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.

97 - @Podolski10, with 19 goals & 11 assists in the Premier League has the 3rd best mins/goal involvement in the competition’s history. Hot. 3 hours ago

36 - Luis Suarez has scored 36 goals in his last 38 appearances in the Premier League. Seasonal. 6 hours ago

17 - Fulham have conceded the most PL goals from outside the box this season (17), Chelsea the fewest (2). Neighbours. 6 hours ago

3 - Bayern have been eliminated in the last three CL/European Cup semi-finals where they’ve lost the opening leg. Ominous. 21 hours ago

6 - Bayern Munich have lost their last six Champions League games at the Bernabeu (inc. the 2010 final vs Inter). Hoodoo. 21 hours ago

0.58 - Karim Benzema has scored 36 goals in 62 Champions League games, best ratio of any French player (min. 10 goals). Sacrebleu. 22 hours ago

19 - Bayern have scored 19 goals in their last nine Champions League semi-final games, with at least one in each match. Patience. 22 hours ago

1 - Real Madrid scored with their first shot of the match. Serpents. 22 hours ago

2 - Pep Guardiola has lost only two of his 15 managerial encounters with Real Madrid in all competitions (9 wins, 4 draws). Expert. 23 Apr

7 - Arjen Robben has scored 7 goals and delivered 5 assists in his last 11 Champions League games. Tulip. 23 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.