If you’re new to the Weighted La Liga Table, scroll to the bottom to find out what this is all about. For those of you who are in the know, let’s get to the table shall we?
LL: La Liga WLL: Weighted La Liga
Not too many surprises this week, outside of Malaga who find themselves in the top 5, even though they sit in 11th on the traditional table. Upon further review, Malaga have beaten the lower teams that they’re supposed to, and losing to the teams they should. Espanyol has been hanging around the top 10 since the start of the Power Rankings. Even though they sit one below Malaga on the traditional table.
Espanyol in the last five matches have just 1 win, 3 draws and a loss. On the weekend they took care of business on the road beating Real Betis. This was a win they desperately needed.
One of the bigger surprises over the weekend was Celta Vigo. They were up 3-0 at the half on the road at Las Palmas. Then the wheels fell off. Las Palmas battled back to score three unanswered goals to wrap up a tie at home. Celta Vigo needed the win to move farther up the table, instead they blow a three goal lead and walk away with a point on the road.
I mentioned this on the CD Cultural Leonesa post match podcast. I thought I’d put it here as well, as I didn’t give proper credit in the podcast.
Real Madrid is now the ONLY team in ALL of the 98 teams in The Top 5 Leagues that is still undefeated this season in all competitions.— Real Madrid Stats (@RMadrid_Stats) October 26, 2016
The opposite of this is Granada who have yet to register a win this season. They lost this weekend (1-0 to Barcelona) and who knows when they’ll pick up a win. Barca were able to keep Granada to a xG of almost zero.
At this point, If they don’t start putting some wins on the board they’ll be spending next term in La Liga 2. El Graná will try and get a W against Deportivo La Coruna on the weekend.
The Blaugrana, are only 7 points off the top of the weighted table where they had been in previous weeks. They face #4 Sevilla on the weekend which might be one of the matches of the weekend to keep an eye on.
This pretty much sums it up:
Think of this as an objective way to calculate a "Power Ranking" or "Level of Impressiveness." As games are played and I provide updates, the quality of the whole season to date is impacted. For instance, in any one week a home win against a 'cellar dweller' (not all that impressive) would actual flavor the winning teams seasonal average worse than the team with an away loss to a team at the top of the table (not all that unexpected). Over the course of the season though, everyone plays all the teams so the week-to-week flux evens out.
Here is a breakdown of the points.
Road Win: 1
Home Win: 2
Road Tie: 3
Home Tie: 4
Road Loss: 5
Home Loss: 6