News & Blog

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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Welcome to the OptaPro blog, featuring news and analysis from OptaPro's cutting-edge research team.

BLOG: Things we think we think

As part of OptaPro's year anniversary, we attempted something of an experiment: a crowd-sourced blog from some of the key players in the football analytics world.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 17:00

BLOG: Manchester United - Shooting above the norm

Why are Manchester United scoring more goals than everyone else?
Posted by Sam Green at 14:22

VIDEO: Interview with Sam Green, Advanced Data Analyst

Sam Green recorded a video interview for OptaPro, lifting the lid on his analytical work so far.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 11:31

BLOG: One year of OptaPro - A retrospective

A look at what OptaPro has achieved over the last 12 months, and a look ahead.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 13:09

GUEST BLOG: The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit and the Science + Football conference reviews

Chris Lilley (author of The Power of 11 blog) has written a guest review of the two most recent analytics conferences.
Posted by Chris Lilley at 11:27