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.

3 - Man City v Aston Villa was the first game in PL history to have goalscorers from three different South American countries. Exotic. 11 hours ago

1 - Tom Cleverley has scored his first Premier League goal since scoring v Villa in December 2013. Rarity. 12 hours ago

7 - Graziano Pellè is the 7th Italian player to score 10+ goals in a PL term after Ravanelli, Baiano, Di Canio, Vialli, Zola, Balotelli. Top 12 hours ago

1 - The last time Aston Villa came from behind at HT to win in the Premier League was v Man City in September 2013. Hope. 12 hours ago

4 - Sergio Aguero has scored four goals in his last three Premier League games after going five without scoring. Refreshed. 13 hours ago

4 - Leicester City have won four successive games within a single top-flight season for the first time since 1966. Outfoxing. 14 hours ago

7 - Newcastle United have lost seven successive league games for only the second time in their history (10, Aug-Oct 1977). Dire. 14 hours ago

26 - No Premier League team has conceded more home goals than Newcastle United this season. Struggles. 14 hours ago

2 - Matthew Taylor had scored seven of his eight Premier League penalties before today, missing for Bolton v Reading in 2008. Return. 14 hours ago

2 - Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for the first time since the opening day v Man Utd. Cool. 15 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