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.

40 - Tonight's tally of 40 goals is a record for an eight game night of Champions League football. Flood. 10 hours ago

7-0 - Shakhtar equalled the best ever away winning margin in the UCL against BATE tonight (Marseille v Zilina Nov 2010). Magnificent. 10 hours ago

44 - Only one day (Oct 1st 1997) has seen more Champions League goals scored than there have been bagged today. Deluge. 10 hours ago

44 - Only one day (Oct 1st 1997) has seen more Champions League goals scored than there have been bagged today (37). Bumper. 10 hours ago

5 - Luiz Adriano is the second player to score five goals in a Champions League game, after Lionel Messi. Rampant. 10 hours ago

813 - Prior to Gervinho's goal, Bayern had not conceded goals for 813 minutes in all competitions. Consolation. #ASRFCB 10 hours ago

4 - The last four penalties @PetrCech has faced in the Champions League have not been scored (excluding shootouts). Wall. 10 hours ago

Lots of Opta data to compare the two. RT @GoalUK: It's Messi vs Ronaldo for the Champions League record bit.ly/1Fvf9y6 Rivalry. 16 hours ago

7 - @KJ_Huntelaar scored 7 goals in his last 7 appearances at a @s04 CL home match. Domestic. 11 hours ago

5-0 - On the two occasions that Bayern Munich have been 5-0 up at HT in a CL match, Rudi Garcia has been the opposing manager. Nightmares. 11 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