The final session of the day at the #OptaProKonferenz is a panel featuring Elliott Williams (Brighton & Hove Albion…… 22 Mar

Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell follows up on @GregorydSam's FC 04 Schalke case study. Here Ben showcases how video a…… 22 Mar

.@GregorydSam shares two examples of where FC 04 Schalke win the ball back on the pitch depending on game-state. Pr…… 22 Mar

OptaPro data scientist @GregorydSam is presenting a case study on FC Schalke 04, focusing on game-state and style o…… 22 Mar

In today's second presentation, Steven Houston shares insights and lessons from his time at both HSV and Chelsea. H…… 22 Mar

In the opening presentation, Elliott Williams (recruitment analyst, Brighton and Hove Albion) provides examples of…… 22 Mar

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VIDEO: Luke Bornn delivers guest talks at OptaPro Analytics Forum

The 2018 OptaPro Forum saw Luke Bornn (Sacramento Kings, formerly AS Roma) deliver the guest talk.

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NEWS: OptaPro to return to Germany for second #OptaProKonferenz

OptaPro returns to Germany in March to host its second anlaytics conference in the country.

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BLOG: Scouting for Son (part 2)

OptaPro data scientist Tom Worville analyses Son Heung-min's career in Germany before he joined Tottenham Hotspur.

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BLOG: Sloan and the ‘State of the Union’ in sports analytics

Head of OptaPro Ben Mackriell reviews the 2018 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

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The most probable result

Garry Gelade shares an intuitive way of showcasing expected goals data from a single match.

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SSAC18 Panel - Major League Data on the Pitch

Discussion from the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference around the evolution of analytics in Major League Soccer.

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MLS 2018 season previews

Ahead of the 2018 Major League Soccer season, American Soccer Analysis provide data-driven previews of individual teams.

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Analytics as a decision support system

Analytics practitioner Garry Gelade (@GarryGelade) reflects on his 10 years in this industry and the role of analytics and data science in football.

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As soccer analytics improve, is a wins above replacement statistic possible?

From the recent #OptaProSoccer event, Jonathan Tannenwald of the Philadelphia Inquirer spoke with OptaPro North American lead Oliver Miller Farrell on how teams can extract value and inform decision-making from performance data.

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Crosses are falling in the Premier League: why the focus on target men?

Writing for the Guardian, Sean Ingle applies Opta data to analyse the impact of target men and crossing in the Premier League.

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Measuring changes in attacking style in the Premier League

In this StatsBomb article, Mladen Sormaz and Dan Nichol apply data to analyse changes in attacking style in the Premier League.

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“OptaPro is an extremely valuable partner for Swansea City. The breadth, detail and speed of the data has significantly enhanced our recruitment process. This high quality data combined with the additional support and expertise we’ve received has really benefitted our recruitment department.”
Tim Henderson
Head of Technical Player Recruitment,
Swansea City Football Club