Bundesliga matches set for enhanced real-time analysis
Enhancements to the technology partnership between Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing division of online retail giant Amazon, and German soccer's Bundesliga are to debut during tonight's 'Der Klassiker' between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
The Bundesliga became the first soccer league worldwide to team up with AWS in January in a bid to deliver more in-depth insight into broadcasting of matches across all platforms and enable new personalised fan experiences.
Today, AWS will launch Bundesliga Match Facts, featuring Average Positions and Expected Goals (xGoals).
Average Positions tracks players’ average location on the pitch in real time, helping fans to spot individual players and understand changes in play more easily. The data is calculated on the basis of around 3.6 million data points per match and will be supplied to all international Bundesliga live broadcasts.
The xGoals model is able to show the probability of a player scoring a goal in a specific situation. The model is based on historical data from around 40,000 shots on goal, and will be used in all international highlights clips.
Bayern and Dortmund, the top two teams in the Bundesliga this season, will kick off matchday 28 at 6.30pm (CET) today.