Category Archives: La Liga

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 graphics: La Liga, 18 Jan 2016

Here are updated scatter graphics for La Liga, which compare the attacking and defensive performance of each club. These are explained here if you haven’t seen them before and you can see the previous set here. Shot dominance First of all, here is how the number of shots taken by each club compares with those they face in return. The average number

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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: La Liga, 2 Nov 2015

With ten rounds of matches played in La Liga, I thought I’d crank 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 face

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Visualising the 2015/16 La Liga and Serie A fixtures

The La Liga and Serie A fixtures weren’t out before I went on holiday, so their fixture difficulty maps have been created a bit later than the rest. If you haven’t seen these before, what I’ve done is taken an average of leading bookmakers’ title odds (as a proxy for each club’s “strength”) and then divided the clubs four categories based on the

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La Liga 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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