Live, accurate and detailed

Our data collection operation spans the globe and is undertaken by teams of local expert analysts.

1 - Chelsea have lost only one of their last 20 Premier League games played on a Monday (W12 D7 L1). Happy. 2 hours ago

7 - Seven of the last 10 teams to be top on Christmas Day have gone on to win the @premierleague title. Anointed. 2 hours ago

2 - Both of Cesc Fabregas' goals in the Premier League this season have come away from Stamford Bridge. Travel. 3 hours ago

15 - John Terry has now scored in the Premier League for the 15th successive season. Evergreen. 3 hours ago

20 - The record for the most assists in a single Premier League season is 20 (Thierry Henry, 2002/03). Target. 4 hours ago

12 - Cesc Fabregas has registered his 12th assist of the @premierleague season. The most by any player last season was 13 (Gerrard). Whip. 4 hours ago

6 - Stoke City are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games played on a Monday (W2 D4). Chill. 4 hours ago

73 - Eden Hazard has completed more dribbles than any other player in the @premierleague this season. Mazy. 4 hours ago

7 - Mark Hughes has won more points against Jose Mourinho in the Premier League than any other opposition manager (W2 D1 L6). Charmed. 5 hours ago

11 - Check out Ligue 1's Opta Team of the season so far. Stars. http://t.co/vnBhplJ8CT 9 hours ago

The data collection process

A network of global collection centres

Our data is collected in specialist data collections centres across the world.

We believe that it is a unique combination of cutting-edge collection technology and passionate, skilled experts that make our data the most impressive available anywhere.

Combined with an in-stadia data collection operation for some sports, we use propietary software that allows for deep, quick and accurate collection.

Consistent proprietary methodology

Opta is the only sports data business that collects and distributes full, time-stamped, contextual data live, featuring complete x/y co-ordinates (as well as z co-ordinates where applicable, such as shots in football), and a granularity of event type unique amongst data providers.  

An obsession with accuracy

In football alone our data collection methods allow us to collect between 1,600 and 2,000 individual actions from every game.  This is all collected and delivered live.  Three expert analysts will cover each match, one collecting all of the home team actions, one the away team and a third analyst checking the data for consistency and adding additional layers of data.

There will also be a full post-match check in the 48 hours following the match to ensure that the databases are as accurate as possible.

Our analysts in action

Our expert analysts collect live data.

Our data is rigourously checked to ensure accuracy. 

Our live, proprietary data collection software promotes consistancy and accuracy.