SciSports

Meet Orim Muurling, our Artificial Intelligence trainer!

02/12/16 | SciSports

The BallJames team is hard at work making the best product possible. In that team, every member’s contribution is vital in making BallJames better each and every day. One of these members is Orim Muurling, who works as an Artificial Intelligence trainer. We talked with him about his work, goals and experiences at BallJames and SciSports.

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Data Analysis Glossary

Punching Tendency

29/11/16 | SciSports

We’ve all seen it happen. A cross flies into the 18-yard box and the goalkeeper comes from his line to rise above everyone else to punch the ball away from danger. An often spectacular sight, not without any risks. But when done right, it can not only prevent a chance for the opponent but also set up a counter attack. But does the tendency to punch actually say anything about a goalkeeper’s quality?

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Data Analysis Innovations The Content Scout

The Content Scout - Week 47

21/11/16 | SciSports

Welcome at 'The Content Scout', on this channel we share the most interesting content all over the web. In these posts we giveaway an overview including the most noteworthy articles related to the industry in which SciSports operates. This is the edition of week number 47. For more interesting content check out the earlier editions on 'The Content Scout' channel.

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Data Analysis

Analysis: Serie A

18/11/16 | SciSports

The international break is over and the clubs and players are gearing up to resume the competition once again. In the Italian league, the Serie A, title defenders Juventus are leading the competition, ahead of AS Roma and, perhaps surprisingly, AC Milan. We took a look at the competition so far to see which teams are currently over- or underperforming based on our Expected Goals model. and what the title and relegation odds are at this moment.

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Data Analysis Glossary

Goal Importance

16/11/16 | SciSports

Goal Importance is a statistic used to illustrate the significance of a goal. A player who scores the 5-0 in the 85th minute still adds a ‘+1’ to his goal scoring tally, but his goal did little to ensure victory for his team. With a 4-0 lead and nearing the end of the match, his team would have almost certainly won even without his goal. Therefore, his goal importance is a lot smaller than a player who scores the 1-0 in the 85th minute, which will often result in a victory.

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SciSports

SciSports in the media

10/11/16 | SciSports

Data intelligence is increasingly finding its way into professional football. Not only in the largest international clubs, but also in the Netherlands. The Dutch company SciSports is rapidly gaining ground because of this trend. In the last weeks alone, Racing Genk, Sparta, and Heracles Almelo (contract extension) chose to work with SciSports, which, besides the Netherlands and Belgium, is already active in the UK, Portugal Brazil, Germany and Italy.

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SciSports

Meet Wouter Roosenburg, our new Director BallJames! – Part 1

08/11/16 | SciSports

Recently, Wouter Roosenburg joined the SciSports team as our new Director BallJames. Wouter leads the team that is working on our unique AI and Computer Vision system that converts video footage into 3D data. We sat with Wouter and talked about who he is, what he does and what he aims to accomplish.

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SciSports

Sparta will employ data scouting

03/11/16 | SciSports

Enschede, 3 November 2016 - Sparta will partner up with the company SciSports, which upgrades football data to insights for the purpose of the scouting department. The Eredivisie club from Rotterdam will use the data scout as a full member of the scouting team. SciSports is already working for several clubs and agents in the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Portugal, Brazil, Germany and Italy.

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Data Analysis

Position Scan: Potential replacements for Carlos Bacca (AC Milan)

25/10/16 | SciSports

30-year old Carlos Bacca plays for AC Milan since the summer of 2015, when he came over from Spanish outfit Sevilla for a transfer fee of €30 million. Since his arrival in Italy, Bacca quickly became the main striker for the Rossoneri, scoring 18 league goals in his first season. 

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SciSports Data Analysis

RB Leipzig: fighting against relegation or playing for Europe?

14/10/16 | SciSports

A source of commentary, controversy and awe, RB Leipzig has been a sight to behold in the Bundesliga so far. The club, founded by Red Bull, has its admirers and its enemies. So far, they have been performing quite well in their first season in the top German tier, but how good are they really? We dived deep into the Leipzig team and came with the following profile.

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Science serving football

SciSports makes scientific progress accessible and available for any professional football organization. We advise and build solutions to provide them with the competitive edge they need to maintain or improve their ranking and status.

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