Visualising sports data

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

4 - @LFC are the first team in top-flight history to have won four consecutive away games by a margin of at least t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 4 hours ago

19 - No side has scored more first-half Premier League goals this season than @LFC (level with Man City). Rampant. 5 hours ago

20 - Mohamed Salah is the first @premierleague player to have scored 20 goals in all competitions this season. Prol… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

14 - Philippe Coutinho has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 10 away games for @LFC in all competition… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

1 - Bournemouth have beaten Liverpool just once in all competitions (P11 W1 D3 L7), although it came in this exact… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

28 - Alan Pardew has now collected just 28 points from a possible 120 in his last 40 @premierleague games (P40 W6 D… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 hours ago

6812 - Gareth Barry has scored his first @premierleague goal as a substitute in 6812 days, with his previous one co… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 hours ago

16 - Marcus Rashford has had a hand in 16 goals in 27 games in all competitions for @ManUtd this season (9 goals, 7… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 hours ago

8 - Romelu Lukaku has had a hand in eight goals in eight @premierleague games against former club West Brom (five g… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 hours ago

19 - Jose Mourinho has never lost an away Premier League match against a side starting that day in the relegation z… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 9 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

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