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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: Sequences and the Premier League

Tom Worville applies sequence data to the 2016/17 Premier League season.
Posted by Tom Worville at 00:00

BLOG: Introducing a possessions framework

Johannes Harkins introduces the Opta possessions model and discusses the applications of 'sequences'.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro to cover 2017 Festival International Espoirs de Provence (Toulon Tournament)

OptaPro will be attending the 45th annual Festival International Espoirs de Provence, which takes place from 29th May 29th until 10th June.
Posted at 00:00

PODCAST: Five years of OptaPro

The latest episode of Three At The Back is now available to download.
Posted by Ryan Bahia 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