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.

9 - Marcus Rashford has scored nine goals from 15 shots on target for club and country this season. Chosen. 6 hours ago

106 - Danny Drinkwater made more tackles in the Premier League this season than any other English player (106). Cut. 6 hours ago

1 - AFC Wimbledon will play in the third tier for the first time in 2016/17. Congratulations. 30 May

2 - Adebayo Akinfenwa has scored in back-to-back games for AFC Wimbledon for the first time since September. Beast. 30 May

3 - Lyle Taylor has scored in three of his four games against Plymouth this season (all comps). Breakthrough. 30 May

2011 - Plymouth can return to the third tier for the first time since 2011. Objective. 30 May

66 - AFC Wimbledon are the 66th club to make an appearance in a Football League Playoff Final at Wembley. Stage. 30 May

11 - Check out the Opta team of the season in the Champions League 2015/16. Stars. https://t.co/vBk49IDp11 30 May

50 - Have you tested your knowledge of English players in the @premierleague with our latest Sporcle quiz? Challenge twitter.com/OptaJoe/status… 30 May

8 - Barnsley are the first team in @football_league history to lose 8+ consecutive games in a season and be promoted in the same season. Up. 29 May

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