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.

46 - Carlos Tevez's goal for Juventus ended a goal drought of five years and 46 shots without scoring in Europe for the Argentinian. Relief. 10 hours ago

2 - Juventus have lost their 2 European games away to Benfica, conceding 2 goals in both these meetings. Alert. #BenficaJuve 15 hours ago

97 - @Podolski10, with 19 goals & 11 assists in the Premier League has the 3rd best mins/goal involvement in the competition’s history. Hot. 16 hours ago

36 - Luis Suarez has scored 36 goals in his last 38 appearances in the Premier League. Seasonal. 19 hours ago

17 - Fulham have conceded the most PL goals from outside the box this season (17), Chelsea the fewest (2). Neighbours. 20 hours ago

3 - Bayern have been eliminated in the last three CL/European Cup semi-finals where they’ve lost the opening leg. Ominous. 23 Apr

6 - Bayern Munich have lost their last six Champions League games at the Bernabeu (inc. the 2010 final vs Inter). Hoodoo. 23 Apr

0.58 - Karim Benzema has scored 36 goals in 62 Champions League games, best ratio of any French player (min. 10 goals). Sacrebleu. 23 Apr

19 - Bayern have scored 19 goals in their last nine Champions League semi-final games, with at least one in each match. Patience. 23 Apr

1 - Real Madrid scored with their first shot of the match. Serpents. 23 Apr

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