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Die OptaPro Konferenz geht in Deutschland in die zweite Runde #OptaProKonferenz. Namenssch…… 14 Mar

NEWS: OptaPro to return to Germany to host its second #OptaProKonferenz. Namensschilder. 14 Mar

The most probable result - @GarryGelade shares an intuitive way of showcasing expected goals data from a single mat…… 13 Mar

.@Worville completes the second analysis in this two-part series focusing on Son Heung-min. This article focuses on…… 9 Mar

BLOG: @Worville uses Opta data to analyse the early phase of Son Heung-min’s career, focusing on his time in German…… 8 Mar

BLOG: Part 2/2 - @Worville follows up this analysis by exploring Son Heung-min’s early playing career in Germany.…… 8 Mar

BLOG: Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell shares his thoughts on #SSAC18. Cheers. 7 Mar

A Q&A with @NYAsports following the launch of their football analytics fellowship scheme (deadline for applications…… 5 Mar

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BLOG: Assessing goalkeeping performance

Johannes Harkins provides an in-depth analysis to evaluating the performance of goalkeepers.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: Is a ‘one-dimensional’ attack such a bad thing?

Sam Gregory discusses the value of a varied attack in the Premier League.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

WWC BLOG: Abby Wambach & the USWNT's long-ball problem

Originally posted on, Devin Pleuler analyses the USWNT's style of play.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: Premier League top prospects in 2015

Dan Altman showcases models designed to support recruitment and the early identification of future stars.
Posted by Daniel Altman at 00:00

BLOG: Assessing defensive impact

In his first blog for OptaPro, Johannes Harkins uses expected goals to analyse the impact of defensive players.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00