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.

2 - Brighton have won back-to-back home league games in the top-flight for the first time since November 1982. Flying. 14 hours ago

20 - Tomer Hemed has had a hand in 20 goals in his last 23 league starts at the Amex Stadium for Brighton (15 goals, five assists). Source. 15 hours ago

2 - Newcastle United were the only team to beat Brighton & Hove Albion both home and away in the 2016-17 Championship season. Edge. 17 hours ago

4 - Sheffield United have scored four goals away at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday for the first time in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

1:47 - There was just 1 minute and 47 seconds between Sheffield Wednesday's equaliser and Mark Duffy's goal. Steel. 18 hours ago

83 - Oumar Niasse has scored 83% of his PL goals as a sub (5 of 6), second only to Matt Derbyshire (90%) of players… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 hours ago

5 - Leon Clarke has scored five goals in his last five league matches against Sheffield Wednesday. Thorn. 19 hours ago

10 - All 10 outfield players for @ManCity were involved in this goal. Liquid. twitter.com/OptaJoe/status… 23 Sep

31 - There were 31 passes before Delph's goal v Crystal Palace, the most before a goal in the @premierleague since… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Sep

7 - Since joining @LFC in 2013, Simon Mignolet has saved 7 of the 15 @premierleague penalties he's faced; more than… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Sep

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