The importance of scoring the first goal

To quote coach Lars Lagerbäck – “Goals change games”.
At first, this post was just going to be a brief follow up of the preview I posted last week before ÖFK – Sirius. Well, the problem was that when I made the XG map after the game it just didn´t seem to make sense.
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Projecting league positions, part 2

This post turned out to become quite a lot related to programming. As I mentioned in the last post my idea was make my predictive table positions/points model more accurate by adding more data to it. I wanted to use my own football-data parser in order to add shots data, including TSR to all teams included in the model.

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Projecting league positions, part 1

With the Swedish leagues slowly coming to an end I wanted to look at creating a method for making a qualified, statistically based projection of how football leagues will end up. As the name of this blog now implies, I have approached the problem with machine learning and the results look really promising!

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Impact of Game State to my Expected Goals/ExpG model

So, I forgot one thing when I made my ExpG model and posted the results here. I guess this is what is so great about trying to contribute to a community and be open about what one is doing.  11tegen11 gave me some feedback and I got curious too. Game State, the current state of the game regarding score should make an impact, I mean who hasn’t seen a player missing out on some clear opportunities when the game already is decided? Tonight I added game state and this is what happened… Continue reading Impact of Game State to my Expected Goals/ExpG model

My ExpG model evaluated and explained

So, I got some great feedback on my first blog post! Now I feel that I have to explain the model in-depth and make some validations. One thing first, I will try to never write long blog posts, Google Analytics tells me that the average visitor reads my blog for 3 minutes so the posts I write will all be readable in that time.

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