Visualising sports data

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

1.92 - Liverpool are the only @premierleague team to average more points vs. top half teams than v Bottom 10. Falter http://t.co/XMuDQPidBv 13 minutes ago

3 - QPR have taken fewer points than any other team against the Top 10 in the @premierleague. Subdued. http://t.co/UCL8yHYuRX 1 hours ago

6 - Salah has now scored six goal in seven games with Fiorentina; Cuadrado scored his first goal after 12 games. Deal http://t.co/zRioqOAP4R 15 hours ago

2.8 - Liverpool have taken 2.8 points per PL game when Steven Gerrard has not started this season, compared to 1.4 when he has. Evolution. 21 hours ago

23 - @LFC have taken more points in 2015 than any other side in the top five European leagues (23). Rise. 23 hours ago

13.63 – Last night v Swansea City, Christian Eriksen covered 13.63km, more than any other player in a single PL game this season. Legs. 23 hours ago

500 - James Milner's goal was the 500th that Leicester City have conceded in Premier League history. Outfoxed. 5 Mar

29 - Since Christmas Liverpool have taken 29 points from 11 Premier League games, more than any other team. Gallop. 4 Mar

3 - Everton have taken just three points from their last nine Premier League away games. Treacle. 4 Mar

3 - Only Tim Howard (4) made more errors leading to goals than Tim Krul (3) this Premier League season. Agony. 4 Mar

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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