Each week throughout 2020, Duncan Alexander (aka OptaJoe) will be writing an article for international sports betting operator Unibet, breaking down a range of topics and themes using Stats Perform’s Opta data. The series with Unibet provides bettors and sport fans with the ultimate did you know insight and new perspectives on the leagues, players and competitions they are passionate about.
You can find links to February’s pieces below.
Week 1: Richarlison: The figurehead of Carlo Ancelotti’s successful turnaround at Everton
Since Carlo Ancelotti arrived in Merseyside, Liverpool are the only side to have won more points. Duncan examines the player who has impacted this uptick in form. You can read the analysis here.
Week 2: Pickford, Henderson and the difference between classic and modern goalkeeping
The different types of goalkeepers in the Premier League this season, what do the numbers tell us. You can read the analysis here.
Week 3: Chelsea vs Tottenham: Is this the weekend the Blues finally lose their top four spot?
The key matchup of the Premier League weekend, Duncan examines where the game might be won and lost and breaks down what you need to know. You can read the piece here.
Week 4: Leap into the unknown: February 29 and other significant dates in Premier League history
With 2020 being a leap year, OptaJoe examines some of the top-flight’s most important dates and months. See what makes the cut here.