SciSports

'Laptop transfer': SciSports aided in Memphis move to Olympique Lyon

22/03/17 | SciSports

This January, Memphis Depay made the move from Manchester United to Ligue 1 outfit Olympique Lyon. In France, the winger has retrieved his strong form, scoring five goals and providing four assists in ten matches. Today, Dutch football magazine VI published a piece on their website about the role SciSports played in the transfer to Lyon.

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Data Analysis

Champions League Special: SciSkill Predictions - Part 3

14/03/17 | SciSports

The final four matches in the Champions League Round of 16 stand before us. When these eight clubs faced each other three weeks ago, we saw 19 goals between the four matches. Today and tomorrow, we will find out which teams qualify for the quarter-finals. Once again, SciSports simulated the four matches to see which team is most likely to be victorious and which team will be knocked out of the illustrious European cup tournament.

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Data Analysis

​Top 10 Biggest Risers In The Belgian Jupiler Pro League

10/03/17 | SciSports

The Belgian First Division (or Jupiler Pro League) is reaching its climax. Only one match remains before we finally know who qualifies for which playoff group. Four teams (KV Mechelen, Charleroi, KAA Gent and Racing Genk) are still in the running for the remaining two spots in the Championship Playoff. With this in mind, we thought it would be a good moment to take a look at the ten players who have seen the biggest increase in their SciSkill score. We present you the top 10 biggest risers in the Jupiler Pro League.

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Data Analysis

​Top 10 biggest risers in the Premier League and Championship

01/03/17 | SciSports

Manager, scouts and fans are always looking for the next big thing. That one young player that has the potential to become the next football superstar or the late-bloomer who is suddenly showing unexpected class. New talent is always exciting. That is why we took a look at the SciSkill Index, to see which players in the English Championship and Premier League gained the most ground on our Index. We present you the top 10 biggest risers in England.

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SciSports Data Analysis

SciSports' SciSkill Top 30 Under 20

25/02/17 | SciSports

This week, Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport published a piece about the thirty most talented European youngsters born since 1997. The list features youngsters like Ousmane Dembelé, Marcus Rashford, and Gianluigi Donnarumma. Our interest was peaked, so we decided to compose our own list, based on our SciSkill Index and ordered by their Potential Score. We present you SciSports’ SciSkill Top 30 Under 20.

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Data Analysis

Belgian Jupiler Pro League: qualification for the Championship Playoff simulated

24/02/17 | SciSports

The regular season of the Belgian Pro League is nearing its conclusion. The top six at the end of the season will face each other in a playoff competition end of March in the campaign for the title and the European tickets. Top clubs Anderlecht and Club Brugge have already qualified for the Championship Playoff, while number three Zulte Waregem also has a near-insurmountable lead on the rest of the competition. Behind these three clubs, five others are still in the running for the remaining three places.

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Data Analysis

Champions League Special: SciSkill Predictions - Part 2

21/02/17 | SciSports

The first four matches in the Champions League knockout stage have been played and, to put it mildly, it was an interesting kick-off of the Round of 16. Today and tomorrow, the other eight teams face each other in their first leg. Once again, we took a look at the four matches and, based on our SciSkill Index, came with the following predictions.

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SciSports

Three new additions to the SciSports family

17/02/17 | SciSports

SciSports is happy to welcome Sander Boonstra and Rick Krabbendam into the SciSports family, where they will work part-time with the BallJames team. Sander will assist the team in background and foreground subtraction optimization, while Rick will focus on camera calibration. Douwe Dijkink has also joined the Data Scouting team as part of his internship.

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Data Analysis

Champions League special: SciSkill predictions - Part 1

14/02/17 | SciSports

We had to wait impatiently for more than two months, but tonight the Champions League finally returns. Sixteen teams are still in the running for the most prestigious trophy in European club football. Tonight, four clubs will kick off the round of 16. We took a look at the first four matches of the first knockout round and, based on our SciSkill Index, came with the following predictions and odds.

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Glossary

SciSports fundamentals: Machine Learning

09/02/17 | SciSports

At SciSports, our team of computer, football and engineering geniuses work hard on creating the best possible reports, models and algorithms that we use for the services we provide. An important part of this work is a concept called ‘machine learning’. To get a better grasp on what machine learning is, we asked our Artificial Intelligence Expert Jan van Haaren to explain to us the theory and processes behind it.

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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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