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 - Tottenham have finished in fifth place in the Premier League more times than other any club (five times). Ceiling. 4 hours ago

4 - The last 4 instances of a club retaining the FA Cup has involved a team from London (Spurs 62, Spurs 82, Arsenal 03, Chelsea 10). Manor. 4 hours ago

2 - Sevilla are the first side in UEFA Cup/Europa League history to retain the trophy twice (05/06 & 06/07 and 13/14 & 14/15). Honour. 19 hours ago

2 - The last three players to score a brace in a EL final have all been South American (Forlan 2010, Falcao 2012, Bacca 2015). Trio. 19 hours ago

4 - Dnipro - Sevilla is the first European final with four first-half goals since Liverpool - Alavés in 2001. Entertainment. 20 hours ago

7 - Carlos Bacca has scored four and assisted another three goals in his last six Europa League matches. Flurry. 20 hours ago

6 - Dnipro have won six of their seven Europa League games this season when they have scored the first goal (L1). Lead. 20 hours ago

1 - The last time the team that scored first didn't win the UEFA Cup/Europa League final was Sporting in 2004/05. Pressure. 20 hours ago

4 - This will be Sevilla’s 4th appearance in a UEFA Cup/Europa League final, having won the previous three (05/06, 06/07, 13/14). Regulars. 21 hours ago

11 - The 22 starting players in the #UEFAEuropaLeague final are from 11 different countries. International. #DniproSevilla @EuropaLeague 21 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