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.

1 - #CHI won their first Copa America after 173 games played in this competition. Congratulations. 8 hours ago

20 - England Women's previous 20 matches against Germany had produced two draws and 18 defeats. Breakthrough. 8 hours ago

84.43 - #CHI 0-0 #ARG was the match with the highest passing accuracy in the first half of a Copa America final since 1993, 84.43%. Quality 10 hours ago

0 - England's only previous goalless draw at WWC tournaments was against Germany, in 2007. Reprise. 9 hours ago

100 - Laura Bassett had 100% passing accuracy in the 1st half against Germany, completing all 20 passes attempted. Exemplary. 10 hours ago

1 - Steph Houghton is the only player to have played every minute of England's WWC 2015 campaign. Leader. 11 hours ago

8 - Anja Mittag (eight) has been involved in more goals than any other player at WWC 2015 (five goals and three assists). Bench. 11 hours ago

0 - England haven't scored against Germany in two WWC matches (0-3 loss in 1995, 0-0 draw in 2007). Blanks. 12 hours ago

90 - @Podolski10 has the best min/goal rate of any AFC player in the Champions League (min 2 goals), scoring one every 90 mins. Consistent. 17 hours ago

26% - Only two players (Diego Costa & Juan Mata) have a better chance conversion rate than Lukas Podolski in the last 3 PL seasons. Aha. 21 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