#AsianCup2019 after 24 games

The second round of group games at the 2019 Asian Cup (link) concluded with Uzbekistan’s 4v0 defeat of Turkmenistan in Group F (link).

In the 24 games played:

  • The team that scored first has not lost in 20 of these games.
  • The higher Elo rated team has not lost in 20 games.
  • The four higher Elo rated teams that have lost are: Thailand (v India); Australia (v Jordan); Bahrain (v Thailand); and Syria (v Jordan).

66 goals have been scored in these 24 games. By time interval, these goals were scored:

A bar chart of the time intervals when the 66 goals in the tournament have been scored.

The pattern of goal scoring in the 24 games compared to some naive priors identified before the tournament is:

A line chart of the comparison between naive priors and posterior outcomes after 24 games.


#AsianCup2019 after 12 games: a look at fouls, yellow cards, goals and referees

Twelve games have been played in the 2019 Asian Cup football tournament (link). I am using the official AFC website for some secondary data analysis.

In this post, I look at some of the data relating to fouls penalised, yellow cards, goals scored and the referees involved.

I have used ggplot2 (link) and ggrepel (link) for some very basic visualisations: