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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

. @GarryGelade’s latest analysis explores the value in making the correct shooting decisions. Hopeful. 30 Apr

Stuart Lancaster visited our Leeds office this week and spoke with collection manager Conor Tyndall. Coach. 27 Apr

.@SaturdayOnCouch uses key statistics to analyse teams ahead of the Champions & Europa League semi-finals. Standout. 26 Apr

Analyst @RevsTimC discusses the implementation of analytics at New England Revolution. Edge. 26 Apr

Students from Columbia University use data to build a 20-man MLS roster from scratch. Assignment. 20 Apr

.@TeleFootball speaks with #WHUFC’s Rory Campbell, technical analyst & scout, on analytics in football. Irons. 18 Apr

.@mixedknuts applies data to discuss shot quality and decision-making in his latest StatsBomb article. Pop. 13 Apr

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NEWS: OptaPro to work with Australian Rugby Union (ARU)

The ARU announces Opta as its official data and statistics provider.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: Assessing aerial performance across European leagues

Todd Kingston's Elo ratings work in Major League Soccer is applied to European leagues.
Posted by Todd Kingston at 00:00

VIDEO: Sam Jackson presents at the OptaPro Analytics Forum

Sam Jackson showcases a new metric to evaluate a goalkeeper's ability to deal with crosses.
Posted by Sam Jackson at 00:00

VIDEO: Sam Gregory presents at the OptaPro Analytics Forum

Sam Gregory explores the value of variation in attack in the Premier League.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

VIDEO: Joel Salamon presents at the OptaPro Analytics Forum

Joel explores the characteristics of players who received minutes earlier in their careers.
Posted by Joel Salamon at 00:00