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  • A lucrative place in the EPL is at stake at Wembley Stadium at 11:30 am ET on Sunday
  • Nottingham is favored for a return to England’s top flight after a 23-year absence
  • See all odds & best bets for Huddersfield vs Nottingham EFL Championship playoff final

A coveted place in England’s Premier League awaits the winner of Huddersfield vs Nottingham at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

The EFL Championship play-off final is often described as the richest game in football as it offers a pathway to the wealth and rewards of the sport’s most popular top-flight competition.

The showpiece meeting this weekend of Huddersfield vs Nottingham is no exception.

Huddersfield vs Nottingham Odds

Result Moneyline
Huddersfield +260
Nottingham +114
Draw +215

Odds as of May 28 at Barstool Sportsbook

Nottingham – twice a European Cup winner in 1979 and 1980 – is seeking a return to the EPL after a 23-year absence.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield does not have such a storied history – at least recently – but is attempting to return after it spent two seasons in the EPL between 2017 and 2019.

Huddersfield finished in third place in the Championship while Nottingham was fourth.

Huddersfield vs Nottingham Prediction

At Barstool Sportsbook, Nottingham is the favorite for a win at +114.

Huddersfield, meanwhile, is at +260 with the draw after 90 minutes at +215.

The kick-off for Huddersfield vs Nottingham in London is at 11:30 am ET.

With so much at stake, this fixture is often one of the most dramatic, tense and convulsive occasions in the English season.

Over/Under & Spread

Therefore, the Total Goals Prop Offer of +360 for there to be at least four goals looks attractive (Ov 3.5).

Meanwhile, the +360 spread offer for Nottingham to win by two goals or more is also compelling at +360 (Asian Handicap -1.5.)

The clash of Huddersfield versus Nottingham is all the more extraordinary because neither team seemed to have the slightest hope of winning promotion during the first half of the campaign.

Indeed, Nottingham occupied the bottom place in the table at one point.

Its transformation was due to the appointment as coach of Steve Cooper, who has become one of the most highly regarded managers in England.

Since his first game in charge on September 25, Nottingham has accrued no fewer than 76 points from 38 games.

During that period, the team lost fewer games than Fulham and Bournemouth – the teams which won automatic promotion ahead of the play-off collision of Huddersfield vs Nottingham.

A similar streak under coach Carlos Corberan secured Huddersfield a place in the play-offs.

In 11th place on December 3, the team went on a 17-match unbeaten sequence to climb up the table.

It lost just twice in its last 28 regular-season games.

Huddersfield vs Nottingham Statistics

24 Wins 24
14 Draws 11
10 Losses 13
66 Goals 76
48 Goals Against 43
74 Yellow Cards 91
0 Red Cards 2
21 Clean Sheets 17

*Statistics from EFL Championship 2021-22 incl playoff semifinals.

The playoff semifinals, however, are usually dramatic. 

Again, this season was no exception before the final line-up of Huddersfield vs Nottingham was decided.

Nottingham won 2-1 in its away first leg semi-final at Sheffield United.

But Sheffield was then a 2-1 winner at Nottingham’s City Ground.

Copper’s team eventually prevailed by winning 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield drew 1-1 in its semi-final first leg at Luton Town.

It then progressed to Huddersfield vs Nottingham at Wembley with a 1-0 win at home.

Brennan Johnson To Score Odds

Huddersfield is confident 14-goal leading scorer Danny Ward will be fit for the game after he went off injured in the second leg against Luton.

If not Jordan Rhodes, scorer of the 82nd-minute second leg winner against Luton will lead the line.

Ward is the most favored Huddersfield player to get on the scoresheet at +260.

However, there are three Nottingham players ahead of him in the betting.

Sam Surridge has eight goals this season and is priced at +185.

Furthermore, Keinan Davis – with five goals is at +210. 

Then, surprisingly, Brennan Johnson is priced widely at +245.

He has scored 19 times this season. And he found the net in both legs of the semi-final. 

So he looks the best goalscorer Prop selection in Huddersfield vs Nottingham.

Huddersfield vs Nottingham Projected Line-Ups & Injuries


Huddersfield Town projected line-up:

 Nicholls; Lees, Hogg, Colwill; Pipa, Russell, O’Brien, Toffolo; Sinani, Ward, Thomas

Injuries: Aarons, Pearson, Schofield, Vallejo

Nottingham Forest projected line-up:

 Samba; Worrall, Cook, McKenna; Spence, Yates, Garner, Colback; Zinckernagel; Davis, Johnson

Injuries: Grabban, Lowe

In the regular season, Huddersfield was beaten 2-0 at home by Nottingham.

 But the tables were turned when Huddersfield won 1-0 at Nottingham.

 Huddersfield vs Nottingham Pick

 There was also a meeting in the FA Cup Fifth Round with Nottingham winning 2-1 at home.

 This meeting will be very close to call. But Nottingham may have the edge with Brennan Johnson having proven in the semi-final that he knows how to get the goals that matter on these big occasions.

 Pick: Brennan Johnson +245 (To Score)

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