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.

6 - This was the first time that Liverpool have had six different goalscorers in a single Premier League match. Share. 46 minutes ago

6-0 - This was Liverpool’s joint-biggest Premier League win away from home (fourth 6-0 win). Rampant. 47 minutes ago

200 - Kevin Stewart has become the 200th different player to make a Premier League appearance for Liverpool. Landmark. 1 hours ago

5 - Aston Villa have conceded five goals in a home league match for the first time since April 1991 (1-5 v Man City). Rout. 1 hours ago

0:37 - Divock Origi scored just 37 seconds after coming on as a substitute in this match; the fastest goal by a sub in PL 2015-16. Rapid. 1 hours ago

5 - Daniel Sturridge has now scored five goals in four Premier League appearances for Liverpool against Aston Villa. Return. 2 hours ago

100 - Danny Welbeck's goal was Arsenal's 100th goal scored in 90+ mins of a Premier League game; more than any other side. Drama. 2 hours ago

1 - Theo Walcott's goal came from Arsenal's first shot on target in the match against Leicester City. Timely. 3 hours ago

1 - Danny Simpson is the first Leicester City player to be sent off in a Premier League match this season. Dismissal. 3 hours ago

6 - Jamie Vardy has won more penalties in the Premier League this season alone (6) than all of the other 19 Premier League teams. Spot. 3 hours ago


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