April 3 – If it is goals you want to see then the Swiss Super League is the place to watch football with an average 3.33 goals per game. The Big 5 leagues don’t fare too badly with Spain’s La Liga ranking third (2.9), the Premier League sixth (2.84) and Serie A seventh (2.82).
The research by the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post ranks 31 top division European leagues according to goals scored since July 1, 2016.
The Russian Premier League finds itself at the opposite end of the spectrum, ranked bottom of the leagues for goals scored at 1.99 per game.
CES researchers also found “a negative correlation exists between the number of goals scored and the number of cards issued by referees. More goals equals to fewer cards. This finding confirms the existence of cultural differences in the way of approaching the matches according to country.”
Source: CIES Football Observatory
View the full table at http://www.football-observatory.com/IMG/sites/b5wp/2016/183/en/
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