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.

39 – West Brom have gone 39 Premier League games without being awarded a penalty, the longest wait among current PL sides. Honest. 5 hours ago

11 - Arsene Wenger has won all 11 of his home games v Tony Pulis, including all 10 in the PL (1 FA Cup game at High… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

100 - Only Liverpool (112) and Chelsea (107) have scored more penalties in the Premier League than Arsenal (100). S… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

100 - Alexandre Lacazette has scored Arsenal’s 100th penalty in the @premierleague. Converted. 7 hours ago

23 – Arsenal have scored in all 23 of their Premier League meetings with West Brom, the best such 100% record in the division. Bagged. 8 hours ago

3 - A. Lacazette is the first Arsenal player to score in his first 3 home league apps for the club since Brian Marw… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 hours ago

633 – Gareth Barry will make his 633rd appearance in the @premierleague tonight, setting a competition record in th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 9 hours ago

7 - The other managers to do this are S. Allardyce, M. Hughes, K. Keegan, R. Martinez, D. O'Leary, M. O'Neill & H.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 9 hours ago

100 – Tony Pulis will be the 8th manager to take charge of 100+ games for two different Premier League sides (West… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 9 hours ago

87 - Luis Suarez has scored 87 goals in his 100 appearances for Barcelona in La Liga. Gunman. https://t.co/VxNbzjT1eb 10 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