Category Archives: Bundesliga

Comparing the Champions League last 16

This post uses my scatter graphics (explained here if you haven’t seen them before) to compare the domestic records of the 16 surviving Champions League clubs ahead of the competition getting back underway this evening. Clubs play so few Champions League matches that there’s not much point doing scatter graphics of the competition itself: even if the six group games were

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Scatter plots: comparing the “big four” divisions

With the final round of Champions League group games this week, comparisons between the top European leagues will surely be forthcoming, so I thought I’d try smashing together the attacking and defensive records of all their clubs onto one set of scatter graphics. These are explained here if you haven’t seen them before. Shot dominance First of all, here is how the

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Season so far: Bundesliga, 22 Nov 2015

I thought that it was about time to take another look at the Bundesliga with my scatter graphics, having previously visualised it at the eight match mark in early October. These are explained here if you haven’t seen them before and here are last season’s for reference. Shot dominance First of all, here is how the number of shots taken by each club compares

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Season so far: Bundesliga, 4 Oct 2015

Eight matches played in the Bundesliga is just about enough to justify cranking the shot data through my scatter graphics to compare how each club is doing. These are explained here if you haven’t seen them before and here are last season’s for reference. Shot dominance First of all, here is how the number of shots taken by each club compares with those they

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Visualising the 2015/16 Bundesliga fixtures

There’s been a lot of interest in the German versions of my scatter graphics, so I thought it was only fair to repay that enthusiasm with a version of my fixture difficulty visualisation to coincide with the release of the Bundesliga schedule today. If you haven’t seen this before, what I’ve done is taken an average of eight leading bookies’ title odds (as

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Bundesliga attack & defence: 2014/15

While I’m really happy that the scatter graphics I’ve been churning out for the past four years continue to be so well-received, I’ve long wished for them to look a bit prettier. During last season, @bootifulgame and I produced an experimental interactive version which looked much nicer and used striped “contours” to better distinguish which teams were performing better than others. It’s

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Bundesliga attack & defence update

The lull created by the international break is as good an opportunity as any to crank out some updated attack and defence scatter graphics for the major European leagues, starting here with the Bundesliga. There are two graphics: the first showing attacking performance and the second defensive performance. Both are based on simple shot data and give a high-level view of how each

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Minute-by-minute: top flight tables

Following on from yesterday’s successful test (read: no significantly hurtful abuse received) and today’s Football League versions, I’ve built animated GIF versions of minute-by-minute tables for the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A: The way these work is as follows: Each graphic cycles through every club in a division in descending order of their current league position (on an

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Attack & Defence: Bundesliga

Having recently updated my scatter graphics for the Football League and Conference, I thought I might as well run them for some other divisions in a series of quick posts. There are three graphics here for the Bundesliga: the first shows overall dominance (or lack of), the second attacking performance and the third defensive performance. All are based on shot data

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