Soccer Analytics for Beginners: An R Tutorial on EURO 2020 Data – Web Scraping & Radar Plots

Reading Time: 11 minutes Bill K from SweepSportsAnalytics.com presents Soccer Analytics for Beginners: An R Tutorial with EURO 2020 Data – Web Scraping & Radar Plots.

Step 1: Download R Studio
Step 2: Install packages
Step 3: Load libraries
Step 4: Read fbref.com URLs
Step 5: Read a single pair of tables for a single game
Step 6: Read all tables for all games
Step 7: Create summary data frame
Step 8: Select players
Step 9: Create the radar plots
Step 10: Make the graph presentable
Step 11: Interpret the graph

UEFA EURO 2020 Group E: Matchday 2 Review & Matchday 3 Outlook – Spain, Sweden, Poland, and Slovakia Battle It Out

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.