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.

8 - Name the eight players who have played for BOTH @Arsenal and @SunderlandAFC in the @premierleague Quiz. #FridayNightOptaPubQuiz 23 minutes ago

6 - Played for both @SouthamptonFC & @stokecity in PL - Crouch Higginbotham Delap Beattie Camara & Jones. Answer. 43 minutes ago

6 - Name the six players to play for both @SouthamptonFC and @stokecity in the @premierleague Quiz. #fridaynightoptapubquiz 1 hours ago

12 - Played for MCFC & WHU in PL - Bishop Bellamy James Bridge Sinclair Lampard Lomas Foe Wanchope Berkovic Ben Haim & Tevez. Answer. 1 hours ago

12 - Name the 12 players who have played for BOTH @MCFC and @whufc_official in the @premierleague Quiz. #FridayNightOptaPubQuiz 2 hours ago

11 - If Arsenal lose to Sunderland they will have half the number of points they had at this stage last season. Misfiring. 4 hours ago

9 - Tottenham have conceded nine Premier League penalties in 2014, more than any other team. Gifts. 5 hours ago

75% - Fraser Forster has the best saves to shots rate of any regular goalkeeper in the Premier League this season. Acclimatised. 5 hours ago

42 - Only @graemelesaux14 (44) has more assists as a defender than Leighton Baines in @premierleague history. Wand. 6 hours ago

2002-03 - No team with a striped home shirt has finished in the top four of the Premier League since Newcastle in 2002-03. Saintly. 6 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.