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For @FiveThirtyEight, @MC_of_A applies Opta data to analyse Liverpool ahead of the #UCLFinal. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Shrewd. 7 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

OptaPro is attending #SportsDataLondon today and tomorrow. Get in touch if you'd like to meet at the conference. Breakout. 22 May

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BLOG: Throwing the Kitchen Sink. Efficiency of Half-Time substitutions.

How effective are half-time substitutions?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 16:32

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