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What does Fit Score mean?

When a single metric is selected on the Data Scout slide bars the Fit Score represents a percentile rank for that particular stat.

So for example if we have filtered on goals the player with a Fit Score of 100 is the player with the most goals scored and players with a Fit Score of 0 represent those with a minimum number of goals set on the slide bar.

If we then add a second stat such as assists then we calculate their Fit Score of this and combine it with the Fit Score on goals to create an average Fit Score across both metrics. The player now with a Fit Score of 100 is the one with the best fit across both stats.

How precise are Opta event timestamps?

Opta collect all data live as it happens. Our primary output is data but events should be within a second of the video timestamp. Precise timestamps are edited post-match during our QC process. This should be done within 24 hours of the live match.

Why do I not have player names when I import Opta to SportsCode?

After selecting file and import Opta, you need to select the F24 event details file. However a 2nd file name srml-matchresults.xml must be in the same folder directory as the F24 file. It is this file which SportsCode will automatically load and call player names from.

When does Opta complete its post match checks?

Opta collect 99% of its data live and checks all key events (shot, goal, assist) immediately post match. We then perform a full QC using a different team of analysts within 24 hours.

Changing Datascout slide bar stats

This can be configured by Opta's partner StratBridge. Opta will provide a spreadsheet where users can indicate which stats they wish to appear. Please contact Opta directly if you need guidance on this: contact us via the live chat (if available) or by email:customerservice-uk@optasports.com.

How do I save column headers in DataScout by playing position?

When using grid view, right click and select "choose columns" and select those you wish to see. Then select save and apply, you will be asked to name this combination of columns. The next time you right click on the grid there is an option to select "retrieve settings" where your saved view will be listed. Users can then create a personal template of the stats they wish to look at for each playing position.

How are playing positions calculated in DataScout?

DataScout uses the positions played by each player over the past 18 months and uses the position they most frequently played in as their default position. However within each player profile page there is also a detailed playing position listed which can be altered using the "edit bio" button. Data can also be listed aggregated by positions they have played throughout their career.

When are videos available within Video Scout?

Opta data is available live. Please contact Scout7Xeatre for information on how quickly videos can be made available. Each client has a tailored SLA.

When is Data available in Data Scout and Query Tool?

Opta data is available live but the Query Tool will update after the final fixture of the day. Data Scout will be updated at the end of each group of matches/matchday and following the Opta QC process.

How do I scroll down the player list on Live Monitor using an iPad?

Hold one finger to the screen and with a second finger make a scrolling motion to move the table down.

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