By James Hall

With just two points separating the teams, we take a look at three key battles which could determine who takes home the points between Huddersfield Town and Bristol City.

Nahki Wells v Aden Flint

Nakhi Wells and Aden Flint
Nakhi Wells and Aden Flint

Wells’ will be full of confidence after scoring in the 2-0 win over Birmingham City last time out.

The Bermudian forward is Town’s top scorer this season with five goals from his 26 shots.

Since the appointment of David Wagner, Wells has become the main striker, and is unquestionably the major goal threat going into the game against Bristol City.

Aden Flint is the man who will try to stop Wells getting on the scoresheet. The centre back will have to be wary of the pacy striker, with Wells winning 27 fouls this season.

Flint has won 73.7% of his tackles. He also boasts 102 duels won, compared with Wells’ 47, so the heat is on.

Jamie Paterson v Marlon Pack

Jamie Paterson and Marlon Pack (right, in right image)
Jamie Paterson and Marlon Pack (right, in right image)

On-loan midfielder Paterson has been a regular starter under Wagner, and will need to be at his best as Town will be without influential Dean Whitehead.

Paterson has weighed in with two goals since his arrival from the City Ground, while he has a passing accuracy of 79.3%.

Looking to contain Paterson will be City midfielder Marlon Pack, who returns from suspension. Pack is a key member of the Robins’ engine room, and also provides extra protection for the defenders. Pack has contributed in attack with 21 chances created for his teammates. Paterson has created 13.

Mark Hudson v Jonathan Kodjia

Mark Hudson v Jonathan Kodjia
Mark Hudson v Jonathan Kodjia

With over 350 first team appearances to his name, Hudson will draw on all his experience when facing the lively Kodjia.

The frontman has eight goals in 18 games at a rate of 197.3 minutes per goal.

Hudson has made 64 clearances this season, as well as winning 52 of his 87 aerial duels.

A physical battle is to be expected between the two, with both men giving away a combined 53 fouls this season.

Stats from Opta.

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