Bookies don’t expect Chris Powell to make a winning start as Huddersfield Town manager.

BetVictor make his side 9/4 outsiders to land a maximum points haul against Middlesbrough, Stan James’ 6/5 favourites for victory.

Powell is 5/2 (bet365) to watch his team land a share of the spoils in a fixture that’s 7/2 at BetVictor to throw up a score draw.

That was the outcome when the pair met in last season’s corresponding fixture.

A repeat of the 2-2 scoreline from that March encounter is a 14/1 chance at William Hill.

And Stan James chalk Town up at an identical 14/1 to again secure only a point having thrown away a half-time lead.

Alternatively, chalk the home side up at 5/4 in their ‘Draw No Bet’ market.

It’s 8/11 at bet365 for them to avoid defeat.

However some supporters might believe a change at the helm will reap rewards.

For them, Town are 11/1 (Stan James) to shade it 2-1, as they did in March 2013.

They nicked it after an even first period in that one, a feat BetVictor offer at 7/1 on this occasion.

That result would also be good news for those tackling a match tally of three or more goals at evens via Paddy Power.

Skybet go 17/2 about a 1-0 success for Powell’s men, who are 19/5 (Ladbrokes) to card any victory by one.

And betway price the hosts at 6/5 to break the deadlock.

That opener is 13/2 at bet365 to be struck by Nahki Wells.

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