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.

9 - @LFC are taking part in the Champions League for the ninth time. Their last appearance in the competition was in 2009/10. Return. 16 seconds ago

160 - Only Alex Ferguson has taken charge of more Champions League games (190) than Arsène Wenger (160). Strategist. 2 hours ago

52 - Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 52 goals in 51 Champions League appearances for Real Madrid. Decent. 2 hours ago

9 - Wolves have won 9 points at home in the Championship this season; one more than Birmingham have at home in the whole of 2014 (8). Turf. 5 hours ago

5 - Liverpool scored only 5 goals in their 6 Champions League group games in their last appearance in the competition (2009-10). Struggle. 6 hours ago

387 - West Ham completed 387 passes tonight – their highest tally in a @premierleague away game since May 2010. Improvement. 20 hours ago

1 - Enner Valencia's goal was the first shot on target that West Ham United have mustered tonight against Hull City. Worldie. 21 hours ago

264 - Ahmed Elmohamady has fired in 50 more open play crosses than any other player in the PL since the start of 2013-14 (264). Threat. 21 hours ago

11 - Abel Hernández has become the 11th different Uruguayan player to score a @premierleague goal. Feisty. 21 hours ago

3 - West Ham United have scored three of their four Premier League goals from outside the box so far this season. Range. 23 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.