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 - Tottenham Hotspur have won just one of their last nine competitive games at Wembley (D2 L6). Residence. https://t.co/VfK0tQTxIe 16 hours ago

24 - Manchester United have equalled their record for the longest unbeaten run within a single top-flight season (2… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

7 - Seven of the eight red cards in Premier League #ManchesterDerby matches have been given to Manchester United. Feisty. 27 Apr

19 - There were just 19 seconds between Marouane Fellaini's first & second cards in this #ManchesterDerby. Quickfire. 27 Apr

3 - Marouane Fellaini has been given his third red card in his Premier League career & his first in the competition since May 2015. Madness. 27 Apr

7 - Sergio Aguero has now attempted 7 shots in this game; more than any other player in a single game against Man U… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

4 - Jose Mourinho has won just 4 of his 18 meetings with Pep Guardiola (D6 L8), but one of these came in the last… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

8 - Sergio Aguero has scored 8 goals in 10 competitive appearances for Manchester City against Manchester United. T… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

3 - The previous 3 #ManchesterDerby @premierleague games officiated by Martin Atkinson have seen @ManUtd score a 90… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

8 - Spurs have won eight consecutive league games for the first time since October 1960 (13 in a row). Momentum. https://t.co/1jAhJzwSya 26 Apr

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