Chris Powell earned his first point as Huddersfield Town boss against Wigan Athletic this week, but his side are nevertheless in the bottom three of the Championship now and priced at just 2/1 by bet365 to be relegated.

Could a hotly contested West Yorkshire derby revive Town’s fortunes?

Not according to bookmakers, Paddy Power pricing Powell’s charges at 23/10 to return from Elland Road three points better off.

Stan James make them just 5/4 to emerge empty-handed.

Another stalemate, at 5/2 via BetVictor, is bound to be popular, as is always the case in derby fixtures.

And there could also be money for a second consecutive goalless affair, available via William Hill at 10/1.

That result would be good news for punters backing both halves to finish all square (4/1, Stan James) while BetVictor price a score draw at 4/1.

Ladbrokes chalk Town up at 6/4 in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market.

Alternatively, Powell’s troops will kick-off with a goal start in bet365’s handicaps at 3/4.

But optimists will point out that the visitors have a decent record in recent meetings with the Whites, losing only two of the last nine.

And they’re 9/1 ( to continue that with a 1-0 triumph.

Alternatively, BetVictor quote Town at 11/1 to shade it 2-1, any away success by one is a 7/2 chance at Skybet and Stan James offer 6/1 about Town prevailing having gone in with scores level at the interval.

Betway finally, mark 23/20 against Powell’s side opening the scoring and it’s 13/2 (bet365) for Nahki Wells to net first.

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