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 - The Republic of Ireland have conceded exactly once in five of their last six games. Setback. 7 hours ago

1 - Martin O’Neill has lost just one of his previous six internationals in charge of the Republic of Ireland (W4 D1). Guidance. 7 hours ago

6 - Scotland have scored six goals in an international for the first time since September 2006 (v Faroe Islands). Hit. 8 hours ago

5 - Only Danny Welbeck (6) has more scored goals in Euro 2016 qualifiers than Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty. Flurry. 9 hours ago

4 - Kyle Lafferty has scored in four of his five appearances in qualifying so far. Update. 9 hours ago

1 - Steven Fletcher has scored his first international goal since April 2009 against Iceland. Relief. 9 hours ago

1 - Lee Casciaro has scored Gibraltar's first ever competitive goal, ending a run of 379 minutes without one. Historic. 9 hours ago

3 - Kyle Lafferty has scored in three of his four appearances in qualifying so far, and netted in his last two games v Finland. Finisher. 10 hours ago

3 - Scotland have won their last three home competitive games without conceding. Fortress. 10 hours ago

6 - Daniel Johnson has scored six times in his last nine games for Preston North End. Flourish. 12 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.