Huddersfield Town v Charlton Athletic: Bookies say a draw will be outcome
Aug 27 2010 by Mel Booth, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
TOWN were well beaten by Everton but it’s the League I promotion campaign which is of the most concern to Lee Clark and the 5-1 Carling Cup defeat will be quickly forgotten if Town acquire three points at home to Charlton.
As it’s a clash between two of the division’s heavyweights, a flurry of draw wagers, especially at 12/5 with Ladbrokes, is inevitable.
In turn, 888Sport’s 6/1 for it to finish 1-1, as it did when the pair met at the Galpharm last season, is bound to attract cash, as will Victor Chandler’s 9/2 for scores to be level at the end of each half.
However, aided by home advantage, Town are Stan James’ 11/10 favourites for the points while an away win is quoted at 14/5 by Betdaq.
Town are 3/1 with bet365 to shade it by a one-goal margin and 15/2 (Totesport) to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline in a clash that looks set to produce three or more goals (17/20, Jaxx.com).
Nevertheless, it won’t be all plain sailing for Town, and indeed it would be no surprise if the match was all square at the break (11/10, Partybets).
A decent case can therefore be made for the 4/1 marked by Paddy Power against a Town victory after a drawn first half and in terms of goals, Partybets offer 8/11 for both teams to count in what could be a high-scoring encounter.
More specifically, William Hill offer 6/1 for Joe Garner to notch first and bet365 price Jordan Rhodes at 5/1 to beat him to the opener.