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 - Newcastle have won 16 PL points in 2015, fewer than relegated Burnley (17) and Hull City (19). Sorrow. 23 hours ago

3 - Since August 2013, only Martin Skrtel (4) has scored more Premier League own goals than Harry Kane (3). Miscalibrated. 5 Oct

110 - @Ibra_official has now become PSG's all-time leading goalscorer all comps. Idol. 4 Oct

51.6 - Brendan Rodgers has the second best win percentage of any PL manager for Liverpool (after Benitez, 55.3%). Departed. 4 Oct

8 - Arsenal have ended a run of eight Premier League games without a victory over the Red Devils (D3 L5). Relief. 4 Oct

5 - Alexis Sanchez has scored more goals in his last two Premier League games (5) than he had in his previous 21 (4). Rejuvenated. 4 Oct

6 - Since his Premier League debut in Sept 2013, Christian Eriksen has scored more direct free-kicks than any other player. Whipped. 4 Oct

3-0 - Man United are one of two PL teams to be 3-0 down at HT (v Spurs in 2001) and comeback to win (also Wolves v Leicester in 2003). Hope? 4 Oct

3 - Christian Eriksen’s last three Premier League goals have been direct free-kicks. Pinpoint. 4 Oct

3 - Manchester United have conceded three goals in the first 20 minutes of a PL game for the first time. Shellshocked. 4 Oct


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