Le Matin – Sports results are directly affected by the absence of the public

Les résultats sportifs directement impactés par l’absence du public

The coronavirus epidemic has strongly affected the results of football clubs, depriving them of the presence of their first support: the public. A study by the CIES Football Observatory indicated that the percentage of home wins increased from 45.1 to 42%. In Morocco, Raja maintains a winning percentage of 80%, while Hasania has suffered a loss after losing a third of their 10 matches played in the Grand Stad.

Apart from claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and one of the worst economic crises in history, the epidemic affects all aspects of life, including football. Apart from the unpleasant feeling of playing in front of empty stands, clubs have suffered a severe setback due to the closed doors imposed by the epidemic almost everywhere in the world. Many wonder what might happen, for example, in the presence of their respective supporters in the CAF Champions League semi-finals between the Moroccan and Egyptian giants. Others preferred to see Real Madrid celebrate their 34th Laliaga League title in front of an archery Santiago Bernabeu bleachers.
The CIES Football Observatory has worked to determine the effect of closed doors on the sporting performance of clubs. “66 leagues between April 1, 2020 and March 18, 2021 (analyzed by the study), the percentage of home wins has fallen from 45.1% to 42% between April 1, 2020 and January 18, 2021”. In his weekly letter of 25 January. “In general, the observatory concludes, so the absence of the public is detrimental to the teams that work at home.” The observation is clear: Apart from seeing the cash cut from the large ticket contribution, clubs are deprived of unequal moral support. In Morocco, data from two clubs have been identified. The king maintained a magnificent house after recovering. Out of the 11 matches played at the Mohammed V Complex, the Greens have lost only one and won only one draw. King has scored two goals and won 0.73 per game. For his part, Hasania shows a very bad record.
In the 10 matches played at Grand Stade Degadir, Hussa has won only four (3 defeats and 3 draws). We are a long way from this period when the Gadiri public led their team to the top. At the level of 5 major leagues, Atletico Madrid have a solid record in the 15 matches played at home in La Liga (13 wins and 2 draws). Only two teams have a record of 100% home wins: Norwegian champions Bodø / Glimt (15 of 15) and Scots Rangers (12).

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