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Bournemouth vs Huddersfield – Score draw looks a likely outcome

| 14.05.2011

Huddersfield are still to lose a game in 2011 and given the strength of their recent record against Bournemouth, this is likely to remain the case after the first leg of their League One play-off semi final.

Match Odds

The Terriers will fancy their chances of progressing to the final at Wembley after finishing 16 points ahead of Bournemouth in the final League One standings.

Meanwhile, they have not been beaten by Bournemouth in any competition since 1993, which is a run stretching back 17 games.

This includes a run of 11 fixtures without defeat in Bournemouth and it is 13/8 in the League One odds that they take the initiative in the opening leg of their play-off encounter.

It is 23/10 that the game ends in a draw, which is perhaps the most likely result.

Huddersfield are unbeaten in their last 25 league games, while Bournemouth tend to be stronger at home than on their travels.

Bournemouth’s only previous play-off experience came in 2003 when they secured promotion to League One.

It is 13/8 that Bournemouth win the first leg and have something to hold on to when travelling to Huddersfield.

Correct Scoreline

With Bournemouth struggling to keep clean sheets of late, perhaps the best bet on the correct scoreline market is that the game ends in a score draw.

Huddersfield have also been involved in some high-scoring games of late and 12/1 makes some appeal that the result is 2-2.

Daring punters may also want to consider a small investment on 3-3, which is available in the League One betting at 40/1.

To Score At Any Time

As goals are expected at Dean Court, plenty of value can be found in the market for players to score at any time in the 90 minutes.

Benik Afobe has been given permission by parent club Arsenal to participate in the play-offs and has three goals in his last two Huddersfield appearances.

Afobe is 2/1 to find the target at any time.

Marc Pugh may represent the best chance of a Bournemouth goal and is 5/2 to add his name to the scoresheet.

A £30 stake on Bournemouth drawing 2-2 with Huddersfield would return £360. New customers can sign up here for a free £30 bet.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.