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.

4 - Southampton have scored four goals in successive Premier League games for the first time. Blitz. 4 hours ago

3 - Tadic is only the 4th player to register 3+ assists in a single PL game on more than 1 occasion (Berkovic, Henry, Fabregas). Feeder. 6 hours ago

4 - Man City have conceded 4+ goals in 3 PL games this season, their most in a single campaign since 2000/01 (6 times). Leaky. 6 hours ago

2 - Sadio Mane is the second player to score a PL hat-trick past Joe Hart, after Gabriel Agbonlahor in August 2008. Broken. 6 hours ago

1995 - Man City haven't won a PL away game they've been losing at half-time since April 1995 (D11 L79 since then). Task. 6 hours ago

2012 - Man City haven't won a Premier League game they were losing at half-time since November 2012 (vs Spurs). Battle. 6 hours ago

10 - Shane Long has hit double figures in a Premier League season for the first time in his career (10 goals). Saintly. 7 hours ago

300 - Joe Hart is making his 300th Premier League appearance today, the sixth English keeper to do so. Stopper. 8 hours ago

1 - Leicester have lost just one of their last five Premier League games in which they've had a player sent off. Resilient. 8 hours ago

100 - Juan Mata is making his 100th Man United appearance in all comps, more than any outfield player at the club since his debut. Century. 8 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.

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.