Money Pouring In On Huddersfield Town To Win The Title
August 18, 2017
After a nervy win on penalties in the Championship Play-Off Final back in May, few could have predicted that Huddersfield Town would start life in the Premier League with such a bang. Away at Crystal Palace, they produced an absolute masterclass to come away with an extremely convincing 3-0 win which left them at the top of the league for just over 24 hours.
It appears many punters were impressed too, as Oddschecker report that the Terriers have accounted for 14.7% of bets on the Premier League winners market since their opening day win, second only to Manchester United. 22% of total stakes on the market have been on David Wagner’s side.
There have been some massive stakes too, with some punters placing £50 on Huddersfield to win the league at 2500/1, which would return a staggering £125,000 profit.
If you fancy their chances, Paddy Power odds are the best in the market as they offer 2500/1 on Tommy Smith lifting the famous trophy next May. Some bookmakers are obviously slightly worried though, as bet365, Betvictor, BoyleSports, Betway and Betfair are all going for a conservative 750/1.
Another Leicester City?
Presumably, they are desperate not to be stung by another Leicester City situation. Famously, the Foxes were complete outsiders and actually favourites for relegation in the season they pulled off a miracle and won the Premier League back in 2015/16. Most bookmakers were offering 5000/1 on that happening before the season began, which cost them an awful lot of money with some punters putting money on just in case.
The Huddersfield situation is probably similar. After everyone witnessed the Leicester City story, punters want to make sure they don’t miss out on a potential big win if lightning was to strike twice. Admittedly, many of the wagers will be as a joke but stranger things have happened.
With a home game against fellow newly promoted side Newcastle United coming up this Sunday, the Yorkshire side could have 6 points from 6. Then, who knows where momentum could take them? If new striker Steve Mounie is as prolific as Jamie Vardy, they may get used to the top end of the table.