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.

10 - Cesc Fabregas has reached 10 assists in just 12 PL games this season, faster than any other player in a single PL campaign. Provider. 22 minutes ago

9 - Burnley have conceded more headed goals than any other team in the Premier League this season (9). Rooted. 48 minutes ago

3 - After failing to score in his first five PL games, Danny Ings has bagged three in his last four. Growth. 1 hours ago

11 - Diego Costa has scored 11 goals in 10 Premier League games this season. Impact. 1 hours ago

17 - Wilfried Bony has netted 17 goals in the Premier League in 2014, more than any other player. Princely. 1 hours ago

5 - Charlie Austin has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances including four in the last three. Stunner. 1 hours ago

8 - Only West Ham (8) have scored more headed goals than Everton (6) in the Premier League this season. Battle. 1 hours ago

1 - Queens Park Rangers have picked up one point from their last 10 Premier League away games (W0 D1 L9). Hoopless. 2 hours ago

993 - Ryan Taylor's last Premier League start came 993 days ago (04/03/2012 v Sunderland). Return. 2 hours ago

3 - Everton (1992/93), Middlesbrough (2003/04) and Liverpool (2008/09) are the teams to win away to Man Utd & Man City in a PL season. Club. 2 hours ago


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.