Comprising Stats Perform’s most sophisticated performance metrics, Opta Vision is redefining the parameters for live football insights and analysis for a new generation of consumers.
Trained on millions of tracking data points, Shape Analysis automatically identifies the true shape of both teams on the field, in and out of possession, as well as detecting how they change and evolve throughout a game in real time.
Expected Pass Completion (xP) attributes a value to every pass attempted in a game, based on the probability of the pass being completed. The model takes into account the location of each player on the field, the pressure being applied by the defensive team and several other contextual pass factors.
This model is applied to identify the total viable pass options for a player on the ball, as well as establishing which teammates are available to them as a potential receiver.
Expected Threat (xThreat) establishes the likelihood of a shot happening within the next ten seconds of play, if a player were to receive a pass from a teammate. The model takes into account the on-field movement of all players, both defensive and offensive, before assigning a probability for a shot occurring.
By combining Expected Pass Completion and Expected Threat outputs, Pass Option Quality can be applied to highlight the areas of the pitch where a team’s high quality passing options exist – and the outcomes based on whether a team, or their individual players, are strong at exploiting them.