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Player Behaviour and Involvement- How Spurs Attack

Tottenham had another successful season and qualified for the Champions League and put pressure on the eventual champions. Spurs scored the most goals in the Premier League this season with 86.

Four players really stood out for Spurs in attack: Eriksen, Son, Kane and Alli. The aim of this article is to look at the importance and behaviour of these four players.

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Chelsea’s Almost Impeccable Defence

Chelsea are on top of the table, and a lot of Chelsea’s success should be attributed to Antonio Conte, for his 3-4-3 formation, which has started a trend in the Premier League. With the most goals in the league and the third-lowest goals conceded, even the most pessimistic Chelsea fan is certain that Chelsea will lift the Premier League title.

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How to Compile Odds for Football: A Beginner’s Guide Part VI – The Weighting Game & Asian Handicaps

In today’s part of our odds compiling series, we’ll finally take a look at zeroing in on a closer xG numbers for the upcoming Premier League match in GW 34 between Liverpool and Palace using our 5 season data.

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How to Compile Odds for Football: A Beginner’s Guide Part V – League Tables and xPoints

In Part V we are going to look at refining our xGoals calculation building league tables and evaluating teams over/under performance. With games coming thick and fast this past week, I will wait for a lull in fixtures (after GW 32) to write about improving our xGoal calculations using Attack and Defence ratings.

In this part of our tutorial, we’ll be using our RANK function again to automate everything so it updates after every game week. We’ll also be learning about some metrics commonly used in fanalytics.

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How to Compile Odds for Football: A Beginner’s Guide Part IV – Using Past Results to Compile Odds and Finding Value

So far in this series we have looked at a basic way of estimating xGoals, using a Poisson Distribution, and Bookmaker margin. In Part IV we are going to take a look at using previous results as a way of deriving odds.

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How to Compile Odds for Football: A Beginner’s Guide Part III – Troubleshooting Formulas and Bookmaker Margins

Article originally posted on 30th March 2017 here

In Part I of the series we looked getting data and some basic formulas. Part II looked at xGoals in more detail and a basic method of finding the expected number of goals scored between Liverpool and Everton. This method is by no means the end point and there is still some improvements to be made, but we’re beginning from scratch and we’ll come back to improving the numbers later on.

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How to Compile Odds for Football: A Beginner’s Guide Part II – More on xGoals and Our First Match

In Part I we looked at gathering and cleaning data from football-data.co.uk, and building our first basic table. In this part we’ll discuss xGoals in a bit more detail and run through our first method for calculating odds, using the upcoming game between Liverpool and Everton.

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