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.

5.5 - Chelsea are averaging a goal every 5.5 shots this season compared to one every 7.2 in 2013-14. Upgrade. http://t.co/fDq5y0qmuk 2 hours ago

5 - Dimitar Berbatov & @ThierryHenry have scored the most goals on 1st April in the Top 5 leagues since 2000. Jokers. http://t.co/P3K6wn3khe 4 hours ago

46 - Alan Hutton has made more full-blooded tackles (46) than any other Premier League player in 2014-15. Passion. 3 hours ago

38% - Mario Balotelli leans back when shooting more often than any other striker in the Premier League (38% of shots). Erratic. 4 hours ago

167 - QPR have failed to deal with more crosses in the corridor of uncertainty than any other Premier League side this season (167). Nervous 4 hours ago

85 - A.Ramsey has made the most 360° pirouettes on the ball in the PL this season; 12 away from S.Parker's record (97) in a PL season. Spin. 5 hours ago

126 - England completed 126 passes in the final third of the pitch, 42 more than Italy (84). Perspective. 17 hours ago

530 - England completed 530 passes in this match; 191 more than Italy managed to complete (339). Shift. 17 hours ago

3 - All three of Andros Townsend's goals for England have come from outside the box. Rocket. 17 hours ago

0 - No outfield player to have started the Italy v England game has had as few touches (14) or made as few passes (6) as Theo Walcott. Quiet 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