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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

JOB: OptaPro is expanding the team and is recruiting a Head of Football, reporting directly to the Head of OptaPro.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 19 Nov

BLOG: Frenkie de Jong on song. In his first article for OptaPro, @NilsMackay applies a range of analytical metrics… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 16 Nov

JOB: Leicester City is recruiting a Head of Football Analytics. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th Novemb… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

Inside @gloucesterrugby – OptaPro gets behind-the-scenes insights from the Premiership club’s performance analysis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

4.9 – the xG overperformance of Serie A top scorer Krzysztof Piątek this season. The Polish striker is also the 2nd… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

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BLOG: Introducing a possessions framework

Johannes Harkins introduces the Opta possessions model and discusses the applications of 'sequences'.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

BLOG: How we measure pressure

Johannes Harkins examines how we analyse and quantify defensive pressure.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

BLOG: Germany Vs France - an analytical preview

Johannes Harkins uses Opta data to preview and analyse the second Euro 2016 semi-final.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

BLOG: Grouping team styles

Johannes Harkins conducts a cluster analysis to identify teams with similar characteristics.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

BLOG: Take him on

Johannes Harkins analyses the attacking impact of take-ons in the Premier League.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00
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