The 2021-22 Championship play-off final gives Huddersfield a chance to return to the Premier League after three seasons and Nottingham Forest a chance to return to the top flight for the first time since 1999.
Both sides put in impressive performances throughout the season and even threatened to derail automatic promotion hopes for Bournemouth, who secured second place behind runaway champions Fulham.
Huddersfield finished third with a streak of five wins from their last six games during the regular season to make the Terriers the in-form team in the division, while Forest were closer to the bottom of the table during a climb up placements as recently as December.
A 2-1 win over Luton, as hard-earned as the result of the two legs would suggest, sealed victory in the semifinals of the Huddersfield Championship Playoffs. Forest’s path was even more tense, edging out Sheffield United on penalties.
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How to watch Huddersfield Town vs Nottingham Forest
The playoff finals will take place on Sunday 29th May (4:30pm BST).
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UNITED KINGDOM: Viewers in the UK can watch the Championship play-offs on Sky Sports Football or stream via SkyGo. Now TV subscribers can watch or stream the action too if it includes Sky Sports.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: In the United States, you can stream the playoffs on ESPN+.
Canada: In Canada, DAZN is your go-to place for championship action.
Australia: In Australia, beIN SPORTS will broadcast the Championship Playoffs.
In Canada, every Premier League game is streamed live on DAZN. In the US, televised Premier League matches are also available on fuboTV, which also offers a free trial to new subscribers.
Huddersfield Town vs Nottingham Forest predicted lineups
Goalkeeper Ryan Schofield (shoulder), midfielder Alex Vallejo (knee) and winger Rolando Aarons (knee) may not be fit to return to Town after missing out on the semi-finals.
Full-back or midfielder Ollie Turton was replaced by Pipa after suffering a knock in the first leg of the semi-final with Luton.
Expected line-up for Huddersfield Town (3-5-2): Nicholls (GK) – Lees, Hogg, Colwill – Pipa, Holmes, Russell, O’Brien, Toffolo – Sinani, Ward
Forward Lewis Grabban (hamstrings) and defender Max Lowe (groin) are absent until the end of the season for Steve Cooper’s side, who appeared to emerge unscathed from their exhausting penalty shoot-out win over Sheffield United.
Loan Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis recovered from a hamstring injury to play briefly in the first leg of the clash and come off the bench for the final 45 minutes of the second leg.
Expected line-up of Nottingham Forest (3-4-1-2): Samba (GK) – Worrall, Cook, McKenna – Spence, Yates, Garner, Colback – Zinkernagel – Johnson, Surridge
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Betting odds between Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest
Forest were bottom of the Championship when manager Cooper took over in September and their slim chances of reaching the final reflect their status as the team with the most points in the second division since then. Had Cooper been appointed sooner, the sleeping giants might have automatically ascended.
Value Betters could well be enticed by Huddersfield, whose manager Carlos Corberan is a master at tactically setting up his side to crush their opponents.
Town’s nine-game unbeaten streak dates back to March and includes seven wins along the way.
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|Nottingham Forest Win (full-time result)||+100||+103||+103|
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