Live, accurate and detailed

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

1 - Stoke have scored one goal in their last 13 league visits to Anfield, failing to net in any of their last eight matches there. Dearth. 22 minutes ago

3 - Rickie Lambert has scored in three of his four Premier League games against Stoke City. Potted. 53 minutes ago

3 - Danny Ings has scored three goals in his last four Premier League appearances for Burnley. Acclimatising. 1 hours ago

17 - 17 points is Arsenal’s lowest haul after 12 games since the 1982-83 season (15 points). Misfiring. 1 hours ago

15 - Tottenham have found the back of the net in each of their last 15 home European games (incl. qualifiers). Residence. 14 hours ago

532 - Roberto Soldado has now gone 532 minutes of action with Tottenham without scoring (in all competitions). Blunt. 14 hours ago

38 - Wolfsburg fired in 38 shots (incl. blocked) against Everton, more than any other side in a Europa League game this season. Wasteful. 16 hours ago

1 - R. Lukaku netted his 1st goal in his last 10 European games (not incl. qualifiers) and his first since Oct '10 (with Anderlecht). Wait. 17 hours ago

0 - Everton have never lost to German opposition in European football, winning four and drawing four of their eight encounters. Confident. 18 hours ago

4/7 - Arsenal are averaging four shots for every goal in the UCL & seven per goal in the Premier League (excl blocked shots). Finishing. 19 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.