Unrivalled sport expertise

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

3-0 - Man United are one of two PL teams to be 3-0 down at HT (v Spurs in 2001) and comeback to win (also Wolves v Leicester in 2003). Hope? 36 minutes ago

3 - Christian Eriksen’s last three Premier League goals have been direct free-kicks. Pinpoint. 52 minutes ago

3 - Manchester United have conceded three goals in the first 20 minutes of a PL game for the first time. Shellshocked. 1 hours ago

3 - Arsenal have scored three league goals in a game against Manchester United for the first time since November 2001. Ruthless. 1 hours ago

2 - Only once in PL history have Man United conceded two goals as quick as they have v Arsenal (2 in 6 mins v Shef Wed in 1992). Stunned. 1 hours ago

74 - There was just 74 seconds between Arsenal's first and second goals against Manchester United. Quickfire. 1 hours ago

2 - Arsenal have scored twice against Manchester United in a PL game for the first time since August 2011 (8-2). Rapid. 1 hours ago

4 - Mesut Ozil has scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for the fourth time. Instigator. 1 hours ago

3 - Erik Lamela has had a hand in three goals in his last three top-flight appearances for Tottenham (one goal, two assists). Involved. 1 hours ago

5 - Garry Monk has never won a Premier League game against Spurs, either as a player (D1 L2) or as a manager (L2). Habit. 1 hours ago


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.