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.

21 - Liverpool have scored just 21 PL goals this season, exactly half the number they managed at this stage last season (42). Toothless. 9 minutes ago

3 - Antoine Griezmann is the first French player to score a hat-trick in La Liga since Thierry Henry against Valencia in 2008. Rooster. 13 hours ago

2 - Costel Pantilimon has only lost two of the the 15 Premier League games he's played (one each for Sunderland & Man City). Giant. 13 hours ago

36.5% - Arsenal's possession figure vs Liverpool today was lower than they've recorded in any other PL game between Aug 2003 and now. Chase. 17 hours ago

22 - Liverpool have 22 points from 17 games this season. No PL team has ever finished higher than 6th with that record at this stage. Europa 17 hours ago

27 - Arsenal today faced more shots than they have in any other Premier League game (Aug 2003-present). Bombarded. 17 hours ago

Arsenal's last 6 shots on target have all found the net: 4 v Newcastle 2 v Liverpool 17 hours ago

2 - Arsenal have scored with both of their shots on target so far vs Liverpool. Perfection. 17 hours ago

4 - Liverpool have kept only four clean sheets in their last 23 Premier League games. Recurring. 18 hours ago

1:53 - There was a gap of only one minute and 53 seconds between Liverpool's goal and Arsenal's equaliser. Emotions. 18 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