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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: An analytical comparison of Chelsea and Manchester City’s WSL teams

Ahead of the new WSL campaign, OptaPro compares the different approaches adopted by last season's top two.
Posted by Andy Cooper at 00:00

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: Devising a T20 bowling plan for Chris Gayle

OptaPro considers the most effective options available for bowling to West Indian batsman Chris Gayle.
Posted by Francois Vainker 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: Artificial rugby pitches – a focus on Newcastle Falcons

OptaPro take a closer look at how an artificial pitch has impacted on Newcastle's playing style.
Posted by Jonny McCormick at 00:00