AFTER a brief two-match losing streak in which they failed to score, Huddersfield got back among the goals in a big way as they stopped the rot with a 4-4 draw at promotion-chasing Sheffield Wednesday.
It wasn’t quite the return to winning ways Lee Clark had perhaps hoped for but bookies don’t believe the Terriers will have to wait long to land a maximum haul, Sportingbet installing them as emphatic favourites at 2/5 to provide supporters with some festive cheer by seeing off Chesterfield.
The Spireites, Betdaq’s 9.0 (8/1) outsiders, currently prop up League I having failed to win in a dozen attempts and it’s difficult to see them even landing a point (7/2, Ladbrokes) at the Galpharm Stadium, where bet365 make Town 3/1 to shade it by a one-goal margin.
Given the visitors’ form, punters could be forgiven for expecting a more comfortable victory and anyone falling into that category should head to Stan James’ handicaps, where Huddersfield are available at 6/5 when kicking off a goal in arrears.
More specifically, Paddy Power post 6/1 against a 2-0 Terriers triumph while those confident that both teams will score (10/11, Boylesports) can back Clark’s charges at 10/1 with Totesport to register a 3-1 victory and fans can boost the depleted Christmas coffers at odds of 20/21 courtesy of Partybets if Town dominate to the extent they hold a lead at the end of each half.
Jordan Rhodes’ stock rose further at Hillsborough last week as he struck all four of Town’s goals and the frontman will be all the rage in Betfred’s first scorer betting at 11/4. Skybet meanwhile, make Rhodes 13/5 to notch at least twice and it’s 17/20 via Victor Chandler for the game’s first goal to arrive inside 27 minutes.
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