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.

16 - Cristiano Ronaldo (16) scored more goals in the Champions League last season than 26 teams netted in total. Menace. #UEFABestPlayer 41 minutes ago

15.4% - Celtic beat Barcelona in Nov 2012 with just 15.4% possession; the lowest ratio for a winning side in the CL since 2003-04. Counter. 1 hours ago

4 - Erik Lamela scored four of Spurs' five goals against Monaco in the Europa League last season. Taxing. 1 hours ago

1 - Arsenal will play against a Bulgarian team in a competitive fixture for the first time ever when they face Ludogorets. Fresh. 1 hours ago

9 - There were nine goals scored in the two Champions League games between Man City & Borussia Mönchengladbach last season. Party. #UCLdraw 1 hours ago

4 - Arsenal have won all four of their previous meetings in European competition against Swiss sides. Timing. #UCLdraw 1 hours ago

2 - Pep Guardiola won two Champions League titles as Barcelona manager (2008-09 & 2010-11). Return. #UCLdraw 1 hours ago

2 - Arsenal have only faced PSG twice before in European competition; in the 1993-94 Cup Winners' Cup semi finals (W1 D1). Tunnel. 1 hours ago

3 - FC Porto have won just three of their last 16 Champions League games versus English opponents (W3 D4 L9). Fearful. #UCLdraw 1 hours ago

0 - Group G is the only group not to have produced a single Champions League winner in the last 13 seasons. Unwanted. 2 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 Sport using Opta data to show average formation

Opta data used to create a kick radar

Sky Sports using Opta data to compare Courtois and Cech.

Aguero Touches