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.

7 - No player has assisted more goals in the Premier League in 2014 than Christian Eriksen (level with Suarez). Craftsman. 16 hours ago

4 - Man Utd have lost all four games to Everton and Liverpool for the first time in a single top-flight season. Unique. 18 hours ago

6 - Manchester United last finished outside the top six in 1989-90, which was also the last time Liverpool won the title. Repeat? 19 hours ago

1970 - Everton have done a league double against Manchester United for the first time since the 1969-70 season. Rare. 19 hours ago

6 - Man Utd have claimed only six points from their 12 games against the top six this season. Outfought. http://t.co/zkCocGDR6M 19 hours ago

70 - Today's result means Manchester United are going to finish with fewer than 70 points for the first time since 1990-91. Decline. 19 hours ago

0 - Manchester United did not record a single shot on target in the first half against Everton. Stifled. 20 hours ago

2 - Everton have scored in both league games against Manchester United for the first time since 2003-04. Freedom. 20 hours ago

4 - Four of the seven PL penalties Mark Clattenburg has awarded this season have been to teams playing Manchester United. Spot. 20 hours ago

6 - Rickie Lambert has taken (and scored) six Premier League penalties. Clarification. 20 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.