Fe b 20 02 Football goal distributions and extremal statistics

@inproceedings{Greenhough2002FeB2,
  title={Fe b 20 02 Football goal distributions and extremal statistics},
  author={J. Greenhough and Paul C. Birch and Scott C. Chapman and George Rowlands},
  year={2002}
}
We analyse the distributions of the number of goals scored by home teams, away teams, and the total scored in the match, in domestic football games from 169 countries between 1999 and 2001. The probability density functions (PDFs) of goals scored are too heavy-tailed to be fitted over their entire ranges by Poisson or negative binomial distributions which… CONTINUE READING