Comprehensive match data at a glance, presented both in easy-to-grasp graphics and in tabular numeric form, makes up the core of DFL’s Official Match Analysis Portal (OSP). This central online hub for the provision and processing of Official Match Data is accessible to Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 club and video analysts as well as selected media representatives and football experts, and it can also be displayed on mobile devices. Large amounts of event and positional data from all DFL competitions allow for analytical break-downs of match, season, and squad data in various areas.
By mapping a vast array of aggregated data both in conditional and technical-tactical performance indicators, the OSP represents a football data cornucopia, designed to aid and expedite high-quality match analysis for clubs and media. Metrics and match data can be configured individually, shown cumulatively or be presented in relation to the timeline of the game, and all data can be extracted in various formats and sent to relevant groups of people.
Additionally, a download area for analytic match reports and video feeds is open to club representatives in the match and video analysis departments as well as members of the coaching staffs, who cherish the broad array of detailed data for opponent analysis, preparation and post-processing, and live analysis of their matches.
Experts using the hub have been appreciative of the development and the positive impact it has had on their day-to-day tasks:
“The official portal allows us to conduct high-quality match analysis. In particular the ability to individually configure all the content makes our day-to-day work so much easier, building the foundation for a goal-oriented and precise analysis on both player and team level. We are not only using this comprehensive pool of match data to prepare and review games, we are also using it for the live analysis of our games,” explains Dr. Philipp Schützendorf, video analyst at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
“The OSP helps us in our daily work to retrieve all important game information quickly and clearly, be it in the game preparation or in the follow-up of our own games. We are pleased that the OSP – in close cooperation with all Bundesliga clubs – is constantly evolving and adapting to the needs of game analysts,” says Mathias Munz, team leader match and performance analysis at VfB Stuttgart.
“The OSP is the most important platform for all analysts of Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 for data-based preparation and follow-up. All available game data can be individually filtered and targeted so that each analyst receives exactly the information he needs for his own work and the coaching team. Above all, due to the DFL’s comprehensive quality assurance, all content is reliable and meaningful, which is a basic prerequisite for dealing with game data,” discloses Philipp Grobelny, video analyst at Fortuna Düsseldorf.
In the future, the OSP will also provide users with exclusive access to innovative performance indicators and analysis models. A growing number of media representatives are accessing the portal, particularly to enhance the media coverage with game analytic information. Also, to facilitate an easier classification and interpretation of performance values, the concept of norm values has been implemented in the Official Game Analysis Portal during the 2017-18 season.
- Individual and broad access to official match data
- Download section for video feeds and match reports
- Used by club analysts and scouts for match prep, performance analysis
- Used by club media departments for match coverage
- Used by national media partners for match coverage