Mittwoch, 9. April 2014

Atlético Madrid - FC Barcelona: Stats for Lineups

Given the starting XI, FC Barcelona is expected to win at Atletico Madrid by a narrow margin of 0.12 goals. This is a tight match.

Atletico Madrid

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Thibaut Courtois130.6130.621.9Belgien19618188
Diego Godín122.3127.328.1Uruguay32729377
Filipe Luís123.4128.828.7Brasilien29625671
Juanfran117.7123.529.3Spanien35226439
Miranda133.3139.329.6Brasilien31628549
Tiago107.9135.032.9Portugal35925045
Koke119.8134.122.3Spanien17911724
Raúl García120.5124.827.8Spanien [U21]39125960
Gabi114.8127.130.837629350
Adrián110.4111.026.3Spanien Olymp.28618191
David Villa136.1160.632.3Spanien50738650
Bench
Aranzubía94.694.634.5Spanien Olymp.36934102
Toby Alderweireld142.5145.725.1Belgien20317977
Emiliano Insúa112.9115.625.3Argentinien16914685
Mario Suárez117.2119.927.1Spanien21615654
Cristian Rodríguez108.0113.328.5Uruguay31818071
José Sosa115.6121.128.8Argentinien35523192
Carlos Ramos84.4120.519.6171


FC Barcelona

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Pinto76.576.538.422220264
Bartra127.4137.623.3Spanien [U21]1189847
Jordi Alba120.2123.625.0Spanien23718081
Dani Alves178.2192.030.9Brasilien53846090
Cesc Fàbregas179.7181.926.9Spanien49437445
Xavi145.9179.934.2Spanien76261995
Iniesta157.2163.329.9Spanien52437095
Javier Mascherano165.2171.329.8Argentinien45138387
Busquets154.9155.925.8Spanien30424390
Lionel Messi182.1184.026.8Argentinien45937457
Neymar115.2129.922.2Brasilien19115272
Bench
Oier99.999.924.6585377
Martín Montoya129.2140.423.0Spanien [U21]12810800
Adriano131.0136.829.4Brasilien35725654
Alex Song141.8143.226.6Kamerun34026760
Sergi Roberto113.8128.522.2Spanien [U21]1278881
Pedro145.3147.026.7Spanien28018212
Alexis Sánchez137.4139.825.3Chile33422408


Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United: Stats for Lineups

Given the starting XIs, Bayern München is expected to win the second leg by a margin of 0.651 goals.

Bayern München

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Manuel Neuer169.4169.428.0Deutschland39336781
Dante137.5147.530.4Brasilien30227000
Jérôme Boateng147.4148.825.6Deutschland32726308
Philipp Lahm188.7198.230.4Deutschland56750866
David Alaba132.0149.121.8Österreich23419148
Franck Ribéry135.4149.931.0Frankreich42734515
Mario Götze145.9162.521.8Deutschland18813085
Toni Kroos139.4145.424.3Deutschland28820374
Mario Mandžukic130.9135.627.8Kroatien25920301
Arjen Robben157.5165.330.2Niederlande48135286
Thomas Müller161.3166.324.6Deutschland31324526
Bench
Lukas Raeder117.4117.420.3746913
Daniel Van Buyten91.6146.836.2Belgien45739818
Rafinha134.3139.628.6Brasilien33328174
Mitchell Weiser101.3133.119.9Deutschland [U17]776015
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg98.8145.918.7Dänemark [U21]654789
Claudio Pizarro103.8151.635.5Peru60244075
Patrick Weihrauch101.2131.720.1Deutschland [U19]905844


Manchester United

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
De Gea120.0120.023.4Spanien [U21]24222483
Patrice Evra151.9178.932.9Frankreich55948403
Phil Jones108.3123.122.1England14511687
Chris Smalling112.9118.524.3England15211800
Nemanja Vidic121.9146.932.4Serbien34130055
Michael Carrick131.1157.132.7England58749056
Darren Fletcher115.9123.530.2Schottland36326743
Antonio Valencia121.6127.028.7Ecuador31924842
Shinji Kagawa125.1128.425.0Japan16012055
Wayne Rooney172.1177.328.4England57045830
Danny Welbeck108.9118.523.3England19612777
Bench
Anders Lindegaard98.598.530.0Dänemark979020
Rio Ferdinand120.4167.335.4England69962981
Alexander Büttner100.8103.725.21349637
Ryan Giggs32.8178.740.3Großbritannien94071798
Ashley Young117.0122.428.8England40131854
Adnan Januzaj91.0132.219.2301859
Javier Hernández124.0124.625.8Mexiko25414508


Sonntag, 6. April 2014

World Cup - All Optimal National Teams

For the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, we want to publish the optimal national team according to Goalimpact for all participating nations. As just publishing them here would be boring, we would like to cooperate with other blogs of the respective nation and publish them there. Here is a list of all participating nations. Let's turn it into a list of articles on them.

NationAuthorURL
Algeria
Argentina
Australia
Belgium
Bosnia-HerzegovinaNaim Sejtanict.b.p.
Brazil
Cameroon
Chile
ColombiaMarek Kwiatkowskit.b.p.
Costa Rica
Cote d'IvoireJake Nicholst.b.p.
Croatia@MaceMaddoxt.b.p.
Ecuador
EnglandPaul Rileyt.b.p.
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Honduras
IranAmir Fazelit.b.p.
ItalyEmre Marcellit.b.p.
Japan
Mexico
NetherlandsSimon Gleavet.b.p.
Nigeria
Portugal
RussiaPavel Nekrasovt.b.p.
South Korea
Spain
Switzerland
United StatesSteve Fennt.b.p.
Uruguay

How to participate

If you have a football blog and want to publish your optimal national football team according to GI, all you need to do is drop us an email at info@goalimpact.com. Only requirements are
  1. your nation is qualified for the World Cup 2014
  2. your nation is not yet assigned in the table above
  3. your blog is covering football
We will sent you and Excel list with the best players of your nationality and a chart showing their respective development. All articles and authors will be linked on this page. It is up to you if your article is in English or the respective language of your country.

Samstag, 5. April 2014

FC Augsburg - FC Bayern München 1:0

FC Augsburg won against Bayern Munich. Because this ends Bayern's streak of 54 games without loss, it's a little bit historic. However, Bayern let many second tier and youth players play today. So given that, what was the expected result based on the actual line-ups? We rate today's Bayern still better than Augsburg, but given the home field advantage, Augsburg was expected to win by 0.013 goals. So the match was expected to be pretty level at the beginning. When Bayern's substitutions came on Bayern was expected to be stronger. However, that turned out to be too little and too late.

So did Pep gamble and risked the historic streak recklessly? We actually don't think so. As argued here, playing time is of utmost importance in the development of young players. Pep gave that to some great talents and we think that was a very good idea. Much more important than having a season without loss. It certainly would be nice for Guardiola do play such a season grating a place in the history books. But it would be also selfish.

FC Augsburg

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Marwin Hitz117.8117.826.5847604
Paul Verhaegh82.493.530.6Niederlande [U21]29026211
Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker94.2100.129.523919421
Matthias Ostrzolek108.3115.923.8Deutschland [U21]14611750
Jeong-Ho Hong108.4113.024.7Südkorea846669
Raphael Holzhauser97.5119.821.1Österreich [U21]1459635
Daniel Baier94.0100.229.829323317
Dominik Kohr99.1128.920.2Deutschland [U19]795476
Halil Altintop96.9114.131.3Türkei46833462
Alexander Esswein107.9114.624.0Deutschland [U21]16410800
Sascha Mölders101.5107.129.024219110
Bench
Ronny Philp106.9109.725.21288804
Dominik Reinhardt95.4101.229.3Deutschland [U21]21317416
Raúl Bobadilla102.8104.826.818413164
Alexander Manninger54.654.636.8Österreich30327811
Marcel de Jong93.196.727.5Kanada20715901
Erik Thommy93.6129.319.6463773
Arkadiusz Milik103.3133.720.1Polen [U21]844625


Bayern München

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Manuel Neuer169.4169.428.0Deutschland39336781
Daniel Van Buyten91.6146.836.2Belgien45739818
Ylli Sallahi97.2128.520.0906720
Javi Martínez125.4126.825.6Spanien34028091
Xherdan Shaqiri130.7144.022.5Schweiz20713441
Mitchell Weiser101.3133.119.9Deutschland [U17]776015
Bastian Schweinsteiger182.0188.129.7Deutschland55642679
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg98.8145.918.7Dänemark [U21]654789
Toni Kroos139.4145.424.3Deutschland28820374
Mario Mandžukic130.9135.627.8Kroatien25920301
Claudio Pizarro103.8151.635.5Peru60244075
Bench
David Alaba132.0149.121.8Österreich23419148
Mario Götze145.9162.521.8Deutschland18813085
Thomas Müller161.3166.324.6Deutschland31324526
Leopold Zingerle109.8109.820.0746882
Dante137.5147.530.4Brasilien30227000
Rafinha134.3139.628.6Brasilien33328174
Jérôme Boateng147.4148.825.6Deutschland32726308


Mittwoch, 2. April 2014

Stats for Lineups of Paris Saint-Germain vs. Chelsea FC

Paris Saint-Germain is expected to win against Chelsea FC with 0.160 goals. This is a very close tie.

Paris Saint-Germain

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Salvatore Sirigu119.8119.827.3Italien21620073
Thiago Silva128.8134.729.5Brasilien26623943
Alex142.0163.131.8Brasilien36031024
Maxwell143.1168.832.641533679
Christophe Jallet105.1114.830.4Frankreich26922045
Thiago Motta108.9128.431.6Italien33423643
Blaise Matuidi117.3119.727.0Frankreich33928502
Marco Verratti121.0141.021.4Italien [U21]1369267
Edinson Cavani122.9125.827.2Uruguay33927470
Zlatan Ibrahimovic167.1192.332.5Schweden58247135
Ezequiel Lavezzi113.2118.828.9Argentinien37429117
Bench
Nicolas Douchez91.991.933.922720977
Marquinhos97.3129.819.9Brasilien [U17]665474
Lucas Digne110.7136.320.7Frankreich [U21]897817
Yohan Cabaye117.7122.928.3Frankreich35026964
Adrien Rabiot94.2137.219.0Frankreich [U21]654181
Javier Pastore115.9120.124.8Argentinien23417200
Lucas116.2134.421.7Brasilien15711176


Chelsea FC

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Petr Cech158.8158.831.8Tschechien63258825
Branislav Ivanovic129.2136.430.1Serbien35130695
David Luiz132.5134.826.9Brasilien25622607
Gary Cahill110.4115.628.3England33830820
John Terry157.5186.533.3England65859001
Azpilicueta123.3128.124.6Spanien27723995
Ramires132.0134.527.0Brasilien33427063
Oscar123.6136.522.6Brasilien19513453
Eden Hazard132.4142.423.3Belgien30222059
Willian141.5142.725.7Brasilien [U20]26719656
André Schürrle121.6131.023.4Deutschland22216255
Bench
Mark Schwarzer118.5118.541.5Australien68463913
Nathan Aké87.3128.919.1Niederlande [U21]362694
Tomáš Kalas107.6131.720.9Tschechien [U21]917885
Frank Lampard121.9172.835.8England86774210
John Mikel120.9123.226.9Nigeria34525206
Fernando Torres132.6139.130.0Spanien54841896
Demba Ba112.8118.328.8Senegal23717704


Stats for Lineups of Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund


Expected goal difference given the line-ups 0.659

Real Madrid

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Iker Casillas165.8165.832.8Spanien74168816
Pepe141.9157.331.1Portugal32328691
Sergio Ramos168.4173.428.0Spanien49243688
Fábio Coentrão125.4125.626.1Portugal22117044
Dani Carvajal125.3139.622.3Spanien [U21]816749
Gareth Bale124.6129.024.8Wales31226413
Xabi Alonso164.2188.732.3Spanien61750691
Luka Modric127.2132.628.6Kroatien31725920
Isco113.7129.421.9Spanien15211140
Cristiano Ronaldo196.4202.129.2Portugal61051015
Karim Benzema155.9156.626.3Frankreich39125529
Bench
Diego López108.7108.732.429527077
Raphaël Varane114.2137.920.9Frankreich978260
Nacho110.9117.124.2Spanien [U21]523986
Casemiro109.8124.622.1Brasilien [U20]1137164
Illarramendi118.9125.524.1Spanien [U21]1067512
José Rodríguez86.4125.919.3Spanien [U19]634029
Morata119.7139.421.4Spanien [U21]764135


Borussia Dortmund

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Roman Weidenfeller126.7126.733.740637503
Mats Hummels152.7155.125.3Deutschland28725137
Sokratis Papastathopoulos108.6109.325.8Griechenland23619289
Lukasz Piszczek132.1137.628.8Polen25520303
Erik Durm100.2116.421.9Deutschland [U21]1148796
Sebastian Kehl106.8140.334.2Deutschland43034652
Henrikh Mkhitaryan128.1130.825.2Armenien21418078
Nuri Sahin131.1132.625.6Türkei28421703
Kevin Großkreutz133.1134.125.7Deutschland [U21]30323621
Marco Reus116.8120.824.8Deutschland25219452
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang111.6115.724.8Gabun22616324
Bench
Mitchell Langerak109.3109.325.6554967
Manuel Friedrich95.2133.134.6Deutschland41436283
Jonas Hofmann103.7121.321.8Deutschland [U21]15610625
Miloš Jojic104.4119.522.0Serbien [U21]634030
Oliver Kirch79.899.531.621716863
Julian Schieber115.1118.125.2Deutschland [U21]1769019
Marvin Ducksch97.3127.920.1Deutschland [U17]936245


Dienstag, 1. April 2014

Stats on Lineups for Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

Curious to see Pinto's game. He is strikingly low rated for a Barca player. Barca expected to win by 0.684 goals anyway.

FC Barcelona

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Pinto76.576.538.422220264
Piqué155.5158.427.2Spanien35630111
Jordi Alba120.2123.625.0Spanien23718081
Dani Alves178.2192.030.9Brasilien53846090
Cesc Fàbregas179.7181.926.9Spanien49437445
Xavi145.9179.934.2Spanien76261995
Iniesta157.2163.329.9Spanien52437095
Javier Mascherano165.2171.329.8Argentinien45138387
Busquets154.9155.925.8Spanien30424390
Lionel Messi182.1184.026.8Argentinien45937457
Neymar115.2129.922.2Brasilien19115272
Bench
Oier99.999.924.6585377
Bartra127.4137.623.3Spanien [U21]1189847
Adriano131.0136.829.4Brasilien35725654
Alex Song141.8143.226.6Kamerun34026760
Sergi Roberto113.8128.522.2Spanien [U21]1278881
Pedro145.3147.026.7Spanien28018212
Alexis Sánchez137.4139.825.3Chile33422408


Atletico Madrid

PlayerGoalimpactPeak GIAgeTeamNo. GamesNo. Minutes
Thibaut Courtois130.6130.621.9Belgien19618188
Diego Godín122.3127.328.1Uruguay32729377
Filipe Luís123.4128.828.7Brasilien29625671
Juanfran117.7123.529.3Spanien35226439
Miranda133.3139.329.6Brasilien31628549
Tiago107.9135.032.9Portugal35925045
Koke119.8134.122.3Spanien17911724
Arda Turan132.5135.427.2Türkei34826847
Gabi114.8127.130.837629350
David Villa136.1160.632.3Spanien50738650
Diego Costa115.0116.825.522216880
Bench
Aranzubía94.694.634.5Spanien36934102
Toby Alderweireld142.5145.725.1Belgien20317977
Emiliano Insúa112.9115.625.3Argentinien16914685
Mario Suárez117.2119.927.1Spanien21615654
Cristian Rodríguez108.0113.328.5Uruguay31818071
Diego117.5123.229.1Brasilien38031690
José Sosa115.6121.128.8Argentinien35523192