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BLOG: Using the Opta sequence framework, @Dtrombetta87 profiles the different types of full-back in Serie A last se… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 21 hours ago

OptaPro #WorldCup analysis – this latest player profile focuses on Morocco’s Amine Harit. Creator. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 15 Jun

During this episode, Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell shares insight on the role of analysts during international tour… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 15 Jun

Representing OptaPro, data scientist @Worville attended the @CruyffInstitute in Barcelona this week to support thei… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 15 Jun

The latest OptaPro #WorldCup analytical player profile focuses on South Korea forward Hee-Chan Hwang. Poacher. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 13 Jun

The latest episode of Three At The Back discusses how international federations are applying data and technology at… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 12 Jun

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U.S. Soccer Hackathon

U.S. Soccer are hosting their first soccer hackathon, taking place in Chicago on 14-15 July. Participants will have access to detailed Opta data at this inaugural event.

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How Liverpool built a potential champion

In an article for FiveThirtyEight, Michael Caley applies Opta data to analyse Liverpool in the lead-up to the Champions League final.

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MLS 2018 season previews

Ahead of the 2018 Major League Soccer season, American Soccer Analysis provide data-driven previews of individual teams.

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ESPN-hosted panel discussion - Analytics in Soccer

What role can analytics play in football? The panel at the 2012 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference explores this debate, and addresses the commonly held misperception that football can't be analysed in the same way as other sports.

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As soccer analytics improve, is a wins above replacement statistic possible?

From the recent #OptaProSoccer event, Jonathan Tannenwald of the Philadelphia Inquirer spoke with OptaPro North American lead Oliver Miller Farrell on how teams can extract value and inform decision-making from performance data.

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How costly are missed penalties?

In an EPL season that has been notable for the number of penalty chances spurned, Omar Chaudhuri looks at how this has affected overall results and related league standings.

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