States of play and the importance of flexible tactics

Most metrics used to analyse football are accumulated over a whole match – for example, goals, shots and shots on target. Even Expected Goals, the new paradigm for football analytics, which takes multiple information (e.g. distance, angle and type of shot) to assess the goal-scoring likelihood of each chance, simply accumulates these values over the…

Adjusted Goals – creating a simple expected goals model

Adjusted Goals – creating a simple expected goals model Introduction The capture of sophisticated data from football matches has burgeoned over recent years, enabling the creation of fascinating models to estimate the quality of chances created and conceded. These “Expected Goals” models use multiple information about each chance (e.g. distance, angle and type of shot)…