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 – Martin Peters’ goal in the 1966 World Cup final was his first competitive strike for England. Moment. #worldcup1966 1 hours ago

1 – Geoff Hurst is the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final. Knighted. #worldcup1966 https://t.co/BmZrlrCczW 3 hours ago

64 - Bobby Moore made more successful passes than anyone else in the 1966 World Cup final. Captain. #worldcup1966 https://t.co/02uLR2M3VY 5 hours ago

31% - New @OfficialWolves boss Walter Zenga won just 22 of 70 Serie A games combined as manager with Catania, Palermo and Sampdoria. Test. 6 hours ago

6 – Alan Ball created six goalscoring chances in the 1966 World Cup final (one assist); more than any other Englishman. Hub. #worldcup1966 7 hours ago

77 – There were 77 shots in the 1966 final, 25 more than in any World Cup final since then. Action. #worldcup1966 https://t.co/sneT9SIbBp 9 hours ago

75% - Three of Geoff Hurst’s four goals in the 1966 World Cup came in the final. Stage. #worldcup1966 10 hours ago

38 - Only Jermain Defoe (43) was caught offside more often than Bafétimbi Gomis in the PL last season. Adjudged. https://t.co/v8nNb6OfQf 29 Jul

102 - No other French current player has scored more goals in Ligue 1 than Bafétimbi Gomis (102). Olympic. https://t.co/peOlTfwrtn 29 Jul

108 – Sergio Aguero has the best mins/goal ratio in PL history (10+ goals), averaging one every 108 mins. Machine. https://t.co/8SrbrTPCHa 29 Jul

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