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 - Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero have both scored four goals in five Premier League appearances against Manchester United. Paired. 24 seconds ago

15 - Dagenham & Redbridge have dropped the most points from leading positions this season in League Two (15). Gifts. 15 minutes ago

8 - In all competitions, John Guidetti (Celtic) has scored eight goals in his last six games heading into the weekend. Hot. 30 minutes ago

1 - Motherwell have kept one clean sheet across their last 11 meetings with St Johnstone. Breached. 45 minutes ago

4 - Danny Hylton has bagged four goals in his last four games for Oxford United. Quadruple. 1 hours ago

17 - No team has scored more headed goals in the Scottish Premiership since the start of last season than Aberdeen. Napper. @gregor1903 1 hours ago

4 - There were four red cards shown in the two clashes between Southend and Mansfield in 2013/14 – two apiece. Rumble. 1 hours ago

8 - Adebayo Akinfenwa has scored eight goals in his last nine games in all competitions for Wimbledon. Form. 1 hours ago

58 - Morecambe’s Barry Roche has made the most saves in League Two this season (58). Sunshine. 2 hours ago

13 - Scunthorpe have dropped a league-high 13 points from leading positions this season. Careless. 2 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