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.

43 - Only D.Anderton (67) & T.Sheringham (44) have assisted more PL goals for Spurs than Aaron Lennon (43). Hoops? #transferdeadlineday 2 minutes ago

22 - Jermain Defoe has scored more Premier League goals as a substitute than any other player (22). Impact. #transferdeadlineday 13 minutes ago

1 - You can follow our Super Lig coverage on @OptaCan in both English & Turkish. Passion. 14 hours ago

101 - Aaron Ramsey completed 101 passes against Leicester, the second most in a Premier League game this season (Capoue, 110 v QPR). Busy. 14 hours ago

1 - Mesut Özil has assisted one goal in his last 10 Premier League games. Drifted. 14 hours ago

1 - You can follow our Ligue 1 coverage on @OptaJean in both English & French. Foot. 14 hours ago

15 - Arsenal had 15 first-half shots vs. Leicester (including blocks), more than they did vs. Palace (14) & Everton (13) in total. Trigger. 15 hours ago

5 - Wes Morgan made five first-half blocks against Arsenal, the same number as all other players combined. Obstacle. 15 hours ago

13 - Arsenal have had 13 shots at goal in this game (including blocks), the same number they recorded in total against Everton. Adventure. 15 hours ago

4 - Arsenal have conceded four goals from just five shots on target faced in the @premierleague so far. Headache. 15 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.