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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: Adapting to life without Ronaldo. How will Real Madrid set-up this season?

OptaPro analytically explores how Real Madrid will set-up this season without their record goalscorer.
Posted by Andy Cooper 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: Martin Odegaard: exceptional talent or YouTube sensation?

With his transfer to Real Madrid complete, we take a deeper look into Martin Odegaard's career, focusing on his attacking output.
Posted by Sam Green at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: Player turnover - Best practices at big-5 league level by Raffaele Poli

The hectic schedule of football competitions implies that player turnover is a hot topic in the professional game. This paper compares strategies followed by big-5 league clubs according to their last season’s results and allows us to highlight best practices in this area.
Posted by Raffaele Poli at 09:26