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.

1 - You can follow our coverage of sport in Australia on @OptaJason. Bonzer. 12 minutes ago

6 - Cesc Fabregas has scored three and assisted three more goals in his last three @premierleague visits to Goodison Park. Plunder. 6 hours ago

20% - Loic Remy has scored with one in five of his attempts at goal compared to the PL average strike rate of one in six. Courted. 7 hours ago

1 - You can follow our MLS coverage on @OptaJack. Soccer. 7 hours ago

19 - Everton v Chelsea is the 19th game in @premierleague history to see nine or more goals (record is 11 in Portsmouth 7-4 Reading). Glut. 9 hours ago

4 - Fernando Torres took 39 games to score four PL goals for Chelsea; Diego Costa has reached that total in three matches. Alternative. 9 hours ago

10 - Everton have never conceded more than 10 goals in their opening 3 games of a top-flight season (also 10 in 1893, 1926 & 1956). Loose. 9 hours ago

6 - Chelsea are the first away team to score 6+ goals at Goodison in the PL since Arsenal won 6-1 on the opening day of 2009-10. Schooled. 9 hours ago

10:34 - This Everton vs Chelsea game has just seen five goals scored in 10 minutes and 34 seconds. Vaudeville. 9 hours ago

10 - That is Samuel Eto'o's 10th Premier League goal but the first not scored at Stamford Bridge. Adventure. 9 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