2018 FIFA World Cup Final aftermathematics

Two years ago we were living different lives. All crammed in front of TV, with no regard to social distancing (what is that?!), we were following greatest sporting event that there is - 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia... and Croatia was all the hype. Compared to other football powerhouses, Croatia is indeed a miniscule … Continue reading 2018 FIFA World Cup Final aftermathematics

Predicting Champions League group stage using club Elo ratings

Magnus Carlsen has Elo rating of 2876, Liverpool has Elo of 2058, while Novak Djokovic has Elo of 2203... hell, even the girl/guy you just swiped on Tinder has Elo rating, and if you're on Tinder you have it as well. Haven't heard of Elo rating? Well, let me bring you up to speed. The … Continue reading Predicting Champions League group stage using club Elo ratings

World Cup Edition: Can Neymar topple the King?

I love analytics (but I guess you figured that out by now) and I also love football (i.e. soccer, but American football as well), so what I really love-love is sport analytics. I remember reading about Billy Beane and thinking: f*** yeah, there‚Äôs so much more beyond regular stats, we could improve decision-making in sport … Continue reading World Cup Edition: Can Neymar topple the King?