Live, accurate and detailed

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

108 - Sergio Aguero averages a goal every 108 minutes in the PL; the best mins/goal ratio of any player to have sco… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hours ago

55 - No player has created as many chances from open play in the big five European Leagues this season as Alexis Sa… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago

4 – Sunderland have had fewer goalscorers in league competition this season than any other team in Europe’s big five divisions. Light. 22 hours ago

3 - Odion Ighalo has scored just three goals in his last 35 Premier League games, after 13 in his first 19 for Watford. Drop. 22 hours ago

896 - Memphis Depay has failed to score or assist a goal in his last 896 minutes in the PL. Desert. 19 Jan

136 – Gabriel Jesus scored or assisted a league goal every 136 mins for Palmeiras last term as they won the Brazilian top-flight title. Key. 19 Jan

6 - Liverpool have kept six clean sheets in their last nine FA Cup games. Sturdy. 18 Jan

1 - Southampton have scored exactly one goal in each of their last seven home games in all competitions. Singular. 18 Jan

0 - Norwich City failed to direct a single shot on target in a game in any competition for the first time since March (v Man City). Caged. 18 Jan

12 - Divock Origi is the first Liverpool player to miss a penalty (in all comps) in 12 attempts, since S Gerrard v QPR in May 2015. Fluffed. 18 Jan

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.