smarterscout: The Why in Analytics

Rating players with expected goals from shot creation

June 11, 2020 smarterscout Season 1 Episode 4
smarterscout: The Why in Analytics
Rating players with expected goals from shot creation
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smarterscout: The Why in Analytics
Rating players with expected goals from shot creation
Jun 11, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4
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Breaking down goal difference into its component parts shows how expected goals from shot creation – the chance of scoring for each shot, estimated from historical data – can be the foundation for a model of the game. Dan explains how this model can be used to rate both attacking and defending, then considers the judgment calls implicit in using this kind of model to evaluate players.

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

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

Show Notes

Breaking down goal difference into its component parts shows how expected goals from shot creation – the chance of scoring for each shot, estimated from historical data – can be the foundation for a model of the game. Dan explains how this model can be used to rate both attacking and defending, then considers the judgment calls implicit in using this kind of model to evaluate players.

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

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