Victory tops second half performance
Melbourne Victory proved to be the best team in the second half in the 2009/10 going by the second half table.
The second half ladder looks at the second half result only and the Victory collected 48 points in the second half.
For comparison the final A-League table is here. So here is the second half table:
|Central Coast Mariners||27||6||16||5||16||15||1||34|
Its interesting to see that the two bottom teams on this table finished in those same positions in the real table.
At this point it could be worthwhile maybe to look at the trend between winning at half time and winning the match in the end and the table below shows the trend for the 2009/10 season:
|Home team leading at half time, home team winning at full time||46||43.4|
|Away team leading at half time, away team winning at full time||22||20.8|
|Home team trailing at half time, home team winning at full time||2||1.9|
|Away team trailing at half time, away team winning at full time||2||1.9|
|Draw at half time, home team winning at full time||22||20.8|
|Draw at half time, away team winning at full time||12||11.3|
|Matches ending in result||106||74.6|
Basically in the majority of cases, the team leading at half time goes on to win at the end of the match.
In only four matches did teams losing at half time go on to win at full time.
There will another post later comparing the trends in the A-League with the trends in the English Premier League, Champions League and La Liga.