The Effect of the Time of The Opening Goal in the First Half in The Premier League 2016-2017

Posted on: October 18th, 2016 by Jonny Grossmark

In the table below I have added all the games this season in the Premier League where the home team opened the scoring ( H ) or the away team opened the scoring ( A) in the first half with the final score shown as well in each one minute time band .
The last figure in the column  shows the average goals per game in that one minute time band.
In the table below there are 52  opening goals logged ( 31 games where the home team opened the scoring , and 21 games where the away team opened the scoring , and the home teams <> 24-3-4 ( home teams won 77% ) and the away teams <> 13-6-2 ( away teams  won 62% )

38/52 ( 73% )  ended over 2.5 goals  

Full Time Summary 

How does the time of the opening goal in the Premier League effect expectation of further goal(s) production and expectation of the team that score holding onto their lead as time decays in the game ? ( survival analysis )  

 

1
2 H 2 0 2
3
4 H 2 1 3
5 H  2 4 H 1 1 H 6 1 5
6
7 H  3 1 A 1 2 H 3 0 3.33
8 H 4 2 H 1 2 H 2 0 3.67
9 H 4-1 H 3 0 A 1 3 H 1 2 A 1 1 A 1 3 H 2-0 3.29
10
11 A 1 1 H 1 1 H 3 0 2.33
12
13 H  4 1 A  1 2 4
14
15 H  4 0 A 1 2 3.5
16 A  1 2 3
17 A  1 4 A  1 2 H 5 1 4.67
18 A  2 2 A  2 1 3.5
19 A 0 1 1
20
21 A 3 1 4
22 H 4 1 5
23 H 1 0 1
24
25
26 H 3 2 5
27 A  1 4 5
28
29
30
31 H  3 4 A 2 2 5.5
32 H  2 1 3
33
34 H  3 1 4
35 H 1 1 A 1 1 2
36 H  2 0 2
37
38 H 2 0 2
39 H 2 3 5
40 A 1 3 A 0 3 3.5
41 A  0 4 4
42
43 A  1 1 2
44
45 H 3 0 H 2 1 3