STAR PREVIEW Huddersfield Town v Reading

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e might know by 5pm which of Huddersfield Town or Reading have they keys to the promised land. Or there again,we might not as 180 minutes of League football have only conjured two goals between this pair and that’s when there was considerably less at stake.So the chances of extra time and penalties must be quite high.“The richest game in UK football” is pretty much a coin flip in my book – though the odds are narrowly favouring Huddersfield who finished four points behind Reading in the season proper but beat them when they last met at the Kirklees Stadium in February.Reading have the most recent top flight experience – having played in the Premier League four seasons ago but for Huddersfield it would more of a fairytale given it’s 45 years since they played at the top level. With no disrespect to either side, such is the competitiveness of the Championship that it might be some time before they get another crack at the lucrative Premier League if they don’t succeed today. Just look at last season: Reading finished 17th and Huddersfield 19th.Both teams defied the odds to reach the final, a point highlighted by Huddersfield head coach David Wagner who told BBC Radio Leeds:“I think everybody expected Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday in the final.“There were a lot of statements before the semi-finals about momentum and about form. It is another example where we have proven that experience and what has happened in the past is irrelevant.“After the 120 minutes against Sheffield Wednesday there were a lot of tired legs, but now after a training camp in Portugal and training on the grass here, everybody is ready to go.”Huddersfield Town v ReadingChampionship Play-Off Final15:00 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Feb 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP Huddersfield 1-0 ReadingSep 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP Reading 1-0 HuddersfieldMar 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP Huddersfield 3-1 ReadingJan 2016 ENGLISH FA CUP Reading 5-2 HuddersfieldJan 2016 ENGLISH FA CUP Huddersfield 2-2 ReadingNov 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Reading 2-2 HuddersfieldFeb 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Huddersfield 3-0 ReadingJan 2015 ENGLISH FA CUP Huddersfield 0-1 ReadingAug 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Reading 1-2 HuddersfieldMar 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Reading 1-1 HuddersfieldProbably with not much originality but I have to stick with the 90 minute DRAW with Star Sports at 21/10.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK DRAW 12 points at around 21/10 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: -91.27 points BET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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