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Behind Closed Doors Study: How each Premier League side's performance has been affected without fans

Behind Closed Doors Study: How has having no fans in stadiums affected the Premier League?
Behind Closed Doors Study: How has having no fans in stadiums affected the Premier League?

BettingOdds.com have analysed statistics from the 140 Premier League games played behind closed doors since June 17th 2020 and compared them to the last 140 games prior to that date. 

The purpose of this was to establish how sides have been affected for either the better or worse, with fans not allowed in Premier League grounds. 

The study is broken down into 3 main sections with 16 separate categories within them. These include the following: 

  • How Premier League games have been affected statistically due to the removal of supporters in the crowd
  • How the performance of home sides in the Premier League have been affected statistically due to the removal of home supporters in the crowd
  • Premier League sides with the largest points per game increase since games have been played behind closed doors
  • Premier League sides with largest goals per game increase since games have been played behind closed doors

Premier League Games (General)

The following section explores how Premier League games have been affected statistically due to the removal of supporters in the crowd:

Goals

The number of goals per Premier League game have risen from 2.54 to 3.02 resulting in there being 0.48 more goals per league match since games have been played behind closed doors.

Shots

The number of shots per Premier League game have dropped from 24.62 to 23.38 resulting in there being 1.24 less shots per league game.

Yellow Cards

The number of yellow cards per Premier League game have dropped from 3.6 to 3.02 resulting in there being 0.58 less yellow cards per league game.

Red Cards 

The number of red cards per Premier League game have risen from 1 to 1.12 resulting in there being 0.02 more red cards per league game.

Home Advantage?

The following section explores how the performance of home sides in the Premier League have been affected statistically due to the removal of home supporters in the crowd:

Points

Premier League home sides have averaged 1.49 points per game since the league has been played behind closed doors. This average has dropped by 0.08 from 1.57 in the last 140 games.

Away sides have an average 1.26 points per game, rising by 0.09 from 1.17.

Goals

Premier League home sides have scored on average 1.58 goals per game since the league has been played behind closed doors. This number has risen by 0.14 from 1.44 in the last 140 games.

Away sides have scored an average 1.44 goals per game, rising by 0.34 from 1.1.

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Per Club (Championship games included for Leeds United, West Brom & Fulham)

Premier League sides with the largest points per game increase since games have been played behind closed doors:

1: Aston Villa - Before: 0.77 After: 1.57 Increase/Decrease: 0.8
2: Southampton - Before: 1.21 After: 1.93 Increase/Decrease: 0.72
3: West Ham - Before: 0.79 After: 1.36 Increase/Decrease: 0.57
4: Chelsea - Before: 1.36 After: 1.86 Increase/Decrease: 0.5
5: Manchester United - Before: 1.71 After: 2.08 Increase/Decrease: 0.37
6: Tottenham - Before: 1.5 After: 1.86 Increase/Decrease: 0.36
7: Leeds - Before: 1.77 After: 2.07 Increase/Decrease: 0.3
8: Manchester City - Before: 1.92 After: 2.21 Increase/Decrease: 0.29
9: Brighton - Before: 0.93 After: 1.14 Increase/Decrease: 0.21
10: Arsenal - Before: 1.5 After: 1.67 Increase/Decrease: 0.17
11: Everton - Before: 1.64 After: 1.79 Increase/Decrease: 0.15
12: Wolves - Before: 1.43 After: 1.57 Increase/Decrease: 0.14
13: Leicester - Before: 1.29 After: 1.29 Increase/Decrease: 0
14: Newcastle - Before: 1.19 After: 1.14 Increase/Decrease: -0.05
15: Burnley - Before: 1.5 After: 1.08 Increase/Decrease: -0.42
16: Crystal Palace - Before: 1.29 After: 0.79 Increase/Decrease: -0.5
17: West Brom - Before: 1.46 After: 0.86 Increase/Decrease: -0.6
18: Fulham - Before: 1.92 After: 1.29 Increase/Decrease: -0.63
19: Liverpool - Before: 2.79 After: 1.93 Increase/Decrease: -0.86
20: Sheffield United - Before: 1.71 After: 0.8 Increase/Decrease: -0.91

Premier League sides with largest goals scored per game increase since games have been played behind closed doors:

1: Manchester City - Before: 1.92 After: 2.93 Increase/Decrease: 1.01
2: Manchester United - Before: 1.5 After: 2.38 Increase/Decrease: 0.88
3: Chelsea - Before: 1.5 After: 2.21 Increase/Decrease: 0.71
4= Newcastle United - Before: 0.75 After: 1.43 Increase/Decrease: 0.68
4= Leeds - Before: 1.46 After: 2.14 Increase/Decrease: 0.68
6: Southampton - Before: 1.29 After: 1.8 Increase/Decrease: 0.51
7= West Ham - Before: 1.29 After: 1.79 Increase/Decrease: 0.5
7= Tottenham - Before: 1.57 After: 2.07 Increase/Decrease: 0.5
9: Aston Villa - Before: 1.08 After: 1.36 Increase/Decrease: 0.28
10: Liverpool - Before: 2.07 After: 2.29 Increase/Decrease: 0.22
11: Arsenal - Before: 1.43 After: 1.6 Increase/Decrease: 0.17
12: Brighton - Before: 1.07 After: 1.14 Increase/Decrease: 0.07
13: Fulham - Before: 1.08 After: 1.14 Increase/Decrease: 0.06
14: Everton - Before: 1.5 After: 1.5 Increase/Decrease: 0
15: Burnley - Before: 0.93 After: 0.92 Increase/Decrease: -0.01
16: West Brom - Before: 1.31 After: 1.29 Increase/Decrease: -0.02
17: Crystal Palace - Before: 0.86 After: 0.79 Increase/Decrease: -0.07
18: Leicester City - Before: 1.64 After: 1.5 Increase/Decrease: -0.14
19: Sheffield United - Before: 0.93 After: 0.73 Increase/Decrease: -0.2
20: Wolves - Before: 1.43 After: 1.07 Increase/Decrease: -0.36

Premier League sides with largest goals conceded per game increase since games have been played behind closed doors:

1: Liverpool - Before: 0.5 After: 1.79 Increase/Decrease: 1.29
2: Crystal Palace - Before: 1 After: 1.86 Increase/Decrease: 0.86
3: Fulham - Before: 0.77 After: 1.57 Increase/Decrease: 0.8
4: Newcastle United - Before: 1.25 After: 1.86 Increase/Decrease: 0.61
5: West Brom - Before: 0.92 After: 1.5 Increase/Decrease: 0.58
6: Sheffield United - Before: 0.86 After: 1.4 Increase/Decrease: 0.54
7: Brighton - Before: 1.27 After: 1.79 Increase/Decrease: 0.52
8: Manchester United  - Before: 0.86 After: 1.38 Increase/Decrease: 0.52
9: Chelsea - Before: 1.29 After: 1.71 Increase/Decrease: 0.42
10: Burnley - Before: 1.14 After: 1.38 Increase/Decrease: 0.24
11: Leicester City - Before: 1.36 After: 1.5 Increase/Decrease: 0.14
12: Arsenal - Before: 1.07 After: 1.2 Increase/Decrease: 0.13
13: Leeds - Before: 1.08 After: 1 Increase/Decrease: -0.08
14: Tottenham - Before: 1.21 After: 1.07 Increase/Decrease: -0.14
15: Everton - Before: 1.36 After: 1.21 Increase/Decrease: -0.15
16: Southampton - Before: 1.36 After: 1.2 Increase/Decrease: -0.16
17: Wolves - Before: 1.21 After: 0.93 Increase/Decrease: -0.28
18: Manchester City - Before: 1.08 After: 0.79 Increase/Decrease: -0.29
19: West Ham - Before: 1.79 After: 1.36 Increase/Decrease: -0.43
20: Aston Villa - Before: 2.46 After: 0.93 Increase/Decrease: -1.53

Premier League sides with largest possession per game increase since games have been played behind closed doors:

1: Southampton - Before: 49.29% After: 56.07% Increase/Decrease: 6.78%
2: West Ham - Before: 36.93% After: 43.07% Increase/Decrease: 6.14%
3: Manchester United - Before: 54.93% After: 59.54% Increase/Decrease: 4.61%
4: Burnley - Before: 41.57% After: 45.23% Increase/Decrease: 3.66%
5: Leicester City - Before: 55.43% After: 59.07% Increase/Decrease: 3.64%
6: Wolves - Before: 47.07% After: 49.86% Increase/Decrease: 2.79%
7: Tottenham - Before: 50.07% After: 52.36% Increase/Decrease: 2.29%
8: Everton- Before: 47.14% After: 48.79% Increase/Decrease: 1.65%
9: Newcastle United - Before: 41.88% After: 42.93% Increase/Decrease: 1.05%
10: Manchester City - Before: 66.85% After: 67.07% Increase/Decrease: 0.22%
11: Chelsea - Before: 61.64% After: 61% Increase/Decrease: -0.64%
12: Liverpool - Before: 66.21% After: 64% Increase/Decrease: -2.21%
13: Fulham - Before: 61.15% After: 57.14% Increase/Decrease: -4.01%
14: Sheffield United - Before: 45.21% After: 40.6% Increase/Decrease: -4.61%
15: Arsenal - Before: 55.14% After: 49.87% Increase/Decrease: -5.27%
16: Leeds - Before: 65.92% After: 60.29% Increase/Decrease: -5.63%
17: Crystal Palace - Before: 46.36% After: 40.14% Increase/Decrease: -6.22%
18: Aston Villa - Before: 47.38% After: 40.71% Increase/Decrease: -6.67%
19: West Brom- Before: 56.15% After: 47.43% Increase/Decrease: -8.72%
20: Brighton - Before: 57% After: 46.43% Increase/Decrease: -10.57%

Premier League sides with largest shots per game increase since games have been played behind closed doors:

1: West Ham - Before: 10.14 After: 13.36 Increase/Decrease: 3.22
2: Manchester City - Before: 17.46 After: 19.29 Increase/Decrease: 1.83
3: Liverpool - Before: 15.36 After: 16.86 Increase/Decrease: 1.5
4: Aston Villa - Before: 11.54 After: 12.21 Increase/Decrease: 0.67
5: Tottenham - Before: 11.79 After: 11.86 Increase/Decrease: 0.07
6: Burnley - Before: 9.86 After: 9.85 Increase/Decrease: -0.01
7: Leicester City - Before: 13.43 After: 13.14 Increase/Decrease: -0.29
8: Newcastle United - Before: 10.5 After: 10.21 Increase/Decrease: -0.29
9: Arsenal - Before: 9.57 After: 9 Increase/Decrease: -0.57
10: Southampton - Before: 13.64 After: 13 Increase/Decrease: -0.64
11: Chelsea - Before: 15.86 After: 14.93 Increase/Decrease: -0.93
12: Crystal Palace - Before: 10 After: 8.64 Increase/Decrease: -1.36
13: Leeds - Before: 16.08 After: 14.71 Increase/Decrease: -1.37
14: Fulham - Before: 13.77 After: 12.14 Increase/Decrease: -1.63
15: Manchester United - Before: 15.14 After: 13.23 Increase/Decrease: -1.91
16: Brighton - Before: 13.87 After: 11.5 Increase/Decrease:  -2.37
17: Everton - Before: 13.14 After: 10.43 Increase/Decrease: -2.71
18: Sheffield United - Before: 10.07 After: 7.33 Increase/Decrease: -2.74
19: Wolves - Before: 13.86 After: 10.14 Increase/Decrease: -3.72
20: West Brom - Before: 17 After: 12.86 Increase/Decrease: -4.14

Premier League sides with largest yellow cards per game increase since games have been played behind closed doors:

1: Liverpool - Before: 0.79 After: 1.29 Increase/Decrease: 0.5
2: Fulham - Before: 1.77 After: 2.21 Increase/Decrease: 0.44
3: Leicester City - Before: 1.14 After: 1.57 Increase/Decrease: 0.43
4: Manchester United - Before: 1.71 After: 1.85 Increase/Decrease: 0.14
5: Crystal Palace - Before: 1.5 After: 1.64 Increase/Decrease: 0.14
6: Newcastle United - Before: 1.88 After: 1.86 Increase/Decrease: -0.02
7: West Brom - Before: 1.77 After: 1.64 Increase/Decrease: -0.13
8: Leeds - Before: 1.69 After: 1.5 Increase/Decrease: -0.19
9: Arsenal - Before: 2.07 After: 1.87 Increase/Decrease: -0.2
10: Brighton - Before: 1.67 After: 1.43 Increase/Decrease: -0.24
11: West Ham - Before: 1.64 After: 1.36 Increase/Decrease: -0.28
12: Wolves - Before: 1.43 After: 1.14 Increase/Decrease: -0.29
13: Everton - Before: 1.93 After: 1.57 Increase/Decrease: -0.36
14: Southampton - Before: 1.71 After: 1.27 Increase/Decrease: -0.44
15: Manchester City - Before: 1.77 After: 1.29 Increase/Decrease: -0.48
16: Aston Villa - Before: 2.38 After: 1.86 Increase/Decrease: -0.52
17: Sheffield United - Before: 1.64 After: 1.07 Increase/Decrease: -0.57
18: Tottenham - Before: 2.43 After: 1.79 Increase/Decrease: -0.64
19: Burnley - Before: 2.21 After: 1.31 Increase/Decrease: -0.9
20: Chelsea - Before: 1.93 After: 0.93 Increase/Decrease: -1

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