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49 - Huddersfield will be the 49th different team to play in the PL and will be in the top-flight for the first tim… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 10 hours ago

1 - Huddersfield are the 1st team in @EFL history to be promoted having conceded more goals than they’ve scored in the league campaign. Up. 10 hours ago

2 - Huddersfield are only the second @EFL club to be promoted via the play-offs in all three divisions (also Blackpool). Experts. 10 hours ago

3 - Reading have lost three of their last five penalty shootouts in all competitions. Nervy. 10 hours ago

5 - Huddersfield have won all five of their previous penalty shootouts in the play-offs - no other team has won more than one. Experience. 10 hours ago

1 - This is the first second tier play-off final to finish 0-0. Drab. 10 hours ago

2 - Huddersfield have won both of their previous playoff finals that went to extra-time, while Reading have lost both of theirs. Edge. 11 hours ago

3 - Huddersfield have been promoted from 3 of their 4 play-off finals, winning promotion in 1995, 2004 and 2012. Impressive. 14 hours ago

18 - The previous three play-off finals involving Reading have seen a total of 18 goals scored (an average of six per game). Bonanza. 14 hours ago

3 - Reading have lost in each of their previous three play-off final appearances, while only Sheffield United have lost more (4). Hurdle. 15 hours ago

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NEWS Opta Quizzes held in Milan and Paris

The 4th OptaJean and 2nd OptaPaolo quiz editions took place on Wednesday evening, in Paris and Milan respectively.

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NEWS Opta to provide UK Football Fixtures 2014/15

As the exclusive collection and distribution partner for the UK professional football leagues, Opta will act as the supplier of the Leagues’ football fixtures from release date. For the 2014/15 football season, release will be 18th June 2014.

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NEWS Opta at Google conference: Future of Data

OptaPro’s John Coulson and Simon Farrant were invited today to take part in a conference at Google’s London offices focusing on the Future of Data and the different uses of Big Data within organisations.

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NEWS 110% Data Visualisation Competition – Judging team announced

With less than two weeks to go until the submission deadline for our inaugural 110% data visualisation competition, we can now announce the judges who will be reviewing all of the submissions.

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