Live, accurate and detailed

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

23 - Barcelona have won 23 games overall against English clubs in the Champions League; more than any other team. G… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 1 hours ago

791 - Luis Suarez has failed to score in the last 791 minutes on the pitch in the Champions League, his longest goa… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 1 hours ago

0 - Lionel Messi has faced Chelsea eight times without scoring a single goal from 29 shots; his worst record agains… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 11 Dec

11 - Barcelona finished top of their group for the 11th consecutive season, the longest run in the history of the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 4 hours ago

221 - Idrissa Gueye has made 221 tackles in the Premier League since his Everton debut in August 2016; 13 more than… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 2 hours ago

3 - Tonight was only the third time Manchester City have failed to score in a match this season, with lower league… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 22 hours ago

3 - @LaticsOfficial have now won each of their last three FA Cup meetings with Manchester City, also beating them i… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 22 hours ago

7 - Will Grigg has scored more #FACup goals than any other player in the competition this season. Stunned. 22 hours ago

2 - Fabian Delph's sending off was only the second red card of his career in English football, with his other comin… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 hours ago

16 - Since his debut in the competition in January 2012, Sergio Aguero has scored more #FACup goals than any other… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Feb

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.