The “Simple” Science of Winning

It's just science: Run more, run more sprints and tackle better - and your chances of winning will get higher

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Here are a few very interesting statistical anecdotes from this study: Moneyball Revisited: Effort and Team Performance in Professional Soccer.

1.) If a team increases the average running distance by one kilometer (relative to the opponent), the winning probability increases by 26-28%.

2.)  Performing ten intensive runs more than the opponent increases the winning probability by 4%.

3.) When home teams put in the same level of effort in terms of running distance as their opponent, the winning probability is approximately 46%, while an away team at the same situation wins with a probability of only approximately 30%.

4.) The winning probability of away teams increases when they win more tackles than their opponent.

Run more, run more sprints and tackle better – and your chances of winning will get higher.

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