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OptaPro is attending two industry conferences this week. Today @BenMackriell is in London for the #Leaders18 Sport… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 13 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

In this article for @SkySports, @ghostgoal applies Opta data and the sequence framework to provide a detailed analy… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 30 Oct

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BLOG: Kane’s World – Shots, pressure and clarity in the Premier League

Data scientist Tom Worville uses Opta's shot pressure and shot clarity qualifiers to identify the shooting habits of players in the Premier League.
Posted by Tom Worville at 00:00

BLOG: Shots, pressure, clarity and the Premier League

Shot pressure and shot clarity, two new qualifiers, are applied in this innovative analysis focusing on Premier League teams.
Posted by Tom Worville at 00:00

BLOG: Scouting for Son (part 2)

OptaPro data scientist Tom Worville analyses Son Heung-min's career in Germany before he joined Tottenham Hotspur.
Posted by Tom Worville at 00:00

BLOG: Son’s stock rising (part 1)

OptaPro data scientist Tom Worville provides an in-depth analysis of Son Heung-min.
Posted by Tom Worville at 00:00

BLOG: Expected assists in context

Tom Worville introduces the expected assists model and how the models helps to better quantify creativity.
Posted by Tom Worville at 00:00