ONCE their chances of reaching the League I play-offs had disappeared, Town’s campaign looked to be petering out, but playing without pressure of late, they have managed to find some consistency, winning four of their last five games.
This bodes well ahead of the trip to Walsall, another side with little to play for, but Town are nevertheless classed as outsiders by bookmakers; Betdaq posting 6/4 against a home win and Coral pricing a success for Lee Clark’s men at a tempting 2/1.
As many firms believe the two are relatively evenly matched, an assertion backed up by the league table, Betfred can expect eager punters to snap up the 12/5 they post against a stalemate.
And it follows that Jaxx.com’s 15/1 for the match to be an entertaining, end-of-season, 2-2 draw, Stan James’s 11/2 for a 1-1 scoreline and the 4/1 that Victor Chandler offer for it to be level at the end of each half could also be the subject of market support.
Sportingbet cater for the undecided, marking 11/20 against the fixture yielding anything but a Town loss.
However back in December, Clark’s charges registered a 2-1 triumph against the Saddlers at the Galpharm and given current form, there seems no reason why they can’t prevail again as the pair lock horns on Walsall’s patch.
Subsequently, an away win by a one-goal margin, at 10/3 (Blue Square), catches the eye and more specifically, the 9/1 that Sportingbet quote for another 2-1 Huddersfield victory also possesses obvious appeal.
As the contest holds little real significance for either side, it could be relatively open and so a match total of three or more goals (19/20, bet365) seems likely. The first of those successful strikes, meanwhile, is a tasty 9/1 with Boylesports to arrive courtesy of Michael Collins, who bagged a late winner when the pair last met.
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