Data visualisation

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

8 - Jamie Vardy has scored the opening goal of a Premier League game on eight occasions this season; more often than any other player. Keen. 33 minutes ago

47 - Leicester have spent 47 days on top of the PL in 2015-16 – only Man City have spent longer in 1st place this season (100 days). Clash. 36 minutes ago

3 - Brighton have won three league games in a row for the first time since September (a run of four). Revival. 14 hours ago

18 - Brighton have now scored the first goal a joint league-high 18 times this season, winning 11 and drawing 6 of the previous 17. Coast. 16 hours ago

2 - Aston Villa (8) and Dagenham (9) are the only two PL/FL clubs yet to score 10+ home league goals this season. Dreary. 23 hours ago

39% - West Bromwich Albion have scored 39% of their goals from headers this season, a Premier League-high. Approach. 5 Feb

62/21 - Man City (62) have made the joint-most team changes in the PL this season, Leicester the fewest (21). Contrast. 5 Feb

-4 - Liverpool have a negative goal difference for the first time after 24 games of a Premier League campaign. Imbalance. 4 Feb

34 - Liverpool have picked up fewer points this season than in any other Premier League campaign bar 1992-93 & 2010-11 (32). Transition. 4 Feb

34 - Chelsea have conceded more goals this season than in any other Premier League season after 24 matches. Leaky. 4 Feb

Visualisation

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.