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Our mission is to create a global standard for live sports data. We believe that Opta data enhances and illuminates every area of sport, from live broadcasts and online coverage to professional performance analysis.

2 - The Netherlands have lost two competitive home games in a row for the first time in their history. Farce. 2 hours ago

50 - Robin van Persie is the first player to score 50 goals for the Netherlands. Milestone. 2 hours ago

15 - Only two sides have had more first-half shots without scoring in a Euro 2016 qualifier than Wales have tonight (15). Frustrated. 3 hours ago

2 - The Netherlands have conceded two first-half goals in a competitive home game for the first time since Oct 2000 (vs Portugal). Drama. 3 hours ago

13 - Netherlands have conceded 13 times in Euro 2016 qualification; more than each of England, Wales, N.Ireland, Ireland & Scotland. Pipped. 3 hours ago

0 - Andorra have not scored in any of their last 13 competitive away games, last netting against Ireland in Dublin in September 2010. Blank. 4 hours ago

8 - Gareth Bale has scored (6) or assisted (2) eight of Wales' nine goals in Euro 2016 qualification. Dragon. 4 hours ago

10 - England have won 10 competitive games in a row for the first time in their history. Peak. 9 hours ago

12 - England allowed their opponents just 12 shots on target in the Euro 2016 qualifiers; at least 10 fewer than any other side. Organised. 10 hours ago

1 - As Bolton manager, Sam Allardyce lost just one of six home Premier League games against Arsene Wenger's Arsenal (W3 D2 L1). Bogey. 13 hours ago

About Opta

High definition live sports data

Opta is the world's leading sports data company and is owned by digital sports media group PERFORM.  We collect, package, analyse and distribute more live data, in more detail, than anyone else.

The level of detail we collect brings an added dimension to the world of sport.  It allows for more innovative broadcast coverage, more engaging online and print reporting and more intelligent professional analysis.

More live data than anyone else

This high definition data is collected and analysed live by Opta.  It is databased and supplied within seconds of the action happening on the pitch.  This means it can be used to create an ongoing narrative as the drama unfolds.  

As the live data goes into our databases, it adds to the most comprehensive archive of sports data on the planet.

Our skilled editorial teams across the world use this archive to create a level of content that is unmatched in its authenticity and credibility.  The biggest and best brands in the world of sport rely on it to power their coverage across a range of platforms.

300 customers, 40 countries, one global standard

Opta is built on a consistent and reliable approach across our global data collection operation.  All of our data is collected to the same standard, using the same software and to the same definitions.

Our customers, and sports fans across the world can be confident in Opta data.  Players and teams are compared using the same global standard, and it is this passion for consistency that has ensured that Opta has become the byword for credibility in the world of sports data.

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