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.

0 - Five of the last nine Premier League games between Southampton and West Brom have been goalless at half-time. Drab. 3 hours ago

19 - Jose Mourinho has failed to win all 19 Premier League games when two goals behind (D1 L18). Glum. https://t.co/E2kQi72k32 4 hours ago

3 – Leroy Sane has both scored and assisted in three of his last four Premier League apps for Man City. Menacing. https://t.co/lRQHe8EHYe 4 hours ago

13 - Only Wayne Rooney (15) has scored more Premier League goals as a teenager for @ManUtd than Marcus Rashford. Prodigy. 4 hours ago

4 - Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has been directly involved in 4 goals in his last 4 PL games at the Britannia (2 goals… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 4 hours ago

5 - Shinji Okazaki has scored five goals in his last nine PL games, as many as he managed in his previous 51 in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

2 - Jose Mourinho has never won a @premierleague game when two goals behind. Worry. https://t.co/zICIbVvLTP 5 hours ago

2 - Man Utd have conceded two goals in the first half of a @premierleague game for the first time since October 2016. Stupefaction. 5 hours ago

11 - Since the start of 2015/16, Swansea have scored 11 own-goals in the Premier League, more than twice as many as any other side. Gaffe. 5 hours ago

9 - Aaron Mooy has had a hand in nine league goals for Huddersfield in 2017 (3 goals, 6 assists); three more than a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

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.