Unrivalled sport expertise

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

33 - None of Man City's 33 Champions League games have ended 0-0. Excitement. 6 hours ago

100 - Patrice Evra has become the second French player to make 100 Champions League appearances (Thierry Henry, 112). Centurion. 7 hours ago

7000 - Angel Di Maria's goal was the 7000th scored in the Champions League. Milestone. 8 hours ago

6 - Man United have won six of their last seven home games in the Champions League. Theatrical. 9 hours ago

8 - Man City's eight Champions League goals this season have all been scored by different players (including two own goals). Selection. 10 hours ago

5 - Man Utd's biggest MD5 win in a Champions League group came under David Moyes at Leverkusen in 2013 (5-0). Legacy. 16 hours ago

6 - Manchester United have won six of their last seven home games in the Champions League (D1). Theatre. 16 hours ago

3 - Arsenal have lost all three previous Champions League games in Olympiakos, all on Matchday 6. Hoodoo. 24 Nov

6 - Willian has scored 6 times from 12 free-kick attempts this season in all comps; 4 of 5 in the Champions League. Specialist. 24 Nov

3 - Alexis Sanchez has been involved in three goals in the same Champions League game for the first time. Busy. 24 Nov


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.