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The venue for the first OptaPro German Conference. Westfalenstadion. https://t.co/Bw2NzZ4IVQ 4 hours ago

This Thursday sees OptaPro host its first football analytics conference in Germany. bit.ly/2nrXNOJ. Presentations. 21 Mar

.@Worville provides an in-depth analysis of Napoli, assessing various aspects of their playing style. bit.ly/2nMFMKB. Informed. 20 Mar

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Analytics, changing the way we interact with football

<a href="www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/soccer-analytics-premier-league/"></a>Now that analytics is just starting to gain some mainstream attention in the soccer world it inevitably has its detractors, and with detractors comes misinformation and misunderstanding. So it is important to answer the questions of what soccer analytics is and how should it be used?

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World Cup: To d-mid or not to d-mid? 25 years of USMNT tactics under the microscope

OptaPro's Devin Pleuler uses network analysis to track the US team's tactical development over their last 6 World Cup appearances.

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Shot influence in 2012/13: Messi, Suarez & Bale

Ben Pugsley attempts to quantify the influence of a single player on a team's attack.

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Mythbusting: Christian Eriksen vs Newcastle

Ted Knutson looks at Christian Eriksen's performance v Newcastle, with a particular focus on the Key Passes metric.

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