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.

10 - Only Cesc Fabregas (16) has made more Premier League assists than Gylfi Sigurdsson (10) this season. Iceman. 18 minutes ago

2 - Charlie Austin is the first player to fail to score with two penalties in the Premier League this season. Costly. 44 minutes ago

1129 - Ayoze Perez's goal drought in the Premier League ended at 1,129 minutes. Relief. 45 minutes ago

2 - Connor Wickham has scored in consecutive Premier League games for the first time since April 2014. Wanderer. 1 hours ago

0 - Tony Pulis has never lost a Premier League home game against Liverpool (W3 D3). Feather. 1 hours ago

9 - Since John Carver took charge of Newcastle, only QPR (8) have won fewer points than the Magpies (9, level with Sunderland). Glum. 1 hours ago

55% - Charlie Austin has had a hand in the highest proportion of his sides’ goals in the Premier League this season (55%). Threat. 1 hours ago

3 - Spurs have become the first team to have 3 players reach double figures for goals in the PL this season (Kane, Eriksen & Chadli). Trio. 1 hours ago

2 - Mario Balotelli's first two Premier League goals came against WBA at the Hawthorns; but he also got sent off that day. Fireworks. 2 hours ago

500 - Steven Gerrard will make his 500th @premierleague appearance this afternoon, becoming the 12th player to reach this landmark. Icon. 2 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.