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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

FILM: Gegenpress tactics are analysed using the sequence framework. Dortmund. 22 Jun

Using the sequence framework, @BVB's tactics are assessed under Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel. Analysis. 19 Jun

.@mixedknuts introduces and discusses a more considered approach to evaluate passing ability. Distribute. 15 Jun

‘Why underdogs do better in hockey than basketball’ – @voxdotcom assess how well sports measure skill. Variance.… 13 Jun

Taken from the OptaPro Portal, we share some brief highlights from this year’s @TounoiToulon.…… 9 Jun

.@Worville applies sequence data to the 2016/17 Premier League season. Involvement. 8 Jun

BLOG: @jmyrharkins introduces the possessions model and discusses applications of ‘sequences’.…… 6 Jun

.@jmyrharkins introduces and discusses the possessions model that underpins this analysis from @Worville.…… 6 Jun

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NEWS: OptaPro covering 2014 Toulon Tournament

Opta will be collecting full-level performance data from the entire 2014 Toulon Tournament.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 09:18

NEWS: OptaPro at Google conference: Future of Data

OptaPro’s John Coulson and Simon Farrant were invited today to take part in a conference at Google’s London offices focusing on the Future of Data and the different uses of Big Data within organisations.
Posted at 00:00

BLOG: On the topic of Expected Goals and the repeatability of finishing skill

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion in the soccer analytics community around Expected Goals and it's repeatability. Public research in this area has perhaps been the most exciting development the community has had in recent times and in this post we attempt to summarize the crux of the arguments being made and provide an alternative direction to previous research.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 10:49

NEWS: OptaPro integration with Nacsport platform

Fully integrated Opta data into Nacsport's advanced professional analysis platform.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 11:19

BLOG: The OptaPro Analytics Forum - If You Don’t Buy a Ticket Can You Still Win the Raffle?

Oliver Page looks at how best to maximise a team's strategy in front of goal.
Posted by Oliver Page at 14:39