Unrivalled sport expertise

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

14 - Southampton scored from just one of their 14 shots on target over the two legs, while the Danes scored with two from four. Difference. 3 minutes ago

0 - Southampton have failed to score in either of their two previous away games in Scandinavia. Barren. 2 hours ago

1 - Arsenal's first ever win at the Emirates Stadium was against Dynamo Zagreb back in August 2006. History. 3 hours ago

5 - Man City have been drawn with a Bundesliga team in all five Champions League groups they've participated in. Zufall. 4 hours ago

55 - Man Utd's last 16 CL games against German teams have produced a total of 55 goals (3.4 per game). Super. 4 hours ago

2 - Manchester United won both previous Champions League clashes with Wolfsburg back in the 09/10 Group Stage. Howl. 4 hours ago

1 - Chelsea's only previous encounter with Israeli opposition ended in elimination against Hapoel Tel Aviv in the 01-02 UEFA Cup. Memories. 4 hours ago

3 - All three of Arsenal's away games against Olympiakos so far in the CL have come on MD6 & ended in defeat. Repeat? 4 hours ago

1 - @PSG_inside have lost only one of their four European games against Real Madrid. Venga. 4 hours ago

0 - Chelsea have never failed to score in six previous meetings with Porto. Cruise. 4 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.

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