Stats created using machine learning, through a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Bundesliga has been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create two new on-screen stats, providing new insight into games.
The new ‘Bundesliga Match Facts’ stats are Average Positions and Expected Goals (xGoals). They are created from real-time analysis of data from the live video feeds, to track players’ locations on the field, and predict the probability of a player scoring a goal.
The video feeds are streamed into AWS’s machine learning and analytics tools to analyse the data and create the stats in real-time. Bundesliga is the first to roll out this type of analysis for football matches.
The stats will be unveiled during highlights of the Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Muenchen match, shown tonight in 200+ countries. Average Positions will then be available during future broadcasts of Bundesliga matches, while xGoals will be available during highlight matches.
Andreas Heyden, executive vice president of digital innovations for the DFL Group, said: “We at Bundesliga are able to use this advanced technology from AWS, including statistics, analytics and machine learning, to interpret the data and deliver more in-depth insight and better understanding of the split-second decisions made on the pitch.”
Andy Isherwood, vice president and managing director EMEA, AWS, adds: “AWS is helping the Bundesliga enhance the broadcast viewing experience by delivering deeper insights into the game that didn’t previously exist. These two new statistics are just the beginning of what we’ll be able to deliver for football fans as we look forward to unlocking new ways to better educate, engage, and entertain viewers around the world.”