HUDDERSFIELD Town know they will face MK Dons in the League I play-offs and only the order in which the pair enjoy home advantage is still uncertain.
So it could be argued the trip to Walsall is something of a dead rubber where Simon Grayson’s men are concerned.
The same, however, can’t be said of the Saddlers, who are desperate for the points in terms of their survival bid and on that basis, bookies are finding the clash tough to call.
Some firms can’t separate the pair but bet365 give the hosts the edge, installing Town as 17/10 outsiders while BetVictor do the opposite, rating Walsall as their underdogs at 9/5.
Boylesports’ 5/2 for the spoils to be shared could subsequently prove popular at the Banks’s Stadium, where it’s 6/1 with Blue Square to finish 1-1 as it did when the pair met at the Galpharm in November and 4/1 (Skybet) to again be all square after both 45 and 90 minutes.
Nevertheless, the fact that all of the pressure is on the home side might play into the hands of the visitors, who are 5/1 via Coral to come out on top following an even first period and 16/5 courtesy of Paddy Power to sneak it by a one-goal margin.
Alternatively, Stan James post 15/2 against Town grabbing the game’s only goal, William Hill quote Grayson’s charges at 9/1 to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline while Lee Novak, who settled matters late in the day in last week’s contest against Scunthorpe, is a tasty 7/1 with Ladbrokes to again break the deadlock, just as he did in the reverse fixture.
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