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.

24 - Liverpool's goal tally after eight competitive games this season is their highest in 121 years, since 1895-96…… 14 hours ago

47 - Alexis Sanchez's scored 47 goals in his 100 apps for @Arsenal, one fewer than Thierry Henry (48) in his 1st 10…… 16 hours ago

3 - Chelsea are 3-0 down at HT in a Premier League game for the first time since May 2012 (v Liverpool). Stunned. 17 hours ago

47 - Alexis Sanchez has scored his 47th goal in his 100th appearance for Arsenal in all comps. Instrumental. 17 hours ago

2:21 - There was just two minutes and 21 seconds between Arsenal's first and second goals. Rapid. 17 hours ago

2 - After six games without scoring against Chelsea in the Premier League, Arsenal have scored twice in the opening 14 minutes. Liquid. 17 hours ago

71 - Liverpool have scored more goals than any other team in the Premier League since Jurgen Klopp’s first game in Oct 2015. Entertainers. 18 hours ago

1-5 - Only one manager (Colin Todd) has lost a Premier League game by a bigger margin on their birthday than Mike Phelan did today. Poopers. 18 hours ago

10 - Man City are only the 2nd top-flight side to have won their opening 10 competitive games in a season (Spurs did 11 in 1960-61). Rampant 18 hours ago

9 - Raheem Sterling has scored four goals & assisted five more in eight competitive appearances for Man City this season. Revitalised. 18 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