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Huddersfield v Reading: Value lies with Stam’s men at Wembley

| 28.05.2017

It’s known as the ‘Richest Game in Football’, and there’s up to £290m at stake for the winners of the Championship play-off Final.

But while all eyes are on Huddersfield Town and Reading, we reckon our punters can make a significant profit from this game, with the Royals looking seriously overpriced for glory.

Jaap Stam’s men head into the Wembley showdown on the back of five wins in their past seven games, while the Terriers have only won once in 90 minutes during that period, scoring just four goals in their prior seven outings.

That means it’s a surprise to see the Berkshire club priced up at 23/10 to win in 90 minutes, with Huddersfield 5/4 favourites and 11/5 available for this game to reach extra-time.

And that’s far from the only tempting bet in favour of the Madejski Stadium outfit.

The Royals kept 15 clean sheets during their 46 league outings, winning on 12 of those occasions. And with their opponents so goal-shy of late, we like the look of the 21/5 for Reading to win to nil.

If you fancy something slightly more ambitious, it’s 15/2 for Stam’s side to win 1-0 in normal time. That’s something they’ve done nine times this term, and interestingly, three of the last four Championship finals have ended with that scoreline.

However, if it’s a veritable banker you’re after, then look no further than the 4/5 for Both Teams to Score – No. The last two meetings between this pair each ended…yep, 1-0. And none of Huddersfield’s last six games have seen both sides find the net.

Meanwhile, in the goalscorer markets, there’s only one name jumping out at us: Yann Kermorgant.

The veteran Frenchman has scored an incredible 10 goals in his last 11 outings, so the 9/4 for him to net anytime looks generous, while 11/2 says he opens the scoring for the ninth time in the campaign.

So, will Reading prove us right and secure promotion at 11/10, or will Huddersfield be the heroes, at 4/6?

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.