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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

In his debut blog for OptaPro, data scientist @WillTGM analyses central defender passing trends in the Premier Leag… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Jan

VACANCY - we are recruiting a data scientist, who will work across @OptaPro & @OptaSuit. Opportunity. performgroup.com/careers/data-s… 16 Jan

Fantastic to have @WillTGM join the team. We'll be publishing Will's first blog for OptaPro this week, which explor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Jan

Valuing passes – @GarryGelade considers how passing performance can be evaluated using a Pass Reward model. Vision. optasportspro.com/about/interest… 10 Jan

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BLOG: How we assign credit in football

Sam Gregory shares an approach that quantifies player involvement in build-up beyond traditional statistics.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

BLOG: Expected Goals – European leaderboards

OptaPro provides the latest round-up of expected goal leaderboards from across Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

BLOG: Re-examining finishing skill

Sam Gregory adopts a simple Bayesian approach to examine finishing skill.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

BLOG: Expected Goals in context

This blog serves as an update of Sam Green's original article that introduced expected goals.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

BLOG: “Can he adapt to our league?”

Sam Gregory applies data to assess how players can adapt when transferred from La Liga to the Premier League.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00