Often the analysis of soccer matches does not include information about the weather. However, this factor can have a big impact on the outcome of the match, so do not underestimate the weather conditions.
The experts of the Rating Bookmakers website have shared information on how this or that weather can affect the players’ game. After studying this material, you can try to predict the outcome of your favorite team’s match, taking into account the weather conditions.
In the heat of the day, soccer players have a severe decrease in performance. This is due to the fact that energy goes out with the sweat, and the muscles lack oxygen. Intensity drops by 26%, concentration becomes worse, and with it the number of goals decreases.
Attacking players are the ones who suffer the most, because they need to move more often and think faster. The heat makes them very uncomfortable in this regard.
The rain usually affects the speed of the ball and the players themselves. But if the ball speed increases one and a half times on a wet field, the players’ speed decreases.
Windy weather only affects teams that prefer long throws and frequent crosses into the opponents’ penalty area, because the wind can change the ball’s trajectory. The whole game plan can be ruined by a strong wind.
It cannot be said, however, that teams with a different style of play do not experience any discomfort from the wind. Players expend more energy against the wind than their opponents. The impact is usually seen at the end of the half.
European championships are very rarely played in cold weather, but the players of the Russian Premier League do not pay attention to such weather.
It should be borne in mind that at low temperatures the muscles lose elasticity, which makes players slow and clumsy. You should also keep in mind that the risk of getting injured increases.
This factor is especially important in different youth competitions. Often, young athletes have no experience in flying, and the team does not have the means to travel in advance. And experienced players already know how to cope with such pressures. For the national teams, they often arrive well in advance to get acclimated to a different climate.