Opportunity knocks for oh-so-crucial Huddersfield Town victory
Oct 31 2008 by Mel Booth, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
WINLESS in four, Town aren’t showing any signs of finding some much-needed consistency, the midweek draw against Yeovil leaving them perilously close to the bottom four in League I.
Boss Stan Ternent cites a lack of confidence as the main cause of Town’s troubles, insisting wins will remedy that problem, and there seems no better time for Huddersfield to land a maximum haul than tomorrow, when they entertain rock-bottom Crewe.
A quick glance at the formbook suggests the three points should be staying at the Galpharm Stadium, with rock-bottom Alex, Betdaq’s 4/1 outsiders, having failed to win any of their seven away matches.
Subsequently, Coral’s 5/6 for the Terriers to triumph looks a relatively safe bet and as the visitors have averaged less than a goal a game on the road, Town may even prevail without conceding (7/5, Partybets).
This in turn lends appeal to Sportingbet’s 7/1 chalked against a 2-0 triumph for Huddersfield, who are 21/10 with Jaxx.com to prevail by at least two goals and 9/5 (VCBet) to possess a lead when the referee brings each half to a close.
Elsewhere, Keigan Parker’s return to the first-team fold has the potential to have a positive effect in this clash.
The former Blackpool man is a tempting 11/2 (Blue Square) to open the scoring in a match that Canbet price at 79/100 to produce a total of more than 2.5 successful strikes.
Both of these wagers are lent appeal by Crewe’s defensive troubles, which also mean Town should get on the scoresheet before their opponents (8/15, bet365) and could even record a 3-0 success (12/1, Betdirect).
Frustrated supporters, however, may disagree and opt for another unsatisfactory home draw, on offer with Betfred at 13/5.
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