smarterscout: The Why in Analytics

The building blocks of a model of the game

June 04, 2020 smarterscout Season 1 Episode 3
smarterscout: The Why in Analytics
The building blocks of a model of the game
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smarterscout: The Why in Analytics
The building blocks of a model of the game
Jun 04, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
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There's an infinite number of mathematical models that might explain the game of football/soccer, but how can we strike a balance between usefulness and simplicity? Dan considers the advantages and drawbacks of models using goals, and shots, then begins to explain how expected goals – a measure of shots' chances of scoring – might capture information for rating teams and players.

Intro: "Crackle & Pop" by Digital Primitives 
Outro: "No Holiday" by Digital Primitives

Support the show (http://smarterscout.com)

Show Notes

There's an infinite number of mathematical models that might explain the game of football/soccer, but how can we strike a balance between usefulness and simplicity? Dan considers the advantages and drawbacks of models using goals, and shots, then begins to explain how expected goals – a measure of shots' chances of scoring – might capture information for rating teams and players.

Intro: "Crackle & Pop" by Digital Primitives 
Outro: "No Holiday" by Digital Primitives

Support the show (http://smarterscout.com)