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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 – Sunderland have had fewer goalscorers in league competition this season than any other team in Europe’s big five divisions. Light. 3 hours ago

3 - Odion Ighalo has scored just three goals in his last 35 Premier League games, after 13 in his first 19 for Watford. Drop. 3 hours ago

896 - Memphis Depay has failed to score or assist a goal in his last 896 minutes in the PL. Desert. 7 hours ago

136 – Gabriel Jesus scored or assisted a league goal every 136 mins for Palmeiras last term as they won the Brazilian top-flight title. Key. 8 hours ago

6 - Liverpool have kept six clean sheets in their last nine FA Cup games. Sturdy. 20 hours ago

1 - Southampton have scored exactly one goal in each of their last seven home games in all competitions. Singular. 20 hours ago

0 - Norwich City failed to direct a single shot on target in a game in any competition for the first time since March (v Man City). Caged. 20 hours ago

12 - Divock Origi is the first Liverpool player to miss a penalty (in all comps) in 12 attempts, since S Gerrard v QPR in May 2015. Fluffed. 21 hours ago

4 - Lukas Jutkiewicz has been directly involved in 4 goals in his last 5 games for Birmingham City in all comps (3 goals, 1 assist). Reply. 21 hours ago

2 - Newcastle United have already equaled their tally from their previous six FA Cup games combined (2). Flourish. 22 hours ago

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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.

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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.

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