Stats Perform, the international sports and data technology provider, has reached a new agreement with Slovakian soccer’s top-flight Super Liga to be the league’s official data partner.

The three-year deal builds on Stat Perform’s existing relationship with the Slovakian Super Liga, with it having been the official betting data partner since 2019, and also an integrity partner of the Slovak Football Association.

Under the terms of the deal, Stats Perform will collect and manage Opta data exclusively for all league matches.

The data will be used to power features on the league’s official communication channels, with advanced Opta Analytics Insights, including Expected Goals, Defensive Coverage and a Possessions Framework included.

It will also be made available to the league’s 12 clubs for use on their websites and to the league’s broadcast partner, Markíza – Slovakia, for use on its digital platforms, with Opta’s data visualisation widgets to provide insights like heat maps, chalkboards and pass matrixes.

Coaches, analysts and performance staff at the clubs will have access to Stats Perform’s ProPortal tool, as well to a live performance insights feed during matches.

Ivan Kozák, president of the Super Liga, said: “Providing a single, consistent dataset to each club will provide their creative media departments with a wide range of new opportunities to enhance digital engagement with fans, whilst Markíza, Slovakia will be able share tactical insights with viewers in real-time.”

Alex Rice, chief rights officer at Stats Perform, added: “We recognise how important data is becoming to stakeholders in providing new and engaging audience experiences – and through the delivery of Opta data, fans of top-flight Slovakian football will benefit from insights derived from the industry’s leading and most reliable data source.

“On the Pro side, I am also pleased that we will be able to support technical staff with visual in-game insights via ProPortal, which they will be able to review from tablet devices. This will be a valuable resource to back up their observations from the bench, which can inform key tactical interventions.”

The Super Liga partnership is the latest in Stats Perform’s wide portfolio of soccer tie-ups, with partners including the English Premier League, Spain’s LaLiga, the Dutch Eredivisie, Argentina’s LPF, Conmebol and North America’s MLS and US Soccer.