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Have you ever wondered how the National League table would look like, if we take the first and the second half of the game into consideration? More precisely, which teams are more effective during the first half-an-hour and which instead are more effective from the half-an-hour on?

Here is the answer. We show you the two National League tables. The first one takes into consideration all the results until the half-an-hour mark of the games. The second one, obviously, takes into consideration all the results from the half-an-hour mark until the 60th minute of play.

National League table – 00:00 / 30:00

Leading – 3 points

Tied – 1 point

Trailing – 0 points

Lausanne is the most effective team at the half-an-hour mark. The Lions Vaudois, at half-game, were leading 17 times, tied 10 times and only 10 times they were trailing.

Davos, Fribourg Gottéron and Lugano are quite effective during the first half of the games as well.

Among these four teams, however, only one – Davos – is in the upper part of the overall table.

The teams that instead struggle more during the first half of the game are Langnau, Bienne, Bern and Rapperswil. The Bears were trailing 17 times at the half-an-hour mark while Rapperswil as many as 19 times!

Let’s see now the National League table that takes into consideration only the results from the half-an-hour mark until the 60th minute of play. Overtime/Shootout excluded.

National League table – 30:00 / 60:00

Leading – 3 points

Tied – 1 point

Trailing – 0 points

Ideally, the team with self-confidence and in a good physical form makes the difference as the game goes on. In this regard, it’s very interesting to discover that the teams that are currently at the top of the table – Zug, ZSC Lions, Davos and Genève Servette – are also the ones that are more effective during the second half-an-hour of the game!

Zug is by far the best team of the league if we consider the results from the half-an-hour mark until the 60th minute. The Lions are second while Genève Servette and Davos follow third and fourth placed. The Ibexes seem able to make the difference during the first half-an-hour and can keep it up.

Among the teams that struggle as the game goes on instead, we find Bern, Fribourg Gottéron, Rapperswil and Ambrì-Piotta. The Leventinesi actually lost 23 times out of 41 the “fraction” of play between the half-an-hour mark and the 60th minute of play!

Lausanne’s data is impressive. The Lions Vaudois are excellent during the first half of the game but then are far from being very effective during the second half of it. Same goes for Fribourg Gottéron… the Dragons were trailing only 12 times at the half-an-hour mark but then lost 21 times out of 38 the fraction of game that goes from the half-an-hour mark until the 60th minute of play.

What about Ambrì-Piotta then? It seems like Luca Cereda’s guys darn struggle as the game goes on.

One thing is evident from these two tables though. The teams with the best physical condition and capable of making the difference during the second half of the game… are currently on the top of the table!

Teams that improve the most from the half-an-hour mark on… (points average)

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