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

Sports analytics & 3 centuries old tradition (Part 2)

In the previous post I’ve introduced you to 3 centuries old tradition from Croatia, a knightly tournament that celebrates heroes from the past and their modern counterparts, alkars from Sinj. It’s definitely not some usual analytics subject, but hey, it’s analytics in everything, right? so we did some sports analytics stuff on the collected data … Continue reading Sports analytics & 3 centuries old tradition (Part 2)

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’s so much more beyond regular stats, we could improve decision-making in sport … Continue reading World Cup Edition: Can Neymar topple the King?