Visualising sports data

Opta's data is ideal to produce engaging and illuminating graphics for use in print or online coverage.

2 - Make sure you follow @OptaJim & @OptaJason as the Cricket World Cup comes to a Trans-Tasman climax at the MCG today. Pinnacle. 2 hours ago

7 - Wales have now gone seven competitive internationals unbeaten (W4 D3) for the first time since Sept 1987 (eight games). Dragons #ISRvWAL 10 hours ago

3 - Wales have scored 3+ goals in an away international for the first time since September 2007 (5-2 v Slovakia). Joyous. #ISRvWAL 10 hours ago

2 - Gareth Bale is the only player to have scored more than one goal from a direct free-kick in the #EURO2016Qualifiers so far. Galactico. 11 hours ago

7 - Wales had seven shots in the first half vs Israel but scored with their only effort on target. Handy. 11 hours ago

6 - Luton Town have lost six successive FL games within a single season for the first time since the last six matches of 2007-08. Slump. 12 hours ago

26 - Coventry have dropped 26 points from leading positions this season, the joint most in the top four tiers. Wary. 12 hours ago

4 - York City's Jake Hyde has now scored in four consecutive away league games, but has none in his last seven at home. Jekyll. 12 hours ago

4 - Adebayo Akinfenwa has scored four goals in his last four league games against Tranmere. Beastmode. 13 hours ago

3 - Doug Loft has played a part in each of Gillingham’s last three goals (assisting two and scoring one). Conversion. 14 hours ago

Graphics for print & online

New and innovative data visualisations

Opta's unique data collection system enables us to capture exactly how the major events have occurred within any game, across a number of sports.

This means that not only can our data be used for simple panels and tables, they can also be used to highlight goals, tries, centuries and other major incidents in a more exciting and engaging way.

Graphics for print & online

Our data is collected live and tagged with x/y co-ordinates and time-stamps.  This means that it is ideal to highlight what happened and when.  This level of detail in a data feed means that Opta data is an excellent base to create graphics that highlight a particular move or series of incidents throughout a match or a season.

Highlight talking points and drive the debate

The use of graphics is a good way to back up the point of a star pundit or high-profile journalist.  They can be used to bring a report to life, or focus the attention of a pre-match report.

They can also be used to accompany big ticket features, interviews or seasonal review pieces.

Some graphical examples

The England bowler James Anderson uses innovative data visualisations on his official website, using Opta's detailed cricket data.

The official website of Manchester City uses data visualisation to bring the online matchday experience to life.

The Hego touchscreen can integrate detailed Opta performance data such as player touch and pass maps.

Opta data used to create a kick radar

A new generation of cutting edge football analysis website is possible due to Opta's data. Highly detailed performance data is the new benchmark for footbal publishers worldwide. 

BBC use Opta Data for Match Graphics

ESPN Gamecast use Live Match data from Opta

ESPN Heat map uses opta data to track players movements on the pitch

Opta data is udes to compare Zidane and Plantini

The Guardian using Opta Chalkboards to show passes

Opta Match Stas for LigaBBVA

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