Live, accurate and detailed

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

4 - For the 4th time @FCBayernEN won the championship 3 times in a row (Gladbach once, starting 1974/75). Domination http://t.co/PwSSE7ZODo 1 hours ago

0 - Today is the first time that Arsenal, Chelsea & Man Utd have all failed to score in the PL on the same day since November 22 2008. Rare. 2 hours ago

100 - Eden Hazard is the first @premierleague player to be fouled 100 times this season. Treatment. 2 hours ago

8h2m - Arsenal have now gone eight hours and two minutes without a goal against Chelsea. Grind. 3 hours ago

0 - Arsenal have been held to a goalless draw in the Premier League for the first time this season. Neutralised. 3 hours ago

8 - Didier Drogba has scored eight times in 11 Premier League appearances against Arsenal. Nemesis. 4 hours ago

3 - Mesut Ozil created three goalscoring chances in the first half vs Chelsea, more than any other player in the game. Conductor. 4 hours ago

5 - Chelsea have five bookings for simulation in the Premier League this season, more than any other side. Stumble. 4 hours ago

0 - Jose Mourinho has never lost as an opposition coach against Arsene Wenger in any competition (W7 D5 L0). Specialist. 5 hours ago

20 - Chelsea have scored first in all 20 of their games in all competitions in 2015. Eager. 5 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.