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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 and Mahou collaborate to create innovative competition

Mahou, Spain’s leading brewery, has designed an innovative new online quiz game based on questions supplied by the Opta editorial team.

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Posted by Opta at 13:32

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NEWS Opta to Speak at Birkbeck, University of London

Representatives of Opta will be doing a guest lecture at Birkbeck entitled "Demonstrating the Power of Data Analysis in Sport: The Case of Opta".

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Posted by Opta at 08:59

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NEWS Opta to Speak at Connected Sport Conference

Opta CEO Aidan Cooney will be speaking at the forthcoming Connected Sport event in Paris. The event on the 16th May brings together some of the leading experts in sport and new media to discuss the latest issues affecting the industry.

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Posted by Opta at 16:54

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BLOG Product Development Update: Creating Basic Opta Trends

In the second post of the series, Nathan Gregson, Opta’s Betting Product Manager, walks readers through the product building a simple trend step-by-step.

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Posted by Nathan Gregson at 09:38

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