AWS bringing two new superior statistics to German Bundesliga broadcasts for upcoming season


Amazon Internet Providers is rolling out two new Match Information for the German Bundesliga through the 2021–22 season, bringing new superior statistics to the sport broadcasts and the official Bundesliga app.

The 2 new statistics — Shot Effectivity and Passing Profile — will present followers with deeper insights into the variety of targets a participant or workforce ought to have scored based mostly on the standard of their probabilities in addition to data on the go high quality of a participant or a whole workforce.

The stats shall be debuted throughout Matchday four on September 11, when German champion FC Bayern München and RB Leipzig face off. AWS has already labored with the Bundesliga on six different statistics: Pace Alert, Purpose Likelihood, xGoals, Most Pressed Participant, Attacking Zones and Common Positions.

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A pattern of the Passing Profile statistic.


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Former Bundesliga participant Simon Rolfes instructed ZDNet that the superior statistics assist audiences higher perceive areas like decision-making and the chance of a purpose for every shot. 

The brand new Match Information will higher showcase the motion on the sector and provides followers, coaches, gamers and commentators visible assist for analyzing a workforce’s determination making, Rolfes added.

“AWS and the Bundesliga are working collectively to create a very customized fan expertise to boost fan engagement and retention by leveraging current information, interplay information and different related AWS open information sources,” Rolfes mentioned. 

“The answer will allow real-time suggestions and changes based mostly on the consumer interactions with Bundesliga platforms, resulting in a extra customized and fascinating fan expertise. Because of the work of AWS and the Bundesliga, extra followers will acquire an appreciation for the unimaginable expertise on the sector and the choices made by groups, similtaneously the league differentiates itself by the usage of superior analytics to enhance the standard of play.”

Rolfes — who performed 288 Bundesliga video games earlier than changing into an analyst, Bundesliga.com columnist and sporting director at Bayer 04 Leverkusen — defined that the match info are generated by gathering and analyzing match feeds from stay video games in actual time as they’re streamed into AWS. 

“Whereas that is just the start of the connection between Bundesliga and AWS, we have completed a lot already by way of giving followers a solution to view participant effectivity that wasn’t potential earlier than,” Rolfes famous. 

“We’re excited to see how new stats will proceed to alter not solely the sport itself, however the fan expertise of those video games.”

Along with Match Information, Bundesliga is utilizing AWS capabilities in analytics, machine studying, compute, storage, database, serverless and media providers to course of and retailer the huge quantity of knowledge that powers these statistics, in addition to to coach, deploy and scale the machine studying fashions used to generate predictions, the organizations defined. 

With Shot Effectivity, AWS will use an current Bundesliga Match Reality known as “Anticipated Objectives” to check the variety of targets {that a} participant or workforce has truly scored with the cumulative worth of the variety of targets the participant or workforce ought to have scored based mostly on the standard of their tried photographs.

“If the worth is damaging (proven on TV by a purple arrow pointing down), the participant or workforce has scored fewer targets than would have been anticipated. If the worth is optimistic (inexperienced arrow up), the participant or workforce exceeded the anticipated worth,” AWS mentioned in a press release.  

“For the primary time, every participant’s effectivity might be objectively assessed based mostly on the general high quality of photographs and the variety of targets scored.” 

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A pattern of the Shot Effectivity display screen.


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Passing Profile measures the go high quality and go power of a participant or workforce, calculating the effectiveness of participant passing by monitoring the place passes are focused, how the ball travels and different passing traits. 

The stats are collated by Amazon SageMaker’s machine studying fashions and information scientists analyzed 1000’s of video hours of earlier Bundesliga seasons to create the statistics. Shot Effectivity was created utilizing a dataset of greater than 40,000 historic photographs on purpose whereas researchers analyzed two million passes to create Passing Profile.

DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga Group govt vice chairman Andreas Heyden added that final 12 months, the reception for Bundesliga Match Information around the globe was very optimistic. 

“The 2 new stats for this season give followers a view into participant effectivity that hasn’t been achieved earlier than, and we’re nonetheless simply at the start of our relationship with AWS. I am excited to see how expertise will proceed to evolve the fan expertise and the sport,” Heyden mentioned. 



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