This article is the first of a 3 part series looking back at the 21/22 Danish Superliga teams’ data to profile each team and preview their 22/23 campaign, including the 2 newly-promoted 1. Division sides. Part one here discusses last season’s top 4 teams.… Read More Danish Superliga 21/22 Data Review and 22/23 Preview: Last Season’s Top 4
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?
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
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?
Is South Korea the stronghold of the Back 3? This article shows that the majority of matches in both professional leagues, K League 1 and K League 2, involve a back 3. It then looks at the performances of each formation used in the leagues.… Read More South Korea: The Back 3’s Stronghold
What effect does the Premier League have on newly-promoted clubs’ finances? This article shows the astronomical increases in revenue resulting from promotion to the Premier League compared to promotion to the Championship or League One. Further, we can see how relegation back to the Championship effects revenue using Huddersfield as the example case.… Read More The Premier League Financial Effect: Huddersfield Town Case Study
Spurs’ major weakness is their lack of a top-tier center back. So far this summer they have been linked with Lille’s Sven Botman, Inter’s Milan Škriniar, Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Sevilla’s Jules Koundé. This article details and compares each players’ 2020/21 statistics to shed light on which player Spurs should prioritize.… Read More Tottenham’s Center Back Situation: An In-Depth Analysis of Spurs’ Current Center Backs and Rumored Transfers
This article shows a few graphs that look back at the 20/21 Premier League season and offer insight into the teams and players.… Read More 2020/21 Premier League Review in Graphs
The primary tactic Marcelo Bielsa uses is a 3-3-1-3. His system is incredibly demanding in all phases of play. This quick analysis shows how Bielsa has had a significant effect on Leeds United’s ability to outshoot opponents and take away their opponent’s home field advantage in the English Championship.… Read More Marcelo Bielsa’s Tactical Impact: English Championship Shooting Statistics 2015/16 – 2019/20
Article by Ben Griffis This article is an expansion of the Ligue 1 Contribution Performance article. It analyzes goal and assist performance, compared to expected goals and assists, of the “Top 5” European leagues: England’s Premier League; Spain’s La Liga; Germany’s Bundesliga; Italy’s Serie A; and France’s Ligue 1, albeit shorter since I’ve already looked… Read More Goal Contribution Performance – Top 5 Leagues