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.

5 - Newcastle have had five players sent off in their last four Premier League games against Liverpool. Grouchy. 2 hours ago

29 - Juninho has scored more goals than any other Brazilian in @premierleague history. Teessider. 13 hours ago

3 - Yaya Toure has scored in three of his last four Premier League appearances against Man Utd. Rampaging. 13 hours ago

4 - Scott McDonald has scored four goals in six previous league appearances against Watford. Lionised. 20 hours ago

6 - Matty Fryatt has bagged six goals in five appearances in league competition against Huddersfield Town. Terrorised. 22 hours ago

10 - @dcfcofficial have scored 10 goals in the final 15 minutes this season, the most in the @SkyBetChamp. Late. 22 hours ago

4 - Darren Ambrose has scored four goals in five league appearances against Blackpool. Dream. 23 hours ago

4 - Bakary Sako has scored in his last four appearances for @OfficialWolves. Run. 30 Oct

6 - Harry Kane has scored six goals in his last six appearances for Spurs. Able. 29 Oct

9 - Graziano Pelle has scored nine goals in his last 10 games for Southampton in all competitions. Update. 29 Oct

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.