David Prutton returns with his final Sky Bet EFL prediction of the season for the Championship play-off final.
Reading and Huddersfield go head-to-head at Wembley on Monday in the richest game in football, where a place in the Premier League is up for grabs. You can follow the action live on Sky Sports 1 from 2pm on Monday.
What will transpire at Wembley? Prutton gives us his prediction…
This could be the tightest game ever.
First and foremost I have to admit I didn’t see this coming! I thought Sheffield Wednesday would learn from their experience of last season and show a bit more nous, and Fulham’s form would see them past Reading.
Just like in the semi-finals, I can’t really see either side opening up, especially not in the early stages, and it’s often the odd goal that wins these games.
Both sides like the ball but their styles are still slightly contrasting. Reading have had a very obvious way of playing all season with that possession-based style that requires a lot of patience from the fans, players and staff alike, but they’ve been rewarded by it.
Huddersfield, meanwhile, are a bit more dynamic and more of a high-pressure team who like to win the ball back high up the pitch then use it really well. It’s going to be an intriguing battle and it could come down to the key men on the pitch to decide the game.
I can’t wait for it! Wembley will be packed and it’s going to be an incredible occasion. They’re both fantastic stories and it’s very reassuring for young managers coming into that level of English football. I’m leaning more towards Huddersfield but, for the purposes of balance, I did say twice that Reading would get beaten by Fulham!
It just seems like the romance is there for the Terriers to confound everything and become a Premier League team. And what an achievement that would be.
PRUTTON PREDICTS: Huddersfield to win 1-0 with Nahki Wells to score first (20/1 with Sky Bet)
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