RACE to Goals Model – The Defence

RACE to Goals Model – The Defence

Prior to the season starting, I introduced the RACE to Goals Model, which you can find here, and I suggest you have a read of that before you continue with this one if you want to have a full description of the different metrics and how they are calculated. Essentially, I am looking at the same metrics, but this time flipped to a defensive point of view, so the rate of shots conceded, the Defensive Efficiency, and the conversion of …
The Rate of Attack and Creative Efficiency (RACE) to Goals Model

The Rate of Attack and Creative Efficiency (RACE) to Goals Model

One of the key breakthroughs recently in football's fanalytic community has been the development of shots models that look at quality of chances that teams or players have and their ability to finish those chances. There has been some very interesting work carried out [email protected](like this), @11tegen11 (like this), [email protected](like this), where they have put in a significant amount of work to look at where shots are taken from and what the conversion rates are for shots from those areas. One of …
Defending Liverpool's Defence | Statistical Analysis of 12/13

Defending Liverpool's Defence | Statistical Analysis of 12/13

With the season about to start, I thought I would follow up to piece that I did earlier in the year looking at how Liverpool’s form changed over the season, however whilst that looked at attacking form, this one looks at Liverpool’s defensive form. Again I will look at Liverpool’s performance compared to how the league performed on average, how the top 4 performed, and also compared to Liverpool in the 2011-12 season, as well as having the short term …
Liverpool: Has there been progression in a season of transition? | In-depth Stats Analysis

Liverpool: Has there been progression in a season of transition? | In-depth Stats Analysis

Can Spurs continue to be Bale'd out in chase for Champions League?

Can Spurs continue to be Bale'd out in chase for Champions League?

Liverpool: They shoot, they score, but should less be more? | Stats Analysis

Liverpool: They shoot, they score, but should less be more? | Stats Analysis

[quote]Liverpool: Have had the most shots (425) in Europe's top 5 leagues this season, but 87 of the 98 teams have a better conversion rate (7.6%) — (@WhoScored) January 19, 2013 [/quote] The above tweet from WhoScored was tweeted prior to game against Norwich, and 9 goals in 3 games has seen the shot conversion rate increase to 8.4% and no doubt move Liverpool up the rankings. But it got me got me thinking, one of the premises of the …