Category Archives: Serie A

Scatter graphics: Serie A, 18 Jan 2016

faHere are updated scatter graphics for Serie A, 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: Serie A, 22 Nov 2015

I thought that it was about time to take another look at Serie A with my scatter graphics, having previously visualised it at the seven 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: Serie A, 4 Oct 2015

Seven rounds of matches played in Serie A 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

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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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Serie A 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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Serie A 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, looking here at Serie A. 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

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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: Serie A

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 Serie A: 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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