Recommended Fulham v Reading odds in 2017 Championship play-offs semis first leg tips
FootyOn experts give their 2017 Championship play-offs semis first leg tips, featuring the best Fulham v Reading odds and Huddersfield v Sheffield Wednesday bets.
The race for Premier League promotion heats up this weekend as the Championship play-offs get underway.
Fancied Fulham face Reading at Craven Cottage first in the semi-finals.
The other first leg fixture is a Yorkshire derby in Huddersfield, as the Terriers take on the Owls.
Without further ado, check out our 2017 Championship play-offs semis first leg tips below…
Best Fulham v Reading odds are for early goal
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A common enough recent theme for Fulham has been flying starts to games.
Each of the west London club’s seven games have contained opening goals inside the first 20 minutes.
Slavisa Jokanovic is unlikely to abandon the expansive style of football his side has been playing now.
It is, after all, what helped Fulham surge into the play-offs.
Five of their last seven matches have seen the deadlock broken inside 10 minutes.
Yann Kermorgant to score anytime
One thing Jaap Stam’s visiting Reading should exploit, however, is their hosts’ lack of clean sheets.
Fulham have only kept one side out since February, and that was rock-bottom Rotherham United!
In-form veteran Royals striker Kermorgant has nine in his last nine matches.
Fulham to win the first leg and both teams to score
Another punt to consider if a home win but both sides finding the target.
Fulham’s poor clean sheet record is more persuasive than the regular season result at Craven Cottage.
They put five past Reading without reply, but Stam saw a Danny Williams sent off at 2-0.
As the bookies have cottoned on to the game promising goals, there is better value on this bet.
Betway once again offer a tempting price of 21/10 on Fulham for victory, but their opponents to score.
Away win appeals among Huddersfield v Sheffield Wednesday bets
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The Owls have done the double over their Yorkshire rivals in each of the last two seasons.
Terriers boss David Wagner may well have rested players ahead of this tie, but is without first-choice goalie Danny Ward.
That leaves Huddersfield with a lack of first-team experience between the sticks.
Fernando Forestieri to score anytime
Owls top scorer Fernando Forestieri has a superb recent record against the Terriers.
He has found the target in five of his eight career appearances when previously playing Huddersfield.
That includes each of his last three outings versus them.
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