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Mining the Opta databases to pull out the best contextual insights.

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

Editorial

Finding beauty in the detail

We believe that getting the data into the database is just the start.  The story is told when that data is given context and turned into an enduring narrative.  

We've built our reputation on understanding this context.  Not only do we know who scored the goals, the tries and the runs, we know when they were scored and how.  And most importantly we know what this means in the match, the season and the history of the sport.

An unrivalled team of experts

Our editorial staff have access to a suite of proprietary query tools, allowing us direct and instant access to all of the information that can make the difference between good and great coverage.

We supply our clients with editorial services in a number of different ways.  This can range from pre-prepared reports or Opta Facts to a stats hotline or live chat facility.

Pre-game, during the match or after the final whistle

Our database updates in real-time.  As soon as the data is collected it can be accessed by our editorial team.  This means that we can provide services to media, broadcast and betting clients before a game, after the final whistle or as the action is unfolding.

We'll alert customers as a big milestone is about to be reached, and let them know what the latest incident means in the bigger picture.  We'll help broadcasters better inform their viewers, or give bookmakers the best stats to help encourage betting activity on their website.

Some of our editorial services in action

Opta rugby league data and editorial is used in the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final programme.

Some football match stats used by ESPN on a Premier League broadcast.

SkyBet use some Opta stats on an email marketing promotion in the run up to a big game.

The official England sticker album uses Opta data for player profiles.

Castrol Football uses Opta based stats to power its Twitter account.

France Football magazine use Opta content for a comparison piece between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Sport magazine use some Opta tennis data in a piece on Andy Murray.

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