RIDING his bike all the way, Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle will arrive at Wembley after a long, tough slog, much like his club, who have played 48 matches so far in their bid to reach the Championship.
Now it all comes down to a single showdown against Sheffield United, who are odds on at 10/11 with bet365 to gain promotion at the expense of Simon Grayson’s men, a year after Town hearts were broken by Peterborough.
Town are even money courtesy of Stan James to make amends for last season’s disappointment and slight outsiders at 7/4 via Boylesports to prevail in normal time, although plenty of bookies can’t separate the pair, Betfred for example, rating both teams at 13/8 for success across 90 minutes.
With little between the sides in the odds, BetVictor’s 12/5 marked against it requiring extra-time will attract cash.
And stalemate fanciers can tackle Skybet’s 12/1 for Town to nick it in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
Alternatively, Paddy Power quote Town at evens in their ‘Draw No Bet’ market.
But having watched United struggle to break down Stevenage across two legs in the semi-finals, Grayson’s troops will be confident of clinching promotion in normal time.
Their opponents’ scoring struggles undoubtedly lend appeal to Coral’s 10/3 for a Town triumph ‘to nil’, so William Hill’s 12/1 for Town to notch twice without reply catches the eye and fans might also like the look of Stan James’ 19/5 for Town to lead at the end of each half.
In contrast to Sheffield United, Grayson’s side have few problems in attack given that Jordan Rhodes got back among the goals in the semis, finding the net in both legs.
The Town goal machine is Ladbrokes’ 4/1 favourite to break the deadlock for the third match in a row and Coral make the prolific striker 6/5 to get on the scoresheet at any stage.
l Odds by www.betrescue.com