|Are Burnley Our Bogey Team?|
There were 38 teams we have played in that period. I cut off Cup Games and Playoff matches because well these pressure games stand alone from the usual range of a normal season. Also we have ignored the games this season as it's unfair to compare teams we have played this season and those we haven't, It'd skew the data
Teams We Lost Most Against.
A simple measure would be counting who we lost most often against.
Top 10 Losses
So even on a first pass we can see Burnley is a thorn in the side, alongside Derby and Cardiff. But that isn’t a true picture. We have played some times more than others.
A simple percentage of games we lost show the following
Top 10 % Losses
West Ham 100%
Which isn’t too accurate because, well, we only played West Ham twice in the Championship? So breaking that down by removing teams we played for only 2 seasons of fixtures against shows this.
Top 10 % Losses Frequently played)
We lose a higher percentage of games against Hull than we do Burnley. But they remain our biggest foe in this division at present. But that’s only one type of illustration. There is the also the following.
Points Scored Against OppositionFor this it’s simple a case of dividing the games played against the points scored to get a true picture of how we do in addition to defeats. (PPG means points per game)
Top 10 Lowest PPG
West Ham 0
Sheff Utd 1
Again like before this is without removing teams we hardly ever played, but yeah West Ham and Blackburn seem to have holds on us.
In terms of teams we played more often
Top 10 Lowest PPG (frequently)
Sheffield United 1
Hull and Birmingham are far worse bogey clubs in a simple points scored ratio. We just seem to draw a lot more against Birmingham than lose. If we factored in this season Brighton would now be removed, but it’s unfair to include teams we have played this season against teams we haven’t.
Finally, how about how many times we beat teams.
How Often We Beat Teams
These are the teams we have the least wins against. It’s just a simple count so yes, is skewed.
Top 10 Least Wins
When we remove the teams we played less than 5 times it looks like this
Top 10 Least Wins Frequent