THE dramatic comeback and victory at Walsall took Huddersfield’s recent run to five wins in six matches.
If they had only found this level of consistency a few games earlier, they would be challenging for a League I play-off place in the remaining two fixtures.
Sadly, the top six is now mathematically beyond Town but their form will provide a platform to build on for next season and they can continue their outstanding finish to the campaign tomorrow against relegation-threatened Brighton.
The visitors’ desperate need for points means the bookies aren’t entirely sure who to side with. Jaxx.com for example, make Town 17/10 outsiders, but that same price is chalked against an away win by Boylesports, who believe Lee Clark’s men should come out on top.
This indecision suggests a draw could be well backed at 5/2 with Coral and subsequently, Betfred’s 6/1 for the contest to finish 1-1 could be the subject of some speculative cash.
In the closing games of a season, there always seems to be a theory that teams really wanting points will get them.
But this isn’t necessarily borne out given that teams with little to play for can perform with a little more freedom and without pressure.
Town have shown that over the last half-dozen outings and they can do so again here by edging out the Seagulls by a one-goal margin, an outcome Blue Square rate at 3/1.
That wager would obviously cover a 1-0 and a 2-1 Town triumph, those scorelines both available at 17/2, with Sportingbet and bet365 respectively.
Punters opting for a narrow Town success can also obtain odds of 9/2 (Victor Chandler) for them to prevail despite an inconclusive opening 45 minutes while elsewhere, Stan James offer a slightly more dominant showing from Clark’s charges, in which they lead at both the interval and the final whistle, at 10/3, and Betdaq post even money against a match total of three or more goals.
Andy Booth, in his final home game before retirement, is 7/1 with Blue Square to go out with a bang by opening the scoring.
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