Unrivalled sport expertise

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

10 - Ronaldo has now scored in 10 successive matches; he has never recorded a run of 11. Bravo 52 minutes ago

85 - Iker Casillas has won more games than any other player in the Champions League history (Xavi Hernandez, 84). Clásico. 1 hours ago

2 - Arsenal's two goals vs Anderlecht were the final two shots of the game. Brinksmanship. 1 hours ago

5 - Five of Arsenal's last six Champions League away wins have been by a single goal. Squeak. 1 hours ago

3 - Tonight is the first time in their history that Liverpool have lost a European home game by a three goal margin. Humbled. 1 hours ago

1 - Arsenal have now kept only clean sheet in their last 10 games in all competitions. Repetitive. 2 hours ago

19 - Mario Mandzukic has now scored 19 goals in 23 Champions League appearances. Menace. 2 hours ago

0 - There were no shots on target from either team in the first half of Anderlecht vs Arsenal. Underwhelming. 2 hours ago

3 - This is the first time Liverpool have conceded 3 goals before half-time in the CL since the 2005 final. Istanbul. 3 hours ago

4 - The first 30 minutes of Champions League football tonight brought four goals, compared to 12 in the first half hour on Tuesday. Paced. 3 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.