Visualising sports data

Opta's data is ideal to produce engaging and illuminating graphics for use in print or online coverage.

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 5 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 5 hours ago

13 - Only Wayne Rooney (15) has scored more Premier League goals as a teenager for @ManUtd than Marcus Rashford. Prodigy. 5 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… 5 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 6 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. 6 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. 6 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… 6 hours ago

Graphics for print & online

New and innovative data visualisations

Opta's unique data collection system enables us to capture exactly how the major events have occurred within any game, across a number of sports.

This means that not only can our data be used for simple panels and tables, they can also be used to highlight goals, tries, centuries and other major incidents in a more exciting and engaging way.

Graphics for print & online

Our data is collected live and tagged with x/y co-ordinates and time-stamps.  This means that it is ideal to highlight what happened and when.  This level of detail in a data feed means that Opta data is an excellent base to create graphics that highlight a particular move or series of incidents throughout a match or a season.

Highlight talking points and drive the debate

The use of graphics is a good way to back up the point of a star pundit or high-profile journalist.  They can be used to bring a report to life, or focus the attention of a pre-match report.

They can also be used to accompany big ticket features, interviews or seasonal review pieces.

Some graphical examples

The England bowler James Anderson uses innovative data visualisations on his official website, using Opta's detailed cricket data.

The official website of Manchester City uses data visualisation to bring the online matchday experience to life.

The Hego touchscreen can integrate detailed Opta performance data such as player touch and pass maps.

Opta data used to create a kick radar

A new generation of cutting edge football analysis website is possible due to Opta's data. Highly detailed performance data is the new benchmark for footbal publishers worldwide. 

BBC use Opta Data for Match Graphics

ESPN Gamecast use Live Match data from Opta

ESPN Heat map uses opta data to track players movements on the pitch

Opta data is udes to compare Zidane and Plantini

The Guardian using Opta Chalkboards to show passes

Opta Match Stas for LigaBBVA

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