accelerating, as you can see in the image above. If the percentage of Over 2.5 goals stays even close to 60% this season, and there is still more than half the season remaining, then that would be a significant shift from what is considered the norm. While more Overs is not good for draw-seekers, the XX Draw Selections have had 17 selections from England so far this season, 10 finishing under - better than the average 40%, but from a low sample it's impossible to draw any conclusions. As time permits, I'll take a look at the other leagues I follow and see if the EPL is an anomaly, but it's an interesting observation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Cassini, after recently getting into basketball trading I have a couple of questions:

Do you watch/trade the Euroleague?
Plus you mentioned in your interview with the Centre Court Sultan that in basketball "the same patterns repeat themselves time after time". What are these patterns?

Thank you!