Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday’s League One Playoff Betting

This Tuesday evening sees the second leg of the League One Semi Final between Millwall and Huddersfield Town. Who will progress to Wembley to play in the Playoff Final for a place in the Championship? BetRepublic.com previews the action here.

Millwall v Huddersfield Town (0-0):

The first leg of this tie took place last Saturday at the Galpharm Stadium with the game ending 0-0. Millwall will be happier of the two sides after coming away from the away leg of the tie without being behind the side that finished five points behind them in the regular season. Can they make their home advantage in the second leg work for them and get them to Wembley?

Bookmaker William Hill believe that Millwall will be able to defeat Huddersfield as they have the home side as favourites to win the match within ninety minutes at 5/6. Huddersfield can be backed at 10/3 and the draw is available at 5/2.

Millwall are the odds on favourites as they won seventeen and drew five of their twenty-three home league matches in the regular season. Their only loss came against Wycombe Wanderers in December and that was fourteen home games ago. Of those fourteen games, twelve were won by Millwall and they kept clean sheets in seven matches. Overall Millwall kept eleven clean sheets and conceded just fifteen goals in front of their own fans this season. Should they keep up their excellent home form then Millwall fans will get their day out at Wembley, but can Huddersfield upset the books?

Huddersfield won nine, drew three and lost eleven matches on the road this season. However, in the run in they won seven and drew one of their final twelve away games. They are in good form and they kept six of their seven away clean sheets this season in those final twelve away games. They will believe that they can win the match, but can they reverse what happened to them at The New Den earlier in the season?

This match will be the fourth time that these sides have met this season, with Huddersfield and Millwall winning both of their home games in the regular season. At the Galpharm Stadium Huddersfield did not concede a goal with a 1-0 win in April and the 0-0 last weekend. However, Millwall romped to a 3-1 victory when the sides met at The New Den in September. Huddersfield were out of that match within fourteen minutes as Millwall scored two goals in two minutes and they will need to be better this time around to make their way to Wembley. Unfortunately for them I cannot see them getting anything from the game due to Millwall’s exceptional home form this season.

BetRepublic.com Recommends: Back Millwall to win the game @ 5/6 with both sides to score @ 10/11 with NFL Betting Picks.

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