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.

Opta's @oilysailor has written a season review for @MirrorFootball: mirror.co.uk/sport/football…. Retrospective. 28 May

5 - Tottenham have finished in fifth place in the Premier League more times than other any club (five times). Ceiling. 28 May

4 - The last 4 instances of a club retaining the FA Cup has involved a team from London (Spurs 62, Spurs 82, Arsenal 03, Chelsea 10). Manor. 28 May

2 - Sevilla are the first side in UEFA Cup/Europa League history to retain the trophy twice (05/06 & 06/07 and 13/14 & 14/15). Honour. 27 May

2 - The last three players to score a brace in a EL final have all been South American (Forlan 2010, Falcao 2012, Bacca 2015). Trio. 27 May

4 - Dnipro - Sevilla is the first European final with four first-half goals since Liverpool - Alavés in 2001. Entertainment. 27 May

7 - Carlos Bacca has scored four and assisted another three goals in his last six Europa League matches. Flurry. 27 May

6 - Dnipro have won six of their seven Europa League games this season when they have scored the first goal (L1). Lead. 27 May

1 - The last time the team that scored first didn't win the UEFA Cup/Europa League final was Sporting in 2004/05. Pressure. 27 May

4 - This will be Sevilla’s 4th appearance in a UEFA Cup/Europa League final, having won the previous three (05/06, 06/07, 13/14). Regulars. 27 May

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.