Author: Soccerment Research

  • 2021/22 Bundesliga preview

    2021/22 Bundesliga preview

    In 2020/21, Bayern Munich managed an unprecedented 9th Bundesliga title in a row and are the clear favourites for this season too. Their continuous reinforcement at the detriment of the competitors (Upamecano and Nagelsmann the most recent) has allowed them to keep dominating the domestic scene. Competition for the European spots is fierce as always,…

  • 2021/22 La Liga Preview

    2021/22 La Liga Preview

    For the first time in eighteen years, La Liga started without Lionel Messi, who left FCB and joined PSG, owing to the Blaugrana‘s financial issues. Meanwhile, Real Madrid have so far lost two defensive pillars (Sergio Ramos and Varane). However, their transfer window could obviously go from underwhelming to brilliant if they were to sign…

  • [ITA] – Anteprima Serie A 2021/22

    [ITA] – Anteprima Serie A 2021/22

    La pandemia sta intaccando i bilanci delle squadre italiane, incentivando alcuni top player come Romelu Lukaku, Achraf Hakimi e Gianluigi Donnarumma a lasciare la Serie A. Questa situazione dovrebbe favorire la Juventus e l’Atalanta, che attualmente sembrano in pole position per lo Scudetto. A nostro avviso, la principale competizione italiana, ormai ridimensionata, è matura per…

  • 2021/22 Serie A Preview

    2021/22 Serie A Preview

    The coronavirus pandemic is biting into team budgets in Italy, incentivising some top players like Romelu Lukaku, Achraf Hakimi and Gianluigi Donnarumma to leave the Italian Serie A. This outflow should favour Juventus and Atalanta, who currently seem to be in pole position for the Scudetto. In our view, the downsized Italian top tier is…

  • 2021/22 Premier League Preview

    2021/22 Premier League Preview

    Premier League’s Game 1 didn’t disappoint and seems the perfect appetiser for an exciting season. We are expecting an engaging hunt for the title, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool as the frontrunners, while Manchester United could fill the fourth UCL spot. Tottenham, Leicester and Arsenal will likely be involved in the fight for European…

  • [ITA] – Le statistiche avanzate di Soccerment

    [ITA] – Le statistiche avanzate di Soccerment

    Uno degli obiettivi principali dell’analisi dati applicata al calcio è di informare chi prende decisioni strategiche nel modo più oggettivo e imparziale possibile. Poiché il calcio è uno sport con punteggi bassi, dove il risultato è determinato da eventi rari soggetti ad un alto grado di casualità, statistiche come gol e assist sono spesso insufficienti…

  • Soccerment's Advanced Metrics

    Soccerment's Advanced Metrics

    One of the main goals of data analytics in football is to inform performance analysts and other decision-makers in the most objective and unbiased way possible. As football is a low-scoring sport with crucial events that are subject to a high degree of randomness, metrics such as goals scored and assists are often insufficient to…

  • [ITA] – Coppie goal e cuori infranti

    [ITA] – Coppie goal e cuori infranti

    Per un attaccante, trovare la giusta alchimia con il proprio compagno di reparto è una parte fondamentale del gioco. Solitamente fa la differenza tra un attacco affidabile, prolifico e uno sterile. A volte, le sinergie create dalle partnership sono talmente rilevanti che romperle è estremamente doloroso, sia per i tifosi che per gli allenatori. Pensate…

  • Relationship goals and painful breakups

    Relationship goals and painful breakups

    For a forward, finding the right chemistry with a strike partner is a fundamental part of the game. It often makes the difference between a solid, reliable attack and a stagnant one. Sometimes, the synergies created by the partnerships are such that breaking them is really painful, for fans as well as for the coaches.…

  • 2021/22 Ligue 1 Preview

    2021/22 Ligue 1 Preview

    The 2021/22 French Ligue 1 is kickstarting on Friday 6th August at 9:00pm CET, with the match between Monaco and Nantes. The league’s obvious frontrunners seem to be PSG, as they strengthened their already competitive squad (highest amount of Expected Points last season, according to our model) with the arrivals of Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Hakimi…