Huddersfield Town’s heavy opening-day defeat to Bournemouth prompted boss Mark Robins’ departure, with Coventry manager Steven Pressley several bookies’ favourite to take the reins.

For the time being Mark Lillis is in charge, and despite the gutsy Capital One Cup comeback at Chesterfield on Tuesday, they will kick-off as Stan James’ 9/2 underdogs to secure maximum points at Cardiff City, Skybet’s 3/4 favourites.

Bet365 post 14/5 against Town grabbing a share of the spoils in South Wales, where a score draw is a 9/2 chance at Ladbrokes and BetVictor offer odds of 5/1 about both halves finishing all square.

Paddy Power make Town 5/4 to avoid defeat and they can also backed at 16/5 in BetVictor’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market, but travelling supporters may feel a touch more positive and for them, bet365 post 11/2 against a victory by a one-goal margin.

Elsewhere, Stan James offer a safe-looking 10/11 about a match tally of three or more goals, and those are 16/1 courtesy of to be shared 2-1 in favour of Lillis’ troops and it’s 10/1 (William Hill) for Town to shade it following an even first period.

Fresh from his midweek treble, Nahki Wells can be backed at 10/1 with bet365 to set Town on their way by bagging the opener in a fixture that’s 9/10 (betway) to see both teams find the net.

And it’s 15/8 via Stan James for any visiting player to break the deadlock.

William Hill, meanwhile, offer 4/5 about the first goal arriving inside half an hour.

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