Understanding Opta data feeds

Opta offers a wide variety of data feeds and these are split into three different tiers, depending on the level of detail - Core Data, Classic Data and Performance Data.

130 - Just three players (Fara Williams, Alex Scott & Karen Carney) have won more caps for @Lionesses than Casey St… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

6 - Real Madrid’s special scorers en la Liga: 1 - Lazcano 1929 1000 - Pahiño 1950 2000 - Paco Gento 1963 3000 - Jua… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 hours ago

4 - Steve Davies has netted four goals in his last four FA Cup appearances for Rochdale. Saviour. 23 hours ago

8 - Harry Kane has scored eight goals in his last six FA Cup games for Tottenham Hotspur. Winner. 23 hours ago

18 - Lucas Moura has been directly involved in 18 goals (12 goals, six assists) in his last 20 starts in all compet… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 hours ago

6 - Ian Henderson has scored six goals in the FA Cup this season. No player has scored more (Will Grigg also six). Magic. 18 Feb

6 - Leeds have won each of their last six home matches against Bristol City in all competitions. Marching. 18 Feb

274 - Lucas Moura will make his first start in club football since 20th May 2017 for PSG against Caen, 274 days ago. Awaited. 18 Feb

2 - Robin van Persie has scored with both his shots on target this Eredivisie season. Sharp. 18 Feb

9 - Norwich are unbeaten in their last nine matches against Ipswich in all competitions (W6 D3) since losing 3-2 in April 2009. Bragging. 18 Feb

Opta data feeds overview

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We work constantly, improving and developing our feeds to ensure that our market-leading level of data gets to your system as quickly and easily as possible.

Data feeds available

Opta data feeds are split into three main categories:

  • Core Data feeds - contains basic match data from a wide variety of competitions across the world.
  • Classic Data feeds - more detailed statistical data and aggregated stats.
  • Performance Data feeds - the most detailed level of live data available anywhere, containing x,y coordinates and time-stamps.
     

Hundreds of competitions covered 

The type of feeds we can provide include:

  • Fixtures and results.
  • Line-ups, league tables and live scores.
  • Live stats by player and team, including:

- shots (on/off target, outcome and inside/outside area).
- passes (long/short, successful/unsuccessful and zone)
- assists, through balls and key passes.
- tackles and duels (successful/unsuccessful).
- clearances, blocks and interceptions.
- saves and goalkeeper actions.
- fouls and foul type.

  • Text commentaries.
  • Positional information, including x,y coordinates and time-stamps of every on-ball action.
  • Season-to-date cumulative stats.
  • Historical data sets. 

The world of sport, direct and in detail

Sports data feeds provided by Opta include the biggest competitions in:

  • Football.
  • Rugby Union
  • Rugby League
  • Cricket.
  • Tennis.
  • Golf.
  • Handball.
  • Basketball.
  • American Football

And more.