Unrivalled sport expertise

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

5 - Chelsea have lost five of their last six Community Shield matches. Blue. 3 hours ago

14 - Arsene Wenger has finally beaten Jose Mourinho at the 14th time of asking (W1 D6 L7). Special. 4 hours ago

2 - Theo Walcott has only made 2 passes in the 1st half against Chelsea, one of them providing the assist for Arsenal's goal. Efficient. 5 hours ago

3 - The last three meetings between Arsenal and Chelsea at a neutral venue have all ended in 2-1 wins for the Blues. Pattern. 5 hours ago

506 - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal was Arsenal's first against Chelsea in 506 minutes of action. Relief. 5 hours ago

0 - Arsenal have not scored a goal against a Jose Mourinho Chelsea side since 2007 (Gilberto Silva 06/05/07). Drought. 6 hours ago

1 - The FA Cup winners have won only one of the last five Community Shield matches, though this was Arsenal in last year’s game. Curtains. 7 hours ago

21 - There have now been 21 goals scored in the last three @MLS games at Yankee Stadium. Popcorn. 1 Aug

13 - @NYCFC's @Guaje7Villa is now tied for second in @MLS 2015 with 13 goals scored. Incoming. 1 Aug

17 - @ChelseaLFC have become the 17th different side to win the #WomensFACupFinal. Glory. 1 Aug

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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