Live, accurate and detailed

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

4 - Saido Berahino has scored in WBA’s last 4 PL matches. Last WBA player to net in 5 successive games was Peter Odemwingie May 2011. Nap 7 minutes ago

8 - No-one has dropped more points from leading positions this season than Hull City or Swansea City (8 each). Pieces. 21 minutes ago

54% - Everton are the most accurate shooters in the top flight so far this season, hitting the target with 54% of efforts. Precision. 37 minutes ago

3 - Chelsea have failed to score in three of the last four Premier League games against west London rivals QPR. Blanks. 1 hours ago

4 - @Arsenal have been behind at some point in each of their four @premierleague home games this season. Headstart. 1 hours ago

5 - Newcastle have had five players sent off in their last four Premier League games against Liverpool. Grouchy. 4 hours ago

29 - Juninho has scored more goals than any other Brazilian in @premierleague history. Teessider. 15 hours ago

3 - Yaya Toure has scored in three of his last four Premier League appearances against Man Utd. Rampaging. 16 hours ago

4 - Scott McDonald has scored four goals in six previous league appearances against Watford. Lionised. 22 hours ago

6 - Matty Fryatt has bagged six goals in five appearances in league competition against Huddersfield Town. Terrorised. 30 Oct

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.