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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: Do artificial pitches in rugby affect playing style?

OptaPro investigate if teams adapt their approach when playing on an artificial surface.
Posted by Jonny McCormick at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro to host panel session at SAC Australia

OptaPro is to host a panel at the Sports Analytics World Series conference in Australia, taking place on 10th August 2018.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: The new Håland making his mark in Norwegian football

OptaPro provides a data-driven profile of 17-year old Norwegian striker Erling Håland
Posted by Tom Reynolds at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro to support Birkbeck University’s Sport Management and the Business of Football MSc

A new football analytics module is to be introduced within Birkbeck's Sport Management and Business of Football MSc.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: J1-League leaderboards – a summary of 2018’s standout players so far

As the Japanese top flight resumes following its mid-season break, OptaPro analyses some of the league’s standout performers so far this season.
Posted by Ian Stewart at 00:00