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Final preparations are being made ahead of tomorrow's #OptaProKonferenz in Cologne. Alaaf. 11 hours ago

.@LukeBornn (VP, Analytics and Strategy, Sacramento Kings) delivered the guest talk at the 2018 #OptaProForum. Watc…… 20 Mar

WATCH: @LukeBornn delivers the guest talk at the 2018 #OptaProForum. Keynote.… 20 Mar

Die OptaPro Konferenz geht in Deutschland in die zweite Runde #OptaProKonferenz. Namenssch…… 14 Mar

NEWS: OptaPro to return to Germany to host its second #OptaProKonferenz. Namensschilder. 14 Mar

The most probable result - @GarryGelade shares an intuitive way of showcasing expected goals data from a single mat…… 13 Mar

.@Worville completes the second analysis in this two-part series focusing on Son Heung-min. This article focuses on…… 9 Mar

BLOG: @Worville uses Opta data to analyse the early phase of Son Heung-min’s career, focusing on his time in German…… 8 Mar

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Why underdogs do better in hockey than basketball

Created by Vox, this film focuses on well certain sports measure skill. In other words, how confident can we be that outcomes in a sport reflect true differences in skill?

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What can Szczesny’s decision-making tell us about luck?

More goalkeeping analysis from Paul Riley, looking at how individual keeper performances can tell us more about luck and skill.

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How repeatable are shots on target?

James Grayson looks further into separating skill and luck when shooting at goal.

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In my experience, there's no such thing as luck... Except in football

Neil Charles breaks down what constitutes 'luck' in football, and which teams are most affected.

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