Live, direct production assistance

Opta offers its broadcast clients a direct line to our team of experts, responding to queries and highlighting interesting stats as a match progresses.

1 - Prior to tonight, Celtic had failed to score more than 1 goal in any of their previous 7 European away games (incl. qualifiers). Tight. 12 hours ago

1 - Celtic have enjoyed just one victory in their last seven European away games (incl. qualifiers), losing five and drawing one. Tricky. 13 hours ago

13 - Since joining Manchester City in January 2011, Edin Dzeko has scored 13 goals as a sub, more than any other PL player. Cameo. 15 hours ago

1 - This was the first Champions League qualifier that Arsenal have failed to win; they had won 12 in a row before tonight. Frustrated. 19 Aug

1 - Aaron Ramsey has been sent off for the first time in his club career. Rambo. 19 Aug

5 - Arsenal's last five goals in Champions League qualifying away games have all arrived in the second half. Patience. 19 Aug

6 - Besiktas had more shots (6-5), shots on target (4-1) and possession (52%-48%) than Arsenal in the first-half tonight. Unfazed. 19 Aug

5 - Jamie Ward has banged in five goals in his last four against Charlton Athletic. Thorn. 19 Aug

5 - Tom Pope has scored five goals in four appearances for Port Vale in all competitions this term. Smoking. 19 Aug

1 - Watford have won just one of their last 18 away matches in the Championship, drawing nine (L8). Slump. 19 Aug

Stats helpdesk

A direct hotline to Opta's team of experts

Sport never stands still and the narrative is always changing.  Many of our clients are fighting against tight deadlines to construct the best possible match previews and post-match reports.

Opta offers a service in which media clients can contact the team directly, via phone, email, live-chat or our innovative Live Monitor service.  This allows them to ask questions, submit requests and have our team of experts interrogate our database on their behalf.

Opta Live Monitor for football

Opta's Live Monitor is a web-based interactive analysis tool that allows a broadcaster, commentator or researcher direct access to Opta during a live game environment.

The user can choose from a range of data categories, covering teams, players and match events - all updated in real time.  

Graphical analysis is available in the form of average position charts and player touches, allowing the user to track every nuance of a match, while a pass matrix reveals which players are combining effectively.

Editorial content is available with up to 10 pre-match Opta Facts on each match, plus a live chat window which allows the user to interact with Opta editorial staff and request specific research and bespoke analysis.

The Live Monitor is available in five languages and for every football competition that Opta covers.

Commentator packs

Opta's highly skilled editorial team can create commentator packs that can help broadcasters and presentation teams drive the news agenda and provide the nuggets of information that helps to ensure that the debate continues long after the final whistle has blown.

Our expert editorial members can provide greater context to our data.

They are able to provide live statistical updates and respond immediately to in-game events.

LiveMonitor is an interactive tool designed to provide a live service for commentators and production staff.