Oracle Cloud to Power Premier League Football

The English Premier League – football’s largest and most watched league – has partnered with Oracle as it’s official cloud provider.

Leveraging Oracle Cloud, fans of the Premier League will, as of the 2021/22 season, benefit from in-game statistics for player and team performance. As tactics on the pitch change, Oracle Cloud will deliver analytics that show fans how teams respond, as well as the predicted result.

Oracle also plans to develop more sophisticated machine learning-led technologies throughout the season, giving fans even more of an opportunity to be a part of matches on game day, whether they’re watching live or following the official Premier League social channels.

Combining Oracle’s machine learning expertise with the Premier League’s wealth of football data is a significant merger of technology and sport

Ariel Kelman, Oracle executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

“Match Insights – Powered by Oracle Cloud” will include:

  • Average Formation – This tracks the positions of all players when their team is in and out of possession.  The model highlights differences in how teams organize themselves when attacking and defending. During the match, fans will see how teams react to their opposition’s tactics, helping viewers to understand the strategies behind different styles of play.
  • Live Win Probability – This statistic further tells the story of a team’s performance by calculating the chance of a team securing a win or draw by simulating the remainder of the match 100,000 times. The model is based on four years of match data and takes into account if a team is home or away, the current score, penalties awarded, players on the pitch, red cards and time left in the match.
  • Momentum Tracker – This measures the likelihood of the team in possession scoring a goal in the next 10 seconds. The results are based on data from thousands of historical games and the last five events in the current possession. The model incorporates the outcomes of passes, dribbles in possession, tackles and the locations on the pitch where they take place.

This news comes after the recent announcement that Oracle will also be working with Formula 1 team, Red Bull Racing Honda.

For more details on the partnership between Oracle and the Premier League, read the full story at: https://www.oracle.com/uk/news/announcement/premier-league-selects-oracle-cloud-infrastructure-2021-05-06/

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