Welcome to our Asian Cup 2023 stats centre, the home of official Opta data on Asian football’s biggest tournament. Here you can find real-time tournament predictions, advanced team and player stats and match centres where you can analyse the data on every game.

The Asian Cup, officially the 2023 edition of the competition even though it will run from 12 January to 10 February of this year, kicks off when hosts Qatar take on Lebanon in Group A on Friday for the first of 51 matches.

Qatar were crowned continental champions for the first time in 2019, defeating record four-time winners Japan in the final, and will be under pressure to produce another meaningful run as they play on home soil.

Japan are again among the leading contenders to triumph after an impressive 2022 FIFA World Cup, and they’ll be captained by Premier League Wataru Endo. Tottenham and South Korea’s Son Heung-min will be looking to end his national team’s long wait for glory in the competition, having last triumphed in 1960.

Find the numbers behind those stories with Opta Analyst’s Asian Cup stats hub.

Predictions: Find each side’s predicted chance of progressing through each stage of the competition according to the Opta supercomputer. The model shows each team’s likely finishing position in the group stage, as well as their odds of reaching each round in the knockout stages.

Fixtures: Analyse official Opta data in real time with dedicated match centres for every game.

Player Stats: Go beyond basic metrics such as goals, assists and clean sheets. Use advanced Opta data to dig into advanced player statistics like expected goals and expected assists. Who are the real hidden gems in the Asia Cup?

Team Stats: Dig into advanced team stats too. Which teams have the highest defensive line? Who are the most patient in possession? Find that and more in the team stats tab.

Teams Competing in AFC Asian Cup: China PR, Japan, Syria, Qatar, South Korea, Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia,United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Oman, Vietnam, Lebanon, Palestine, Uzbekistan, Thailand, India, Hong Kong, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bahrain, Malaysia, Jordan, Indonesia

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