Live, accurate and detailed

Our data collection operation spans the globe and is undertaken by teams of local expert analysts.

0 - Five of the last nine Premier League games between Southampton and West Brom have been goalless at half-time. Drab. 2 hours ago

19 - Jose Mourinho has failed to win all 19 Premier League games when two goals behind (D1 L18). Glum. https://t.co/E2kQi72k32 4 hours ago

3 – Leroy Sane has both scored and assisted in three of his last four Premier League apps for Man City. Menacing. https://t.co/lRQHe8EHYe 4 hours ago

13 - Only Wayne Rooney (15) has scored more Premier League goals as a teenager for @ManUtd than Marcus Rashford. Prodigy. 4 hours ago

4 - Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has been directly involved in 4 goals in his last 4 PL games at the Britannia (2 goals… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 4 hours ago

5 - Shinji Okazaki has scored five goals in his last nine PL games, as many as he managed in his previous 51 in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 4 hours ago

2 - Jose Mourinho has never won a @premierleague game when two goals behind. Worry. https://t.co/zICIbVvLTP 5 hours ago

2 - Man Utd have conceded two goals in the first half of a @premierleague game for the first time since October 2016. Stupefaction. 5 hours ago

11 - Since the start of 2015/16, Swansea have scored 11 own-goals in the Premier League, more than twice as many as any other side. Gaffe. 5 hours ago

9 - Aaron Mooy has had a hand in nine league goals for Huddersfield in 2017 (3 goals, 6 assists); three more than a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

The data collection process

A network of global collection centres

Our data is collected in specialist data collections centres across the world.

We believe that it is a unique combination of cutting-edge collection technology and passionate, skilled experts that make our data the most impressive available anywhere.

Combined with an in-stadia data collection operation for some sports, we use propietary software that allows for deep, quick and accurate collection.

Consistent proprietary methodology

Opta is the only sports data business that collects and distributes full, time-stamped, contextual data live, featuring complete x/y co-ordinates (as well as z co-ordinates where applicable, such as shots in football), and a granularity of event type unique amongst data providers.  

An obsession with accuracy

In football alone our data collection methods allow us to collect between 1,600 and 2,000 individual actions from every game.  This is all collected and delivered live.  Three expert analysts will cover each match, one collecting all of the home team actions, one the away team and a third analyst checking the data for consistency and adding additional layers of data.

There will also be a full post-match check in the 48 hours following the match to ensure that the databases are as accurate as possible.

Our analysts in action

Our expert analysts collect live data.

Our data is rigourously checked to ensure accuracy. 

Our live, proprietary data collection software promotes consistancy and accuracy.