Huddersfield v Reading - AUSSIE FREE BET SOCCER BLOG

Published: 25.05.2017

Huddersfield v Reading Betting Tips

There are always huge games of soccer at this time of the season. We’ve got the FA Cup final, the Europa League final and the big one, the Champions League. But of them all, the game that is worth the most money is the Championship playoff final.

The riches on offer in the Premier League are unrivalled in the sport. Sunderland finished bottom of the table and still made £100 million this season. That sort of money could do wonderful things for both Huddersfield and Reading.

After 46 games of the championship season and a two-legged semi-final, the Terriers and the Royals are just one match away from a £100 million windfall. That is what is on the line when the two teams meet at Wembley Stadium on Monday afternoon.

Reading know all about the Premier League and have been hoping for this chance for years. Huddersfield, however, have never played in the division before so promotion would be an amazing achievement for David Wagner given that his club have one of the smallest budgets in the Championship.

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Match Stats and Form

  • Reading ended the season with the second best home record in the Championship but lost 11 times on the road
  • Huddersfield only won three of their last 10 games but just about hung onto a place in the playoffs
  • The two games between these two teams ended 1-0 to the home side
  • Reading conceded 64 goals in the normal season with Huddersfield faring slightly better with 58

Predicted Line-Ups

Huddersfield – Ward; Smith, Hefele, Schindler, Pudil; Hoog, Mooy; Payne, Holmes-Dennis, Quaner; Fletcher

Reading – Al Habsi; Blackett, Moore, van den Berg; Gunter, Williams, Evans, Obita; Mendes, Grabban, Kermogrant

Key Battles

As neither side have what you’d describe as an impressive defensive record, there’s a good chance that the winner of Monday’s match will have to score more than once. It’s going to come down to which side can create the most chances and the form of their strikers.

Reading like to keep possession before getting numbers into the box to finish off the chances they create. Their 3-4-3 formation can be a little narrow at times but it suits the patient style employed by Jaap Stam’s team.

In contrast, David Wagner had his philosophy shaped by Jurgen Klopp and he prefers this sort of rock’n’roll football that the Liverpool manager has become famous for.

This is a battle of styles which could provide a thrilling game that matches the size of the prize on offer.

Betting Analysis

Huddersfield may have one of the lowest budgets in the Championship and they may finish below Reading but they go into Monday’s match as the favourite with the bookies. There’s not much in it but at a best price of $2.30 with Unibet, the Terriers are the clear favourites.

Make no mistake about it, Huddersfield winning promotion to the Premier League would be a huge story. We think they’ve got the quality and belief in the ranks to get the job done (as shown in their penalty win over Sheffield Wednesday) and recommend getting on them to win inside 90 minutes.

Despite the pressure on the players recent playoff finals have actually been very entertaining. With Reading’s ability to score goals and the desperation in the club to return to Premier League we expect them to get on the scoresheet. So, make sure to the back both teams to score which is available at $2 with Bet365.

Top Betting Tip:

Huddersfield to win at $2.30 with Unibet

Other Bets:

Both teams to score at $2 with Unibet

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