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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2020, 2(15); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2020.021510.

The relationship between team performance and points of soccer teams in La Liga


Ding Yikai

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Ding Yikai

Qingdao No.2 Middle School     Post code: 266071


In this paper, the relationship between several factors and team points is estimated. Specifically, the number of wins and goals are proportional to the team points of the season, but pass%, possession% and shots per game have less significance. We research it through simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, t-test and p test. The data are from La Liga, collected from mainly two sources: www.whoscored.com [1] and www.transfermarkt.com [2]. After reading this paper, people will be familiar with the relationship on the large broad. However, this paper has limitations. It cannot be used when emergencies happen. Thus, further research, like influence of covid-19, VAR(visual assistant referee) and weather, need to be discussed in the future.


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Ding Yikai. The relationship between team performance and points of soccer teams in La Liga. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 15: 71-81. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.021510.


[1] WHOSCORED website, www.whoscored.com
[2] TRANSFERMARKT website, www.transfermarkt.com
[3] Yuan He, Advisor: David Aldous, Predicting Market Value of Soccer Players Using Linear Modeling Techniques, 2012
[4] Lago-Peñas Carlos, Rey Ezequiel and Kalén Anton, How does Video Assistant Referee (VAR) modify the game in elite soccer? , 2019