Midweek previews, 6-7 Feb 2018

Below are the individual preview graphics for each game in the forthcoming round of fixtures. These smash together minimalist versions of two visualisations: each club’s E Ratings and their relative positions on the attack and defence scatter graphics.

I’ve explained them fully here, but in summary they’re intended as a simple pre-match comparison of two teams using high-level performance data. The graphic has three sections:

  1. The current ratings (with ranks) of the two teams and how these have changed over the past 30 league matches;
  2. A probability forecast for the match based on the ratings;
  3. Scatter graphics showing the teams’ attacking and defensive performance this season.

There’s a full set of Championship fixtures, including an interesting start for Garry Monk at Birmingham against the club he left earlier this season.

Leagues 1 & 2

There are also a handful of matches in Leagues 1 and 2, which I’ve rolled together here.