Visualising sports data

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

7 - Eden Hazard has gone seven PL apps without a goal, his second longest scoreless spell at Chelsea. Drought. twitter.com/OmnisportNews/… 48 minutes ago

37 - Leicester have scored 37 PL goals in 2015. Only Man City (52), Arsenal (40) and Chelsea (38) have more this year. Foxtrot. 2 hours ago

13 - Crystal Palace have won 13 Premier League games in 2015, only Man City & Arsenal (15 each) have more. Thunder. 2 hours ago

7 - David de Gea has not kept a clean sheet in any of his last seven full 90 minute appearances for Man Utd in the PL. Rapprochement. 19 hours ago

29 - Since Aug 2013, Saido Berahino has scored 29 goals in all comps for West Brom, at least 20 more than any other player. Spurned. 21 hours ago

29 - Michail Antonio has had a hand in 29 goals in 50 Championship apps for Nottingham Forest since Aug 2014 (16 goals, 13 assists). Hammer. 23 hours ago

130 - Since the start of last season, Jacob Butterfield has created more chances than any other Championship player (130). Schemer. 1 Sep

3 - Jonathan Walters is the last player to score a perfect PL hat-trick (left foot, right foot, head), doing so v QPR in Jan 2015. Pedigree. 1 Sep

5 - Joleon Lescott has scored more Premier League goals against his new club Aston Villa (5) than versus any other side. Familiar. 1 Sep

92 - Alex Song made more tackles than any other West Ham United player in the 2014-15 Premier League (92). Steel. 1 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

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