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BLOG: Frenkie de Jong on song. In his first article for OptaPro, @NilsMackay applies a range of analytical metrics… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 16 Nov

JOB: Leicester City is recruiting a Head of Football Analytics. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th Novemb… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

Inside @gloucesterrugby – OptaPro gets behind-the-scenes insights from the Premiership club’s performance analysis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

4.9 – the xG overperformance of Serie A top scorer Krzysztof Piątek this season. The Polish striker is also the 2nd… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

JOBS: Positions in the data science team at OptaPro are available. Location is flexible (Perform Content has office… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 8 Nov

Heracles have adapted their playing style in @eredivisie this season, which has resulted in an increase in attackin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Nov

BLOG: Following their strong start to the @eredivisie season, OptaPro evaluates how Heracles have adapted their pla… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 Nov

In this @BBCSport feature, Scottish Rugby’s lead performance analyst @gavinvaughan1 provides an insight into opposi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 31 Oct

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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: 2018 Champions League final – an analytical preview

Andy Cooper uses Opta data to highlight areas which may influence Liverpool and Real Madrid's tactical approach to the final.
Posted by Andy Cooper at 00:00

BLOG: Martin Odegaard: exceptional talent or YouTube sensation?

With his transfer to Real Madrid complete, we take a deeper look into Martin Odegaard's career, focusing on his attacking output.
Posted by Sam Green at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: Player turnover - Best practices at big-5 league level by Raffaele Poli

The hectic schedule of football competitions implies that player turnover is a hot topic in the professional game. This paper compares strategies followed by big-5 league clubs according to their last season’s results and allows us to highlight best practices in this area.
Posted by Raffaele Poli at 09:26