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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 […]

Revisiting Expected Goalkeeper Metrics in Argentina Primera 2016-17

In my most recent post, I presented some technical adjustments to my Expected Saves model which resulted in much more interesting (and meaningful) results than the previous version. Last August I used the previous version of the model to evaluate goalkeeper performance in last season’s Primera División. I’m anxious to see how the findings change […]

Goalkeeper Expected Saves in Superliga 2017/18

Last August, I wrote something about my expected saves model and used it to assess goalkeeper performance in Argentina’s Primera División.  To be honest, I was deeply unsatisfied with the model.  It yielded a very optimistic expectation of saves made and as a result the expected goals allowed was extremely low.  Every goalkeeper in the list […]

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 […]