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Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest – Free Betting Tips
The richest game in domestic football is upon us once again and this season Huddersfield and Nottingham Forest battle it out in the Championship Play-Off Final with the winning securing Premier League football. We're expecting a tight and tense 90-minutes inside Wembley stadium where just one goal might well be enough to decide the game.
Under 2.5 Goals & Both Teams to Score – No
Four of the last five meetings between these two clubs in all competitions have produced under 2.5 goals and have only seen one team score. Fewer than three goals have also been scored in four of Huddersfield's last six outings and in four of Notts Forests' last seven fixtures, so you can see why we're expecting a low-scoring final. Both teams have found the back of the net in just three of the Terriers' last six outings, while three of Notts Forests' last five games away from the City Ground have only produced a solitary goal.
1-0 to Nottingham Forest
In terms of a final scoreline, we're backing Nottingham Forest to do just enough to secure a 1-0 win against Huddersfield. Forest finished the Championship season with a goal difference of +33 and are at their best when going forward. Huddersfield are a better defensive side and only had a goal difference of +17 despite finishing one place and 2pts above Notts Forest. This game could well end up being a case of defence vs attack and were edging towards Notts Forest as they secured two wins against Huddersfield this season, once in the league and once in the FA Cup.
All you need to know about Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest
Which one of these two teams will make their return to the Premier League on Sunday?
Last time out, Huddersfield played host to Luton Town with the scoreline poised at 1-1 following the 1st leg. In the end, the Terriers made it through to the final thanks to a goal from their substitute Jordan Rhodes in the 82nd-minute after good work from Thomas who claimed the assist.
Huddersfield Predicted Lineup: Nicholls, Lees, Toffolo, Ávila, Colwill, Hogg, Holmes, Russell, O'Brien, Ward & Sinani
Notts Forest thought they had done most of the hard work against Sheff United after they secured a 2-1 win at Bramall Lane but the Blades managed to pick up a 2-1 win of their own at The City Ground and this semi-final ended up being settled via a penalty shoot-out. Forest goalkeeper Samba proved to be the hero of the hour pulling off a couple of great saves to send his team through to the final.
Notts Forest Predicted Lineup: Samba, Cook, McKenna, Worrall, Spence, Colback, Yates, Garner, Johnson, Zinckernagel & Surridge
Huddersfield Town: Matty Pearson, Ryan Schofield and Alex Vallejo are all expected to miss the trip to Wembley through injury.
Nottingham Forest: Lewis Grabban and Max Lowe are unlikely to feature in the Play-Off Final due to a hamstring and a groin injury.
Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest: Your Questions
- Who are the favourites to win? – Notts Forest are the favourites with the bookmakers.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Notts Forest 2-1 Huddersfield, FA Cup.
- What time is kick-off? – 16:30 GMT, 17:30 CET.