United set to defend their Northern Territory against Switchbacks FC

It’s safe to assume that most sports fans believe in home-field advantage. No matter what sport, there’s something about being in your home stadium and in front of friendly supporters that generates extra energy for everyone present. Whether its the home crowd cheering on a closer who is going for that final out, the Cameron Crazies trying to distract an opposing free throw shooter or the parents and friends of the local high school team; there’s nothing like playing in front of a home crowd.

Even sites like 538, who do predictions for most of the major football leagues factors in home-field advantage. Given the changes at most venues for this season, they’ve decreased the weight it lends to their formulas by 60%.

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