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Opta offers its broadcast clients a direct line to our team of experts, responding to queries and highlighting interesting stats as a match progresses.

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… 3 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. 3 hours ago

2 - Huddersfield are only the second @EFL club to be promoted via the play-offs in all three divisions (also Blackpool). Experts. 3 hours ago

3 - Reading have lost three of their last five penalty shootouts in all competitions. Nervy. 4 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. 4 hours ago

1 - This is the first second tier play-off final to finish 0-0. Drab. 4 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. 4 hours ago

3 - Huddersfield have been promoted from 3 of their 4 play-off finals, winning promotion in 1995, 2004 and 2012. Impressive. 7 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. 7 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. 8 hours ago

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A direct hotline to Opta's team of experts

Sport never stands still and the narrative is always changing.  Many of our clients are fighting against tight deadlines to construct the best possible match previews and post-match reports.

Opta offers a service in which media clients can contact the team directly, via phone, email, live-chat or our innovative Live Monitor service.  This allows them to ask questions, submit requests and have our team of experts interrogate our database on their behalf.

Commentator packs

Opta's highly skilled editorial team can create commentator packs that can help broadcasters and presentation teams drive the news agenda and provide the nuggets of information that helps to ensure that the debate continues long after the final whistle has blown.

Our expert editorial members can provide greater context to our data.

They are able to provide live statistical updates and respond immediately to in-game events.

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