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Identification and Preference of Game Styles in LaLiga Associated with Match Outcomes

Version 1 : Received: 17 November 2019 / Approved: 19 November 2019 / Online: 19 November 2019 (03:57:36 CET)

How to cite: Castellano Paulis, J.; Pic, M. Identification and Preference of Game Styles in LaLiga Associated with Match Outcomes. Preprints 2019, 2019110223 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0223.v1). Castellano Paulis, J.; Pic, M. Identification and Preference of Game Styles in LaLiga Associated with Match Outcomes. Preprints 2019, 2019110223 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0223.v1).

Abstract

The objective was to model the teams’ style of play (SoP) in elite football and relate them to the match result. For this, the twenty Spanish first division teams in the 2016-17 season were analysed, using nine interaction performance indicators (IRi). A principal component (PC) analysis was applied. From two PCs four SoPs were established: deep or high-pressure defending, and elaborate or direct attack. The SoPs were distributed according to average performance obtained throughout the championship. The connection between the preferred SoP and the final result was estimated. Teams with elaborate offensive styles and teams defensively minded got better results. In addition, most of the teams showed variability in their SoP. The applications of the study are: 1) the IRi have served to identify SoP and can be used as a reference to optimize team performance; 2) teams should have a varied SoP repertoire, as well as being prepared to deal with different SoPs; 3) particular player profiles should be connected with the desired SoP when creating the squad. 4) clubs should develop a varied range of SoPs at their academies.

Subject Areas

match analysis; team sport; key performance indicator; interaction; elite; score

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