Unrivalled sport expertise

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

1 - Wigan had conceded just one first-half goal in their previous seven games in the Championship this season. Chase. 2 hours ago

5 - Wigan have won five of their previous six league clashes against Ipswich, losing the other. Latics. 3 hours ago

6 - Manchester United have conceded six penalties in their last 12 Premier League games. Rash. 7 hours ago

1 - @OptaJoe is also on Instagram - find us here: instagram.com/optajoe. Image. 9 hours ago

Vintage Ozil, another record for Lampard & Liverpool slipping - @OptaJoe's Weekend in Numbers bit.ly/1DskuoR http://t.co/F4wH3BY2bv 11 hours ago

8 - Only in one of their previous 8 PL campaigns (11 in 2000-01) have Leicester had more points after five games than they do now (8). Foxy. 11 hours ago

39 - Frank Lampard has now scored against a record 39 different Premier League clubs. Spread. 21 Sep

1 - Frank Lampard has scored his first Premier League goal versus Chelsea, in his 11th match against them. Muted. 21 Sep

14 - Leighton Baines has scored all 14 of his Premier League penalties. Reliable. 21 Sep

8 - Eight of André Schürrle's 10 Premier League goals have come in away games. Devastating. 21 Sep

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.