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 […]

Superliga 17/18 Review: Lautaro Martínez, the most dangerous striker

Continuing my postseason analysis of Argentina’s Superliga, I examine the performance of the players up front.Argentina has always been known for its conveyor belt of attacking and creating talent. That talent appears to leave for Europe at younger ages these days, to the extent that the best strikers in the domestic league are either journeymen […]

Superliga 2017/18 Review: Franco Armani, the pick of the goalkeepers

Jorge Sampaoli, manager of Argentina’s national team, announced his preliminary squad list for the 2018 FIFA World Cup earlier this week.  The fact that no fewer than seven players currently in Superliga were in the group of 35 raised more than a few eyebrows, but few were more surprising than River Plate’s Franco Armani.Armani joined […]

Superliga 2017/18 Review: Breaking down expected and actual results

Throughout Argentina’s Superliga season I’ve presented two league tables side-by-side — one based on the actual league results, and an alternative table based on the expected goal scorelines. Here’s the final table:(I color coded the outcome zones for the teams; yellow is for the league champion, blue goes to group stage of Copa Libertadores 2019, […]

An interview with the 2018 SSAC Research Paper winner

Philip Maymin, “An open-sourced optical tracking and advanced eSports analytics platform for League of Legends”, presented at the 12th MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Boston, MA, 2018. [PDF]eSports games should have lots of advanced data at their disposal, but the reality is that they don’t.  In fact, most of the statistics available in games are […]

Fields Institute launches a sports analytics conference

The Fields Institute at the University of Toronto is organizing a two-day Fields Sports Analytics Workshop in about two months’ time — 24-25 May. The objective of the conference will be to disseminate current methods, practices, and research in sports analytics, and in particular the role of advanced techniques in mathematics, statistics, and computer science.The […]