Previewing the Libertadores semifinals

The 2018 CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores has reached its semifinal stage featuring traditional powers from the two biggest football countries in South America. River Plate will host defending champions Grêmio in the first leg of the first semifinal on Tuesday night; Boca Juniors will open the second semifinal at home to Palmeiras on Wednesday. Even though […]

Superliga Argentina at one-third distance: Racing to the top

Argentina’s Superliga competition enters the October international break at one-third distance, with a fair number of matches pending due to weather or lack of groundskeeping.  Here is the league table after the most recent matchday:For the first time in almost two years, there is a new leader of the top flight in Argentina. Boca Juniors […]

Copa Libertadores 2018 Update: Brazilian clubs dominate offense, Argentines dominate defense

Before the World Cup I posted expected goal maps of all of this season’s Copa Libertadores matches, from the preliminary rounds to the group stage, to the Soccermetrics Pictures Twitter feed. Now that the World Cup is over and Libertadores is set to resume next week, it’s time to take a statistical look at the […]

Centrality at the 2018 FIFA World Cup: Kroos, Xhaka, and Son top the list

Passing network analysis has become part of the standard output in advanced soccer analytics. In this post, I show which players were most influential to their national team’s passing networks at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.During the World Cup I posted passing networks for most matches, and almost all of the knockout phase matches. If […]

Soccermetrics crea contenido analítico del Mundial gracias a DataFactory

Me da mucho gusto anunciar que Soccermetrics va a crear contenido analítico de cada partido del Mundial 2018 de Rusia, por gentileza de DataFactory.Así sigue la relación con DataFactory, la empresa principal de contenido deportivo en la América Latina. Desde hace dos años Soccermetrics usa los datos de DataFactory para presentar los análisis avanzados de […]

Soccermetrics to create World Cup analytics content with DataFactory

I am pleased to announce that Soccermetrics will provide advanced analytics content on every match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in cooperation with sports data company DataFactory.For close to two years Soccermetrics has partnered with DataFactory, the leading sports statistical data company in South America, to create advanced analytics content from their match data […]