Pressure Index

This page provides detailed information about the Pressure Index, a real-time scoring system that evaluates the level of pressure exerted in a match based on live team statistics.

The Pressure Index is a valuable metric that helps analyse the momentum and dominance of a team during a match. By considering key statistics and their influence, the Pressure Index provides insights into the level of pressure exerted by a team at any given moment.

How is it calculated?

The Pressure Index is calculated using a combination of statistical factors that affect a team's pressure level. Each statistic is weighted to reflect its relative importance. The factors taken into account include:

  1. Attack: The offensive performance of a team, including the number of attacks, shots on goal, and scoring opportunities.

  2. Possession: The amount of time a team spends in possession of the ball, indicates their control and dominance on the field.

  3. Shots: The number of shots attempted by a team, reflecting their offensive intent and pressure on the opposing team's defence.

  4. Tackles: The number of successful tackles made by a team, indicating their defensive pressure and ability to regain possession.

  5. Cards: The number of yellow and red cards received by a team, as cards can impact the team's ability to maintain pressure.

  6. And more!

These factors are used to compute a dynamic score that varies according to the influence of each statistic. For instance, receiving a red card reduces the team's pressure, while increasing possession time has the opposite effect. This ever-changing score accurately represents the intensity with which one team applies pressure to the other throughout the game.

It's important to note that the index values of each team are relative to each other. When both teams have an index of zero or close to zero, it indicates an equal level of pressure. However, only one team can have positive pressure. The higher the pressure index, the stronger the period of dominance for that team.

How to apply the include?

The include you need to use now is pressure.

Make the requests and evaluate the response

So, let’s take a look at a request to the GET Fixture by ID endpoint.

We have used the final of the Champions League in 2023 between Manchester City and Inter Milan (fixture ID: 18804442). First, you will find all the fixture details. After that, you will find the data provided by using the include pressure.

Here is the base request:

As you can see in the response above, the pressure in minute 6 was significantly higher for Manchester City (10.92) than for Inter Milan (0).

How can I use it?

The Pressure Index can be a valuable tool for visualising the attacking pressure throughout a game. By tracking the dynamic changes in the Pressure Index scores, you can create a visual representation that showcases the ebb and flow of attacking pressure exerted by each team. This visual representation allows you to observe spikes and dips in the graph, indicating periods of intense attacking pressure or moments where the pressure goes away.

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