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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

VACANCY - we are recruiting a data scientist, who will work across @OptaPro & @OptaSuit. Opportunity. performgroup.com/careers/data-s… 6 hours ago

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

Ben provides some examples of how this phases of play work can effectively be applied, with a specific focus on the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Jan

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BLOG: Kane’s World – Shots, pressure and clarity in the Premier League

Data scientist Tom Worville uses Opta's shot pressure and shot clarity qualifiers to identify the shooting habits of players in the Premier League.
Posted by Tom Worville 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: ProVision series – scouting for the Premier League

The latest in this series sees Paul Carr apply data to tackling a common recruitment problem.
Posted by Paul Carr at 00:00

BLOG: Sequences and the Premier League

Tom Worville applies sequence data to the 2016/17 Premier League season.
Posted by Tom Worville at 00:00

BLOG: Expected Goals – European leaderboards

OptaPro provides the latest round-up of expected goal leaderboards from across Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00