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How the opponent’s squad value influences your chances of winning

Spence Purnell shares his views on how heavily the squad value of the opponent influences your chances of winning the match.

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Filed under Evidence against manipulation, Other, Scripting, handicapping, momentum

How the opponent affects your performance


We all know those matches where it’s virtually impossible to pass the ball around. Your passing attempts are intercepted, and your team mates don’t appear to be moving into position. Your players feel slower and less responsive than usual, and your shots fail much more than usual. The team, that in it’s previous match played like a world class squad, now plays like a hungover Sunday league team. It’s a fact that your team’s performance varies, but why does it happen? Is it big, bad EA intervening or is there another and perhaps less sinister explanation?

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Filed under Alternative explanations, Scripting, handicapping, momentum