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.

4 - Basel have won each of their last four Champions League games against English sides. Faulty. 8 hours ago

14 - Karim Benzema has played a part in 14 goals in his last 14 CL apps for Real Madrid (eight goals, six assists). White. 9 hours ago

5 - Arsenal have collected five red cards in their last seven European matches (inc. qualifiers). Wayward. 9 hours ago

15 - Arsenal have now picked up 15 red cards in the Champions League. Only Juve (20) & Inter (17) have more. Rough. 9 hours ago

6 - Danny Welbeck is the sixth Englishmen to score a hat-trick in the Champions League (Newell, Andrew Cole, Shearer, Owen, Rooney). Honour. 9 hours ago

3 - Danny Welbeck is the third Arsenal player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League, after Henry and Bendtner. Treble. 9 hours ago

0 - Mario Balotelli did not touch the ball in Basel's penalty area in the first half. Shepherded. #LFC http://t.co/DfvpuiYsAL 9 hours ago

30 - Arsenal have won all 30 of their previous Champions League games where they've scored three or more times. Over. 9 hours ago

3 - Arsenal have scored three times in a CL game for the first time in 16 attempts (last did so vs Olympiakos in 2012). Romp. 9 hours ago

2 - Danny Welbeck has scored his second Champions League brace - his first came for Manchester United v Basel in September 2011. Salvo. 10 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.