SoccerSTATS.com - updated on: 12 Jun 2020
Form tables aim at showing what the league table could look like if only the most recent games played by each team were taken into account in the points calculation.
The table lists team ranked by points and shows for each team:
- Games played
- Matches won, Draws, Matches lost
- Goals scored, Goals conceded, Goal difference
The following form tables are available for most leagues:
- Last 6 matches, Last 8 matches, Last 10 matches, Last 12 matches
- Last 4 matches at home, Last 8 matches at home
- Last 4 matches away, Last 8 matches away
- Relative Form
Below is a view of some of the columns of the Form table:
The teams are ranked by points, using goal difference and goals scored as tie-breakers.
You can view an example on the Form tables page for the Bundesliga.
What is commonly referred to as "Form" table is simply a view reflecting the teams' results in their last few matches.
While we might consider that a team having won their last 2 games could be in "good form", it could also be that its last two
opponents were of a lower level, or going through a run of "bad form" themselves.
It could also be that a team has a good ranking in the "Last 6 matches" Form table mostly thanks to the fact that 4 of those 6
games were played at home, where the team has picked up a large share of their points. That's why, when trying to evaluate a team's form level, it can also be
interesting to look at the Home Form and the Away Form tables. For example, a team may well be ranked in the top 5 in on of the Home Form tables, and in
the bottom half of one of the Away form tables.
Sometimes a top team may be also leading the Form table, and we may deem that team to be in a "good" form, while overlooking the fact that
their lead in the Form table is of a smaller margin than their overall lead in the main league table. So the team's results in the last 8 games
may have simply been "good", but not as good as the team's overall results before those last 8 games.
This is why we will also want to take a look at the Relative Form table which shows, for each team, the difference between results
in the last 8 matches and results since the begining of the season.
In addition to the Form tables, we have already discussed the Relative Form table, for which an example can be viewed for the German league.
You may also want to take a look at the Monthly statistics page,
where you can display a league table and statistics for a given month.