Premier League football may be unpredictable, but there’s still a ton of interesting trends and patterns in England’s top flight games.
Over the past ten years there has been an exponential increase in the amount spent on transfer fees, player’s wages, training and managerial fees, but has this made a real difference to the average Premier League game? Statistically speaking the structure of the game has remained unchanged in many ways. In 10 years the average time the first goal is scored has reduced by only 60 seconds from the 33rd minute in 2006/7 down to the 32nd from 2014-17!
Join Coral on a tour of the average “90 minute” match with a breakdown of when the key events occur based on analysis of Opta data from 2014-2017.