Opta Match Experience Review

Posted 7th July 2017

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Catch-Up on the action from Opta's first Match Experience 

On Wednesday (5th July), Opta held The Opta Match Experience, an 11-a-side fixture that was hosted at Sutton United’s Knights Community Stadium. Journalists and other sports media professionals were invited to play in the game that Opta analysed to the highest level of detail, matching what they offer for over 20,000 games from leagues such as the Premier League, La Liga and MLS.

There were a number of familiar faces in the line-ups including comedian Lloyd Griffith, YouTuber Spencer Owen and journalists Michael Cox, Adam Hurrey and Adam Bate.

The game saw Opta Blue come out on top, winning 8-3 against Opta White. All the players involved had access to a live match centre on the day where they could see their statistics updating in real-time through Opta’s latest widgets which included heatmaps, average positions and goal replay visualisations.

Players were also able to see their individual and team expected goals values through Opta data graphics such as the team one featured below. If you would like to see the full match centre from the game then please click here.


If you want to find out more information about the game then please contact edwin.white@performgroup.com.