Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the German Bundesliga debuted the first Bundesliga match facts during tonight’s match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern München on broadcast television in over 200 countries.
The new statistics, Average Positions and Expected Goals (xGoals), give fans deeper insights into a team’s intended playing style based on real-time analysis performed of data captured from tracking players’ locations on the field, and the probability of a player scoring a goal.
Germany’s domestic football league will leverage AWS’s set of cloud services, including machine learning and analytics, to introduce additional advanced statistics in 2020 and upcoming seasons.
Following their joint initiative announced in January 2020, AWS and the Bundesliga are the first to deliver the combination of real-time advanced statistics and game analyses to football fans around the world, according to a statement.
From May 26, 2020, Average Positions will be available during future broadcasts of Bundesliga matches, while xGoals will be available during highlight matches.
“AWS is helping the Bundesliga enhance the broadcast viewing experience by delivering deeper insights into the game that didn’t previously exist,” said Andy Isherwood, vice president and managing director EMEA, AWS. “With AWS, Bundesliga is able to provide real-time statistics to predict future plays and outcomes. 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.”