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Huddersfield v Sheff Utd: Rhodes could make Wembley difference

| 26.05.2012

A mouth-watering all-Yorkshire clash is in prospect at Wembley this weekend, as Huddersfield meet Sheffield United as slight 17/10 underdogs to win in 90 minutes.

The sides traded victories over each other during the regular League One season, ensuring the prices for either side don’t differentiate greatly, and United are 8/5 shots to win in normal time.

It is 23/10 about the draw meanwhile, but that outcome would appear far-fetched considering the two sides haven’t played out a stalemate against each other since 1998.

What does look a certainty in the game is goals however, with the teams sharing 171 between them over the course of the season.

Punters can back both teams to score at a generous 4/6, and Huddersfield look an interesting proposition at 9/4 to win or draw a game which involves three or more goals.

Alternatively, the match result can be bet on in a game where both defences are breached, which sees Huddersfield available at 9/2, and Sheffield United 4/1 hopes.

The score draw is a 3/1 chance meanwhile.

Both sides suffered heartache on their last visit to Wembley, though Sheffield United’s last trip to the national stadium was for a Championship playoff final.

With little to choose between the sides, it is up to punters to decide who to side with to lift the trophy, with Simon Grayson’s Terriers a 1/1 chance, and Danny Wilson’s Blades 4/5 to triumph by any means.

The form of Town striker Jordan Rhodes will likely to lead many to side with Huddersfield to go up though.

Rhodes has blasted 40 goals in all competitions this season, more than anybody in any league across the country, and must be respected at 4/1 in the first scorer market.

United’s main goal threat will come from physical frontman Chris Porter meanwhile, who hit the winner in the Blades’ playoff semi-final triumph.

He would have returned a payout for first scorer punters in that match, and is 6/1 to break the deadlock at Wembley.



John Klee