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For @FiveThirtyEight, @MC_of_A applies Opta data to analyse Liverpool ahead of the #UCLFinal. Shrewd. 18 hours ago

A snapshot showcasing the average age of Unai Emery’s previous teams alongside Arsenal over the past five seasons.…… 25 May

BLOG: An analytical preview of the #UCLFinal, and how width may be crucial in this match. Flank.… 25 May

BLOG: In his debut blog for OptaPro, @andycoops83 analytically previews the 2018 UEFA Champions League final. Showp…… 24 May

Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell is participating in a panel discussion on the global transfer market at today's…… 23 May

Congratulations to both @abhinavr8 and @KubaMichalczyk on securing the first @NYAsports fellowships. Future.… 22 May

OptaPro is attending #SportsDataLondon today and tomorrow. Get in touch if you'd like to meet at the conference. Breakout. 22 May

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BLOG: Turning over an opposition lineout

Jimmy Longbottom uses Opta data to analyse the impact of turning over an opposition lineout in international rugby.
Posted by Jimmy Longbottom at 00:00

BLOG: Team performance analysis in rugby union

Neil Watson, lecturer at the University of Cape Town, assesses characteristics between winning and losing teams.
Posted by Neil Watson at 00:00
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GUEST BLOG: Exploring data analysis in rugby union

Neil Watson, lecturer in Statistical Sciences at the University of Cape Town, discusses the applications of data analysis in rugby union.
Posted by Neil Watson at 00:00
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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

GUEST BLOG: So why did the All Blacks triumph in the Rugby World Cup?

Bill Gerrard analytically reviews the 2015 Rugby World Cup, focusing on the performance of tournament winners New Zealand.
Posted by Bill Gerrard at 00:00