4 - @Everton have won their first four games of a season for the first time since 1978/79 when they were managed by… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 11 hours ago

31 - @FCBarcelona had lower possession than @realmadriden for the first time since May 7th 2008 (31 games). Dominat… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 hours ago

.@SkySportsMNF have explained Opta's new expected goals metric using examples from last weekend's action.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 hours ago

228 - Thierry Henry is Arsenal's all-time highest ever goalscorer, with 228 goals in 377 games. Anniversaire. https://t.co/qQc02u2R5p 21 hours ago

4 - Marco Asensio's last four shots for Real Madrid (all comps): ⚽️ vs Juventus ❌ vs Man Utd ⚽️ vs Barcelona ⚽️ vs… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 Aug

1 - Ernesto Valverde is the first Barcelona manager to lose two Clasicos in a row since Frank Rijkaard in 2008 (all… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 hours ago

15 - Celtic have won 15 of their last 17 Champions League qualifying games at Celtic Park (D1 L1). Stronghold. https://t.co/Se8535IYFD 16 Aug

8 - Gylfi Sigurdsson assisted a league-high eight goals direct from dead ball scenarios last season in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 Aug

628 - Gareth Barry is only four appearances away from equalling Ryan Giggs' record of 632 games in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 Aug

1 - No @LFC player made more passes (24), interceptions (4) or had more touches (41) than Trent Alexander-Arnold in… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 Aug

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Advanced metrics: Expected Goals

As part of Opta’s commitment to offering greater detail to sports fans across the world, we have been working on some advanced metrics th...

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Beyond Heatmaps: What's Next for Football Data Event Review

On Tuesday 11th July Opta hosted an event at the May Fair Hotel, London entitled “Beyond Heatmaps: What’s Next for Football Data.”

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NEWS Beyond Heatmaps: What's next for football data

Next Tuesday (11th July) will see Opta hosting an event at the May Fair hotel, entitled “Beyond Heatmaps: What’s next for football data.”

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In the last 12 months, Opta has collected

  • 139,297

    Football goals scored

  • 79,466

    Yellow cards given

  • 5,589

    Red cards given

  • 18,827

    Wickets taken

  • 7,324

    Rugby Union tries scored

  • 3,549

    Rugby League tries scored

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