The importance of set pieces in football (or soccer in the US) has been on the rise in recent years: now more than one quarter of all goals are scored via set pieces. Free kicks and corners generally create the most promising situations, and some professional teams have even hired specific coaches for those parts of the game.
In this post, we share how the Bundesliga Match Fact Set Piece Threat helps evaluate performance in set pieces. As teams look to capitalize more and more on these dead ball situations, Set Piece Threat will help the viewer understand how well teams are leveraging these situations. In addition, it will explain the reader how AWS services can be used to compute statistics in real-time.
Bundesliga’s Union Berlin is a great example for the relevance of set pieces. The team managed to rise from Bundesliga 2 to qualification for a European competition

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