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.

3 - #USWNT have become the first team to win the #FIFAWWC three times (1991, 1999, 2015). Glory. #USAvJPN 4 hours ago

5 - This is now the highest-scoring #FIFAWWC final of all-time (five goals), beating the previous high of four (Japan v USA in 2011). Party. 5 hours ago

1 - Carli Lloyd is the first player to ever score a hat-trick in a #FIFAWWC final. History. #USAvJPN #USWNT 5 hours ago

7 - Carli Lloyd has now been involved in each of the USA's last seven #FIFAWWC goals, scoring five & assisting another two. Update. 5 hours ago

513 - #USWNT have gone 513 mins without conceding a #FIFAWWC goal, since letting in their only goal of the tournament vs. Australia. Solid. 6 hours ago

7 - Japan have had 7 different goalscorers on their way to the final. The only side to have more at #FIFAWWC2015 are Germany (9). Variety 6 hours ago

5 - Carli Lloyd has been involved in each of the USA's last five #FIFAWWC2015 goals, scoring three & assisting another two. Vital. #USAvJPN 6 hours ago

3-2-2 - #ARG have lost their last 3 Copa America finals, their last 2 Confederations Cup finals & their last 2 World Cup finals. Bridesmaids 12 hours ago

27 - Lionel Messi fired in more shots than any other player at Copa America, but scored just once. Scattergun. 13 hours ago

20 - Robin van Persie has made more than 20 starts in only four of his 11 Premier League seasons. Intermittent. 13 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.