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Huddersfield vs Bournemouth – Hosts to get over play-off curse

| 18.05.2011

Huddersfield may not have never won a play-off home game, but they should finally be able to end this run this season to progress into the League One play-off final.

Match Odds

All three meetings so far this campaign between Huddersfield and Bournemouth have ended all square, including the first leg of the semi final at Dean Court, which finished 1-1.

It is 5/2 in the League One odds that the duo play out a fourth successive draw, which would extend Huddersfield’s unbeaten league run to 27 games, equalling their all-time club record.

However, Lee Clark’s team will fancy their chances of achieving more than a draw at the Galpharm Stadium, despite the fact they have failed to secure victory in their six previous home games in play-off situations.

Huddersfield are 8/11 to beat Bournemouth and 3/10 to qualify for the final.

Bournemouth do have plenty of pace in their side and although they failed to win at home, they will still be optimistic of reaching Wembley.

Huddersfield lost at the semi-final stage of the play-offs last season and are 12/5 to fail to reach the final again, with Bournemouth 4/1 to achieve victory within the 90 minutes.

Half Time/Full Time

With the tie delicately poised, there is a high possibility that the opening period will be a cagey affair with both teams keeping things tight and not wanting to give anything away.

Therefore, backing the game to be level at half time but Huddersfield being ahead at the final whistle could represent the best value on offer.

League One odds of 7/2 are available on the game panning out this way, while 1-0 Huddersfield could also be worth considering in the correct scoreline market at 11/2.

A £30 stake on Huddersfield beating Bournemouth 2-0 would return £195. New customers can sign up here for a free £30 bet.



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.