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.

15 - As well as most titles, Man Utd have finished second in the English top-flight more often than any other side… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 10 hours ago

10 - Raheem Sterling was the only Man City player to hit double figures for both goals (10) & assists (15) in 2016-… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 11 hours ago

76 - @hdgomes is one of two players who've not missed a @premierleague game across the last 2 seasons (along with D… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 13 hours ago

8 - Ross Barkley provided more assists than any other English player in the 2016-17 Premier League campaign. Servic… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 26 Jul

16 - The highest number of away wins in an English top-flight season is 16, by @SpursOfficial in 1960-61. Sweet. https://t.co/BWmzAnRqzb 26 Jul

Blog - ahead of the new football season, read our blog on expected goals. bit.ly/2vFb1fg . Advanced. youtube.com/watch?v=w7zPZs… 25 Jul

179 - @DeBruyneKev has the best minutes per assist rate in Premier League history (min. 20 assists). Delivery. 25 Jul

4 - Only 4 Serie A teams have changed their manager from last season: the lowest number since 2008/09. Confirmation. https://t.co/7a67GQ9xfj 24 Jul

1- Last season, @KMbappe had the highest shot conversion rate (37'1%, 26 goals) for a French team in all competitio… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 25 Jul

17 - The fewest goals conceded by a side that failed to win the English top-flight title is 17, by Arsenal in 1998-… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 25 Jul

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.