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The table below shows some stats comparison for the three leagues:
|EPL||La Liga||Serie A|
|Home wins %||43.7||49.7||46.6|
|Away wins %||27.9||28.2||28.2|
|Goalless draws %||9.2||6.6||8.9|
|First half goals||465||516||416|
|First half goals %||43.7||47.3||41.5|
|Second half goals||598||575||587|
|Second half goals %||56.3||52.7||58.5|
|Home team goals||592||641||568|
|Home team goals %||55.7||58.8||56.6|
|Away team goals||471||450||435|
|Away team goals %||44.3||41.2||43.4|
So the most number of goals were scored in La Liga with 1091 goals.
The Spanish top flight also had the highest percentage of home wins with almost 50 %. Also in that league Real Madrid did not lose a single home match.
Its also interesting to see that the number of away wins is almost the same across the three leagues. La Liga and Serie A have 107 away wins whilst the English Premier League stands at 106.
The goals per game ratio is lowest in Serie A at 2.6 compared to the highest value in La Liga at 2.9.
The English Premier League, La Liga and Serie A have each team playing 38 matches and therefore these leagues can be compared.
The German Bundesliga being an 18 team league has each team playing 34 matches.
Here is some of the stats for the three leagues:
|EPL||La Liga||Serie A|
|Home wins %||45.0||49.5||45.0|
|Away wins %||30.5||25.8||25.5|
|Goalless draws %||7.1||8.7||11.8|
|First half goals||459||446||402|
|First half goals %||43.1||42.5||41.6|
|Second half goals||607||603||565|
|Second half goals %||56.9||57.5||58.4|
|Home team goals||604||637||563|
|Home team goals %||56.7||60.7||58.2|
|Away team goals||462||412||404|
|Away team goals %||43.3||39.3||41.8|
So the most goals were scored in the EPL with 1066 goals and the least goals in Serie A with 967.
Although the highest scoring team came from La Liga( Real Madrid with 121 goals) the other teams did not score as many goals and hence fewer goals than the EPL.
La Liga had two teams, Real Madrid and Barcelona score more than a hundred goals.
Barca scored a total 114 goals.
The highest scoring team in Serie A was AC Milan with 74 goals and in the EPL Manchester City scored 94 goals.
The lowest scoring team from the three leagues was from Serie A with relegated Cesena scoring only 24 goals.
No team scored less than 30 goals in the EPL with Stoke City scoring 36 goals.
La Liga's lowest scoring team was relegated Real Santander who scored 29 goals.
Its interesting to see that in both Serie A and La Liga the lowest scoring team got relegated but in the EPL but in the EPL Stoke scored the least and way above relegation.
Also in Serie A the team that scored the most goals did not win the league but did so in both the EPL and La Liga.
In all three leagues there were more goals in the second half than first half and there was a higher percentage of home team goals compared to away team goals.
For a start this will be for the A-League, English Premiership and the Spanish La Liga.
The Champions League will be drafted in the latter stages because at the moment the teams have just played a single match and therefore there isn't much to show for that.
For this weekend, in the A-League the head-to-head will be for the Adelaide/Newcastle Jets match and for the English Premiership it will be the Chelsea/Liverpool match.
For the Spanish Primera Division it will be the Seville/Real Madrid match.
48 teams will form twelve groups of four with the top two from each group plus the third placed Champions League teams going into the knockout phase.
In this format this is a competition that could be featured on TipsChallenge but it will depend on whether a lot of people are interested in the competition.
Increasing to 48 teams is good because it means it will cover more teams and countries but it also means that some of
the teams may not be known by many people outside the country they play in.
Apart from the name change everything else will remain the same including the url which will remain the same.
I decided that it was better to give the blog its own identity and a name that reflects the kind of posts posted on this blog.
The posts on this blog will predominantly be analysis of goals and varied statistics and so the name Full Time Analysis seems close enough to what this blog is all about.
From time to time there will be TipsChallenge centric posts but the bulk of the posts will continue to be football centric.
Unfortunately TipsChallenge will not be running this competition this year but the competition will be considered at some stage in the future.
The AFC Champions League is getting more interesting with the addition of two A-League clubs to the competition and it is promised there will be some changes in the near future.
Unlike the UEFA Champions League where all matches start at the same time save for any being played in Russia, this is not possible for the AFC Champions League because of the different timezones the matches are played in.
One thing that will make the competition even more interesting is when two teams can go to the next round instead of one as it is at the moment.