Facebook about what 8.0 combinations worked best. 4.5 male and 3.5 female? 4.0 of each? Or 3.5 male and 4.5 female?
I did some quick research looking at some match data I have, and here is what I found.
In matches between a 4.5 male with 3.5 female against two 4.0s, the 4.5/3.5 combo wins about 61% of the time.
In matches between a 3.5 male with 4.5 female against two 4.0s, the 3.5/4.5 combo wins about 53% of the time.
So it would seem that the non-balanced pairings fare better than the balanced.
What about when non-balanced pairs play each other? The 4.5 male with 3.5 female wins a whopping 87% of the time.
You may also be wondering how often the different combinations play? Just over 50% of the matches are between four 4.0s. About 32% are between a 4.5 male with 3.5 female against two 4.0s. About 9% are between a 3.5 male with 4.5 female against two 4.0s. And about 9% are between two unbalanced pairs.
With this information, are you going to do anything different when forming your mixed team or planning your line-up?