Is it harder to generate xG against Atlético Madrid than any other La Liga team? This article uses a statistical model to answer this question. It also gives quick insight into other uses of statistical models in football data.… Read More Is it harder to generate xG against Atlético Madrid than any other La Liga team?
The 4-4-2 Kompany employs leads to energetic, attacking football with strong buildup play, swift and fluid connections between players in the final third, and a sturdy defense. This article breaks down his unique take on such a tried-and-tested formation that has seemed to lose favor among the top teams recently.… Read More Art on a Football Pitch – Vincent Kompany’s Unique 4-4-2 Tactics
This article first analyzes Brøndby and Silkeborg’s tactics before detailing some recommendations for how Brøndby can ensure they beat Silkeborg again, but this time with a more complete performance and dominate the game.… Read More Silkeborg IF 0-1 Brøndby IF: Analysis & Recommendations for Brøndby Ahead of Identical Fixture on April 10th
This article analyzes the tactics Gimpo FC manager Ko Jeong-woon employed to beat Gwangju FC 1-2 in the opening round of the 2022 K League 2. Gimpo came away the better side defensively and possibly offensively as well, earning three well-deserved points.… Read More Analyzing Gimpo FC’s First K League 2 Match: A Great League Debut 1-2 Win Away at Gwangju FC
What top soccer league in UEFA is thee most competitive? This article answers that by determining at the Gini Coefficient of the past 5 seasons for each league.… Read More Determining the Most Competitive Top UEFA League
This article analyzes several attacking statistics to show areas of strength for DC United as well as give recommendations for areas where they can improve.… Read More Analyzing DC United’s Attack in the 2021 MLS
Who should Spurs target to fill the Mousa Dembélé-sized hole in midfield? This article presents a recruitment analysis of several players in 6 leagues to determine who Tottenham should target.… Read More Finding A (Close) Mousa Dembélé Replacement for Tottenham: Prospect Research and Analysis
Sint-Truidense VV hosted KV Oostende in the 10th round of the 2021/22 First Division A season. This article analyzes the match and discusses each team’s tactics.… Read More STVV 1-1 Oostende: Analysis of a Stalemate at Stayen
Which teams have the most travel in the 2021/22 Champions League Group Stage? This article breaks down each club’s travel to show which clubs and groups involve the toughest travel schedule.… Read More Which Teams & Groups Have the Most Travel in the 21/22 Champions League Group Stage?
Vincent Kompany has devised a strong buildup shape that enables Anderlecht’s flowing attacks. This article analyzes his back 3 in buildup along with tactical patterns and variations.… Read More Vincent Kompany’s Back 3 Buildup with Anderlecht: Shape, Patterns, and Variations
Nuno Espírito Santo out-smarted Pep Guardiola in the Premier League’s top-billed match of the opening weekend. Espírito Santo’s tactics allowed him to beat last season’s champions and stop one of their strongest aspects of play—their buildup that enables endless, dangerous, flowing attacks. This article analyzes those tactics.… Read More How Did Tottenham Stifle Manchester City’s Attack? Analyzing Nuno Espírito Santo’s Defensive Tactics in City’s Buildup
Article by Ben Griffis. This is the third analysis of Café Tactiques’s season-long Belgian Jupiler Pro League project where we will analyze many matches before creating a tactical profile of teams at the end of the season. RSC Anderlecht beat 10-man RFC Seraing in a game of two halves which saw Vincent Kompany earn his… Read More RSC Anderlecht Dominate 10-Man RFC Seraing 3-0: Analysis of Kompany’s First Win of the 21/22 Pro League