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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

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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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.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

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.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: Examining Heracles’ strong start to the Eredivisie season

OptaPro evaluates the key factors behind the Dutch club's strong start to 2018/19.
Posted by Andy Cooper at 00:00

CASE STUDY: Managing player pathways at KNVB

An insight into how OptaPro is supporting the Dutch federation's national teams.
Posted by Andy Cooper at 00:00
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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