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.

0 - Everton were 1st team not to make any subs in a PL game this season. Last team to do it was Arsenal v Chelsea Dec 2013. Stick @Azza_M 23 minutes ago

2013 - The last time a West Ham player scored a league hat-trick was Kevin Nolan v Reading in May 2013. Treble @neilbaro 32 minutes ago

20 - Sunderland did not win any of their 20 league games at home against Liverpool between 1959 and 2002. Record. 39 minutes ago

19 - Villa haven't won in the last 19 league home games v Man U. Only Sunderland (v Liverpool 20 games) have recorded a longer run. Barren 50 minutes ago

570 - Luis Suárez needed 570 minutes of play to score his first La Liga goal for Barcelona. Relief http://t.co/LF9D9tBUzx 4 hours ago

4 - Burak Yilmaz scored with all of his last four shots in Galatasaray’s last two Super Lig games. Bullseye. 4 hours ago

70 - London Welsh are the first team since West Hartlepool in 1998/99 to concede 70+ points twice in the same @premrugby season. Struggle. 4 hours ago

9 - Hamburg's 9 goals in 17 games are second least to only 2 teams in BL history: Frankfurt 1988-89 and Tasmania 1965-66 (8 each). Few. 4 hours ago

4 - Leo Messi has scored 4 right-footed La Liga goals in a row for the first time in his career. Confirmation 4 hours ago

11 - Charlie Austin has had a hand in 11 goals in his last nine Premier League appearances (nine goals, two assists). Unstoppable. 4 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.