Introducing the Soccermetrics API

We introduce the Soccermetrics API — a sports modelling and analytics layer on top of in-match data sources at varying levels of complexity. The API delivers advanced match analysis of data in an accessible form and makes it easier for end-users to create their own customized analysis tools on football data. This API — also […]

Projecting the 2013-14 English Premier League

It’s time to put forward our league projection for the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League.  Once again, these projections are a combination of expected goal statistics based on statistical output in previous seasons and the current squad (thanks to Aaron Nielsen) and a Pythagorean projection of team records based on expected goal statistics.  So here’s how […]

Projecting the 2013-14 Spanish leagues

The Spanish Primera — La Liga — premieres this weekend, and the Segunda starts tonight.  So it’s a good time to present our league projections for 2013-14. Segunda División We project that Sporting Gijón will be promoted to the 2014-15 Primera as champions.  Mallorca and Real Zaragoza will be involved in a two-way fight for […]

Projecting England’s 2013-14 Football League

We now move into projecting the league outcomes for the English leagues, and we start with the three divisions of the Football League below the Premier League. The season kicked off last weekend, but the projections aren’t going to be affected by one match. Again, if you want to know how we did these projections, […]