Home Advantage in Football : A Current Review of an Unsolved Puzzle

  title={Home Advantage in Football : A Current Review of an Unsolved Puzzle},
  author={Richard Pollard},
The existence of home advantage in football is a well known and well documented fact. However the precise causes and the way in which they affect performance are still not clear. A comprehensive review is made of published research under the main hypothesized explanations for home advantage in football which are: crowd effects, travel effects, familiarity, referee bias, territoriality, specific tactics, rule factors and psychological factors. Their interactions, and other factors that need to… CONTINUE READING

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