Home advantage in football: Examining the effect of scoring first on match outcome in the five major European leagues

@inproceedings{LagoPeas2016HomeAI,
  title={Home advantage in football: Examining the effect of scoring first on match outcome in the five major European leagues},
  author={Carlos Lago-Pe{\~A}±as and Miguel G{\~A}³mez-Ruano and Diego Meg{\~A}­as-Navarro and Richard Pollard},
  year={2016}
}
The aim of the current study was to examine the importance of scoring the first goal on the match outcome in football and to determine if this influence depends on the minute in which the first goal is scored. The sample consisted in all the matches played in the season 2014/2015 in the English FA Premier League (n=380), French Ligue 1 (n=380), Spanish La Liga (n=380), Italian Serie A (n=380) and German Bundesliga (n=306). Data were examined using classification tree analysis and a linear… CONTINUE READING

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