Archive for July 2015

Adelaide replaces Gombau with Guillermo Amor

Sunday, 26th July 2015 9:06pm
Adelaide United have replaced their outgoing coach Josep Gombau with Guillermo Amor.

Amor has been technical director at the club and will now switch to be coach.

Gombau led Adelaide to the FFA Cup triumph last season becoming the first team to win the trophy. Adelaide beat Perth Glory in the final.

Gombau is leaving for New York.

Here is some stats for Gombau's Adelaide in the 2014/15 season:


Gombau's Adelaide 2014/14
Rank4
Played27
Points46
Won14
Drawn4
Lost9
Goal difference15
Clean sheets8
Failed to score3
Goals scored47
Goals conceded32
Ave. goals scored1.7
Ave. goals conceded1.2
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 7 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Biggest lossSydney 4 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Scored 3 or more3
Conceded 3 or more5
Scored 5 or more1
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played14
Points25
Won7
Drawn4
Lost3
Goal difference13
Goals scored28
Goals conceded15
Ave. goals scored2.0
Ave. goals conceded1.1
Away matches
Played13
Points21
Won7
Drawn0
Lost6
Goal difference2
Goals scored19
Goals conceded17
Ave. goals scored1.5
Ave. goals conceded1.3

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Category: A-League | Comments : 0


Leicester settles for Ranieri

Monday, 13th July 2015 9:32pm
Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri has been appointed by Leicester to replace Nigel Pearson.

Ranieri was last in the English Premier League in 2004 when he was sacked to pave way for Jose Mourinho.

Ranieri's last job was in Ligue 1 with Monaco.

Here is some stats for Leicester in the 2014/15 season:

14
Leicester2014/15
PositionLeicester
Played38
Points41
Won11
Drawn8
Lost19
Goal difference-9
Clean sheets10
Failed to score14
Goals scored46
Goals conceded55
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded1.4
Biggest winLeicester 5 - 1 QPR
Biggest lossChelsea 2 - 0 Leicester
Man United 3 - 1 Leicester
Palace 2 - 0 Leicester
Swansea 2 - 0 Leicester
Leicester 1 - 3 Chelsea
Man City 2 - 0 Leicester
Soton 2 - 0 Leicester
Leicester 1 - 3 Liverpool
West Ham 2 - 0 Leicester
Scored 3 or more5
Conceded 3 or more6
Scored 5 or more2
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played19
Points26
Won7
Drawn5
Lost7
Goal difference6
Goals scored28
Goals conceded22
Ave. goals scored1.5
Ave. goals conceded1.2
Away matches
Played19
Points15
Won4
Drawn3
Lost12
Goal difference-15
Goals scored18
Goals conceded33
Ave. goals scored0.9
Ave. goals conceded1.7


The Foxes never lost by more than a two goal margin last season and Ranieri would be hoping for a more comfortable finish to the season.

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Category: English Premiership | Comments : 0


Asian Cup, Afcon, Copa America compared

Sunday, 12th July 2015 9:34pm
Here is a table comparing some of the statistics from the 2015 tournaments - Asian Cup, Africa Nations Cup and the Copa America.

There are less matches in the Copa America with the tournament only being a 12 team one but the averages can give a fair comparison.


AFC 2015 Nations Cup Copa America
Matches played 32 32 26
Drawn 2 15 8
Drawn % 6.3 46.9 30.8
Goalless draws 0 5 4
Goalless draws % 0 15.6 15.4
Goals 85 68 59
Goals/game 2.7 2.1 2.3
First half goals 38 21 27
First half goals % 44.7 30.9 45.8
Second half goals 47 47 32
Second half goals % 55.3 69.1 54.2

So once again the Asian Cup had the highest goals per game ratio.

This was a tournament where at least one goal was scored during every match as they were no goalless draws.


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Category: Asian Cup | Comments : 0


Chile wins 2015 Copa America

Saturday, 4th July 2015 5:37pm
The 2015 Copa America hosts Chile won the tournament after beating Argentina 4-1 on penalties.

The final had finished goalless on full time and so the match proceeded to a penalty shoot out.

Argentina who also lost in the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup now finish as runners up for the second consecutive tournament.

Here is the 2015 Copa America:

Number%
Matches played26
Home wins1350.0
Away wins519.2
Drawn830.8
Goalless draws415.4
Goals59
Goals/game2.3
First half goals2745.8
Second half goals3254.2
Home team goals 3864.4
Away team goals2135.6

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Category: Copa America | Comments : 0


Copa America bronze medal match goals review

Saturday, 4th July 2015 12:10am
The 2015 Copa America third place playoff was one by Peru 2-nil.

Peru scored two second half goals to secure the bronze medal for the 2015 Copa America.

0 goals were scored in the first half whilst 2 were scored after half-time.

Here is the 2015 Copa America summary:

Number%
Matches played25
Home wins1352.0
Away wins520.0
Drawn728.0
Goalless draws312.0
Goals59
Goals/game2.4
First half goals2745.8
Second half goals3254.2
Home team goals 3864.4
Away team goals2135.6

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Category: Copa America | Comments : 0


Season 2014/15 top leagues comparison

Thursday, 2nd July 2015 9:11pm
The table below shows the comparison for the top five European leagues for the 2014/15 season.

The English Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1 and La Liga all played 380 matches whilst the Bundesliga with its 34 team league had 306 matches.


EPL La Liga Bundesliga Serie A Ligue 1
Matches played380380306380380
Home wins172171145152181
Home wins % 45.345.047.440.047.6
Away wins11511879108111
Away wins % 30.331.125.828.429.2
Drawn93918212088
Drawn % 24.523.926.831.623.2
Goalless draws3130283034
Goalless draws %8.27.99.27.98.9
Goals 97510098431024947
Goals/game 2.62.72.82.72.5
First half goals461455367468418
First half goals %47.345.143.545.744.1
Second half goals514554476556529
Second half goals %52.754.956.554.355.9
Home team goals 560584486570536
Home team goals % 57.457.957.755.756.6
Away team goals 415425357454411
Away team goals % 42.642.142.344.343.4

Even though the most goals were scored in Serie A with 1024 goals, it is the Bundesliga with the highest goals per game ratio.

The least amount of goals and the lowest goals per game ratio was in Ligue 1.


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Category: English Premiership | Comments : 0


Asian Cup compared to Nations Cup

Thursday, 2nd July 2015 9:00pm
The table below shows some of the statistics for the 2015 Asian Cup and the 2015 Africa Nations Cup.

Whilst there were many drawn matches in the Africa Nations Cup there were only two draw matches in the Asian Cup hosted by Australia.


AFC 2015 Nations Cup
Matches played3232
Non drawn3017
Drawn215
Drawn % 6.346.9
Goalless draws05
Goalless draws %0.015.6
Goals 8568
Goals/game 2.72.1
First half goals3821
First half goals %44.730.9
Second half goals4747
Second half goals %55.369.1


The Asian Cup saw more goals than the Afcon and also a higher goals per game ratio of 2.7 compared to 2.1 for Afcon.


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Category: Asian Cup | Comments : 0



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