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.

3 - @Carra23 scored as many goals for Tottenham as he did for Liverpool in his @premierleague career. Unintentional. 1 hours ago

28 - Arturo Vidal has scored more goals in Serie A over the last three seasons than any other midfielder. Engine. #Goal50 8 hours ago

20 - Lionel Messi has scored 20+ goals in each of the last six La Liga seasons, netting 28 times during 2013/14. Colossus. #Goal50 8 hours ago

16 - Thomas Muller has played a hand in 16 goals in just 13 World Cup appearances in his career, 10 goals and six assists. Danger. #Goal50 8 hours ago

6 - Sergio Ramos scored 6 times in his last 7 appearances of 2013/14 for Real Madrid, including the Champions League final. Vital. #Goal50 8 hours ago

20 - Thibaut Courtois kept more clean sheets in La Liga last season (20) than any other goalkeeper. Repellent. #Goal50 9 hours ago

12 - James Rodriguez (12) provided more assists in Ligue 1 during 2013/14 than any other player. Star. #Goal50 9 hours ago

89 - Arjen Robben played a part in a goal every 89 mins during 2013/14 (all competitions - 21 goals and 14 assists). Threat. #Goal50 9 hours ago

31 - Despite missing 5 games, Luis Suarez scored more goals (31) and had more shots (152) in the 2013/14 PL than any player. Busy. #Goal50 9 hours ago

17 - Cristiano Ronaldo scored 17 times during the 2013/14 Champions League; a record for a single European Cup season. History. #Goal50 9 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.