Unrivalled sport expertise

Mining the Opta databases to pull out the best contextual insights.

55 - A club has now had 55+ points after 22 PL games 4 times, with Chelsea responsible for 3 of those (04-05, 05-06 and 16-17). Dominating. 13 hours ago

101 - Only Ryan Giggs (162) and Frank Lampard (102) have provided more PL assists than Cesc Fabregas (101, level with W Rooney). Conductor. 13 hours ago

7 - Following Victor Moses' assist, Diego Costa has now had more different players assist him than any other PL player this season. Friends. 14 hours ago

51:35 - At 51 minutes and 35 seconds, Diego Costa's is the latest 1st half goal since Opta started recording exact times (2006-07). Gasp. 14 hours ago

4 - Diego Costa has scored a goal in each of his four Premier League appearances against Hull City. Tamed. 14 hours ago

100 - Diego Costa is playing his 100th game in all comps for Chelsea, scoring 51 goals and assisting 17 so far. Cen… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 hours ago

90 - Arsenal are the first club to score 2 90th minute PL winners in the same season v the same team since Man U v Man City in 09-10. Drama. 16 hours ago

7 - Arsenal have conceded more penalty goals this season than they have in any other Premier League campaign. Blow. 16 hours ago

5 - Since the start of last season, Granit Xhaka has had more red cards than any other player in the big 5 Euro leagues. Reckless. 16 hours ago

12 - Arsenal have scored 12 headed goals this season in the Premier League, more than any other side. Nutty. 16 hours ago

Editorial

Finding beauty in the detail

We believe that getting the data into the database is just the start.  The story is told when that data is given context and turned into an enduring narrative.  

We've built our reputation on understanding this context.  Not only do we know who scored the goals, the tries and the runs, we know when they were scored and how.  And most importantly we know what this means in the match, the season and the history of the sport.

An unrivalled team of experts

Our editorial staff have access to a suite of proprietary query tools, allowing us direct and instant access to all of the information that can make the difference between good and great coverage.

We supply our clients with editorial services in a number of different ways.  This can range from pre-prepared reports or Opta Facts to a stats hotline or live chat facility.

Pre-game, during the match or after the final whistle

Our database updates in real-time.  As soon as the data is collected it can be accessed by our editorial team.  This means that we can provide services to media, broadcast and betting clients before a game, after the final whistle or as the action is unfolding.

We'll alert customers as a big milestone is about to be reached, and let them know what the latest incident means in the bigger picture.  We'll help broadcasters better inform their viewers, or give bookmakers the best stats to help encourage betting activity on their website.

Some of our editorial services in action

Opta rugby league data and editorial is used in the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final programme.

Some football match stats used by ESPN on a Premier League broadcast.

SkyBet use some Opta stats on an email marketing promotion in the run up to a big game.

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

Castrol Football uses Opta based stats to power its Twitter account.

France Football magazine use Opta content for a comparison piece between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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

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