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 - James Milner has scored his first penalty since netting one against Liverpool for Manchester City in January 2012. Spot. 4 hours ago

Spurs are winless in their last four European matches away from home (D1 L3). Struggles. 8 hours ago

115 - Eric Cantona scored or assisted 115 goals in 143 Premier League games for @ManUtd. King. 12 hours ago

7 - Man Utd have drawn seven games 0-0 in 2015, three short of their record in a calendar year (10 in 1980 & 2005). Target. 13 hours ago

87 - @LFC have fired in more shots than any other side in the Europa League so far this season. Firepower. 14 hours ago

33 - None of Man City's 33 Champions League games have ended 0-0. Excitement. 25 Nov

100 - Patrice Evra has become the second French player to make 100 Champions League appearances (Thierry Henry, 112). Centurion. 25 Nov

7000 - Angel Di Maria's goal was the 7000th scored in the Champions League. Milestone. 25 Nov

6 - Man United have won six of their last seven home games in the Champions League. Theatrical. 25 Nov

8 - Man City's eight Champions League goals this season have all been scored by different players (including two own goals). Selection. 25 Nov

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.