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.

8 - Sergio Aguero has now scored eight goals in his last five games for Manchester City. Unstoppable. 7 minutes ago

4 - CSKA Moscow are Sergio Aguero's favourite opponents in the Champions League; having scored 4 against them. Pest. http://t.co/GtfNJNRwVI 54 minutes ago

24 - Man Utd's first 11 vs. West Brom on Monday was the youngest starting line-up in the PL this season (ave age: 24 years 153 days). Babes. 1 hours ago

Ronaldo is unstoppable & Aguero loves Moscow - Opta’s Champions League Preview – week three bit.ly/1sKigeQ http://t.co/gTgsvOds1F 4 hours ago

12% - A lower proportion of goals have been scored from outside the box than in any previous @premierleague season. Patience. 2 hours ago

2.95 - The average number of goals scored per game this season is higher than in any previous @premierleague campaign. Bonanza. 2 hours ago

3 - @Carra23 scored three own goals versus Spurs, meaning he netted as many PL goals for them as he did for Liverpool. Match. @SGEndersby 2 hours ago

@FootballManager Zat Knight has scored five own goals in the Premier League. 3 hours ago

5% - A higher proportion of goals have been own goals so far than in any previous Premier League season. Blunders. 3 hours ago

3 - Aston Villa have won only three of their last 19 PL games in London, but 2 have been at the Emirates (+ 1 at Stamford Bridge). Hoodoo. 5 hours ago

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.