Huddersfield Town face the trickiest of trips to Lancashire where they come up against a Preston North End side who continue to harbour play-off ambitions, however optimistic they may appear.
Indeed as they open as Ladbrokes’ 23/10 underdogs, this will almost certainly not be an easy romp.
Nevertheless, Stan James’ 6/4 odds against the opening period finishing 0-0 has found favour amongst punters, while the likelihood of it finishing goalless at 90 minutes, rated a 9/1 shot by Coral, has been snapped up by those anxious to add some form of insurance to their weekend wager.
Bookies report that punters’ betting patterns suggest they’re not expecting a hatful of goals.
Paddy Power post 8/15 about the fixture yielding fewer than 2.5.
Those anticipating a smattering of goals may fancy Boylesports’ 4/6 for both teams to score, while William Hill post 9/1 against a 1-0 victory for Town while bet365 rate the chances of it finishing as a score draw at 100/30.
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