Live, accurate and detailed

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

100% - All 38 of Javier Hernández's Premier League goals have come from inside the box. Scraps. https://t.co/oAuGaTMk2q 15 minutes ago

2 - Marko Arnautovic is only the 2nd player to be sent off twice against Southampton in the Premier League, alongside @SolManOfficial. Red. 23 minutes ago

1 - Manolo Gabbiadini's strike ended Southampton's run of nine hours & 15 minutes without a Premier League goal at… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 47 minutes ago

0:52 - Shinji Okazaki is the first player to score inside the opening minute of a Premier League match in 2017-18 (… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 59 minutes ago

5 - Christian Benteke has scored more league goals at Anfield as a visiting player (5) than he did as a Liverpool p… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hours ago

1907-08 - Manchester United have scored 4+ goals in their opening two league games of a season for the first time i… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hours ago

78 - There were just 78 seconds between Romelu Lukaku & Paul Pogba's goals for @ManUtd in this match. Quickfire. https://t.co/atWO3XfF4X 1 hours ago

5 - Romelu Lukaku is the 5th player to score in his first two PL apps for Man Utd (after Ibrahimovic, Martial, Mach… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hours ago

1 - Eric Bailly has netted his first-ever league goal in his 67th top-flight appearance (La Liga & Premier League c… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 hours ago

6 - Swansea are unbeaten in their last six PL matches (W4 D2 L0) – their longest unbeaten run in the competition si… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 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.