League 1 & 2 previews, 10-11 Apr 2018
Below are the individual preview graphics for each game in the forthcoming round of fixtures in League 1 and League 2 – as there’s only a partial schedule in each division it made sense to roll them into one post. 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:
- The current ratings (with ranks) of the two teams and how these have changed over the past 30 league matches;
- A probability forecast for the match based on the ratings;
- Scatter graphics showing the teams’ attacking and defensive performance this season.
Before we launch into them, here’s each match is listed in descending order of how likely a home win is. It probably doesn’t need to be said, but this is NOT betting advice – there’s loads of relevant stuff that the model doesn’t factor in (e.g. injuries and suspensions) that will surely have an impact.
Firstly, here’s League 1:
… and here’s League 2:
Here are the graphics for each game in a gallery format, again starting with League 1:
… and now League 2: