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BLOG: OptaPro applies data to explore how @realmadriden may tactically evolve with the departure of @Cristiano. Era. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 17 Aug

BLOG: OptaPro's data-driven analysis assesses how Real Madrid may adapt to life without Cristiano Ronaldo this seas… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Aug

.@neilcharles_uk applies an innovative approach to visualising passing data, taking inspiration from wind maps.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Aug

BLOG: With the 2018 @CPL underway, OptaPro considers the most effective options available for bowling to St. Kitts… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Aug

An analytical preview of Arsenal Vs Manchester City from @PaulCarr of @TruMediaSports. Opener. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 12 Aug

NEWS: OptaPro and Eredivisie relationship sees all 18 clubs this season able to apply Opta data to inform decision-… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 10 Aug

BLOG: Ahead of the start of the Premier League season, @PaulCarr explores playing styles in an analytical preview o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 10 Aug

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BLOG: Adapting to life without Ronaldo. How will Real Madrid set-up this season?

OptaPro analytically explores how Real Madrid will set-up this season without their record goalscorer.
Posted by Andy Cooper at 00:00

BLOG: 2018 Champions League final – an analytical preview

Andy Cooper uses Opta data to highlight areas which may influence Liverpool and Real Madrid's tactical approach to the final.
Posted by Andy Cooper at 00:00

BLOG: Martin Odegaard: exceptional talent or YouTube sensation?

With his transfer to Real Madrid complete, we take a deeper look into Martin Odegaard's career, focusing on his attacking output.
Posted by Sam Green at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: Player turnover - Best practices at big-5 league level by Raffaele Poli

The hectic schedule of football competitions implies that player turnover is a hot topic in the professional game. This paper compares strategies followed by big-5 league clubs according to their last season’s results and allows us to highlight best practices in this area.
Posted by Raffaele Poli at 09:26