Predictive modelling and analysis

Opta's uniquely detailed data allows an incredibly high level of analysis. Our team of in-house statisticians are mining this data to create the best predictive and analytical models and algorithms.

7 - Last season under Garry Monk, Leeds United secured their first top-half finish in the Championship since 2010/11 (also 7th). Gone. 5 hours ago

48 - Garry Monk won 48% of his league games in charge of Leeds (22/46) , the fifth highest percentage in the club's… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 5 hours ago

250 - Francesco #Totti has scored 250 goals in Serie A, 4 more than all current Roma players combined (246). King. https://t.co/fOC9vKU8bQ 5 hours ago

15 - Marouane Fellaini has won 15 aerial duels vs Ajax, a new record high in one match in Europa League history (20… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 hours ago

1 - Jose Mourinho is the first manager to win both the European Cup/CL (2) & UEFA Cup/Europa League (2) more than o… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 hours ago

5 - Manchester United are the fifth team to win all three major European trophies (UEFA Cup/EL, CL/European Cup & C… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 hours ago

5 - Five of Henrikh Mkhitaryan's last six Manchester United goals have come in the Europa League. Specialist. https://t.co/EYQP7nhYGI 22 hours ago

2 - Paul Pogba has now scored in back to back games for Manchester United after a run of 19 games without a goal. T… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 hours ago

10 - Manchester United have gone 10 matches unbeaten in the Europa League (W7 D3), conceding just four goals in that time. Confident. 23 hours ago

19y 205d - Marcus Rashford is the youngest Englishman to start a major European final since Gary Mills for Nottingh… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 24 May

Analytics

The next frontier in sports data

Analytics represents the next frontier in the sports data industry, and Opta is at the forefront of it.

Our uniquely wide-ranging and consistent database means that it represents the gold standard for any sports analyst who requires accuracy and forensic levels of detail.

We have developed a suite of analytical products and services that help our clients in professional sport fine-tune their performance, proficiently scout their opponents and effectively recruit new talent.

Predictive analytics & data modelling

In the betting and gaming space, analytics is being increasingly harnessed to create the models that are so important to running a thriving sportsbook.

Opta's in-house team of statisticians are always looking to how an edge can be gained in competitive environments such as these.  We incorporate data management, complex mathematics and an accessible presentation style to deliver a competitive advantage to our customers.

We have also partnered with the cream of the sports analytics industry to integrate market-leading feeds into systems that are already well used and highly regarded. 

Our analytics in action

Investec use Opta data and analytical insight to product a runs predictor application as part of their England cricket sponsorship.

A cricket wagon wheel graphic, created using Opta data for BBC Sport.

The Guardian Chalkboards

Opta data is used to create player profiles for Rugby and show their key attributes