Yesterday I took a look at the Leagues section of the SoccerSTATS web site, today I’ll be diving into the matches section, which you can access via the “Matches” button at the top of their site.
They list matches from the major European leagues first, followed by other countries in alphabetical order.
Scroll down to the match you’re interested in. I’ll have a look at tonight’s match between Brighton and Leeds.
The information they show is based upon league home games for the home team (Brighton) and away games for the away team (Leeds).
- FTS = % matches where they failed to score
- CS = % matches where they kept a clean sheet
- BTS = % matches where both teams scored
- TG = Average total goals scored in match
- over = % matches Over 2.5 Goals
- PPG = Average Points Per Game
At the end of the row are links to more in depth stats about the 2 teams and head to head information. For today I’ll just be looking at the stats page.
Last 8 league results for each of the team, plus last 4 home for the home team and last 4 away for the away team. They also include a few additional stats about the 2 teams.
From this we can see that both teams are in good form at the moment. Brighton are undefeated in their last 13 matches and have scored 71% of their goals at home, where as Leeds have won 5 of their last 6 matches (including their last 3 away), with the only defeat coming against table toppers Newcastle.
Leeds also look to be strongest in the second half of matches, with 74% of their goals coming after half time.
Home and away league tables
These tables confirm how strong Brighton are at home and Leeds good away form.
The next section shows how many times the teams have had each particular scoreline at both full time and half time.
They also show the number of times the teams have won and lost by particular goal margins.
We see that 40% of the time Brighton have been 1-0 up at half time, 30% 0-1 down and 10% 0-0. with only 20% of matches having more than 1 goal by half time.
Leeds have only had 11.1% with more than 1 goal by half time, so we can expect them both to keep things tight during the first half.
Average A & D values gives you an indication on the likely number of total goals in the game, which we see is pretty much bang on 2.5. With both defences seemingly pretty tight, if I was to have a bet in the 2.5 Goals market (which I won’t be) I’d go under 2.5 Goals.
Head To Head
The next section shows sequences for each of the teams, plus previous encounters between the 2 teams.
It shows that Brighton are undefeated in their last 7 at home and last 13 in total, they’ve scored in each of their last 7 home matches. Leeds have not drawn any of their last 9 away games, so it looks like it’s all or nithing for them on their travels lately.
Previous matches between the 2 teams could prove the most telling stat of all. Of their last 10 encounters Leeds have only won once, which was at home in August 2013. Brighton have won the last 3 home matches and put 4 past Leeds on leap years day this year.
This could be a significant fact, but Leeds do look a lot more settled over the past couple of month’s under Garry Monk, so can they buck that trend?