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.

0 - J.Mourinho has never lost an English domestic cup final in his career (3 x #EFLCupFinal, 1 x FA Cup Final). Boss bit.ly/2l6wAPm 2 hours ago

5 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won all 5 domestic cup finals he has played in, scoring 5 goals and assisting 2. Stage. youtube.com/watch?v=wmk9Uz… 12 hours ago

100 - André Ayew's goal was the 100th scored for @WestHamUtd in the Premier League under Slaven Bilic. Century. https://t.co/lBdbfa7sgx 16 hours ago

2 - This is the 2nd time the reigning PL champions have been in the relegation zone the following season, after Man Utd in Aug 2007. Fall. 18 hours ago

60 - Romelu Lukaku is now @Everton’s joint-highest goalscorer in the @premierleague (level with Duncan Ferguson). T… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 18 hours ago

54% - Diego Costa has scored in 42/78 PL apps (54%); a higher proportion than any other player to play 20+ games in… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 18 hours ago

102 - Only Ryan Giggs (162) has provided more Premier League assists than Cesc Fabregas (102 - level with Frank Lam… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

9 - Fernando Llorente has scored nine goals in all competitions for Swansea this season; 3 with his head, 3 right f… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

9 - No player has more assists in the Premier League this season than Gylfi Sigurdsson (9, level with Kevin De Bruy… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

2 - Excl. OG's, Patrick van Aanholt is the 1st player to score for 2 clubs in the Premier League this season (Sunderland & C.Palace). Switch 20 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