Visualising sports data

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

10 - Everton have won more points in their last four Premier League games (10) than they had in their previous 12 (7). Upturn. 29 minutes ago

8 - Benik Afobe has now scored eight goals in 10 games at Molineux for @OfficialWolves. Crucial. 45 minutes ago

9 - Glenn Murray has scored six goals and assisted three more in his last six Premier League appearances. Revitalised. 49 minutes ago

7 - Ipswich have won seven (D1 L1) of the nine Championship away games that they have led in before today. Hopeful. 1 hours ago

20 - Middlesbrough have kept 20 clean sheets in a league season for the first time since 1990/91. Resilient. 16 hours ago

54 - Norwich have scored the most second-half goals in the Championship this season while Boro have conceded the fewest (17). Conundrum. 17 hours ago

74 - Norwich's win rate is 74% under Alex Neil in the Championship this season, compared to 42% before his arrival. Transformed. 18 hours ago

9 - Only Bournemouth (12) have scored more goals on a Friday in the Championship this season than Norwich (9). Freaky. 18 hours ago

53 - Tony Pulis has earned 53 points in 38 PL matches in charge of Palace & WBA (more than any of his 5 seasons at Stoke). Survivalist. 21 hours ago

5 - Played for both @ManUtd and @ChelseaFC in the @premierleague - @juanmata8 @TheRealBozza Paul Parker, Juan Veron & Mark Hughes. Answer 22 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