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A showcase of some of the best data analysis from across the web.

.@TiagoEstv uses Opta data in this article for @StatsBomb, in which he assesses upcoming prospects in @ligaportugaltwitter.com/i/web/status/9… 11 Dec

OptaPro's data scientist @Worville will be speaking at the 'Getting your Data skills noticed - Data Science and Vis… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 Dec

.@EuanDewar uses Opta data to dissect and discuss Atlético Madrid’s attack this season. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Ailing. 4 Dec

.@jair1970 writes a 12-game Premier League shot analysis, focusing on teams’ performances in relation to previous s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 27 Nov

.@OptaPro will host a panel tomorrow at #SAC17 with @soccerquant, Ben Stevens (@CPFC head of performance analysis)… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Nov

.@EuanDewar and @EveryTeam_Mark co-author this data-driven article that explores Manchester City's impressive start… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Nov

The latest #ThreeAtTheBack episode outlines further information on @scout7football becoming part of OptaPro.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Nov

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Atlanta United: how to recruit from a standing start

Published on the Leaders in Sport website, Lucy Rushton, Head of Technical Recruitment and Analysis at Atlanta United, discusses the processes behind building an MLS roster from scratch.

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Red Line Report: Who's trending up and down ahead of the MLS Cup Playoffs?

MLSsoccer.com analyses each MLS team going into the playoffs, visualising the expected goal difference of each side with additional insight from OptaPro’s Tom Worville.

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Bundesliga preview 2016/17

In a series of in-depth, analytical articles for StatsBomb, Dustin Ward (@SaturdayOnCouch) previews the upcoming 2016/17 Bundesliga season.

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StatsBomb season previews

StatsBomb has produced a host of analytical previews ahead of the start of the 2016/17 season.

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Revolutionary statistics in golf

As the Masters approaches, it is worth revisiting some analysis highlighted by ESPN last year in which they introduced a revolutionary new metric for putting effectiveness. This is an excellent demonstration of sports analytics attempting to quantify something traditionally seen as being too difficult to measure due the number of potential variables. It is this type of assumption that OptaPro's team of statisticians are always seeking to challenge.

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Bill Gerrard launches ‘Winning with analytics’ blog

Experienced practitioner & academic Bill Gerrard has launched a new blog that focuses on the actionable insights of analytics.

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