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The final in the Championship play-offs is upon as Huddersfield and Nottingham Forest battle it out for a place in the Premier League. It is called the richest game in football and it kick-offs this coming Sunday evening. Huddersfield celebrated a 1-0 win in their most recent meeting in the Championship with their upcoming opponent. It was a match played at City Ground.

Huddersfield have done extremely well all season and finished third. A contrast to the last time they got promoted through the play-offs, when they finished sixt. They lost 10 games during the season, as many as winners Fulham and now look for a second stint in the Premier League.

It has been decades since former European Champions Nottingham Forest played in the Premier League, and they'll be hungry to once again taste the action. Steve Cooper has done wonders at Forest, taking them from bottom of the table to a fourth place finish. This is the third year on the spin he leads a club into the play-off's and he'll be desperate to finally succeed in taking the last step.

Huddersfield go into their next Championship match, averaging a humble 1.5 goals per game in their last ten matches, in which they scored a mundane 15 times, while conceding eight goals. That amounts to an average of 0.8 per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring five times.

Nottingham Forest enter their next Championship match, averaging a highly satisfactory two goals per game in their last ten matches, in which they scored a presentable total of 20 goals, while also conceding nine times. That is a total average of 0.9 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring four times.

Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest Preview

Huddersfield Form

Huddersfield are unbeaten in their last three matches, first beating Bristol City 2-0, and then drawing 1-1 with Luton. They were back as winners when they defeated Luton 1-0. Huddersfield are unbeaten in their previous 5 home matches at Wembley.

Nottingham Forest Form

In their last three matches, Nottingham Forest drew 1-1 with Hull, won 1-2 against Sheffield United, and lost 1-2 against Sheffield United. Nottingham Forest won half their previous six away matches in the Championship, as well as seeing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored five goals whilst conceding four.

For whatever reason, Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield usually find goals tough to come by, when facing each other, and history makes under 2.5 goals our call here.

Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest Stats

  • Huddersfield have not lost 19 of the last 21 home matches
  • Huddersfield have scored in 16 of the last 18 home matches
  • Huddersfield have not lost the last 9 matches in a row
  • Huddersfield have scored in 15 of the last 17 matches
  • Huddersfield have won 7 of the last 9 matches
  • Nottingham F. have not lost 10 of the last 12 matches
  • In the last 3 matches in a row Nottingham F. played, both teams scored
  • Nottingham F. have scored in 10 of the last 12 matches
  • Nottingham F. have not lost 8 of the last 10 away matches
  • Nottingham F. have conceded in the last 5 matches in a row

Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest Team News

Huddersfield could be looking at four players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Nottingham Forest.

Oliver Turton, Matthew Pearson, Ryan Schofield and Alex Vallejo nurses various injuries and won't take part for Huddersfield against Nottingham Forest at Wembley.

Nottingham Forest have three on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against Huddersfield this coming Sunday. Brice Samba is ineligible for selection in the Nottingham Forest squad, as he is suspended.

Nottingham Forest need to do without Lewis Grabban and Max Lowe, who are not fit enough to travel to Wembley.

Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest H2H

Huddersfield triumphed in a 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest, the last time they faced off in the Championship. However, Nottingham Forest secured a 2-0 win in the match before that. Huddersfield won six of their last ten encounters with Nottingham Forest in the Championship for a 6-1-3 record, with the latter winning three matches. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

At least one team managed to keep a clean sheet six times in the last ten matches between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield. Odds on both teams not to score are best priced at 1.80 with the bookies.

Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips

There are a few players in each team who currently draws attention to their name in the goal-scoring department. For the visitors, Sam Surridge has been hitting the net regularly and now has three goals in his last six games. Should he find himself in the starting line-up this coming Sunday, it is because Nottingham Forest bank on him to build on these numbers against Huddersfield. The latter relies on Jordan Rhodes, who found the target three times in six games.

Huddersfield won seven of their previous 10 games leading up to the final, drew twice and lost once. Nottingham Forest won six of their last 10 previous games, drew once and lost three times. Huddersfield kept opponents from scoring five times in their previous 10 matches. Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest have been able to keep a clean sheet in four of their last 10 games.

Both teams not to score was a winning bet six times in the last ten encounters between Huddersfield and Nottingham Forest as under 2.5 goals happened three times. Huddersfield scored an average of 1.2 goals a game, with Nottingham Forest averaging one goal in this run. Huddersfield saw over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches across the tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.5 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of the last ten matches Nottingham Forest played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of two goals in these matches.