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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

FILM: Gegenpress tactics are analysed using the sequence framework. Dortmund. youtu.be/A5sf04n1sC8 22 Jun

Using the sequence framework, @BVB's tactics are assessed under Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel. Analysis. youtu.be/A5sf04n1sC8 19 Jun

.@mixedknuts introduces and discusses a more considered approach to evaluate passing ability. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Distribute. 15 Jun

‘Why underdogs do better in hockey than basketball’ – @voxdotcom assess how well sports measure skill. Variance. youtube.com/watch?v=HNlgIS… 13 Jun

Taken from the OptaPro Portal, we share some brief highlights from this year’s @TounoiToulon.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 Jun

.@Worville applies sequence data to the 2016/17 Premier League season. bit.ly/2qZh0Zu. Involvement. https://t.co/r947vLVV0h 8 Jun

BLOG: @jmyrharkins introduces the possessions model and discusses applications of ‘sequences’.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 Jun

.@jmyrharkins introduces and discusses the possessions model that underpins this analysis from @Worville.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 Jun

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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

BLOG: OptaPro's event definitions, and the importance of consistent data

OptaPro's dedication to consistency.
Posted by Rob Bateman at 12:07