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Sunday brings the spectacle of the massive Championship Play-offs Final featuring Huddersfield and Nottingham Forest. Which team will become champions? It should be a real spectacle.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Huddersfield Town v Nottingham Forest are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Huddersfield are hoping to win again after their last result, the 1-0 Championship Play-offs victory over Luton Town.
In that match, Huddersfield Town managed 53% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Huddersfield Town was Jordan Rhodes (82'). For their opponents, Luton Town got 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target.
Their most recent results show that quality has been evident in the Huddersfield Town defence. Huddersfield Town have been miserly, with the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their past six matches standing at 3. While that may be of interest, time will tell whether that pattern shall continue on here in this game or not.
Since a loss in their previous game against Sheffield United in Championship Play-offs action, Nottingham Forest will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Nottingham Forest managed 48% possession and 13 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nottingham Forest was Brennan Johnson (19'). Sheffield United had 20 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Morgan Gibbs-White (47') and John Fleck (75') scored for Sheffield United. The game was won 3-2 by Nottingham Forest on penalties.
The numbers tell their own story, and Nottingham Forest have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 6 goals overall. At the back, Nottingham Forest have been far from perfect.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 28/06/2020, both clubs have shared the honours with Huddersfield winning 3 of those games, Nottingham Forest 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
An aggregate of 13 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 from The Terriers and 7 for The Reds. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
Team News: Huddersfield
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the lone fitness concern for the Huddersfield gaffer Carlos Corberán to be concerned with due to a largely intact set of players. Ollie Turton (Unknown Injury) won’t play.
It’s our opinion that The Terriers look set to employ a 3-4-3 formation for this game, utilising Lee Nicholls, Tom Lees, Levi Colwill, Naby Sarr, Pipa, Lewis O'Brien, Jonathan Hogg, Harry Toffolo, Danel Sinani, Danny Ward and Sorba Thomas.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
From a largely full-strength group, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper to contend with. Lewis Grabban (Hamstring Injury) won’t be playing here.
There’s a good chance that The Reds appear most likely to begin the game with a 3-4-1-2 system, starting Brice Samba, Joe Worrall, Steve Cook, Scott McKenna, Djed Spence, Ryan Yates, James Garner, Jack Colback, Philip Zinckernagel, Brennan Johnson and Keinan Davis.
When taking everything into account, Huddersfield Town may well find it hard to find the net against this Nottingham Forest side who we think should manage to score & go ahead.
We’re therefore predicting a very even contest with a 0-1 winning score for Nottingham Forest at full-time.
Let’s see how it plays out.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: John Smith's Stadium (24,121)
Captain: Jonathan Hogg
Chairman: Phil Hodgkinson
Manager: Carlos Corberán
Competitions: Championship position 3, Championship Play-offs (Final)
🔑 Star Man: Danny Ward
Customarily playing in the Striker position, Danny Ward was born in Bradford, England. Having played his first senior match for Bolton Wanderers in the 2009 - 2010 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 14 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 40 appearances.