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Table 3 Mean differences (MD, %) and effect sizes (ES; ±CL) of the physical demands (mean ± SD) encountered by soccer players for each playing position and for all players when play at home or away, and their team win or lose

From: Influence of contextual factors on physical demands and technical-tactical actions regarding playing position in professional soccer players

  CD WD MID
Home Away Home Away Home Away
MD (%) ES; ±CL MD (%) ES; ±CL MD (%) ES; ±CL MD (%) ES; ±CL MD (%) ES; ±CL MD (%) ES; ±CL
TD 3.1 0.43; ±1.19 S − 1.3 − 0.21; ±0.72 S 0.0 0.00; ±1.21 − 0.9 − 0.16; ±0.74 2.2 0.37; ±0.66 S 2.2 0.37; ±0.66 S
MSR 7.5 0.27; ±1.15 S 0.0 0.00; ±0.67 − 6.4 − 0.15; ±1.20 6.5 0.46; ±0.71 S − 4.7 − 0.23; ±0.66 S − 4.7 − 0.23; ±0.66 S
HSR − 11.3 − 0.25; ±1.17 S 8.2 0.31; ±0.67 S − 18.8 − 0.27; ±1.21 S 14.0 0.55; ±0.67 S − 14.2 − 0.40; ±0.61 S − 14.2 − 0.40; ±0.61 S
SPR − 33.8 − 0.40; ±1.15 S 12.2 0.21; ±0.59 S − 38.2 − 0.34; ±1.20 S 63.1 1.01; ±1.01 M* − 52.8 − 0.89; ±0.89 M − 12.6 − 0.15; ±0.59
Acc 2-4 13.9 0.32; ±1.03 S 46.5 0.53; ±0.79 S 7.4 0.48; ±1.03 S 31.1 0.41; ±0.83 S 15.5 0.55; ±0.58 S 17.9 0.25; ±0.64 S
Acc >4 68.5 1.44; ±1.43 L − 9.8 − 0.13; ±0.64 10.3 0.25; ±0.87 S − 34.1 − 0.60; ±0.62 S − 22.4 − 0.30; ±0.71 S − 39.5 − 0.62; ±0.62 M
Dec 2-4 34.3 0.80; ±0.89 M 17.5 0.30; ±0.79 S 8.7 0.68; ±1.03 M − 34.9 0.58; ±0.84 S 19.6 0.79; ±0.80 M* 13.0 0.23; ±0.64 S
Dec >4 8.3 0.08; ±0.93 − 6.3 − 0.09; ±0.64 − 6.5 − 0.16; ±1.16 − 31.8 − 0.50; ±0.63 S 18.6 0.21; ±0.57 S − 27.8 − 0.43; ±0.52 S
  FW All
Home Away Home Away
MD (%) ES; ±CL MD (%) ES; ±CL MD (%) ES; ±CL MD (%) ES; ±CL
TD 2.1 0.37; ±0.78 S 0.0 0.00; ±0.87 1.8 0.24; ±0.50 S* − 3.2 − 0.43; ±0.47 S
MSR 0.8 0.04; ±0.78 − 4.7 − 0.38; ±0.86 S − 2.8 − 0.11; ±0.51 − 6.4 − 0.26; ±0.44 S
HSR − 13.0 − 0.44; ±0.86 S − 13.2 − 0.54; ±0.83 S − 16.4 − 0.42; ±0.51 S − 12.5 − 0.32; ±0.44 S
SPR − 34.9 − 0.59; ±0.99 S − 26.2 − 0.61; ±0.84 M − 49.9 − 0.81; ±0.81 M** − 16.0 − 0.23; ±0.44 S
Acc 2-4 18.0 1.17; ±1.17 M − 11.8 − 0.49; ±0.85 S 5.9 0.39; ±0.50 S 65.2 0.68; ±0.68 M
Acc >4 34.3 0.42; ±0.70 S − 10.7 − 0.10; ±0.90 − 17.0 − 0.36; ±0.51 S − 6.3 − 0.08; ±0.45
Dec 2-4 20.3 1.52; ±1.52 L* − 8.1 − 0.38; ±0.84 S 12.2 0.68; ±0.69 M** 50.7 0.73; ±0.73 M
Dec >4 46.7 0.59; ±0.78 S − 33.9 − 0.37; ±0.82 S − 11.8 − 0.30; ±0.51 S 3.8 0.05; ±0.44
  1. CD: central defenders; WD: wide defenders; MID: Midfielders; FW: forwards; TD: total distance; MSR: distance covered above 14.4 km·h−1; HSR: distance covered above 19.8. km·h−1; SPR: distance covered above 25.0 km·h−1; Acc2-4: number of accelerations between 2-4 m·s−2; Acc>4: number of accelerations above 4 m·s−2; Dec2-4: number of decelerations between 2-4 m·s−2; Dec>4: number of decelerations above 4 m·s−2
  2. Standardized effect size thresholds: S. small; M. moderate; L. large; VL. very large; EL. extremely large
  3. *Significant level set at p<0.05; ** Significant level set at p<0.01