Live, accurate and detailed

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

4 - @LFC are the first team in top-flight history to have won four consecutive away games by a margin of at least t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 4 hours ago

19 - No side has scored more first-half Premier League goals this season than @LFC (level with Man City). Rampant. 5 hours ago

20 - Mohamed Salah is the first @premierleague player to have scored 20 goals in all competitions this season. Prol… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

14 - Philippe Coutinho has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 10 away games for @LFC in all competition… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

1 - Bournemouth have beaten Liverpool just once in all competitions (P11 W1 D3 L7), although it came in this exact… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

28 - Alan Pardew has now collected just 28 points from a possible 120 in his last 40 @premierleague games (P40 W6 D… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

6812 - Gareth Barry has scored his first @premierleague goal as a substitute in 6812 days, with his previous one co… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 hours ago

16 - Marcus Rashford has had a hand in 16 goals in 27 games in all competitions for @ManUtd this season (9 goals, 7… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 hours ago

8 - Romelu Lukaku has had a hand in eight goals in eight @premierleague games against former club West Brom (five g… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 hours ago

19 - Jose Mourinho has never lost an away Premier League match against a side starting that day in the relegation z… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 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.