Thursday, 6 June 2019

Research Analyst (Italian Serie A)

QuantBet Ltd are looking for anybody with a passion about Italian Football to join our team.

We are looking for those people with an outstanding knowledge of teams, players and tactics and are looking to join an already talented team in an ambitious company.

The Role

QuantBet Ltd are one of the brightest up and coming companies in Sports Betting, focusing on cutting edge analysis, research & trading.

We are recruiting for the position of Research Analyst covering the Italian Serie A to join our team and provide expected line ups and advance knowledge of games from this competition. This is a paid role.

The role will involve producing Previews of every game played in the Italian Serie A to our set template, including but not limited to expected line ups, injury & suspension data, tactical set up and likely approach. You will use our bespoke web based platform to do this, on which full training will be given.

The role has flexible hours, though availability to provide previews 3 days before each game and an update 1 day before each game is mandatory. This job can be combined with other roles and is likely to take around 15 hours per week.

The role is home based, all you need is a strong understanding of Football and a fast and reliable Internet connection - videos of all games will be provided for you along with access to our data collection platform. Being able to Speak/read Italian is highly desirable, as we want the most in depth knowledge possible, often only gained if you are fluent in this language.

About You

We are looking for those people with a keen eye for detail and accuracy. The data collected is integral to how we work and so needs to be done to the highest level possible. Being able to concentrate and work autonomously is key.

We want somebody who is extremely knowledgeable about Italian football - do your friends often ask your opinion when a Italian player joins their team? Are you somebody who has an in depth knowledge of how Sassuolo play? Are you the one who can recite the starting XI of Bologna? Then you are the kind of person we want to hear from!

The role has the potential to make it whatever you want, with opportunities for progression into other roles and tasks within the company possible in future.

While we don’t ask for any specific educational background and welcome applications from those of all ages there are a few things we require: -

·      Being able to clearly speak and write in English
·      Good grasp of spoken Italian, or as a minimum being able to read Italian
·      Accuracy is fundamental, whether in your research or spelling & grammar - you should be proficient in use of computers and IT.
·      Highly motivated and enthusiastic - we want you to take pride in your work
·      Knowledge of betting markets is desirable (particularly Asian Handicaps & Total Goals Lines) but training will be given and this is not essential.


The role is open to anybody worldwide - as it is home based there are no restrictions. You will be a contractor of QuantBet and NOT an employee. Payment is set at the going market rate and paid per game.

If you are interested in the role please complete the questions in the link to the Survey below by the end of Sunday 23rdJune 2019

https://donceno.typeform.com/to/vZsEkH

At that point details will be provided for the next stage of the recruitment process.


If you have any further questions please contact analysis@quantbet.com

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Research Analyst (Sweden Allsvenskan)

QuantBet Ltd are looking for anybody with a passion about Swedish Football to join our team.

We are looking for those people with an outstanding knowledge of teams, players and tactics and are looking to join an already talented team in an ambitious company.

The Role

QuantBet Ltd are one of the brightest up and coming companies in Sports Betting, focusing on cutting edge analysis, research & trading.

We are recruiting for the position of Research Analyst covering the Swedish Allsvenskan to join our team and provide expected line ups and advance knowledge of games from this competition. This is a paid role.

The role will involve producing Previews of every game played in the Swedish Allsvenskan to our set template, including but not limited to expected line ups, injury & suspension data, tactical set up and likely approach. You will use our bespoke web based platform to do this, on which full training will be given.

The role has flexible hours, though availability to provide previews 3 days before each game and an update 1 day before each game is mandatory. This job can be combined with other roles and is likely to take around 12 hours per week.

The role is home based, all you need is a strong understanding of Football and a fast and reliable Internet connection - videos of all games will be provided for you along with access to our data collection platform. Being able to Speak/read Swedish is highly desirable, as we want the most in depth knowledge possible, often only gained if you are fluent in this language.

About You

We are looking for those people with a keen eye for detail and accuracy. The data collected is integral to how we work and so needs to be done to the highest level possible. Being able to concentrate and work autonomously is key.

We want somebody who is extremely knowledgeable about Swedish football - do your friends often ask your opinion when a Swedish player joins their team? Are you somebody who has an in depth knowledge of how Kalmar play? Are you the one who can recite the starting XI of IFK Goteborg? Then you are the kind of person we want to hear from!

The role has the potential to make it whatever you want, with opportunities for progression into other roles and tasks within the company possible in future.

While we don’t ask for any specific educational background and welcome applications from those of all ages there are a few things we require: -

·      Being able to clearly speak and write in English
·      Good grasp of spoken Swedish, or as a minimum being able to read Swedish
·      Accuracy is fundamental, whether in your research or spelling & grammar - you should be proficient in use of computers and IT.
·      Highly motivated and enthusiastic - we want you to take pride in your work
·      Knowledge of betting markets is desirable (particularly Asian Handicaps & Total Goals Lines) but training will be given and this is not essential.


The role is open to anybody worldwide - as it is home based there are no restrictions. You will be a contractor of QuantBet and NOT an employee. Payment is set at the going market rate and paid per game.

If you are interested in the role please complete the questions in the link to the Survey below by the end of Wednesday 16thJanuary 2019


At that point details will be provided for the next stage of the recruitment process.


If you have any further questions please contact analysis@quantbet.com

QuantBet - Performance Analyst Recruitment

QuantBet Ltd are looking for anybody with a passion about Football to join our team.

We are looking for those people with an outstanding knowledge of teams, players and tactics and are looking to join an already talented team in an ambitious company.

The Role

QuantBet Ltd are one of the brightest up and coming companies in Sports Betting, focusing on cutting edge analysis, research & trading.

We are recruiting for open positions as a Football Performance Analyst to join our team and help us collect data on the 20 competitions we currently cover. These are paid roles.

The role will involve watching games and using our proprietary bespoke data collection platform to capture key event data as specified by us. Full training will be given.

The role has no set hours, though availability to watch games for sustained periods over Sunday, Monday & Tuesday is essential. While this job can be combined with other roles the nature of when football is played means that availability on these days is key.

The role is home based, all you need is a strong understanding of Football and a fast and reliable Internet connection - videos of all games will be provided for you along with access to our data collection platform.

About You

We are looking for those people with a keen eye for detail and accuracy. The data collected is integral to how we work and so needs to be done to the highest level possible. Being able to concentrate and work autonomously is key.

We want somebody who is extremely knowledgeable about football - do your friends often ask your opinion when your team are linked with a new player? Are you somebody who has an in depth knowledge of how that mid table Bundesliga team plays? Are you the one who can recite the starting XI of the French team threatened with relegation? Then you are the kind of person we want to hear from!

The role has the potential to make it whatever you want, from doing a handful of games a week to those who take on as many as they can, the opportunities for progression into other roles and tasks within the company are possible in future.

While we don’t ask for any specific educational background and welcome applications from those of all ages there are a few things we require: -

·      Being able to clearly speak and write in English
·      Accuracy is fundamental, whether in your data collection or spelling & grammar - you should be proficient in use of computers and IT.
·      Highly motivated and enthusiastic
·      Knowledge of betting markets is desirable (particularly Asian Handicaps & Total Goals Lines) but training will be given and this is not essential.


The role is open to anybody worldwide - as it is home based there are no restrictions. You will be a contractor of QuantBet and NOT an employee. Payment is set at the going market rate and paid per game.

If you are interested in the role please complete the questions in the link to the Survey below by the end of Thursday 17thJanuary 2019


At that point details will be provided for the next stage of the recruitment process.


If you have any further questions please contact analysis@quantbet.com

Friday, 13 May 2016

Is it better to be patient or to take long shots?

Watching a lot of Celtic games recently got me thinking about how they play, why Ronny Deila has come under so much pressure and why they are different to many of the other sides who dominate their respective leagues.
The answer struck me when watching Barcelona versus Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League Quarter-Final.
Despite facing ten men and with Atletico sitting very deep Barcelona kept the ball and continued to try and work positions for Great and Good Chances, which have a significantly higher conversion rate than Attempts.
While I am in no way comparing Celtic to Barcelona in terms of quality, they do face similar problems when playing domestically. Opponents tend to sit deep and be very compact against them, allowing them to control the ball 30 or 40 yards out and restricting the space in behind. However, in contrast to Barcelona I had observed that Celtic are very happy to have lots of Attempts, sacrificing the possibility of creating better chances by keeping the ball.
This led to further thoughts about how Attempts might affect the Total Goals Line in games. Given the conversion rates for Great and Good Chances it means that leagues with more of these should have higher starting lines. Indeed, I would expect to see a trend where games with low lines have a higher proportion of Attempts than Great or Good Chances.
The graphic below shows the difference in the most common total goals line across 15 competitions covered by StrataBet. These competitions are generally taken from the start of the 2015/16 season to date, though Japan J League and Norway Eliteserien look at the entire 2015 season:
Patience or Long Shots Chart 1-01
From this table it is easy to see that Norway has a much higher goal line than the English Championship, meaning that more goals would be expected to be scored in their games.
If more goals are expected, then the proportion of Great and Good Chances should also be higher to account for this.
Using StrataData I investigated this theory and there does appear to be some correlation. Of the leagues with low goal lines, three of the four lowest (those with 2.25 as the common line) also appear as three of the four lowest in terms of the number of Attempts per Great Chance created:
Patience or Long Shots Chart 2-01
The outlier here is France Ligue 1, where Great Chances are created but the goal lines are low and the fewest goals per game are scored of the big five leagues.
The English Premier League and Championship also fall into this category, but in the Premier League 32% of games had a goal line of 2.25. The difference between that and the most frequent of 2.5 (37%) is a relatively small amount, making this understandable.
Austria, Switzerland and Germany Bundesliga appear to be the polar opposite of this, with fewer Attempts taken and more Great Chances created. This fits well in Switzerland, with 64% of games having a starting goal line of >2.5 and 49% of German Bundesliga games having the same.
The graphic below shows this in more detail, so that we can see the leagues where more goals are expected on a regular basis:
Patience or Long Shots Chart 3-01
Germany and Switzerland are only behind Netherlands and Norway in terms of the number of games where over 2.5 goals would be expected.
So how does this relate back to Celtic?
Looking at teams who dominate their league we can see if they typically play like Barcelona in terms of keeping the ball and waiting for better chances, or if they simply shoot often and from wherever possible.
For this I have chosen teams from the top three of all the leagues mentioned who are at least 15 points clear of the team in fourth and the table below brings up some interesting points to note:
patience or longshots table 4-01
As suspected, Celtic lead this table by quite a distance from the rest. For every Great Chance they create they have ~3.5 Attempts, which is significantly more than Barcelona, Dortmund and PSG, who have ~1.5 Attempts per Great Chance.
This does not necessarily mean what Celtic are doing is wrong, but the question would be is this repeatable? We would expect the number of Attempts Celtic have had to result in ~6 goals, though they have actually scored 14. This says that they are either lucky and doing better than we’d expect or that they are confident the quality of strike they can produce from poor positions can beat the quality of goalkeeper the opposition has.
Ultimately there is no singular proven way of playing successful football regardless of personnel. Surprisingly it is Juventus who lead this list of teams if you include the number of Attempts taken compared to both Great AND Good Chances created, despite being a fantastic side. However, what it does show is the style that teams like to play in:
patience or longshots tabke 5-01
The teams at the lower end are more content to wait for better chances to come, knowing that they have the quality to keep creating rather than taking longer shots. The teams at the higher end are apparently confident in their ability to shoot from range, which can be a useful tactic in many situations. It can keep opponents guessing and also opens up opportunities for strikers to get on the end of rebounds and to win more corners.
What should be noted here is that almost all the teams in these tables are at the top end of creating Great and Good Chances in each of their respective leagues. As such, even though they may be registering a lot of Attempts they are still creating better quality chances on a regular basis than most other teams in their league.
Of course Attempts are not always a bad thing but teams that favour these over Great and Good Chances may struggle when the standard of opposition increases, such as in European competition when chances can often be at a premium. Celtic are the prime example of this as they dominate the Scottish Premiership but have failed to make much of a dent during their recent Champions League and Europa League campaigns.
It will be interesting to see how much Ronny Deila’s successor changes their style of play and attitude towards chance creation and if this improves their fortunes on the grander stage.
This blog was originally available at StrataBet Trading Expert.