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Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports

An official journal of the American Statistical Association

Editor-in-Chief: Steve Rigdon, PhD

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Volume 5, Issue 3


Volume 1 (2005)

Differentiating the Top English Premier League Football Clubs from the Rest of the Pack: Identifying the Keys to Success

Joel Oberstone
Published Online: 2009-07-19 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1559-0410.1183

This paper develops a robust, statistically significant, six independent variable multiple regression model that accounts for the relative success of English Premier League football clubs based on an array of twenty-four pitch actions collected during the 2007-2008 season (p<0.0000). Additionally, one-way ANOVA is used to identify those specific pitch actions that statistically separate the top 4 clubs from (1) the dozen clubs forming the middle of the pack and, (2) by a greater contrast, the bottom 4 clubs. Thirteen pitch actions yield statistically significant differences among these three tiers of clubs using this second method of analysis.

Keywords: English Premier League; football; team performance analysis; multiple regression; ANOVA; retrodiction

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Published Online: 2009-07-19

Citation Information: Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, Volume 5, Issue 3, ISSN (Online) 1559-0410, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1559-0410.1183.

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