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.

8 - Grant Leadbitter has scored more penalties than any other player in the top four tiers this season (eight, from eight taken). Spot. 1 minutes ago

0 - Hull have not won a league game (D2 L4) nor kept a clean sheet (13 conceded) when James Chester has been missing this season. Rock. 19 minutes ago

10 - Hull City have failed to score in 10 of their last 14 Premier League matches. Tamed. 30 minutes ago

11 - No Championship player has won more points with his goals this season than Brentford's Andre Gray (11). Shades. 38 minutes ago

1992 - Australia are the first host nation to win an AFC Asian Cup finals tournament since Japan in 1992. Congratulations! #AC2015 #ACFinal 1 hours ago

8 - Australia are the eighth different nation to win the AFC Asian Cup finals title. Champions. #AC2015 #ACFinal 1 hours ago

2 - @MassLuongo has scored two goals from just two shots on target while @JTroisi14 has scored two from three at the @afcasiancup . Precise. 1 hours ago

1 - Follow @OptaJason for all sports in Australasia and the Asian Cup. Bonzer. 2 hours ago

3 - Follow @OptaArabi for facts in Arabic, @OptaJaya for Indonesian language and @OptaJavier for South American football. Triple. 2 hours ago

6 - Massimo Luongo has had a hand in more goals than any other player at #AC2015 (6 - two goals, four assists). Hero? #ACFinal 3 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.