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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

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… 23 hours ago

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

JOBS: Positions in the data science team at OptaPro are available. Location is flexible (Perform Content has office… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 8 Nov

Heracles have adapted their playing style in @eredivisie this season, which has resulted in an increase in attackin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Nov

BLOG: Following their strong start to the @eredivisie season, OptaPro evaluates how Heracles have adapted their pla… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 Nov

In this @BBCSport feature, Scottish Rugby’s lead performance analyst @gavinvaughan1 provides an insight into opposi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 31 Oct

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BLOG: How we assign credit in football

Sam Gregory shares an approach that quantifies player involvement in build-up beyond traditional statistics.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

BLOG: Expected Goals – European leaderboards

OptaPro provides the latest round-up of expected goal leaderboards from across Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

BLOG: Re-examining finishing skill

Sam Gregory adopts a simple Bayesian approach to examine finishing skill.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

BLOG: Expected Goals in context

This blog serves as an update of Sam Green's original article that introduced expected goals.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

BLOG: “Can he adapt to our league?”

Sam Gregory applies data to assess how players can adapt when transferred from La Liga to the Premier League.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00