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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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BLOG Product Development Update: Introducing Opta Trends

In the first of a series, Opta's head of betting services, Nathan Gregson, talks about an innovative new product - Opta Trends.

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Posted by Nathan Gregson at 11:24

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GUEST BLOG Story-telling in Sport's Digital Age

The challenge is in meeting the great expectations of a demanding audience, who now want to be informed and entertained but also to be able to participate. Words aren't enough - the expect video and images and they desire data at their fingertips.

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Posted by Jonathan Stevenson at 15:48

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NEWS Opta Appointed Official Data Partner of UK Football

The four UK professional football leagues (Premier League, The Football League, Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League) have appointed Opta as their official media data collection and distribution partner for three seasons, commencing with the 2013-14 season.

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Posted by Opta at 14:13

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BLOG The Challenge for Online Sportsbooks

Andrew Cox, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Opta recently spoke to iGaming Business about the challenges for Online Sportsbooks.

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Posted by Andrew Cox at 09:35

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