Understanding Opta data feeds

Opta offers a wide variety of data feeds and these are split into three different tiers, depending on the level of detail - Core Data, Classic Data and Performance Data.

22 - Ayoze Pérez's 1st goal for @NUFC v Ipswich on Saturday ended a sequence of 22 passes from kickoff & involved a… twitter.com/i/web/status/7… 2 hours ago

8 - Chris Wood has scored eight goals in his last nine League Cup games. Level. 12 hours ago

3 - Nelson Oliveira has scored three times in three games against Leeds United. Target. 12 hours ago

6 - Preston have conceded six goals in a League Cup game for the first time since September 1997 (v Blackburn). Hit. 12 hours ago

5 - Newcastle have scored five goals in a League Cup game for the first time since September 1995 (v Bristol City). High. 12 hours ago

5 - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored five times for Arsenal in 2016/17, his best tally in a season for the Gunners. Firing. 12 hours ago

2 - Both of Vincent Janssen's goals for Spurs have been penalties in the League Cup. Lifeline. 12 hours ago

10 - Daniel Sturridge has now scored 10 times in his last eight League Cup appearances. Update. 13 hours ago

2009 - Michael Dawson has scored his first League Cup goal since January 2009 (for Spurs v Burnley). Wait. 13 hours ago

2 - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has now scored in back-to-back EFL Cup games. Specialist. 13 hours ago

Opta data feeds overview

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We work constantly, improving and developing our feeds to ensure that our market-leading level of data gets to your system as quickly and easily as possible.

Data feeds available

Opta data feeds are split into three main categories:

  • Core Data feeds - contains basic match data from a wide variety of competitions across the world.
  • Classic Data feeds - more detailed statistical data and aggregated stats.
  • Performance Data feeds - the most detailed level of live data available anywhere, containing x,y coordinates and time-stamps.

Hundreds of competitions covered 

The type of feeds we can provide include:

  • Fixtures and results.
  • Line-ups, league tables and live scores.
  • Live stats by player and team, including:

- shots (on/off target, outcome and inside/outside area).
- passes (long/short, successful/unsuccessful and zone)
- assists, through balls and key passes.
- tackles and duels (successful/unsuccessful).
- clearances, blocks and interceptions.
- saves and goalkeeper actions.
- fouls and foul type.

  • Text commentaries.
  • Positional information, including x,y coordinates and time-stamps of every on-ball action.
  • Season-to-date cumulative stats.
  • Historical data sets. 

The world of sport, direct and in detail

Sports data feeds provided by Opta include the biggest competitions in:

  • Football.
  • Rugby Union
  • Rugby League
  • Cricket.
  • Tennis.
  • Golf.
  • Handball.
  • Basketball.
  • American Football

And more.