How to Use Graph Theory to Scout Soccer - KDnuggets

Not all networks are social! Graph theory flexed its muscles with the rise of social networks. But what can it do for sports analytics? What if we model soccer passes as a network? Can we learn which team is more likely to win? Can we identify critical players to pressure the opposing team? Can we identify opportunities to improve our team’s performance?

To find out, we can use the Statsbomb API to access free data on every pass in the 2018 World Cup.

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