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.

130 - Just three players (Fara Williams, Alex Scott & Karen Carney) have won more caps for @Lionesses than Casey St… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

6 - Real Madrid’s special scorers en la Liga: 1 - Lazcano 1929 1000 - Pahiño 1950 2000 - Paco Gento 1963 3000 - Jua… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 hours ago

4 - Steve Davies has netted four goals in his last four FA Cup appearances for Rochdale. Saviour. 23 hours ago

8 - Harry Kane has scored eight goals in his last six FA Cup games for Tottenham Hotspur. Winner. 23 hours ago

18 - Lucas Moura has been directly involved in 18 goals (12 goals, six assists) in his last 20 starts in all compet… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 Feb

6 - Ian Henderson has scored six goals in the FA Cup this season. No player has scored more (Will Grigg also six). Magic. 18 Feb

6 - Leeds have won each of their last six home matches against Bristol City in all competitions. Marching. 18 Feb

274 - Lucas Moura will make his first start in club football since 20th May 2017 for PSG against Caen, 274 days ago. Awaited. 18 Feb

2 - Robin van Persie has scored with both his shots on target this Eredivisie season. Sharp. 18 Feb

9 - Norwich are unbeaten in their last nine matches against Ipswich in all competitions (W6 D3) since losing 3-2 in April 2009. Bragging. 18 Feb

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