One place is still up for grab in the Premier League for the 2022/23 season with two Championship sides fighting for it. Huddersfield Town will meet Nottingham Forest in this weekend’s final at Wembley Stadium. The Huddersfield v Nottingham Forest betting tips favor Forest to win the match and return to the top division after 23 years.
After Fulham won the Championship and Bournemouth finished as a runner-up, four teams still had the chance of taking the last qualifying place for the top division. Huddersfield Town won against Luton Town 2-1 on aggregate in the first semi-final of the 2022 EFL Championship play-off. While Nottingham Forest could only defeat Sheffield United in the penalties after both games ended with 1-2 results. Now the two winners will meet in the final which is held at Wembley Stadium this Sunday, on the 29th of May. Forest fans hope that their team can finally return back to the Premier League after the club’s relegation in 1999. Meanwhile, Huddersfield also aims to return to the top league following their relegation in 2019.
Huddersfield v Nottingham Forest betting tips favor the Reds
Nottingham Forest is one of the oldest English clubs, it was founded in 1865. The club won the first division (top tier before the establishment of the Premier League) once so far, in the 1977-78 season. They also finished twice as a runner-up and won the FA Cup on two occasions. But in the last few years, the club had a less glorious history, following its relegation from the Premier League in 1999. Since then, they have been playing in the second and third divisions. But Forest has a huge chance of returning to the top tier this year. Steve Cooper’s team only needs to win one more game for that, the play-off final against Huddersfield. And online sportsbooks in the UK favor them to do so with the odds of 1.61.
The Reds have a strong squad with players like Congolese goalkeeper, Brice Samba who had a massive part in the team’s victory against Sheffield. Midfielder James Garner who might join Manchester United next season. And the top scorer of the team with 18 goals, Brennan Johnson who was voted Young Player of the Season. Along with Keinan Davis, they can be a huge threat to Huddersfield’s goal. Both Johnson and Davis have the odds of 7.50 to score the first goal. And the odds of 3.40 to find the net any time during the game. Bookmakers still don’t expect too many goals during the match as they offer the odds of 2.30 for over 2,5 goals and the odds of 1.61 for under.
Huddersfield will fight for promotion
In spite of a bad start to the season, Huddersfield managed to move up in the table thanks to a 17-match unbeaten run. They finished third just ahead of Forest in the Championship, earning a place in the play-off. Where the late goal of Jordan Rhodes against Luton Town in the semi-final advanced them to the final. Now Carlos Corberan’s team will try to win the last match as well. With online gambling sites in the UK offering the odds of 2.30 for their win. Huddersfield managed to beat Forest in their last Championship meeting. But the Reds knocked them out of this season’s FA Cup with a 2-1 victory.
The Terriers can try to take revenge now with the help of goalkeeper Lee Nicholls who has been in great form all season. Just like defender Levi Colwill who is on loan from Chelsea. And midfielder Sorba Thomas who has had 12 assists in the season so far. Danny Ward has scored the most goals, 14 in the team. Now he has the odds of 10.00 to score the first goal in the final. And the odds of 4.33 to score any time in the match. Which can easily go into extra-time (6.50) or even to penalties (5.50) just like it did two years ago. Both teams represent a great level of football, but Forest might have the edge. And extra motivation to play in the Premier League again after such a long hiatus.