Football is the most popular and profitable sport in the world and is both fun and entertainment for both participants and spectators. The main reason why football intrigues spectators more than other sports is the uncertainty of the outcome. Moreover, the sport itself is generates an important amount of data and relevant discussions around the sport which are loosely related with measurable indexes and data.
This presentation will introduce and discuss some interesting data problems that arise in football and how analytics related methods can be used to provide answers to some of these problems including:
– Prediction models
– Player Performance Analysis and Evaluation
– Training optimization strategies
– Designing an optimal and “fair” league schedule
– Competitive Balance
Target Audience: Fans, Football Teams Managers and Administrators