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3 - Steven Gerrard has three goals in two starts against Hull at Anfield. Skip. 29 minutes ago

7 - Saido Berahino has scored seven goals in 10 appearances for WBA this season, with six of these coming at the Hawthorns. Prodigious. 52 minutes ago

4 - West Ham have won four league games this season. In 2013-14 they didn’t reach this tally until January. Revitalised. 1 hours ago

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1 - Tottenham have kept one clean sheet in their last seven home matches in Europe (including qualifying). Caned. 16 hours ago

5 - Harry Kane has now scored five goals in his last four games for Tottenham (all competitions). Hurricane. 16 hours ago

0 - Asteras Tripolis have never won an away match in Europe (lost three, drawn four, including qualifying matches). Sickness. 18 hours ago

29 - Everton have ended a run of 29 European games without a goalless draw that went back to October 1995 (home, vs Feyenoord). Stalemate. 18 hours ago

1 - Lille have won just one of their last 11 home games in Europe (incl. qualifying); drawing five and losing five. Struggle. 20 hours ago

1 - This will be the first meeting between Everton and Lille in European competition. Inaugural. 21 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.