Live, accurate and detailed

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

15 - Diego Costa's 19 @premierleague goals this season have been worth 15 points - more than any other player in th… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 hours ago

4 - Southampton have conceded four goals in a Premier League away game for the first time since April 2014 (1-4 vs Man City). Ripped. 16 hours ago

103 - Cesc Fabregas is now outright 2nd for most Premier League assists, one ahead of Lampard (102), but behind Giggs (162). Catering. 16 hours ago

50 – Diego Costa has scored his 50th PL goal in his 85th game, one game faster than it took Luis Suarez to reach the milestone. Star. 16 hours ago

26 - Only John Terry (40) has scored more @premierleague goals excluding penalties than Gary Cahill among defenders… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 hours ago

507 - Oriol Romeu has scored his first Premier League goal since 5th December 2015 (vs Aston Villa) - 507 days ago. Response. 17 hours ago

15 – Eden Hazard has scored 15 Premier League goals this season, his best return in a campaign in the competition. Fame. 17 hours ago

10 - Only Romelu Lukaku (16) and Harry Kane (15) have scored more PL home goals than Eden Hazard this season. Comma… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 18 hours ago

7 - Since Southampton's return to the PL in 2012, only Liverpool (8) have scored more away league goals v Chelsea than Saints. Threat. 18 hours ago

Expected goal leaderboards – a roundup from the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 25 Apr

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.