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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 to Attend ICE Totally Gaming 2013

Opta will have representatives at the ICE Totally Gaming exhibition, taking place at the Excel Arena in London from the 5th-7th February.

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Posted by Opta at 09:18

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NEWS Opta Appointed Official Data Partner of the DFL

Opta and Hego TracAB have been appointed as the official data collection partners for the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2.

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GUEST BLOG Darwinism & Football: Evolving the sport through fan intelligence

A guest blog by Sanjit Atwal (@SanjitAtwal), Co-Founder and CEO of Squawka.com (@Squawka_Sports).

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Posted by Sanjit Atwal at 09:26

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BLOG The Changing Face of Football Data

Over the past decade the world of football data has changed beyond all recognition. Once the preserve of Championship Manager obsessives and hardcore fans, data and stats have made their way firmly into the mainstream - and affect the way the game is covered, analysed and played across the world.

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Posted by Simon Banoub at 11:47

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