Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Huddersfield Town 7/5 to beat Reading in Saturday’s Championship showdown

Competition: Championship

Market: Huddersfield Town win

Odds: 7/5 @ 888sport

Two sides who really find themselves battling it out at opposite ends of the Championship table, Reading will host Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, hit with a six-point deduction earlier in the season, it is fair to say that Reading are in the midst of a Championship nightmare. Putting in another worrying display on home soil as they were hit with a deserved 2-0 loss against Luton, the Royals are firmly at the heart of a relegation scrap. Holding just a three-point buffer over the drop zone and seeking some kind of boost, the pressure is really mounting on Veljko Paunović’s shoulders. Crashing out of the FA Cup at the hands of non-league outfit Kidderminster, they were also hit with a woeful 7-0 drumming against Fulham on January 11th. In fact, without a single win from any of their last seven matchups across all formats, it should also be noted that they suffered a 4-0 defeat when they faced off against Saturday’s guests earlier in the season.

As for the visitors, while Huddersfield would have been disappointed to have only picked up a single point at home against Swansea last weekend, that should not dampen the mood in their camp. Shocking many across the Championship after only just hanging onto their Championship status last season, the Yorkshire-based outfit now have their sights firmly set on clinching a play-off finish. Including knocking Premier League Burnley out of the FA Cup earlier in the month, it should be noted that Huddersfield are unbeaten in each of their last eight straight outings. Knowing that another victory here could skyrocket them as high as fourth in the table, Carlos Corberán’s men will be smelling a golden chance. Landing a 4-0 romp against Reading earlier in the season, a similar away win appears at attractive odds here.

Bet: Huddersfield Town 7/5 to beat Reading in Saturday’s Championship showdown @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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