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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… 23 hours ago

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: 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: Son’s stock rising (part 1)

OptaPro data scientist Tom Worville provides an in-depth analysis of Son Heung-min.
Posted by Tom Worville at 00:00

BLOG: How we assign credit in football

Sam Gregory shares an approach that quantifies player involvement in build-up beyond traditional statistics.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

PODCAST: Introduction to sequences and possessions

Featuring the OptaPro data science team, the latest episode of Three At The Back is now available to download.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

FILM: A statistical analysis of Borussia Dortmund

The OptaPro Sequence framework underpins this data-driven analysis of Borussia Dortmund.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00