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I wonder what the reason for that darker red blob slightly further out on the right wing is? Maybe because when it's that far out, they don't bother with a large wall and so they're more likely to score?
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Over 24k free kicks analyzed across top European leagues from season 09/10 to 16/17. Data is scraped from various football result websites.
The main challenge was to distinguish direct free kicks from ordinary shots and from free kicks which are crossed or passed. Locations on the pitch with less than 30 attempted direct free kicks have been filtered out to not distort the data.
This needs to be sorted by which foot the player taking the free-kick used. Interesting that the centre front square of 4 seems to favour the right side of the pitch. I'd like to know if the takers were left ir right footed.
Makes sense that the dark red in the middle is a bit the right. Since most people are right footed, having the ball on right side of the center makes the goal keep position to the left. Kicking with the inside of the foot allows a right foot kicker to curve inside and stay away from the goalie as much as possible.
Okay, interesting data, but does the stretched resize drive anyone else batty? I mean, did it really need to be square? Sheesh.
Needs more jpeg
Nice idea, unfortunately red on green is the worst choice of colors you could have used, as red-green weakness / blindness is the most common color vision deficiency (almost 10% among Caucasian men). I can never stress this enough and nowadays many scientific journals indeed reject heatmaps colored red-green. Therefore, please give blue-white-red a try in your next heatmap.
Is the gradient due to higher chance of happening with closer kicks or more closer kicks being taken?
Interesting. There seems to exist a slight bias towards shots from the left, although most people are right handed, so they should kick better with their right foot.
Would love to see how the conversion rates change with different leagues. Like how Premier league FKs compare to MLS and so on.
/u/TheSignificantGame is this goals direct from the kick or does it include goals involving the free kick in the build up (so free kick was a cross not a shot)
is there is a large data movement in soccer like there is in other sports? i would love that kind of analysis. how often teams score from corners/set pieces and such. i'm sure it's out there but it doesn't seem as main stream as for other sports. may just be as an american though
Damn I read it as kik conversation rates by location and couldn't figure out why it looked like a soccer field.
Looks like that field is throwing some horns
Can someone explain this to me? I'm from America , and soccer isn't that important to me, but this seems really interesting and I'd like to know what conversions and stuff are.
I wonder if there is any correlation between a goalie being right leg dominant and success rate of shots for the goalies right side.
What I'm thinking is that maybe there are more right leg dominant goalies and it may make it more difficult to push of their left leg to defend against an attacker coming up their right side.
At first I thought it was blurring out something. I tried squinting my eyes to see what it was. Then I read the caption and realized I’m an idiot.
curious that there's so few free kicks in the corner areas. the ball is there plenty. I guess that's the one place the defender really does have the upper hand over an attacker
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