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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

The deadline for #OptaProForum submissions is tonight (midnight). Reminder. 16 Oct

The dealine for the #OptaProForum is tomorrow at midnight. Countdown. 15 Oct

There are just 3 days until the proposals deadline for the 2018 #OptaProForum. . Imminent… 13 Oct

With submission deadline approaching, we look back to Dennis Lock's guest talk from #OptaProForum2017. Dolphins.… 10 Oct

The #OptaProForum submission deadline is in 7 days. Rendezvous. 9 Oct

OptaPro have partnered with @FIGC to help deliver the first Hackathon in Italian football. Insight. 6 Oct

With the proposals deadline imminent, we look back to @DeanO_Lytics talk from #OptaProForum2016. Throwback.… 5 Oct

With two weeks until the proposals deadline, this article looks at whats new for #OptaProForum2018. Upgrade. 2 Oct

.@Squared2020 shows how a simple & insightful metric can be built to run live using tracking data. Process. 29 Sep

With just over 2 weeks until submission deadline OptaPro's latest blog interviews Forum judge @jmyrharkins. Expert. 28 Sep

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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

GUEST BLOG: Creating chances in the English Premier League

Mark Taylor, from The Power of Goals blog, returns with a new guest blog for OptaPro on how best to quantify chance creation.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 13:44

BLOG: EURO2012 - Super Mario II: Gomez's resurgence

During our research into the reasons behind Holland and Russia’s early eliminations from Euro 2012 (which can be found here) the comparison between Gomez’s performances in this tournament and its 2008 iteration caught our eye.
Posted by Paul Every at 14:24