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

Posted on: January 5th, 2017 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 141 opening goals logged ( 80 games where the home team opened the scoring , and 61 games where the away team opened the scoring , and the home teams <> 59-11-10 ( home teams won 74% ) and the away teams <> 33-14-14 (away teams won 54% )

98/141 (70%) ended over 2.5 goals

1 H 4 0 H 2 1 H 1 0 2.67
2 H 2 0 H 3 2 A 1 1 H 1 4 3.5
3 H 3 1 H 4 2 5
4 H 2 1 H 4 0 3.5
5 H 2 4 H 1 1 H 6 1 H 2 2 A 0 2 A 2 1 4
6 A 0 2 A 2 1 H 1 3 H 2 2 3.25
7 H 3 1 A 1 2 H 3 0 3.33
8 H 4 2 H 1 2 H 2 0 H 1 0 3
9 H 4-1 H 3 0 A 1 3 H 1 2 A 1 1 A 1 3 H 2 0 3.29
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11 A 1 1 H 1 1 H 3 0 H 1 2 A 2 1 2.6
12 H 3 1 A 4 1 4.5
13 H 4 1 A 1 2 A 2 2 H 3 2 A 1 4 4.4
14 H 1 2 H 3 0 3
15 H 4 0 A 1 2 A 1 3 3.67
16 A 1 2 A 2 4 H 3 1 H 3 3 4.75
17 A 1 4 A 1 2 H 5 1 A 3 2 H 2 0 4.2
18 A 2 2 A 2 1 H 3 0 3.33
19 A 0 1 A 1 4 A 0 4 H 5 0 A 5 4 A 2 2 4.67
20 H 2 1 H 2 0 A 4 3 A 2 1 H 1 0 3.2
21 A 3 1 A 2 1 A 3 1 3.67
22 H 4 1 5
23 H 1 0 1
24 A 3 2 A 1 5 H 3 0 4.67
25 A 0 3 3
26 H 3 2 A 0 2 A 0 1 A 1 1 2.5
27 A 1 4 A 1 1 H 6 1 H 3 3 A 1 4 5
28
29 A 0 1 A 3 1 H 1 0 A 0 3 2.25
30
31 H 3 4 A 2 2 5.5
32 H 2 1 H 4 1 4
33 H 3 0 H 2 0 2.5
34 H 3 1 H 3 0 A 1 1 H 1 0 H 4 2 3.2
35 H 1 1 A 1 1 2
36 H 2 0 2
37
38 H 2 0 2
39 H 2 3 H 2-1 H 2 0 A 1 2 H 5 0 H 2 2 H 3 1 3.71
40 A 1 3 A 0 3 A 0 1 2.67
41 A 0 4 A 1 1 A 0 1 H 1 2 2.5
42 H 3 1 H 1 1 A 1 1 A 1 2 2.75
43 A 1 1 H 1 1 A 0 1 1.67
44 H 1 1 2
45 H 3 0 H 2 1 H 1 3 H 1 0 A 1 2 H 2 0 H 2 0 2.57