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 - Antonio Candreva's goal was Inter Milan's first shot on target. Clinical. 10 minutes ago

8 - Southampton haven't conceded a first half goal in the last eight games in all competitions. Awake. 41 minutes ago

4 - Each of Southampton's last four games in all competitions have been 0-0 at half-time. Stalemate. 47 minutes ago

4 - Inter have lost their last four games in European competition - last losing four successive games in the Fairs Cup in 1961. Struggle. 1 hours ago

6 - Southampton have failed to score in six of their last seven European away matches (inc qualifiers). Shy. 1 hours ago

Check out our Champions League Team of the Week, powered by Opta data!… 7 hours ago

20 - Manchester United's 0-5 defeat to Newcastle United was 20 years ago today, their joint-heaviest loss in the Pr…… 10 hours ago

7 - Real Madrid (9) are the only team to score more hat-tricks than Lionel Messi (7) in the Champions League. Phenomenon. 21 hours ago

100 - Arsenal's win tonight was Arsene Wenger's 100th in all European competitions in charge of the Gunners. Ton. 21 hours ago

5 - Mesut Ozil is the fifth Arsenal player to score a Champions League hat-trick (Henry, Bendtner, Welbeck, Giroud). Treble. 22 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.

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.