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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 OptaPro at Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Two OptaPro representatives will be in Boston, MA next week for the annual Sloan Sports Analytics conference.

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NEWS Opta to Speak at Football Production Conference

Opta's David Collet is to appear on a panel at the Football Production summit at the Stade de France in Paris on 6th March.

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BLOG Numberphile: The Anatomy of a Goal

The hugely popular video blog Numberphile visited Opta recently. The first video in the series is called The Anatomy of a Goal and features an interview with Opta's lead statistician Sam Green.

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BLOG Opta Need Your Help

We are looking to compile some information on games from the past and are looking to get footage from old VHS copies for all teams in the Premier League from 1992-93 right through to 1998-99.

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