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.

1.4 - Liverpool have conceded twice as many goals per game without Sakho this season than when he has played. Rock. http://t.co/cbFHaqY89u 6 hours ago

9 - Didier Drogba has scored nine goals in nine major finals for Chelsea, scoring in eight of them and getting sent off in the other. Power. 11 hours ago

3 - The three teams to beat Liverpool in a competitive penalty shootout are Wimbledon, Northampton Town and Besiktas. Array. 26 Feb

35 - Since joining Southampton in 2009/10, Rickie Lambert has scored all 35 penalties in club football. Expert. 26 Feb

9 - Liverpool have won nine of their last 10 penalty shootouts. Precision. 26 Feb

7 - @dembabafoot has been involved in seven of the 12 goals Besiktas scored in the Europa League this season. Master. 26 Feb

1992/93 - The last season to see no English club reach a European quarter-final. Possibility? @rob_goodman @itvfootball @BBCFtbl 26 Feb

5 - Fiorentina have kept five clean sheets in five home meetings with English sides, winning four (all 2-0) and drawing one. Machine. 26 Feb

1 - Inter have beaten Celtic for the first time in European history, having drawn three and lost one of four games before today. Buoyed. 26 Feb

5 - Mohamed Salah's five goals in major European competitions have all come against English sides (3 v Chelsea, 2 v Spurs). Scourge. 26 Feb

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.