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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

In his debut blog for OptaPro, data scientist @WillTGM analyses central defender passing trends in the Premier Leag… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Jan

VACANCY - we are recruiting a data scientist, who will work across @OptaPro & @OptaSuit. Opportunity. performgroup.com/careers/data-s… 16 Jan

Fantastic to have @WillTGM join the team. We'll be publishing Will's first blog for OptaPro this week, which explor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Jan

Valuing passes – @GarryGelade considers how passing performance can be evaluated using a Pass Reward model. Vision. optasportspro.com/about/interest… 10 Jan

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BLOG: On the topic of Expected Goals and the repeatability of finishing skill

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion in the soccer analytics community around Expected Goals and it's repeatability. Public research in this area has perhaps been the most exciting development the community has had in recent times and in this post we attempt to summarize the crux of the arguments being made and provide an alternative direction to previous research.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 10:49

NEWS: OptaPro integration with Nacsport platform

Fully integrated Opta data into Nacsport's advanced professional analysis platform.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 11:19

BLOG: The OptaPro Analytics Forum - If You Don’t Buy a Ticket Can You Still Win the Raffle?

Oliver Page looks at how best to maximise a team's strategy in front of goal.
Posted by Oliver Page at 14:39

NEWS: OptaPro at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

OptaPro will be represented at this week's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 12:33

BLOG: The OptaPro Analytics Forum – Long range shooting as an option

A synopsis of Colin Trainor's presentation at the 2014 OptaPro Analytics Forum
Posted by Colin Trainor at 11:29