Visualising sports data

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

1 - Wigan had conceded just one first-half goal in their previous seven games in the Championship this season. Chase. 9 hours ago

5 - Wigan have won five of their previous six league clashes against Ipswich, losing the other. Latics. 10 hours ago

6 - Manchester United have conceded six penalties in their last 12 Premier League games. Rash. 14 hours ago

1 - @OptaJoe is also on Instagram - find us here: instagram.com/optajoe. Image. 16 hours ago

Vintage Ozil, another record for Lampard & Liverpool slipping - @OptaJoe's Weekend in Numbers bit.ly/1DskuoR http://t.co/F4wH3BY2bv 18 hours ago

8 - Only in one of their previous 8 PL campaigns (11 in 2000-01) have Leicester had more points after five games than they do now (8). Foxy. 18 hours ago

39 - Frank Lampard has now scored against a record 39 different Premier League clubs. Spread. 21 Sep

1 - Frank Lampard has scored his first Premier League goal versus Chelsea, in his 11th match against them. Muted. 21 Sep

14 - Leighton Baines has scored all 14 of his Premier League penalties. Reliable. 21 Sep

8 - Eight of André Schürrle's 10 Premier League goals have come in away games. Devastating. 21 Sep

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