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.

72 - Lionel Messi has now scored more goals in the Champions League/European Cup than any other player. Unstoppable. 4 minutes ago

2 - Man City have now conceded 2+ goals in nine of their last 12 Champions League games. Brittle. 7 minutes ago

72 - Lionel Messi is now the outright all-time top scorer in the history of the Champions League/European Cup. Legend. 14 minutes ago

6 - @ECavaniOfficial has scored in each of the last six competitive games he has started with PSG. Shape. 16 minutes ago

4 - Nani has scored four goals in five CL games for Sporting this season, after scoring four in 49 CL games for Man Utd. Contrast. 16 minutes ago

5 - Sergio Aguero has scored five times in his last five Champions League games at the Etihad Stadium. Comfort. 22 minutes ago

10 - John Terry is only the fourth defender to score 10+ goals in the Champions League. Leader. 50 minutes ago

71 - Lionel Messi has netted 71 goals in the #UCL, equaling Raul’s record in the competition. Unstoppable. 1 hours ago

1 - Shakhtar have only lost one of their last nine #UCL matches at home (W4 D4) and kept a clean sheet in three of their last four. Rock. 1 hours ago

1 - @FCBarcelona have only failed to score in one of their last 30 #UCL group stage games (0-0 against Benfica in 2012). Bravery. 1 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