11/07/18 | SciSports
In this blogpost we take a look behind-the-scenes with one of SciSports' developers, Coen Hallie. Coen works on the second generation of SciSports' Insight platform and is specialised in producing complex user-friendly visualisations for data analytics modules.Read more
05/07/18 | SciSports
During each tournament several players are shining. The World Cup 2018 is no exception. In this post we give you an exclusive insight into one of the dedicated and decision supporting reports of SciSports’ Datascouting team: the PlayerClub Report. We composed such a report for highly praised Mexican winger Hirving Lozano to determine his best next step.
12/06/18 | SciSports
We dived into the SciSkill Index to have a look at the 735 players who will feature at the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Which players might surprise us because of their good shape in the last six months? Which potential stars will be present on the highest stage of world football? After reading this article you can say that you are ready and fully prepared to watch the World Cup 2018 in Russia.
06/06/18 | SciSports
At SciSports and BallJames, we are interested in real-time localization and tracking of football players and the ball using video footage. Deep learning based approaches have dramatically improved object detection in video images throughout the past few years. This is because of the availability of large datasets, as well as the effectiveness of convolutional networks to learn image features that represent objects in those images.
01/06/18 | SciSports
On the 15th of April PSV became Dutch champions for the 24th time in club history, while Club Brugge managed to become champion in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League for the 15th time, since their foundation in 1891, on the 13th of May. We used our SciSkill Index to highlight the eleven players of both clubs who played most frequent during the 2017-2018 campaign.
25/05/18 | SciSports
The NSK Olimpiejsky is the stage of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. Real Madrid is able to write history once again as they can become the best team in Europe for three times in a row. Underdog Liverpool aims for a stunt after a great Champions League tournament. We used our SciSkill Index to provide you with the latest predictions for the final!Read more
16/05/18 | SciSports
This evening Parc Olympique Lyonnais will be the stage of the Europa League final between Olympique de Marseille and Atlético de Madrid. Marseille is the first French club to reach the final since the ’03-’04 season (Olympique de Marseille lost 2-0 against Valencia back then). After losing two Champions League finals in the last five years Atlético will do their best to win the Europa League again like they did in the ’11-’12 season with their 3-0 victory over Athletic Club Bilbao. We used our SciSkill Index to provide you with the latest predictions for the Europa League final!Read more
09/05/18 | SciSports
The fact that football is a low-scoring game in which goals are usually a poor indicator of the actual performances of the players and the teams has led to the development of several shot-based performance metrics in recent years. The most widely-adopted metric for shots is their expected-goals value, which reflects a shot's likelihood of resulting in a goal. In this tech how-to, we guide you through the process of building your own expected-goals model!
01/05/18 | SciSports
At the end of May the Champions League final will take place, the most important club match in Europe. After the first semi-final matches, Real Madrid and Liverpool seem to be the favorite for progressing to that all-important game in Kiev on the 26th of May. However, as we have seen before this season, it ain’t over till it’s over. Once again, we used our SciSkill Index to provide you with the latest predictions for the Champions League semi-finals!
24/04/18 | SciSports
The Champions League final 2018 will take place in Kiev next month, but first we’ll see two great semi-finals that will determine which teams will have the honour to play the most important club match of the year. After some big surprises in the quarterfinals, Liverpool and Real Madrid seem to be the favourite for a spot in the final. At SciSports, we used our SciSkill Index to provide you with the latest predictions for the Champions League semi-finals!Read more