Second Spectrum are set to become the data analytics partner to the Premier League from the 2019-20 season onwards in a new partnership that sees them succeed Tracab. In this partnership, Second Spectrum will take all of their experiences from working within one of the most demanding of sports for analytics, basketball, and continue to raise awareness in fans of the use of data, science and analytics in professional football in the Premier League.
Since CEO Rajiv Maheswaran delivered his excellent Ted Talk on the use of machine learning and AI in sports data analytics, many have been excited to see it migrate from the court to the pitch and the season ahead looks really exciting for those with more than. a passing interest in all things ‘big data’.
The coaching world too looks forward to seeing how a better understanding of the execution of team tactics promotes the performance of teams, integrates with the training environment and influences the future development of players.