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Goalkeeper Expected Saves in Argentina Primera 2016-17

My previous post presented my Expected Saves model, and I thank everyone for the response and interest when I tweeted it a few days ago.  In this post I’ll apply this model to goalkeeper performance in the previous Primera División championship in Argentina.This analysis takes DataFactory’s match event data from the tournament and calculates expected […]

Which players have been most influential in Argentina’s Primera División 2016-17?

In addition to expected goals, passing network analysis has become a key element in soccer analytics.  I’ve written about network analysis in a couple of Paper Discussions, but haven’t gotten around to exploring the concepts on data from a football competition.  I’ll start now with an analysis of which players were most influential in the […]

A final look at referee performance in Argentina Primera División 2016-17

At the midpoint of the 2016-17 Argentine Primera División season, I conducted an analysis of the refereeing performance in the competition that focused more on match management — time added on, time between stoppages, and effective time.  At the conclusion of the season, I return to this analysis and include a few metrics that the […]

Resumen DT: ¡No te olvides de Cocca!

Cuándo pensaba en escribir una nota acerca del rendimiento de los directores técnico en la Primera Argentina, tenía planeado destacar la hazaña de Sebastián Beccacece, anteriormente de Defensa y Justicia y ahora entre los integrantes de la Selección Argentina.  Sigo con esos planes, pero al ver los datos del campeonato hay que destacar también el […]

Boca Juniors, un campeón sin rivales sostenidos

Esta entrada representa el comienzo de una serie indefinida acerca de esta temporada recién concluida de la Primera División Argentina.  A continuación analizo las medidas de rendimiento para examinar la conjetura que Boca Juniors salió campeón por falta de un rival que podía dar una batalla sostenida.Me motivó esta nota de Cristián Grosso que apareció en […]