With two losses in three games of the Championship down, Cardiff are having their struggles adapting to life back in the second tier. Can they secure three points at home against the Terriers, who were up in the Premier League with them last season? Huddersfield so far, have fared even worse than the Bluebirds have following relegation. Read our Cardiff v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 19th, 2019 at 5:22 p.m.)
There have been plenty of goals flying around in Cardiff’s games so far this season. They are W1 L2 for the season with the two defeats happening out on the road at Wigan and Reading, conceding exactly three goals in both of those losses. Cardiff did win their only home game played so far, taking a 2-1 success over Luton, who won the League One title last season. So it’s not been plain sailing for Neil Warnock’s men. With all of their league games having gone over 2.5 goals so far, that’s worth a look for this one. That is a worrying amount of goals that they have conceded so far.
Cardiff and Huddersfield played out two 0-0 draws in the EPL last season
The Bluebirds are unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions against the Terriers
Both teams have scored in two of the last seven meetings
Huddersfield are winless in seven visits to Cardiff
The Terriers have only managed one point from their three games back in the Championship. They sacked Jan Siewert over the weekend following a loss at home against Fulham. He won one of his 19 games in charge of the Terriers. Their only point of the campaign happened in a 1-1 draw at QPR, which at least may give them some optimism here.
Like Cardiff, they have not managed a clean sheet in the Championship yet this season, but they have scored one goal in all three of their matches played. So the both teams to score option does warrant a bit of consideration here as neither have a defence that can be relied upon. Karlan Ahearne-Grant has scored all three of the Terriers’ league goals this season, two of them from the penalty spot.
There is just nothing to choose between the two of them. Cardiff will be hoping for big points on home soil, but they couldn’t get the better of the Terriers last season in the top flight. So the draw in the match outright again has to look value. It’s not been a good early campaign from either.
19th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Just last season this was a Premier League fixture. But with relegation blighting both of them at the end of the campaign, this game kicks off the Championship action for the weekend. While Fulham managed to get their first win of the season last weekend, the Terriers are still looking for their first. Read our Huddersfield v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 13th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
The Terriers opened the new season with a 1-2 loss on home soil against Derby. Not the start that they would have wanted having dropped down a tier. But they rallied themselves to some extent to collect a 1-1 draw at QPR last weekend. So at least they are off the mark. Both of the league goals that the Terriers have scored this season have been converted penalty kicks by Karlan Ahearne-Grant.
Huddersfield finish bottom of the Premier League last season, winning just three fixtures the entire campaign. Two of those three were at home (W2 D3 L14). One of them was a 1-0 success over Fulham as well, so they can at least look to that for some confidence. If you take last season into consideration it is a twelve match sequence of league games for Huddersfield now without a win (D3 L9). There may be a tough road ahead for Jan Siewert’s men this season.
The two traded 1-0 home wins last season
Fulham have won three of the last four against the Terriers
Huddersfield have won only one of the last 13 meetings
Fulham are W2 D1 from their three previous Championship visits to the John Smith’s Stadium
The Cottagers did not come out of the gates this season in winning form as was expected. They slipped to a 1-0 away loss at Barnsley. But they got themselves up and running last weekend with a comfortable 2-0 home success over Blackburn. So Scott Parker’s men are on the way and will be looking for some returns from this. Fulham remain one of the promotion favourites in the second tier for this campaign.
It was Fulham’s defence which failed them so badly in the top flight last season. They conceded a total of 81 goals. On their travels they did win just the one game which was out at Bournemouth in their penultimate road fixture of the season. After their loss at Barnsley on the opening weekend of this new season, Fulham have lost 9 of their last 10 league away games. But they do have a pretty decent run of head to head form going against the Terriers.
Fulham do have a strong squad for this Championship campaign and they look the more likely of the two to pick up a win. With both teams scoring in Huddersfield’s two games this season, we are going to plump for over 2.5 goals and the away win.
13th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Huddersfield finds themselves back down in the Championship after their two seasons in the top flight of English football. They will be looking to rebuild now and adjust to life back down a tier. They kick off the season with a home game against Derby. The Rams were play-off losers at the end of the last term, and have had a change at the top with Frank Lampard going to Chelsea. Read our Huddersfield v Derby betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 29th, 2019 at 2:12 p.m.)
It was all doom and gloom for the Terriers last season. Their Premier League survival hopes faded very early in the season and they were quickly cut adrift at the foot of the table. Huddersfield only collected the sixteen points from their Premier League campaign, posting a W3 D7 L28 record. They also parted ways with David Wagner, the man who had gotten them up to the top flight in the first place. So now they have to try and rebuild from that, assess and adjust to life back down in the second tier.
Jan Siewert is the man charged with trying to guide them back up to the top flight. Relegation from the top flight is always a tough thing to deal with. It affects the squad and there has been plenty of comings and goings at the club including goalkeeper Jonas Lossll who has gone to Everton. They have done a bit of wheeling and dealing, grabbing a few first-timers like Isaac Mbenza from Montpellier and Tommy Elphick from Aston Villa. How strongly can they challenge for a place back in the top flight?
Huddersfield earned four points against Derby in the 2016/17 Championship
The Terriers have won one of their last 9 against the Rams only
Derby are W1 D2 L1 in their last four visits to Huddersfield
None of the last three meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
It has been all change at Derby as well. They made the play offs under Frank Lampard last season, but the summer has seen him leave to take over at Chelsea. The Rams finished in sixth place last season and enjoyed a breath of fresh air with Lampard giving plenty of time to youngsters. Unfortunately for Derby, the cream of those, like Mason Mount has followed Lampard to Stamford Bridge. The away form of Derby last season wasn’t anything spectacular or special. They posted a W7 D7 L9 record on their travels.
The Rams only managed a clean sheet in 13% of their road games last season. They averaged 1.25 goals per road game. Of the seven away wins that they recorded last season, five of them were by one goal margin only. It Was narrow margins from them a lot of the way really. They opened the scoring in 9 of their 23 road games last season. To replace Frank Lampard the Rams have brought in former Dutch international Phillip Cocu. It will be fascinating to see whether they can build on what was put in place last season or whether they will start to slip backwards.
The Terriers have some adjusting to do. The Rams know all about what it takes to get the job done in the second tier. It’s a fresh start for both, but the visitors don’t look a bad bit value to go and get themselves three points. They may just have more about them in the attack. It will be fascinating to see how these two do actually go at each other.
2nd August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Things were always going to be close between these two in the Championship play-offs and so it was in the first leg with a 0-0 draw played out on Sunday. Now the advantage swings a little to the Owls as they have home advantage for this second leg and with good home form going, they are favourites to make it through to Wembley. Sheffield Wednesday are 21/20 for the win, with the draw at 9/4 and Huddersfield are out at 5/2.
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It is still tight-as-you-like in the Championship play-off semi final. The Owls took a 0-0 draw out on the road in the first leg and are favourites now to get through this. They have won their last two at home against the Terriers including a 2-0 victory posted over them this season in the Championship. A Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 correct score at Coral is trading at 17/2, while the 1-0 win for the home side is trading at 11/2. Wednesday won 1-0 at Huddersfield during the regular season. So that means that they have not conceded in three against the Terriers this term. In the anytime goalscorer market, Fernando Forestieri and Jordan Rhodes are 13/8 joint-favourites. Wednesday put some great form down the final stretch of the regular season, going W5 L1 in their final six. Across the course of the regular season, they went W15 D2 L6 at Hillsborough. They have won three of their last over there.
So now this gets a bit tougher for Huddersfield. The Terriers limped towards the finish line in the regular season and now have gone just W1 D2 L3 in their last six games played. They have failed to score in each of their last three games played which is a concern. Sheffield Wednesday to win to nil at Coral is a quote of 12/5 and looks value because of the Terriers’ goal drought. Huddersfield went W10 D4 L9 away from home across the course of the regular season and they really struggled on the road in their run-in, going W1 D1 L3 in their last five road games, failing to hit the back of the net in each of the three defeats in that sequence. They are winless in three at Hillsborough too (D1 L2) and are on a four-match streak against the Owls without scoring against them. They have actually failed to score in six of their last eight against them in all competitions. Elias Kachunga and Nahki wells are 12/5 anytime goalscorer options for the visitors.
Sheffield Wednesday to win: The Owls are the ones carrying the form at the moment and will be the happier of the two after the first leg. They can drive through with their good home form behind them and take the win.
16th May 2017 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This should be a really good semi-final battle between these two. Huddersfield looked a lock for the third spot in the league coming down the final stretch of the regular season, but slipped to three defeats in four to fall to fifth place. So they get to take on the Owls who really stepped on the gas during their final run in. Huddersfield are 11/8 for the win, with the Owls at 2/1 and the draw at 11/5.
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The Terriers will just be having some concerns about their form down the final stretch of the regular season. Huddersfield went W3 D1 L6 in their last ten games, losing three of their final four. They managed to hang in there though to claim the fifth spot, but can they shake off that unsteady form? Huddersfield have gone an even W3 L3 in their last six on home soil and overall they posted a pretty strong W15 D2 L6 record on home soil across the Championship season. It was really their strong form from December through to the beginning of March which saw them become genuine play off contenders. Huddersfield lost 1-0 at home against the Owls during the season and they lost the away game against them as well. So this isn’t an easy tie for them and Huddersfield 1-0 correct score at Bet365 is a price of 11/2 with a win for the Owls by the same scoreline at 7/1. This is probably going to be tight and under 2.5 goals comes in at a price of 3/5 to highlight that. Each of the last four between these at Huddersfield have gone under the goal line.
Wednesday have won six of their last seven games in the league before losing against Fulham in their final game of the season. So with Huddersfield just limping to the finish line, you would have to say that the momentum and advantage is with the Owls at the moment. They have put together a three-match winning streak out on the road as well, going unbeaten in four. Overall on the road this season in the Championship, Sheffield Wednesday went W9 D7 L7. Not spectacular, but solid enough to give the Terriers a tough time. Both teams not to score at Bet365 in this one is a price of 4/5 and that looks value while up in the anytime goalscorer market, Nahki Wells and Elias Kachunga for the Terriers are 15/8 joint-favourites, with Fernando Forestieri and Steven Fletcher at 9/4 for the visitors. Wednesday have gone W3 D1 on their last four visits to Huddersfield and they will fancy their chances of gaining a first leg advantage here.
Sheffield Wednesday away win: The form is with the Owls at the moment and they have beaten Huddersfield twice this season already without conceding. They can take the road win against the out of sorts Terriers.
12th May 2017 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This is an important game in hand for Huddersfield, who could propel themselves back up into third place in the Championship with a win in this one. They have lost their way a little through with just two wins in their last six and Wolves, who are unlikely to finish in the top half of the table, aren’t in bad form at the moment so this should be a pretty tight battle. Wolves are 7/4 for the win, with the draw at 12/5 and Huddersfield at 29/20.
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Wolves have been running in some decent form since around mid-March in the Championship and they have gone W6 D1 L3 in their last nine league games, which includes a recent win on the road against play-off contenders Leeds. So they have been going well and they have gone W3 D1 L1 in their last five on home soil as well, the only side to have gotten the better of them at Molineux being Champions-elect Brighton in that sequence of games. Earlier in the season Wolves lost narrowly 1-0 at Huddersfield but they did win their last home meeting with them, banking a 3-0 win in last season’s Championship against the Terriers. Both teams to not score at Bet365 is a quote of 5/6 and both teams have failed to score in each of the last three meetings. Wolves have lost their last two Championship matches against Huddersfield by a 1-0 scoreline and a Huddersfield 1-0 correct score at Bet365 is a quote of 13/2 while a Wolves 1-0 is a 7/1 quote.
Under 2.5 goals in the game at Bet365 is running at a price of 4/6. Huddersfield are slipping backwards at the moment and need this win to secure a play-off place or they will still have to sweat it out. They have gone W2 D1 L3 in their last six games home and away in the league. Out on the road this season in the Championship Huddersfield have gone W9 D4 L8 but they have failed to win any of their last three away from home in a D1 L2 record. So they have been wobbling lately without question and were hammered 4-1 by the in-form Fulham on the weekend. Do the Terriers have the resolve to strike back from that heavy defeat? In the Bet365 anytime goalscorer market, Nahki Wells and Elias Kachunga are 15/8 options for the away side with Collin Quaner at 9/4 while Nouha Dicko is a 9/4 punt for the Wolves.
Wolves Home Win: Wolves have been going along well on home soil lately and they can disrupt Huddersfield’s ambitions of getting back up into third place this weekend. Expect both teams to score but for the home side to nick it.
24th April 2017 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Huddersfield, after conceding late in a draw at Derby in midweek, have lost the third spot to Reading in the Championship, but the Terriers do have a game in hand still. So they are still in with a shot at finishing third and a win in this one could secure a playoff spot. Fulham though have put together some good form and jumped into sixth spot at the expense of Leeds in midweek. Can they hang in there? Huddersfield are 11/8 for the win, with the draw at 12/5 and Fulham at 19/10.
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The Terriers conceded a late goal out at Derby in midweek, which saw Reading jump above them into third place. But they have a game in hand over the Royals and will want to press on to make the most of their penultimate home game. Huddersfield have won their last two home games in the league, scoring three goals in wins over Norwich and Preston and at home this season they have gone W15 D2 L4 at home so have been a very strong home side. Two of those home defeats though have happened in their last five home games (W3 L2). The Terriers are the lowest scoring side in the top eight so you can expect this to be a low-scoring affair and under 2.5 goals at Bet365 is a quote of 11/10. Earlier this season the Terriers lost 5-0 out at Craven Cottage against the Cottagers and have only gone D2 L2 in their last four at home against them. So this is probably going to be a tight battle. A 1-1 correct score at Bet365 is a price of 11/2.
It’s been a good run from Fulham to battle their way into the top six. They have won four of their last five games in the Championship (L1). They have been in great form out on the road as well with a W4 D1 L1 record in their last six. They have won their last two away games in the league in beating Rotherham and Norwich. Each of their last three league games (home and away) the Cottagers have won 3-1. That’s a big 20/1 price in the Bet365 correct score market. Overall this season Fulham have gone W10 D6 L5 on the road in the second tier. It is now just a matter of hanging in there and keeping Leeds (who are level on points with them) off their backs in their play off push. They have won two of their last three at Huddersfield so have a little bit of form there as well. In the Bet365 anytime goalscorer market, Elias Kachunga and Nahki Wells are 13/10 joint favourites, with Fulham’s Chris Martin and Collin Quaner at 6/4.
Draw: Hard to pick a winner out of this one. Huddersfield are a good home side but Fulham have been playing very well out on the road in this one. There’s a good chance that the points will be shared in this one and a 1-1 correct score has some appeal.
19th April 2017 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Huddersfield will be hoping to land a big three points here in their push to finish third in the Championship this season. They have hit a few speed bumps lately and this is a tricky game out on the road against Derby who have suddenly found a bit of winning form again at Pride Park. Derby are 17/11 with the draw at 12/5 and Huddersfield at 13/8.
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The Rams will probably end up kicking themselves for their form since the start of February because they had a decent shot of landing a play off spot this season. They have upped their form in general lately and they have landed a win in each of their last two home games. Derby are unbeaten now in five home games (W3 D2) and they have lost just one of their last sixteen home games in the Championship. So they will give the Terriers a tough game more likely than not. Derby suffered a 1-0 loss at Huddersfield earlier in the campaign but a reversal of that and therefore a Derby 1-0 correct score at Coral is a good price of 11/2. This is going to be a tightly contested game and you won’t be looking at anything more than a one goal winning margin for either of them when it comes down to it. David Nugent is trading at 21/10 in the anytime goalscorer market.
Huddersfield have put together such a strong campaign, but they have found the going a little bit tough lately so maybe the pressure is getting to them. They tanked to a 4-0 loss at lowly Bristol City recently and then went and lost at Nottingham Forest so that is back to back away defeats now for them and they have gone W1 D1 L2 in their last four away from home. The goal have dried up a little bit lately and therefore under 2.5 goals at Coral is a value punt at a price of 19/20. Overall this season, the Terriers have posted a W9 D3 L8 on the road. Elias Kachunga and Nahki Wells are big positives for them in the anytime goalscorer market and both are trading at 2/1. The bonus for the Terriers is that they have a game in hand over the others around them in the play-off battle, but they are just going to need to step up their away form to try and secure that top three finish.
Derby Home Win: We will go against the grain here and back the Rams to deliver a win on home soil. They have been going well at Pride Park recently and they have won their last four at home against the Terriers too.
16th April 2017 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
It has been a big week for Newcastle in their running battle with Brighton to land the Championship title. The Magpies took a late 2-1 win at the Seagulls in midweek to take back control of the title race. However they have another tough game on their hands as they take on the in-form Huddersfield. The Terriers have put together a fantastic run of form which has seen them close the gap on the top two and this would be a massive three points for them if they can strike down the Magpies. Huddersfield are 7/4 for the win, with the Draw at 23/10 and Newcastle at 6/4.
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Huddersfield couldn’t pull off a big FA Cup upset against Manchester City but they are still on track to make a big promotion push to the Premier League for next season. They start the Championship weekend in third place and just six points behind second placed Brighton but with a game in hand now over the Seagulls. So the Terriers have to keep their momentum going and they have been running in some fantastic form lately. Huddersfield have gone W6 D1 in their last seven league games now and they have produced a fantastic run of W11 D3 L1 in their last fifteen league games since the start of December. It has been immense stuff from them and at home they have put together a four match winning streak and have gone unbeaten in their last seven there (W6 D1). So they are going to give league leaders Newcastle a tough evening in the Championship clash. Huddersfield’s overall home form is W12 D2 L2 this season.
The Terriers did bank a 2-1 win on Tyneside earlier in the season so they can complete a league double over the Magpies. 56% of Huddersfield’s home games have gone over the 2.5 goal line this season, and as they have been struggling for clean sheets lately, it is worth looking at the game to go above at a price of 5/4 with William Hill. Each of the last four meetings between these two have gone over the line. This is the first league meeting between the two of them at Huddersfield since 1984 in the old English Division 2 which produced a 2-2 draw. In the William Hill correct score market for this one a Huddersfield 2-1 correct score is a price of 9/1 with the shortest priced option in the market a 1-1 draw at 5/1. Back at the start of February, the Terriers put a 3-1 home win on the board over Brighton which could be a good indicator that they will pose a threat to the Magpies as well. In the anytime goalscorer market Nahki Wells and Elias Kachunga are 11/5 options.
Both teams to score in the match at William Hill returns a price of 5/6. Newcastle pulled out an important 2-1 win at Brighton in midweek, having fallen behind in the match. That put them back on top of the Championship pile at the expense of the Seagulls in what has been a fantastic duel between these for a run at the title this season. That extended Newcastle’s form to nine match unbeaten streak in the Championship (W6 D3) and you imagine that they wouldn’t be totally unhappy with a draw in this one. They have drawn their last three visits to Huddersfield and have gone unbeaten in a W1 D3 record in their last four visits there. So it is another big game for Rafa Benitez and his title contenders and they have Dwight Gayle at 6/4 and Aleksandar Mitrovic and Daryl Murphy all at the 9/4 quote in the anytime goalscorer market for the game. They were lucky to get out of Brighton with a win, how will they fare against the Terriers?
It is hard to see either of these losing this one. Huddersfield’s league form can’t be overstated in this one and they are strong enough to hold their own against Newcastle. The Magpies survived a trip to Brighton by the skin of their teeth but may not be as lucky this time around as they go to Huddersfield. The last three between these at Huddersfield have been drawn and just look for that trend to continue. Back the match outright draw.
3rd March 2017 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This is a good game to look forward to on Tuesday night as this a clash between third and fourth in the table. Huddersfield have been flying along lately and they played out a 0-0 draw with Manchester City in the FA Cup on the weekend. So now they have to switch modes for this tough games against Reading, who start the game just the one point behind the Terriers. Huddersfield do still have a game in hand over the Royals so this is a big game all around for the home side as they can open up a four point gap over Reading and still have a game in hand. The three points therefore are equally as important for the Royals of course. Huddersfield are 17/20 for the win,with the draw at 13/5 and Reading at 3/1.
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Great looking clash then and earlier in the season when the two of them met, the Terriers suffered a 1-0 away defeat. They are running on a three match unbeaten streak at home against the Royals though in all competitions and took a 3-1 win in this corresponding fixture last season. Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings between the two sides and there is a price of 5/6 at Bet365 on both teams hitting the back of the net in this meeting. Both teams have scored in each of Huddersfield’s last four league games. Five of the last six between the two clubs have also gone over the 2.5 goal line, the 1-0 win for Reading this season bucking a trend. Over 2.5 goals at Bet365 is a quote of 21/20 and therefore may be worth a bit of value. The Terriers have been in a great stretch of league form and have been putting a bit of pressure on the top two in the table.
Huddersfield have gone W10 D1 L1 in their last twelve league games. They are current on a five match winning streak home and away and they have won their last three in a row on home soil. Overall their home form this season in the Championship reads an impressive W11 D2 L2 and they have hit at least two goals five of their last six home games in the second tier. They will be buoyed up as well after holding the Citizens in a draw in the FA Cup on the weekend. In the anytime goalscorer market, Huddersfield have Isaiah Brown at 15/8 and Elias Kachunga at 6/4 as strong options. Nahki Wells is also a 6/4 shot and he netted in this fixture last season. The Terriers are on a great charge at the moment and in the Bet365 correct score market a Huddersfield 2-1 return is running at a price of 15/2. Huddersfield have scored at least two goals in four of their last five Championship games against Reading.
Reading are going along in good form as well at the moment though and are on a six match unbeaten streak in the second tier (W4 D2). They will have had the big advantage of having had the extra rest because of not having played on the weekend, so they have time to prepare for this. Out on her oad, Reading’s away from this season reads W7 D2 L6 but they have produced a mixed return of W3 D1 L3 in their last seven away from home in the Championship, so a little patchy from them. They have gone well defensively though with four clean sheets in their last six games and will be needing that kind of resilience at Huddersfield. If you were backing them then a 7/4 draw no bet on the Royals would be a little value coverage. Even though they have been picking up clean sheets lately they have taken just one in their last seven on the road. That may be the thing that tips the balance in favour of the home side.
A massive showdown and it will probably be a tight affair between them. There is so much at stake in this one, Reading will want to roll into town and hold their own against a strong Huddersfield attack. But the Royals haven’t been a strong out on the road to perhaps suggest that they can hang in here and therefore back the Terriers to extend their advantage and form with a win by just the one goal margin.
19th February 2017 / lee - Category: Championship Betting