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What's new in 2021/22: Match Insights—Powered by Oracle Cloud

12 Aug 2021
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Overseas TV viewers will enjoy an enhanced experience with statistics delivering a deeper understanding of the match

We look at the new things to keep an eye out for in the Premier League in 2021/22.

Match Insights—Powered by Oracle Cloud

From the 2021/22 season, the live TV experience for overseas Premier League fans will be more enjoyable than ever thanks to Match Insights—Powered by Oracle Cloud.

Using advanced performance data and machine learning, Oracle will deliver real-time in-match statistics, providing a deeper understanding of the live action to a huge global audience.

Here is what you will see.

Win Probability

The Win Probability statistic tells the story of a team’s performance by calculating the chance of a team securing a win or draw by simulating the remainder of the match 100,000 times.

The model is based on four years of match data and takes into account if a team are home or away, the current score, penalties awarded, players on the pitch, red cards and time left in the match.

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Attacking Threat

The Attacking Threat metric measures the likelihood of the team in possession scoring a goal in the next 10 seconds.

The results are based on data from thousands of historical matches and the last five events in the current possession.

The model incorporates the outcomes of passes, dribbles in possession, tackles and the locations on the pitch where they take place. 

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Average Position

The Average Position metric tracks the positions of all players when their team are in and out of possession.  

The model highlights differences in how teams organise themselves when attacking and defending.

During the match, fans will see how teams react to their opposition's tactics, helping them to understand the strategies behind different styles of play.

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Throughout the 2021/22 Premier League season Oracle will be teaming up with the Premier League to launch additional Match Insights.

New machine learning models are in development to uncover even more statistical insights based on live data streams, real-time tracking data and facts collected on each of the League’s players - and from thousands of past matches. Together, Premier League and Oracle Cloud will help supporters of every club experience matches in a whole new way.

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