Easy wins: Lincoln Red Imps at the top


Issue number 296 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post reveals that Lincoln Red Imps from Gibraltar is the current top division team worldwide having won the highest percentage of domestic league matches played between 2015 and 2020 by three or more goals: 49.6%.

AFC Ajax is fifth (37.4%), while Paris St-Germain and Barcelona are ninth (35.4%).

At league level, the highest percentage of easy wins was recorded in the top division of Macao (42.5% of total matches), ahead of Tahiti (38.1%) and Estonia (32.6%).

The figures for the five major European leagues vary between 18.8% in Germany and 15.5% in Italy.

The average for the 151 top divisions analysed is 14.4%.

The greatest percentage of fixtures ended in a tie between 2015 and 2020 was recorded in Gambia (42.1%), while the lowest was observed in Macao (14.9%).

Naft Masjed Soleyman from Iran is the current top division team with the highest percentage of draws during the period surveyed (47.4%).

Tukums from Latvia is at the opposite end of the table (8.2%).

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