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.

6 - Played for both @LCFC & @ManUtd in the @premierleague - Gillespie Curtis Simpson de Laet Powell & Lawrence. Answer. 2 hours ago

1 - Steve Bruce has lost against Derby as a manager for the first time, having won his previous seven against them before tonight. Rammed. 2 hours ago

6 - Name the six players to play for both @LCFC and @ManUtd in the @premierleague Quiz. #FridayNightOptaPubQuiz 2 hours ago

6 - Played for both @SpursOfficial & @ChelseaFC in the @premierleague Gudjohnsen Gallas Parker Sullivan Cudicini & Poyet. Answer. 3 hours ago

6 - Name the six players to play for both @SpursOfficial and @ChelseaFC in the @premierleague Quiz. #FridayNightOptaPubQuiz 3 hours ago

9 - Hull have conceded fewer goals than any other Championship team this season. Stable. 4 hours ago

10 - 10 of the last 11 goals Arsenal have scored against Norwich City in the Premier League have come in the second half. Patient. 5 hours ago

3 - Jonjo Shelvey has scored in 3 of the last 4 meetings between Liverpool & Swansea, scoring twice for the Swans & netting 1 own goal. Nets 6 hours ago

4 - Saido Berahino has scored in four of his five appearances against West Ham in all competitions. Weapon. 7 hours ago

3 - Eden Hazard has scored in his last three Premier League appearances against Spurs. Warning. 8 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