Unrivalled sport expertise

Mining the Opta databases to pull out the best contextual insights.

Cesc Fabregas or Nemanja Matic? Antonio Conte's ultimate dilemma explained with @OptaJoe stats. twitter.com/NizaarKinsella… 31 minutes ago

3 - Only Brian Clough (4) & Alex Ferguson (4) have won the League Cup on more occasions than Jose Mourinho (3). bit.ly/2l6wAPm 51 minutes ago

6 - Spurs have conceded more goals in four European games at Wembley this season (6) than in 12 league games at White Hart Lane (5). Curse. 12 hours ago

1 - Victor Wanyama is the first African player to score for Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium. Hope. 12 hours ago

4 - Since the start of 2013-14, Harry Kane has scored 4 own goals in all competitions - twice as many as any other Spurs player. Misguided. 13 hours ago

12 - Christian Eriksen has scored his first goal in 12 games in all competitions for Spurs. Leveller. 13 hours ago

5 - Prior to Leicester, the last reigning top-flight champion to lose five league games in a row were Chelsea in March 1956. Sacked. 13 hours ago

7 – Tottenham have been eliminated from 7 of their last 8 European knockout ties (excl. qualifiers) when losing the first leg. Grind. 14 hours ago

100 - @WayneRooney has scored 100 PL goals at Old Trafford - only Thierry Henry has scored more at a single ground… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 hours ago

Angel Di Maria & Leroy Sane lead @ChampionsLeague Team of the last 16: goal.com/en/news/1716/c… https://t.co/eL4FSsXh0Y 20 hours ago

Editorial

Finding beauty in the detail

We believe that getting the data into the database is just the start.  The story is told when that data is given context and turned into an enduring narrative.  

We've built our reputation on understanding this context.  Not only do we know who scored the goals, the tries and the runs, we know when they were scored and how.  And most importantly we know what this means in the match, the season and the history of the sport.

An unrivalled team of experts

Our editorial staff have access to a suite of proprietary query tools, allowing us direct and instant access to all of the information that can make the difference between good and great coverage.

We supply our clients with editorial services in a number of different ways.  This can range from pre-prepared reports or Opta Facts to a stats hotline or live chat facility.

Pre-game, during the match or after the final whistle

Our database updates in real-time.  As soon as the data is collected it can be accessed by our editorial team.  This means that we can provide services to media, broadcast and betting clients before a game, after the final whistle or as the action is unfolding.

We'll alert customers as a big milestone is about to be reached, and let them know what the latest incident means in the bigger picture.  We'll help broadcasters better inform their viewers, or give bookmakers the best stats to help encourage betting activity on their website.

Some of our editorial services in action

Opta rugby league data and editorial is used in the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final programme.

Some football match stats used by ESPN on a Premier League broadcast.

SkyBet use some Opta stats on an email marketing promotion in the run up to a big game.

The official England sticker album uses Opta data for player profiles.

Castrol Football uses Opta based stats to power its Twitter account.

France Football magazine use Opta content for a comparison piece between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Sport magazine use some Opta tennis data in a piece on Andy Murray.

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