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Real Deal Pods: Crunching the Stats: A Data-Driven Champions League Preview

Metrics, Models & Round of 16 Projections

On this episode of the Real Deal, we’re joined by data visualization specialist Chase (@FPL_Chase) to crunch the numbers on Europe’s top football clubs. Chase adjusts his metrics to account for opposition strength, capturing evolving trends over time. His insights reveal fascinating rises and falls across the Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, and Bundesliga.

We analyze odd goal-scoring streaks, surprising over and underperformers, and the continental heavyweights living up to the hype. Chase shares his fine-tuned visualizations that essentially act as seasonal form guides.


3:50 - Adjusting metrics to account for the strength of opposition

8:53 - Strange finishing streaks in La Liga

22:50 - Premier League trends (ft. Everton, Bournemouth surprises)

34:37 - Serie A’s risers and fallers (ft. Inter, Juventus, Napoli, & Roma)

43:20 - Bundesliga’s best (ft. Bayern, Leverkusen, Stuttgart, Dortmund, & Leipzig)

48:04 - Quickfire Champions League Round of 16 Preview


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Hosts this week:

Mehedi Hassan (@MHassanFootball)

Siddharth Ramsundar (@TacticalFouling)

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