Weekly Football Data Analytics Roundup for March 6-12
A lot happens in football analytics that doesn’t fit into our normal articles, but is worth knowing about anyway. The many incredible analysts who put their work up online should be noticed, and we’d like to point out a few pieces you may have missed on a weekly basis.
Oliver Hopkins explains the numbers behind Modric
Luka Modric’s performance against PSG was incredible, even more so considering he’s 36, an age when most players at least start to slow down. Oliver Hopkins’s article goes in-depth, analyzing how Modric’s work as a midfielder was so vital to Real Madrid's success. It’s an incredible work of analytics for an incredible player.
Andy Watson suggests a new way to search for players
Andy Watson’s experience as a recruiter comes into play with his new series, examining how to find great talent on a budget. At its core it is very similar to the original idea behind Moneyball - find undervalued stats and use them to find a great team. The difference is, this is for football, and it is easily accessible. It actually reminded us of how our own analysts have used dangerousity.
Grace Robertson predicts relegation
In her newest article, Grace Robertson discusses the different teams in the Premier League and their odds of losing. She concludes which are the likeliest to be relegated (the answer will not surprise you), and tries to see how a surprise could happen.
Tifo Football sum up Arsenal
Arsenal is a team that has had a storied history and has at times been the strongest club out there. Looking back at its history, the Tifo Football crew decide: When have they been the best? Tifo are always a fun watch, and this is no exception.
Did we miss something? Do you see something for a later round-up? Let us know!