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306 - The 2017/18 Champions League group stage saw a total of 306 goals scored; the most in a group stage campaign… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 Dec

4 - This is the first time since 2006-07 that four English sides have finished first in their respective groups in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 Dec

5 - England are the first nation to have five different teams qualify for the Last 16 of the Champions League (since 2003-04). Party. 6 Dec

2017 - For a reminder on how xG is calculated & what the metric means, we created a handy guide this summer. Remind… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 1 hours ago

4.09 - Christian Benteke has the highest xG total of all players yet to score a Premier League goal in 2017/18 (4.0… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 1 hours ago

46 - Manchester City's 46-point total after 16 games this season was enough to secure 8th position in the Premier L… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 hours ago

9 – Jose Mourinho has lost more matches in all competitions against Pep Guardiola than versus any other manager. Fo… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 hours ago

14 - Man City's 14-game winning run is the joint-best in the English top-flight alongside Arsenal's run between Feb… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 hours ago

14 – Man City have won their last 14 league games in a row – the most by a team in a single English top-flight seas… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 hours ago

2 – Manchester United have conceded two goals at Old Trafford in the Premier League for just the second time under… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

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You can use our graphical analysis, comprehensive stats and sensational facts to support predictions or previews or to construct the best possible match reviews.

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Our editorial team can tailor our data to a specific project, or provide bite-size facts ideal for print media.

Opta's live data makes ideal content to enhance your match day content, whether via a big screen or match day programme.

Our editorial team's expertise can put a new spin on more traditional forms of sports data.

The official England sticker album uses Opta data for player profiles.

Sport magazine use some Opta tennis data in a piece on Andy Murray.

Opta facts provide engaging content in an easily digestable format. 

The Times used Opta Graphics for a preview of Wales v England

Opta facts provide engaging content in an easily digestable format.