Journal article

A Note on Artificial Pitches and Home Advantage in Dutch Professional Football

JC van Ours

Economist (Netherlands) | SpringerLink | Published : 2019


In professional football there is an advantage of playing at home. In the Netherlands, in the Eredivisie, the top tier of professional football the majority of teams play their home matches on natural grass but there are also quite a few teams playing on an artificial pitch. Analyzing match data from the seasons 2014/15 to 2017/18, this paper finds that Eredivisie teams who play on an artificial pitch have an additional home advantage.

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