Category Archives: La Liga

Scatter graphics: La Liga, 18 Jan 2016

2016-01-18 E1 Att Eff

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

Big 4 Att Def 2015-12-08

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

Spain Att Def 2015-11-02

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

La Liga fixture map 2015-16

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

E1 Att Eff 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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La Liga attack & defence update

Spain Def Eff 2015-03-28

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, looking here at La Liga. 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 club is

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Minute-by-minute: top flight tables

G1 MBM 2015-01-25 17 Dortmund

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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