Visualising sports data

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

1 - Tottenham Hotspur have won just one of their last nine competitive games at Wembley (D2 L6). Residence. https://t.co/VfK0tQTxIe 16 hours ago

24 - Manchester United have equalled their record for the longest unbeaten run within a single top-flight season (2… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

7 - Seven of the eight red cards in Premier League #ManchesterDerby matches have been given to Manchester United. Feisty. 27 Apr

19 - There were just 19 seconds between Marouane Fellaini's first & second cards in this #ManchesterDerby. Quickfire. 27 Apr

3 - Marouane Fellaini has been given his third red card in his Premier League career & his first in the competition since May 2015. Madness. 27 Apr

7 - Sergio Aguero has now attempted 7 shots in this game; more than any other player in a single game against Man U… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

4 - Jose Mourinho has won just 4 of his 18 meetings with Pep Guardiola (D6 L8), but one of these came in the last… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

8 - Sergio Aguero has scored 8 goals in 10 competitive appearances for Manchester City against Manchester United. T… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

3 - The previous 3 #ManchesterDerby @premierleague games officiated by Martin Atkinson have seen @ManUtd score a 90… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

8 - Spurs have won eight consecutive league games for the first time since October 1960 (13 in a row). Momentum. https://t.co/1jAhJzwSya 26 Apr

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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