For @FiveThirtyEight, @MC_of_A applies Opta data to analyse Liverpool ahead of the #UCLFinal. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Shrewd. 6 minutes ago

A snapshot showcasing the average age of Unai Emery’s previous teams alongside Arsenal over the past five seasons.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 25 May

BLOG: An analytical preview of the #UCLFinal, and how width may be crucial in this match. Flank. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 25 May

BLOG: In his debut blog for OptaPro, @andycoops83 analytically previews the 2018 UEFA Champions League final. Showp… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 24 May

Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell is participating in a panel discussion on the global transfer market at today's… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 May

Congratulations to both @abhinavr8 and @KubaMichalczyk on securing the first @NYAsports fellowships. Future. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 22 May

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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.

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BLOG: How PSV changed their playing style and got back to winning ways

Michiel Jongsma applies Opta data to analyse how PSV changed their style of play to regain the Eredivisie crown.

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BLOG: Shot clarity and shot pressure

First-time shots, shot clarity and shot pressure are now qualifiers within the Opta database. This post explains more about how these qua...

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How Liverpool built a potential champion

In an article for FiveThirtyEight, Michael Caley applies Opta data to analyse Liverpool in the lead-up to the Champions League final.

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Norwich City vacancy: senior first team performance analyst

Norwich City Football Club are recruiting a senior first team performance analyst. The application deadline is 4th May 2018.

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The most probable result

Garry Gelade shares an intuitive way of showcasing expected goals data from a single match.

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SSAC18 Panel - Major League Data on the Pitch

Discussion from the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference around the evolution of analytics in Major League Soccer.

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MLS 2018 season previews

Ahead of the 2018 Major League Soccer season, American Soccer Analysis provide data-driven previews of individual teams.

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Analytics as a decision support system

Analytics practitioner Garry Gelade (@GarryGelade) reflects on his 10 years in this industry and the role of analytics and data science in football.

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