Live sports data to power graphics

Opta's data can be used to power a suite of different broadcast graphics, from live match information to pre-match, half-time or post-game analysis.

38 - Wolfsburg fired in 38 shots (incl. blocked) against Everton, more than any other side in a Europa League game this season. Wasteful. 30 minutes ago

1 - R. Lukaku netted his 1st goal in his last 10 European games (not incl. qualifiers) and his first since Oct '10 (with Anderlecht). Wait. 1 hours ago

0 - Everton have never lost to German opposition in European football, winning four and drawing four of their eight encounters. Confident. 2 hours ago

4/7 - Arsenal are averaging four shots for every goal in the UCL & seven per goal in the Premier League (excl blocked shots). Finishing. 4 hours ago

17 - Tottenham have gone 17 Europa League group games without defeat, last losing to PAOK Salonika in November 2011 (W11 D6). Spurred. 6 hours ago

9 - Celtic have never kept a clean sheet against an Austrian team in European competition, in nine previous games. Breached. 7 hours ago

0 - Everton have never lost to German opposition in European competition, winning four & drawing four of their eight encounters. Unblemished 8 hours ago

13 - Liverpool have conceded 29 goals in all competitions this season, 13 of which have come from set pieces. Shaky. 22 hours ago

4 - All four of Liverpool's goals in the Champions League this season have come against Ludogorets. Monopoly. 22 hours ago

2 - Arsenal's last two Champions League clean sheets have both come on November 26th (2013 and 2014). Remember. 22 hours ago

On-screen

Powering live presentation graphics

Opta's XML data feeds can be used to power your on-screen presentation graphics before, during and after a game, offering your viewers new and advanced data insights. Our XML formatted data ranges from simple cards, goals and scorelines, through to in-depth player stats and positional data.

Integrated with third party software

To make this process easier we have established successful partnerships with a number of key providers in the industry, including Hego, Alston Elliot and RT Software.

A stunning range of graphical insights

The types of insight we can provide include the following:

  • Player touch maps: plot the location of touches on the virtual pitch
  • Penalty placement: plot the location of previous penalties by a player or team
  • Team attack locations: do teams attack predominantly through the middle or on the wings?
  • Team average formations: plot the average position of players on the virtual pitch
  • Goal and shot arrows: show the location of goals and shots
  • Fouls won/Fouls conceded: plot fouls won or fouls conceded to show trends
  • Tackle markers: plot where tackles by a certain player or team take place
  • Passing and crossing arrows, including assists: analyse whether the majority of a team's goals come from one area of the pitch
  • Passes between two players: show how two specific players link up


Some broadcast examples

Sky Sports using Opta data to study Gareth Bale's international form.

Opta player data is used to construct a head-to-head comparison

Detailed Opta Rugby League data used on live broadcasts

Opta data is used on-screen during a game to provide historical stats about a player

BBC use Opta match stats

Opta player data is used to constuct a head-to-head comparison

Sky Sport using Opta data to show average formation

Sky Sports using Opta data to show goals from crosses

Sky Sports using Opta data to to show Passes in the Premier League over the last 5 seasons

Spurs Stats from Opta

Opta data shows Sunderland Action Areas

BBC Match of the Day using Opta data to show the most passes over the weekend.

Sky Sports showing Kevin Nolans Match Stats collected by Opta

Sky Sports used Opta data to show statistics for Man City with and without Tevez playing

Opta Data being used to show Most Dismissals v Left Arm Orthodox

Opta data used to create a kick radar

Sky Sports using Opta data to compare Courtois and Cech.