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 - Wales have kept four consecutive competitive clean sheets for the first time since 1981. Roaring. 14 minutes ago

6 - Only Robert Lewandowski (7) has scored more goals in Euro 2016 qualification than Gareth Bale (6). Rampant. 22 minutes ago

8 - Gareth Bale has scored or assisted eight of Wales’ nine goals in Euro 2016 qualification so far (six goals, two assists). Nut. 25 minutes ago

8 - Aaron Ramsey lost possession more often than any other player in the first-half against Cyprus tonight. Testing. 1 hours ago

4 - Only Romania (5) have kept more clean sheets in Euro 2016 qualification than Wales (4). Dragons. 2 hours ago

We are looking for someone to join @PerformGroup data editorial team in Sydney, more info here Knowledge. 9 hours ago

19 - Scotland have found the net in each of their last 12 internationals, netting 19 goals in the process. Rampant. 10 hours ago

7 - Gareth Bale has scored or assisted 7 of Wales’ 8 goals in European Championship qualification so far (five goals, two assists). Leader. 10 hours ago

0 - England have never scored in the opening 10 minutes in a game against San Marino. Patience. 10 hours ago

7 - Eden Hazard has gone seven PL apps without a goal, his second longest scoreless spell at Chelsea. Drought.… 2 Sep


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