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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: The Chris Ashton dilemma

OptaPro takes a closer look at the performance of the Sale wing ahead of his return to English domestic rugby next month.
Posted by Nick Bentley at 00:00

BLOG: Analysing the Vitality Blast’s final four (part two)

The second instalment of OptaPro's Vitality Blast Finals Day data-driven preview.
Posted by Andy Cooper at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro launches the 2019 OptaPro Analytics Forum

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2019 OptaPro Analytics Forum.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: Analysing the Vitality Blast’s final four (part one)

OptaPro takes a detailed look at the key match-ups between Lancashire Lightning and Worcestershire Rapids.
Posted by Andy Cooper at 00:00

VIDEO: OptaPro panel discussion at Sports Analytics World Series

OptaPro discuss the use of data to analyse and understand performance with analysts from Rugby Australia and New Zealand cricket.
Posted by Andy Cooper at 00:00