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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

Ahead of the Premier League season, @StatsBomb have again published a host of analytical team previews. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Fixture. 10 Aug

FILM: Jason Lawson, head of recruitment & analysis at Reading FC, presents at the #OptaProKonferenz.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 Aug

PODCAST: @BenMackriell & @Worville discuss playing philosophies and how data can feed into team selection.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

The #ThreeAtTheBack pod explores how data is integrated within a playing philosophy and in picking a team.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

FILM: @LCFC_Analysis present at the #OptaProKonferenz on opposition analysis. Preparation. youtube.com/watch?v=3FyhlB… 31 Jul

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GUEST BLOG: Scoring Efficiency and Current Score by Mark Taylor

A guest blog from Mark Taylor, author of the excellent 'The Power of Goals' blog.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 10:32

BLOG: OptaPro - An online hub for the analytics community

OptaPro has been designed to become an online hub for the sports analytics community.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 12:35

NEWS: Sporting Kansas City using OptaPro

Sporting Kansas City, currently MLS Eastern Conference leaders, are the first MLS side to utilise OptaPro's range of analytical and data services to assist their pre- and post-match analysis
Posted by Simon Farrant at 12:12

BLOG: Assessing the performance of Premier League goalscorers

This report aims to show how OptaPro can define what makes a good chance as opposed to an average one, which players are more effective than the quality of their chances would suggest and how goalkeepers’ performance can be measured effectively.
Posted by Sam Green at 14:16

NEWS: OptaPro team up with Rugby World and Gatorade

As part of Gatorade and Rugby World Magazine’s ‘Save Your Season’ campaign, Eton Manor Rugby Club had their fixture against Bury St Edmonds analysed by OptaPro, utilising our Rugby SuperScout software. These findings were then presented back to the squad by Opta’s Angus McNab.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 15:05