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Premier League return: Goals per game rate drops in first weekend back

:Headline: Premier League return: Goals per game rate drops in first weekend back:
The total number of goals average 2.33 per game, down 14.3 per cent on the previous average of 2.72 per cent.

The Premier League's return this weekend came without the dramatic swing in favour of away teams that was seen in the Bundesliga last month.

Much was made of the loss of home advantage when the Bundesliga came back last month as away teams seemed to thrive in empty stadiums, with only seven home wins in the first 33 games and away teams winning almost half the time.

But of the 12 Premier League games played so far – a full round over the weekend and the two midweek matches last Wednesday – there have been four home wins, four away wins and four draws.

(PA Graphics)

All four of those away wins came against the bottom four sides in the table as West Ham, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich all tasted defeat on home soil over the weekend, suggesting playing behind closed doors has not dramatically shifted the odds.

The stats in favour of the home teams were helped by second-placed Manchester City playing twice at home in the opening days of the restart, recording comfortable wins over Arsenal and Burnley.

A breakdown of the statistics from the first 12 games show that the average number of goals per match, shots per match and shots on target were all down in the games so far, with away teams suffering the bigger falls.

Manchester City have quickly clicked into gear upon the restart (Shaun Botterill/NMC Pool/PA)

And a dramatic fall-off in the number of first-half goals suggested teams had a fair amount of rust to shake off following their three-month absence.

The first-round of matches saw only 0.67 goals per game scored in the first half, a drop of 46.2 per cent from the pre-lockdown average of 1.24. The total number of goals average 2.33 per game, down 14.3 per cent on the previous average of 2.72 per cent.

That drop hit away teams the most, with away goals down 17.7 per cent compared to 11.5 per cent for their hosts.

And that was despite home teams actually suffering a bigger drop in shots per match – down 17.2 % from 13.8 to 11.4 compared to 11.4 to 10.3 (9.5 per cent) for the visitors.

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLiverpool38323385335299
2Manchester CityMan City382639102356781
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd381812866363066
4Chelsea382061269541566
5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3816111161471459
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves381514951401159
8Arsenal381414105648856
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd381412123939054
10Burnley38159144350-754
11Southampton38157165160-952
12Everton381310154456-1249
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle381111163858-2044
14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
RBournemouth3897224065-2534
RWatford38810203664-2834
RNorwich CityNorwich3856272675-4921
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