For poets, the arrival of British Summer Time is a moment of great joy, an opportunity to wax lyrical about nature or love.
For football supporters, it usually represents the start of a nervy, frenetic final few weeks of the season, a time when their own team’s results are often considered in conjunction with those of a near rival’s.
And some quick mental arithmetic provides a calculation how, if team X draw, or team Y lose, it affects their club’s prospects.
Huddersfield Town probably need at least another four points to retain their status as a Championship team and, to help achieve this, they’ll have to maintain their recent form when they host Sheffield Wednesday.
David Wagner’s men kick off as William Hill’s 6/4 favourites to secure a maximum haul with the Owls quoted at a lengthy-looking 2/1 (Betfred) to upset the applecart by winning.
Town’s tally of nine goals and seven points from their last half dozen outings, while not quite title-winning form, has been enough to pull them out of the relegation mire.
They’ve won only two of their last six, but punters expecting them to make it three from seven can get 3/1 (bet365) against them leading at the end of both halves.
And BetVictor’s 7/4 for Town to win without conceding has caught the eye of many.
Although the host side have recently scored at a rate of less than two per game, Skybet consider the chances of them winning by two clear goals to be a 13/2 shot; a 2-0 home win is priced at 10/1 by Coral.
Backers expecting Wednesday to make matters awkward can get 6/4 (Betway) against the opening period ending on level terms, although more assured types, confident they’ll be able to wax lyrical about their love for Town after the game, can get 13/2 (Ladbrokes) against them winning 1-0.
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