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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: 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: ProVision series - applying sequences to preview Arsenal vs Manchester City

Paul Carr uses the Opta sequence framework to preview Arsenal's opening day Premier League clash with Manchester City.
Posted by Paul Carr at 00:00

BLOG: ProVision series – scouting for the Premier League

The latest in this series sees Paul Carr apply data to tackling a common recruitment problem.
Posted by Paul Carr at 00:00

BLOG: Sequences and the Premier League

Tom Worville applies sequence data to the 2016/17 Premier League season.
Posted by Tom Worville 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