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.

19 - England are unbeaten in 19 competitive home games, their best run since a run of 20 between 1984 and 1996. Comfort. 11 hours ago

2 - Ross Barkley has assisted Theo Walcott's last two England goals. Bank. 12 hours ago

8 - That was Theo Walcott's eighth goal for England, but only his second at Wembley for the Three Lions. Tourist. 12 hours ago

26 - Only Poland (31) have scored more goals than England in Euro 2016 qualifying so far. Gluts. 13 hours ago

4 - Sam Allardyce has won his first Premier League game in charge at all four of his previous clubs. Impact. 14 hours ago

91% - Of the 58 keepers to make 10+ saves in Euro 2016 qualifying, Wayne Hennessey has the best save percentage (91%). Rock. 20 hours ago

1 - Newcastle's only win in their last 19 Premier League games (equal to half a season) came against Sam Allardyce's West Ham. Alarm. 21 hours ago

1 - Germany have lost a competitive game against a home nation for the first time since the 5-1 defeat to England in September 2001. Memory. 8 Oct

1986 - Northern Ireland have qualified for a major tournament for the first time since the 1986 World Cup. Party. 8 Oct

3 - Darren Randolph is only the third goalkeeper to assist a goal in Euro 2016 qualifying (Rui Patricio, Pyatov). Bouncing. 8 Oct

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.

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.