The Championship is now over, but it remains to be seen who will clinch a third place in the AFL, and our experts have prepared their predictions for Luton Town v Huddersfield. Who will prove stronger in the first meeting? For full information and all odds for the match, look at 1xbet.
Luton pleasantly surprised
For Luton, even getting into the playoffs is already quite an achievement, because the cost of the team’s squad is estimated at a ridiculous £1.5 million, any player of the level of the APL is worth more. The club finished sixth in the Championship, behind fifth-placed Sheffield United only on additional points. They managed to beat Reading 1-0 at home in the last round. The upcoming battle will definitely see two players miss out.
Huddersfield are on the move
Huddersfield managed to finish third in the division, although there was little chance of making it straight into the AFL as they were six points behind second place. The team produced a strong finishing spurt, winning four games in a row. In the last round, the club handled Bristol City 2-0 at home. Given their high final place, Huddersfield have their sights set on promotion. Injuries will keep six players off the pitch at once.
The statistics show that the opponents rarely play each other productively, with no more than two goals scored in the last five meetings. In the current league, Huddersfield won 2-0 at home and also drew 0-0 away.
Not surprisingly, bookmakers find it difficult to decide the favourite, as the teams playing are roughly equal. The home arena factor should help Luton, although it will be difficult to win. The teams will play very cautiously, as the cost of error is high. A total of less than 2.5 goals is literally called for here.