It is perhaps an indication of the rarity of goals that of the 100′s of photographs I’ve taken at EPL games, I’ve only managed to record one goal (a penalty) and one disallowed effort. In comparison I’ve snapped countless pictures of final third passes… Read more ›
Show notes for Episode #7 of the Soccermetrics Podcast, which is the audio from our live panel discussion of the 2014 World Cup Finals Draw. Participating are Albert Larcada (ESPN Stats and Information), Bobby McMahon (Forbes), and Axel Torres (Marca.com/Gol Televisión). Read more ›
Join Albert Larcada, Bobby McMahon, Axel Torres, and me as we break down the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw. Follow the live video on the site and interact with us on Twitter, Google+, or our YouTube channel. Read more ›
The draw for the 20th FIFA World Cup was held Friday in Brazil, as the 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. The tournament begins June 12 with Brazil-Croatia and ends with the final on July 13. All games are on ESPN networks.
Fans of the United States likely came away from Friday’s draw nervous about the Americans’ chances in Brazil next summer as the U.S. finds itself matched up with Germany, Portugal and Ghana in Group G.
ESPN’s Soccer Power Index rates Group G the second-toughest group and gives the United States a 39 percent chance to reach the knockout round, which is only slightly worse than the average U. Read more ›
Result: Prior to the kick off of Spurs’ match the community suggested they score 23.4% of their shots on target over the remainder of the season. So far they’ve converted 14.8% of their shots on target. The league average is 29.5% so far this season and was 30% each of the two prior seasons (via … Continue reading »
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Earlier today Paul Riley posted an article with some pretty fascinating stuff. Namely a grid showing the average Premiership sv% by shot location (see also Gabe Desjardins’ plot from a couple of years ago). I’d recommend reading both pieces. The piece in Paul’s piece that was most interesting to me were the tables detailing the … Continue reading »
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Data dump of the season so far. No team summaries this week – I’ll probably stick to doing them every 10 or so games. The previous data dump can be found here. For definitions click on the link before each table. TSR Qualcomp faced (higher = tougher opponents) QualcompTSR (TSR adjusted to take opponent strength … Continue reading »
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The 2014 FIFA World Cup becomes much more tangible and real on Friday when the draw for the group stages takes place. Inevitably some sides will appear to be presented with a relatively easy passage to the later stages and others will fall foul o… Read more ›