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Premier League selects Oracle Cloud to power new advanced football analytics

Premier League selects Oracle Cloud to power new advanced football analytics

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The Premier League, the world’s most watched football league, has chosen Oracle as its official cloud provider. In teaming with Oracle, the Premier League will increase the excitement surrounding every game through new in-match statistics that provide a deeper understanding of the live action on the pitch. Oracle’s data and analytics and Machine Learning technologies will deliver these ground-breaking statistics in real-time to a global audience of billions each season.

“Match Insights – Powered by Oracle Cloud” will present advanced player performance data and statistics during global broadcast coverage and across the Premier League’s social channels, starting with the 2021/2022 season. Machine Learning models will be developed to generate immediate results based on live data streams, real-time tracking data, and facts collected on each of the League’s players and from thousands of previous matches.

Richard Masters, Chief Executive, Premier League, said: “We are always looking at new ways to bring the Premier League to life and enhance the analysis of the competition. Oracle is a global brand with a great track record of driving innovation and we look forward to working together to bring new levels of engagement to fans around the world.”

Match Insights Powered by Oracle Cloud will include: average formation, live win probability and momentum tracker.

Ariel Kelman, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Oracle, said: “Combining Oracle’s Machine Learning expertise with the Premier League’s wealth of football data is a significant merger of technology and sport. The margins for error in the Premier League are very small, so the data is crucial to discovering the meaningful moments and stories of each match. It’s those stories that unite fans and ignite their passions for the game.”

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