Strategy Analysis in Soccer

Project Members

Patrick Lucey (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Dean Oliver (ESPN)
Peter Carr (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Joseph (Joe) Roth (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Iain Matthews (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Alina Bialkowski (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Yisong Yue (Disney Research Pittsburgh)

 

In comparison to other types of behavior, adversarial behavior is heavily structured as the location of a player (or agent) is dependent both on their teammates and adversaries, in addition to the tactics or strategies of the team.

Publications

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“Win at Home and Draw Away”: Automatic Formation Analysis Highlighting the Differences in Home and Away Team Behaviors
April 30, 2014
MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2014
Paper File [pdf, 2.21 MB]

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