Data visualisation

Opta are at the forefront of developing new and innovative ways to display sports data, across all platforms.

99 - Hull have had fewer touches in the opposition box this season than any other Premier League team (99). Problems. 16 minutes ago

13 - Jose Mourinho has lost 13 of his last 27 league games as a manager. His previous 13 defeats came over a span o…… 4 hours ago

Check out Goal's Premier League Team of the Week, powered by Opta data! 6 hours ago

17 - Theo Walcott has fired in more shots on target than any other player in the Premier League this season. Spark 18 hours ago

4 - All four of Man Utd's heaviest PL defeats have come in October. Red. 20 hours ago

14 - Only in 2014/15 (13) have Man Utd collected fewer points after their first 9 PL games of a season than this campaign(14). Woe. 20 hours ago

4-0 - This is Mourinho’s heaviest PL defeat. Only against Barcelona in 2010 did he lose by a greater margin in all…… 20 hours ago

4 - This is only the 2nd time in a PL game that Mourinho has seen his side concede four or more goals (5-3 v Spurs in Jan 2015). Humbled. 20 hours ago

4 - Eden Hazard has now equaled his Premier League goal tally from last season. Reinvigorated. 20 hours ago

2011 - Manchester United last came back to win from 2+ goals down at HT in the Premier League in April 2011 (4-2 win West Ham). Rueful. 21 hours ago


Bringing data to a new audience

Opta are committed to bringing data and statistics to a wider audience.  We believe that it is too important to be left to boring tables and reams of numbers.

Effective data visualisation is a key part of making data more accessible and widening its reach.  

Our data is collected and packaged in such a way that it makes it easy for our media and broadcast customers to present the information in an engaging and information way.

Adding context & colour to traditional coverage

For our print customers, our detailed data can add context to a moment, a match or a season.  Using infographics, player touchmaps, pass matrices and goal build-up images, it is possible to add colour and context to a traditional match report or season-to-date review.

Creating eye-catching visualisations

Our widgets can help to easily add cutting edge performance visualisation to any website.  From player heat-maps to match timelines, representing the data in an eye-catching way is the best way to maximise the impact of your online coverage.

Opta data, visualised

Piero’s Heatmap effect integrates and aggregates event data to highlight the most active areas of the pitch.

The Hego touchscreen can integrate detailed Opta performance data such as player touch and pass maps.

A new generation of cutting edge football analysis website is possible due to Opta's data. Highly detailed performance data is the new benchmark for footbal publishers worldwide. 

The FourFourTwo StatsZone app allows users to analyse and share live stats on their iOS devices, as the game progresses.

ESPN Gamecast use Live Match data from Opta

France Football magazine use Opta content for a comparison piece between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The Guardian using Opta Chalkboards to show passes

The England bowler James Anderson uses innovative data visualisations on his official website, using Opta's detailed cricket data.

The Live Rugby Android smartphone app uses detailed Opta rugby feeds to produce an interactive analytical experience for rugby fans.

MLS Match Centre Chalkboard

Sky Sports used our data to create a widget comparing the current Manchester United defenders.

The Times used Opta Graphics for a preview of  Wales v England

Top tier cricket sponsor Investec, used detailed Opta cricket data for sponsored graphical output.