Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Odds

I've coached through my share of penalty kick wins and penalty kick losses. This study of penalty kick success rates performed on data from professional leagues in Europe and South America as well as from the European Championships and World Cup competitions sheds some interesting light on PK strategies that players should avoid or adopt. Check it out.

2 comments:

pele1410 said...

Interesting analysis. Though I disagree with him when he says the gk should stay in the middle and he'd block 60% of the shots.

Shooters only shoot down the middle because they know the keeper is diving. If the keepers stop diving, the shooters won't shoot down the middle anymore.

wilablog said...

The Observer Effect!