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.

20 - Harry Kane is the first player in the Premier League to reach 20 goals (in all competitions) this season. Lethal. 10 hours ago

93 - Javier Balboa’s penalty was the second latest goal scored in AFCON 2015 (92:06) after Moussa Sow’s goal against Ghana (92:49). Drama. 11 hours ago

3 - Chelsea only had three shots in total today; the lowest figure they have recorded in a single PL game since 2003/04. Shackled. 13 hours ago

4 - Frank Lampard has scored four times from the bench this season in the Premier League, only Papiss Cisse has more (5). Destiny. 13 hours ago

0 - Chelsea haven't mustered a shot since Loic Remy's goal around 40 minutes playing time ago. Restricted. 14 hours ago

122 - Only @aguerosergiokun (110) has a better minutes per goal rate in @premierleague history than @ThierryHenry (min 20 goals). Prolific. 14 hours ago

7 - David Silva has already equalled his best ever Premier League season goal tally (7, same as 2013/14). Sneaky. 14 hours ago

11 - QPR have become the first team to lose their first 11 away games of a top-flight season since Liverpool in 1953/54. Misery. 15 hours ago

5 - Oscar has netted three goals and laid on two more in his last three Premier League games. Award. 15 hours ago

22 - No team has beaten Manchester City more often in the Premier League than Chelsea (22 victories, same as Arsenal). Confidence. 15 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