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

137 - Since Jürgen Klopp first took charge of #LFC, they've won 137 points (6th most) in the Premier League. Preview bit.ly/2xSKiLW 1 hours ago

3 - Only three sides have progressed past the Europa League group stages after collecting one point in the first th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

1 - Everton have picked up just 1 point after 3 Europa League group stage games – the worst start of any English cl… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

10 - Bertrand Traore has been directly involved in 10 goals in just 15 starts in the Europa League (six goals, four… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 hours ago

223 - There were just 223 seconds between Ashley William's yellow card and his goal. Narrative. https://t.co/gnvtCUp4e2 16 hours ago

12 - Nabil Fekir has been directly involved in 12 goals in 12 appearances for Lyon this season (eight goals, four a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

11 - Theo Walcott’s assist was his 11th for Olivier Giroud in all comps; only Mesut Ozil has provided more assists… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

1 - Arsenal have kept their first clean sheet away from home in European competition since beating Olympiakos 3-0 i… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

7 - Everton have won seven of their last nine games at Goodison Park in European competition including qualifiers (D1 L1). Hope. 17 hours ago

7 - Olivier Giroud has been directly involved in seven goals in his last seven starts in Europe for Arsenal (6 goal… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 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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