Squawka.com web scraper for upcoming fixtures

 

 

Attention:

Squawka changed the design of their website. The website no longer uses HTML tables to list the fixtures for a specific league and also changed the corresponding URLs.┬áThat’s why the described web scraper does not work anylonger. As soon I found another data source for the upcoming fixtures, I will create a new blog.

 

 

For the implementation of the Poisson prediction model I needed a data source for the current fixtures. As a temporary solution I used a manual CSV file, which I updated and imported regularly. During my researches for new data sources, I found the website squawka.com. This website provides statistics and analysis based on Opta data. With this post, I will describe, how you can extract the current fixtures from this website and use them during the normal data processing, which replaces the manual CSV interface.

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