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The final session of the day at the #OptaProKonferenz is a panel featuring Elliott Williams (Brighton & Hove Albion…… 3 hours ago

Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell follows up on @GregorydSam's FC 04 Schalke case study. Here Ben showcases how video a…… 4 hours ago

.@GregorydSam shares two examples of where FC 04 Schalke win the ball back on the pitch depending on game-state. Pr…… 5 hours ago

OptaPro data scientist @GregorydSam is presenting a case study on FC Schalke 04, focusing on game-state and style o…… 5 hours ago

In today's second presentation, Steven Houston shares insights and lessons from his time at both HSV and Chelsea. H…… 7 hours ago

In the opening presentation, Elliott Williams (recruitment analyst, Brighton and Hove Albion) provides examples of…… 8 hours ago

Philipp Obloch (OptaPro Lead, Northern Europe) gets the #OptaProKonferenz underway. Welcome. 8 hours ago

Today sees the second #OptaProKonferenz take place. Return. 10 hours ago

Final preparations are being made ahead of tomorrow's #OptaProKonferenz in Cologne. Alaaf. 21 Mar

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GUEST BLOG: Shooting activity - the most is not always the best

Following on the insightful Sam Green analysis on shooting, this paper investigates shooting attempts at big-5 league level since 2009/10. The goal is to determine to what extent shots and goals are correlated to club results in each of the five major European leagues over the four last seasons.

GUEST BLOG: Big-5 league scores: half-time and full-time

This paper by Drs Loïc Ravenel and Raffaele Poli of the CIES Football Observatory analyses the score of big-5 league matches since the season 2003/04, both full-time and half-time.