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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: ProVision series – scouting for the Premier League

The latest in this series sees Paul Carr apply data to tackling a common recruitment problem.
Posted by Paul Carr at 00:00

BLOG: Exploring how Andrés Iniesta will adapt at Vissel Kobe in Japan’s J1 League

A brief snapshot profiling Andres Iniesta's new J1 League side, exploring how the midfielder may adapt to his new surroundings.
Posted by Ian Stewart at 00:00

BLOG: 2018 Champions League final – an analytical preview

Andy Cooper uses Opta data to highlight areas which may influence Liverpool and Real Madrid's tactical approach to the final.
Posted by Andy Cooper at 00:00

BLOG: How PSV changed their playing style and got back to winning ways

Michiel Jongsma applies Opta data to analyse how PSV changed their style of play to regain the Eredivisie crown.
Posted by Michiel Jongsma at 00:00

BLOG: Shot clarity and shot pressure

First-time shots, shot clarity and shot pressure are now qualifiers within the Opta database. This post explains more about how these qualifiers are collected.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00