Visualising sports data

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

Who makes the cut in the @GoalUK & @OptaJoe Premier League Team of the Week? bit.ly/2c7WTEQ https://t.co/pBoC9C5uXn 2 hours ago

2 – Both Manchester clubs have won their first 3 league games in the same season for only the 2nd time in their history (also 2011/12). Race 15 hours ago

10 - Since August 2015, no English midfielder has scored more PL goals than Michail Antonio (10 - level with Dele Alli). Form. 16 hours ago

8 - Michail Antonio has scored a league-high eight headed goals in the Premier League since the start of 2015-16. Leap. 16 hours ago

0 – West Ham have never won a Premier League game when trailing by 2+ goals at half time (before today D2 L68). Sombre. 16 hours ago

5 - Manchester City have scored more first half goals in the PL than any other team so far this season. Onslaught. 17 hours ago

15 - Kevin De Bruyne has provided 15 assists since debuting for Man City (all comps), five more than any other player at the club. Creator. 17 hours ago

5 - Nolito has scored three and assisted two more in his first five games for Manchester City in all competitions. Boost. 17 hours ago

4 - Raheem Sterling has had a hand in four goals in four games (all comps) under Pep Guardiola (1 goal, 3 assists). Revitalised. 17 hours ago

8 - Sergio Aguero has been involved in eight goals in his last seven PL games against West Ham (six goals, two assists). Catalyst. 18 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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