Reading Time: 10 minutes This is an update to last year’s web scraping tutorial. I focus on getting data from my beloved fbref.com for Manchester City, the English Premier League 2021-22 champions. This guide uses R programming.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Group of Death turned out to be even more exciting than expected. All four teams have a chance to make it to the next round. Every goal counts as the 3rd place may lead to the next round as well.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Spain absolutely needs a win against Slovakia. The Spaniards are strong favorites, with 80% chances of winning. Slovakia will work hard to at least get a draw that would see them qualify to the round of 16. Poland and Sweden have similar chances of winning, with the Central European team having a slight edge. With a draw, the Scandinavians would clinch at least 2nd place and may even finish 1st if the other group match ends as a tie too.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Both Austria and Ukraine will qualify with a draw, but chances are that Ukraine won’t risk conceding a late goal. The Netherlands have qualified and North Macedonia have already exited the tournament.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Belgium are the obvious favorites in their match against Finland. Russia against Denmark is a much expected game against two sides that play different styles of football.