JOB: Leicester City is recruiting a Head of Football Analytics. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th Novemb…… 9 Nov

Inside @gloucesterrugby – OptaPro gets behind-the-scenes insights from the Premiership club’s performance analysis…… 9 Nov

4.9 – the xG overperformance of Serie A top scorer Krzysztof Piątek this season. The Polish striker is also the 2nd…… 9 Nov

JOBS: Positions in the data science team at OptaPro are available. Location is flexible (Perform Content has office…… 8 Nov

Heracles have adapted their playing style in @eredivisie this season, which has resulted in an increase in attackin…… 3 Nov

BLOG: Following their strong start to the @eredivisie season, OptaPro evaluates how Heracles have adapted their pla…… 2 Nov

In this @BBCSport feature, Scottish Rugby’s lead performance analyst @gavinvaughan1 provides an insight into opposi…… 31 Oct

In this article for @SkySports, @ghostgoal applies Opta data and the sequence framework to provide a detailed analy…… 30 Oct

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NEWS: OptaPro to attend industry conferences this week

Week of 12th November sees OptaPro attend both the Leaders Performance Summit and the Football Coach Analytics Summit.

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CASE STUDY: Interview with Darren Lewis, Gloucester Rugby, Head of Performance Analysis

A behind-the-scenes insight into the first team analysis processes at the Premiership Rugby club.

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BLOG: Examining Heracles’ strong start to the Eredivisie season

OptaPro evaluates the key factors behind the Dutch club's strong start to 2018/19.

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CASE STUDY: Managing player pathways at KNVB

An insight into how OptaPro is supporting the Dutch federation's national teams.

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Head of Football Analytics vacancy at Leicester City Football Club

Leicester City is recruiting a Head of Football Analytics. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th November.

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Impact of analytics at Houston Rockets

In this podcast, Head Coach Mike D'Antoni explains how he has used numbers from the team’s analytics department to back-up key decisions relating to changes in playing style.

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Analysis and scouting at Scottish Rugby

Scottish Rugby’s lead performance analyst Gavin Vaughan provides an insight into opposition analysis, scouting for eligible players and the potential benefits of VR in aiding match preparation.

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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are the best defensive team too

Adam Bate’s latest article on applies Opta data and advanced metrics to provide a detailed analysis of Manchester City's proactive defensive approach.

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Rethinking shots: generation and conversion

Marek Kwiatkowski (@statlurker) presents a model exploring how certain factors such as home-field advantage and game-state can impact a team’s shot generation and conversion.

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Learning from Google and the RAF

As part of their FA technical director course, nine senior football figures have been obtaining different insights on management techniques from leaders in other industries.

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Eibar’s ferocious defence and Atletico’s lost identity

Dustin Ward (@SaturdayOnCouch) applies a host of defensive metrics to analyse the performances of team across Europe. This article draws on this work to focus on Eibar.

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Insights from Atlanta United

Atlanta’s Head of Technical Recruitment and Analysis, Lucy Rushton, talks about her role at the Eastern Conference leaders.

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OptaPro to support Eredivisie clubs this season

A collective deal with the Eredivisie sees OptaPro support all 18 clubs to inform and enhance their performance analysis work over the coming season.

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“OptaPro is an extremely valuable partner for Swansea City. The breadth, detail and speed of the data has significantly enhanced our recruitment process. This high quality data combined with the additional support and expertise we’ve received has really benefitted our recruitment department.”
Tim Henderson
Head of Technical Player Recruitment,
Swansea City Football Club