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Relative form

SoccerSTATS.com - updated on: 7 Jun 2020


Objective

The Relative Form table is used to evaluate a team's recent performance relative to the team's overall performance in the season.


Description

The table lists team ranked by points and shows, for each team:

  • Games played
  • Points
  • Points Per Game in the last 8 matches
  • Points Per Game in all matches
  • PPG last 8 matches - PPG all matches

Below is a view of some of the first columns of the Relative Form table.




Calculations

Points Per Game (PPG) last 8 matches

That value is calculated based on the number of points picked up in the last 8 matches by each team, divided by 8 or, if the team has played less than 8 matches, by the number of matches played. Obviously that table is not relevant for teams that have not yet played more than 8 matches.

Points Per Game (PPG) all matches

That value is calculated based on the number of points for each team, divided by the number of matches played by the team.

PPG last 8 matches - PPG all matches

Difference between the two following values: PPG last 8 matches, PPG all matches


The Relative Form table does not use a typical Form table ranking method, as the teams are not ranked according to points picked up in their last few matches only. However it does include a Form-related metric (the Points Per Game in the last 8 matches), that is evaluated against the Points Per Game in all matches.


Example

You can view an example on the Bundesliga Relative Form page.


Avoiding pitfalls

A high Relative Form value might not necessarily indicate that the team is on a very successful run and that it would be highly ranked in the Form tables. The relative form value is only a calculation of how high or how low a team's last 8 matches Points Per Game value is compared to their overall PPG considering the whole season so far.

In other words, that table is not meant to identify which teams have been performing well or which ones have been performing badly in the last few games, but rather to identify which teams have been performing better than usual or worse than usual, if we consider "usual" meaning "all league matches played by the team so far in the season".



 ENGLAND  Premier League
 Manchester City 28 65
 Manchester Utd 28 54
 Leicester City 28 53
 Chelsea 27 47
 Everton 26 46
Premier League stats

 ITALY  Serie A
 Inter Milan 25 59
 AC Milan 26 56
 Juventus 25 52
 AS Roma 26 50
 Atalanta 25 49
Serie A stats

 SPAIN  Primera Division
 Atletico Madrid 25 59
 FC Barcelona 26 56
 Real Madrid 26 54
 FC Sevilla 25 48
 Real Sociedad 26 45
Primera Division stats

 FRANCE  Ligue 1
 Lille 28 62
 Paris SG 28 60
 Lyon 28 59
 Monaco 28 55
 Lens 28 44
Ligue 1 stats

 GERMANY  Bundesliga
 Bayern Munich 24 55
 RB Leipzig 24 53
 Wolfsburg 24 45
 E. Frankfurt 24 43
 Leverkusen 24 40
Bundesliga stats

 NETHERLANDS  Eredivisie
 Ajax Amsterdam 24 60
 PSV Eindhoven 25 54
 AZ Alkmaar 25 49
 Vitesse Arnhem 25 48
 Feyenoord 25 46
Eredivisie stats









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