155 matches have been completed in the current EPL season by the end of the calendar year. After some unusual patterns in results earlier in the season, several elements have returned to statistical norms.
Goals per match was 3.79 after 38 matches but has dropped to 2.80 after 155 matches. The average for the previous three seasons is 2.74 goals per match.
49% of matches have had +2.5 goals, which is actually lower than the recent season average of 52%.
Drawn matches (25%) are within the range of recent seasons but home wins (37%) and away wins (38%) are still showing a different pattern from the last three years.
With crowds set to be absent from grounds well into the new year, EPL results could continue to see unusual trends.