Visualising sports data

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

2 - Brighton have won back-to-back home league games in the top-flight for the first time since November 1982. Flying. 14 hours ago

20 - Tomer Hemed has had a hand in 20 goals in his last 23 league starts at the Amex Stadium for Brighton (15 goals, five assists). Source. 15 hours ago

2 - Newcastle United were the only team to beat Brighton & Hove Albion both home and away in the 2016-17 Championship season. Edge. 17 hours ago

4 - Sheffield United have scored four goals away at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday for the first time in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

1:47 - There was just 1 minute and 47 seconds between Sheffield Wednesday's equaliser and Mark Duffy's goal. Steel. 17 hours ago

83 - Oumar Niasse has scored 83% of his PL goals as a sub (5 of 6), second only to Matt Derbyshire (90%) of players… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 hours ago

5 - Leon Clarke has scored five goals in his last five league matches against Sheffield Wednesday. Thorn. 19 hours ago

10 - All 10 outfield players for @ManCity were involved in this goal. Liquid. twitter.com/OptaJoe/status… 23 Sep

31 - There were 31 passes before Delph's goal v Crystal Palace, the most before a goal in the @premierleague since… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Sep

7 - Since joining @LFC in 2013, Simon Mignolet has saved 7 of the 15 @premierleague penalties he's faced; more than… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Sep

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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