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OptaPro #WorldCup analysis – this latest player profile focuses on Morocco’s Amine Harit. Creator. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 15 Jun

During this episode, Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell shares insight on the role of analysts during international tour… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 15 Jun

Representing OptaPro, data scientist @Worville attended the @CruyffInstitute in Barcelona this week to support thei… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 15 Jun

The latest OptaPro #WorldCup analytical player profile focuses on South Korea forward Hee-Chan Hwang. Poacher. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 13 Jun

The latest episode of Three At The Back discusses how international federations are applying data and technology at… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 12 Jun

BLOG: The latest analysis in the OptaPro @FIFAWorldCup player profile series focuses on Alireza Jahanbakhsh of Iran… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 11 Jun

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The Bundesliga is the most exciting league in the world

In an article for SB Nation, Michael Caley uses Opta data to explore what makes Bundesliga matches so exciting.

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Trio of Premier League assist kings have great expectations

Detailed Opta data shows Fabregas, Di Maria and Tadic merit the most assists of all Premier League players.

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Creating from corners

Andrew Beasley analyses Liverpool’s approach to corners in his latest blog post.

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Consistency the key for last season's pass master Ozil

Detailed Opta stats show Arsenal playmaker the most productive passer in the 2013/14 campaign

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The importance of attacking speed and the quickest attacking team in EPL

Colin Trainor uses detailed Opta data to analyse how quickly Premier League teams attack.

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Has Holland expelled its obsession with possession football?

Is counter attacking football the new tiki-taka? 11tegen11 uses Opta data to investigate.

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Passing impact and David Silva

Alex Olshansky looks for a way to better understand which PL players are better at creating chances.

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Wayne Rooney – A Perfect 10? Part One

Paul Riley focuses on players 'in the hole'.

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You’ll never win anything with crosses

Will Gurpinar-Morgan looks at whether a strategy based mainly on crosses can possibly be successful.

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The reason West Ham could go down

The prolific Colin Trainor uses his Goal Expectation model to draw conclusions about West Ham's poor performances.

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Mythbusting: Downing creates poor chances

Colin Trainor looks at whether the West Ham winger really deserves his reputation for being ineffective.

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