Multicriteria analysis of football match performances: Composition of probabilistic preferences applied to the English premier league 2015/2016

Vitor Principe, Luiz Octávio Gavião, Roberto Henriques, Victor Lobo, Gilson Brito Alves Lima, Annibal Parracho Sant’anna

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Abstract

This article aims to analyze the technical performance of football teams in the FA Premier League during the 2015/2016 season. Data of twenty clubs over 38matches for each club are considered using 23 variables. These variables have been explored in the football literature and address different features of technical performance. The different configuration of the data for teams in detached segments motivated the multi-criteria approach, which enables identification of strong and weak sectors in each segment. The uncertainty as to the outcome of football matches and the imprecision of the measures indicated the use of Composition of Probabilistic Preferences (CPP) to model the problem. “R” software was used in the modeling and computation. The CPP global scores obtained were more consistent with the final classification than those of other methods. CPP scores revealed different performances of particular groups of variables indicating aspects to be improved and explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-363
Number of pages31
JournalPesquisa Operacional
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017

Keywords

  • Football
  • Match analysis
  • Probabilistic composition of preferences

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