The Championship play-off final has been dubbed the most expensive game in world football, with an estimated £90 million going to the winner of the match.
This 2011 instalment sees Reading take on Swansea City at Wembley on Monday for a place in the Premier League.
The Welsh side have been named as the narrow 7/5 favourites by bwin, but Reading go into the match with the better form and may be a more attractive option for football betting fans.
Those who stake £10 on the Berkshire club to win the game at odds of 8/5 will receive returns of £26 if they are successful.
Last year’s Championship play-off final brought a thriller to the national stadium as Blackpool sealed promotion to the Premier League with an entertaining 3-2 win over Cardiff City.
Those who want to back a similar result this time around can do so at odds of 25/4 for there to be five goals or more in the match.
This means football betting enthusiasts could collect winnings of £85 if it is a goalfest at Wembley on bank holiday Monday.
Shane Long was on target for the Royals in the semi-final with a fine goal – along with a strike from the penalty spot – and he has been one of the league’s best strikers over the course of the campaign.
But the Swans also have plenty of firepower through Scott Sinclair and Nathan Dyer on the flanks, although they could be without their loan striker Fabio Borini through injury.
That could give Stephen Dobbie the chance to lead the line for the Welsh side, after he was on target in the 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest at the Liberty Stadium that booked their place in the Championship’s showpiece occasion.
The reality is that in a game of such high stakes, both sides may subconsciously adopt a more cautious approach than usual, at least in the early stages.
With that in mind, perhaps bwin’s odds of 13/10 on the second half containing two or more goals could prove tempting among some football bettors.
For those who do not believe the match will be settled inside 90 minutes, the Swans can be backed at 10/1 to win in extra-time or at the same price to triumph on penatties.
Brian McDermott’s men are rated at 11/1 to triumph in the extra 30-minute period, with bwin offering odds of 10/1 on them clinching a glorious return to the top flight from the lottery of the shoot-out.
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