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.

17 - Andy Carroll made 17 touches in the opposition box today; more than double the amount of any other Premier League player. Target. 8 hours ago

14 - Vito Mannone made 14 saves today, the joint-most by any goalkeeper in a PL game since 2003/04. Heroic. 8 hours ago

78 – Jose Mourinho has lost his first home league game as Chelsea manager, in his 78th match at Stamford Bridge. Blue. 9 hours ago

1 - Chelsea have conceded a Premier League penalty for the first time since January 12, 2013 (against Stoke City). Upset. 9 hours ago

6 - Fernando Torres has scored six Premier League goals against Sunderland; against no side has he scored more. Saviour? 9 hours ago

1 - Connor Wickham is the first opposition player to score at both Stamford Bridge and the Etihad this season. Wanderer. 10 hours ago

24% - Chelsea have conceded a league-high 24% of goals from corner situations this term. Susceptible. 10 hours ago

570 - Connor Wickham's goal was the first that Chelsea have conceded in 570 minutes of Premier League football on home soil. Breached. 10 hours ago

12 - All 12 goals Samuel Eto'o has scored for Chelsea have come at Stamford Bridge. Tipped. 10 hours ago

11 - All 11 of Samuel Eto’o’s goals for Chelsea have come at Stamford Bridge. Comfortable. 11 hours ago

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