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.

4 - Against no other opponent has Sadio Mane scored more goals for Southampton (all comps) than versus Liverpool (4). Impression. 1 hours ago

11 - #POR are unbeaten in their last 11 competitive games (W8 D3) & all eight of their wins in this run have been by a single goal. Tight. 2 hours ago

1 - Incl. shootouts @MesutOzil1088 is the first German Player to miss a penalty at the EURO since Uli Hoeneß in the 1976 final. Ages. 22 hours ago

5 - #GER have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 matches. Only in 1966 they had a better run (6 clean sheets in a row). Fortress. 20 hours ago

5 - Only @J_Klinsmann and @Mario_Gomez scored 5 EURO goals for @DFB_Team_EN. Comparison. #EURO2016 #GER 2 hours ago

4 - #ENG have drawn all four post-Group Stage knockout matches at the European Championship finals. Penalties. 4 hours ago

21 - Sadio Mane has scored 21 goals in the last two PL seasons, at least 8 more than any Liverpool player has (Coutinho 13). Super. 5 hours ago

33 - @DeBruyneKev has been involved in 33 of the 100 international goals Belgium have scored under Marc Wilmots (13 goals, 20 assists). Key. 17 hours ago

4 - Belgium's 4-0 win vs. Hungary is their biggest ever win at a major tournament. Imposing. 17 hours ago

3 – Eden Hazard has provided as many assists for #BEL at #Euro2016 as he did for Chelsea in the entire 2015/16 PL season (3). Resurgent. 17 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