Large proportion of away wins in Ireland
When I was analysing today’s games I came across some very interesting and surprising numbers. In the 2012 season of the Irish Airtricity League, 173 games have been played so far. From those only 54 (31.2%) games have ended in home wins, 39 (36.4%) have ended in draws, and 56 (32.4%) in away wins. Thus, there have been more away wins than home wins and also a very large number of draws. I haven’t seen anything like that before and decided to dig further into this.
Last season there was a high percentage of home losses as well in Ireland. The numbers were (home wins, draws, losses) 74 – 39 – 67 (41.1% – 21.7% – 37.2%).
Below the numbers are shown for some European leagues (only the top league in each country is shown):
|League||Season||Home wins||Draws||Away wins||Percentage|
We can observe that the Austrian Bundesliga has shown an extreme proportion of away wins so far, but it is still early in the season and the numbers will probably even out as the season goes on. But it is astonishing that 21 out of 45 games have ended in away wins.
The overall trend seems to be that the lower the quality of the league the larger the proportion of away wins. Both in Estonia and Lithuania the numbers suggest that this is the case. This year the number of draws are much higher in Ireland than last season and also larger than in both Estonia and Lithuania. The Irish League seems to have even out the current season. I believe that the leagues in Estonia and Lithuania are very uneven with a few top teams that win a large fraction of their games – both at home and away.
All the stats are taken from scibet.com.