Visualising sports data

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

4 - Four of Liverpool's five Premier League defeats this season have come against teams who started the day in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 hours ago

12 - Philippe Coutinho has scored his first goal in 12 games in all competitions for Liverpool. Hopeful. 10 hours ago

5 - Jamie Vardy has scored 5 Premier League goals vs Liverpool; more than any Leicester player has vs another team in the competition. Ace. 10 hours ago

2 - The only time a reigning PL champion has lost a game having been 2+ goals ahead at HT was Arsenal v Aston Villa in Dec 1998. Combat. 11 hours ago

5 - Leicester are the only side with a 100% winning record when scoring first in PL games this season (5/5 before tonight). Element. 11 hours ago

637 - Jamie Vardy's goal was Leicester City's first in the Premier League in 2017, after a run of 637 minutes without one. Back. 11 hours ago

8 – Liverpool have won more away games against reigning Premier League champions than any other side. Blight. https://t.co/1sxKFF77Hz 12 hours ago

3 - Leicester City's last three Premier League goals against Liverpool have all been scored by Jamie Vardy. Canny. https://t.co/wpv0N7dpJL 12 hours ago

11 - Of the 26 goals Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored for @ManUtd this term, 11 of them have come in the 75th minute o… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

Check out Goal's Premier League Team of the Week, powered by Opta data! bit.ly/2lL9kKn https://t.co/uHJSMmasie 27 Feb

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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