Unrivalled sport expertise

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

7 - Manchester United have played seven previous Premier League games on a Friday and have never lost (W4 D3). Freaky. 1 minutes ago

5 - The eventual Premier League title winning team have started their season on Monday night in each of the past five seasons. Baggies. 4 minutes ago

37 – Since August 2013, Charlie Austin has scored 37 league goals (incl. play-offs) for QPR; 30 more than any other player. Value. 34 minutes ago

40 – Manchester City have seen more goalscorers of different nationalities than any other Premier League team (40). Diverse. 1 hours ago

We're looking for a Sports Data Architect to work on some exciting new projects. optasports.com/about/getting-… Application. 20 hours ago

3 - Diafra Sakho has now scored three goals in his last three home appearances for the Hammers (all competitions). Iron. 16 hours ago

0 - West Ham United have failed to find the net in each of their last four European matches. Hapless. 17 hours ago

14 - Lee Cattermole received 14 yellow cards in 2014/15 - a joint-record for a player in a PL season (also Hughes, Savage, Tiote ). Caution. 23 hours ago

39 - It is 39 days since West Ham ended the season, the joint-shortest summer break for a PL team along with Fulham in 2011/12. Early. 2 Jul

226 - Only Cesc Fabregas (224) has a better minutes per assist rate in Premier League history than Nani (226) (min 40 assists). Sidelined 2 Jul

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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