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.

15 - Tottenham have found the back of the net in each of their last 15 home European games (incl. qualifiers). Residence. 5 hours ago

532 - Roberto Soldado has now gone 532 minutes of action with Tottenham without scoring (in all competitions). Blunt. 6 hours ago

38 - Wolfsburg fired in 38 shots (incl. blocked) against Everton, more than any other side in a Europa League game this season. Wasteful. 7 hours ago

1 - R. Lukaku netted his 1st goal in his last 10 European games (not incl. qualifiers) and his first since Oct '10 (with Anderlecht). Wait. 8 hours ago

0 - Everton have never lost to German opposition in European football, winning four and drawing four of their eight encounters. Confident. 9 hours ago

4/7 - Arsenal are averaging four shots for every goal in the UCL & seven per goal in the Premier League (excl blocked shots). Finishing. 10 hours ago

17 - Tottenham have gone 17 Europa League group games without defeat, last losing to PAOK Salonika in November 2011 (W11 D6). Spurred. 12 hours ago

9 - Celtic have never kept a clean sheet against an Austrian team in European competition, in nine previous games. Breached. 13 hours ago

0 - Everton have never lost to German opposition in European competition, winning four & drawing four of their eight encounters. Unblemished 14 hours ago

13 - Liverpool have conceded 29 goals in all competitions this season, 13 of which have come from set pieces. Shaky. 26 Nov

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.