BLOG: OptaPro's data-driven analysis assesses how Real Madrid may adapt to life without Cristiano Ronaldo this seas… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 hours ago

.@neilcharles_uk applies an innovative approach to visualising passing data, taking inspiration from wind maps.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Aug

BLOG: With the 2018 @CPL underway, OptaPro considers the most effective options available for bowling to St. Kitts… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Aug

An analytical preview of Arsenal Vs Manchester City from @PaulCarr of @TruMediaSports. Opener. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 12 Aug

NEWS: OptaPro and Eredivisie relationship sees all 18 clubs this season able to apply Opta data to inform decision-… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 10 Aug

BLOG: Ahead of the start of the Premier League season, @PaulCarr explores playing styles in an analytical preview o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 10 Aug

Following on from this article, the latest OptaPro analysis focuses on @FalconsRugby and the impact artificial surf… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 8 Aug

BLOG: OptaPro takes a closer look at Newcastle Falcons and how their artificial pitch has impacted on their playing… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 7 Aug

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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.

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BLOG: Devising a T20 bowling plan for Chris Gayle

OptaPro considers the most effective options available for bowling to West Indian batsman Chris Gayle.

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BLOG: ProVision series - applying sequences to preview Arsenal vs Manchester City

Paul Carr uses the Opta sequence framework to preview Arsenal's opening day Premier League clash with Manchester City.

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BLOG: Artificial rugby pitches – a focus on Newcastle Falcons

OptaPro take a closer look at how an artificial pitch has impacted on Newcastle's playing style.

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Football wind maps

Neil Charles (@neilcharles_uk) takes an innovative approach to visualising passing data, taking inspiration from dynamic wind maps.

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OptaPro to support Eredivisie clubs this season

A collective deal with the Eredivisie sees OptaPro support all 18 clubs to inform and enhance their performance analysis work over the coming season.

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Recruitment analyst vacancy at Norwich City Football Club

Norwich City are hiring a recruitment analyst. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 14th August.

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Inaugural U.S. Soccer hackathon brings together data and the beautiful game

U.S. Soccer held their first hackathon this month. At the 24-hour event, participants could apply Opta data to answer soccer-focused questions.

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The state of soccer technology and innovation

This Sport Techie series provides insight from practitioners on how technology is evolving the game.

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Inside the use of in-game tracking data at the World Cup

OptaPro marketing manager Ryan Bahia speaks with SportTechie, discussing how access to technology and live data in the dugout can influence decision-making.

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U.S. Soccer Hackathon

U.S. Soccer are hosting their first soccer hackathon, taking place in Chicago on 14-15 July. Participants will have access to detailed Opta data at this inaugural event.

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How Liverpool built a potential champion

In an article for FiveThirtyEight, Michael Caley applies Opta data to analyse Liverpool in the lead-up to the Champions League final.

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SSAC18 Panel - Major League Data on the Pitch

Discussion from the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference around the evolution of analytics in Major League Soccer.

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"Here at Toronto FC, we use Opta and their services extensively for opposition analysis, player evaluation, and international scouting. The wide soccer platform that we’ve built atop of their data has augmented our existing decision-making processes with objective and valuable performance measurements."
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