Following a tough few weeks at the expense of the fixture calendar, Huddersfield Town now have the chance to build on last weekend's victory away at Birmingham City with a pair of home fixtures against Bristol City and Rotherham.

Both sides are below Huddersfield in the table, and David Wagner will be targeting points to sustain the momentum after his r eign took off in spectacular styl e with victory at St Andrew's.

Bristol are first to visit the John Smith's Stadium, and the statistics show that Town should be able to profit in both penalty areas in their search for the full complement of points.

At first glance, the Robins and the Terriers seem to be very evenly matched.

Town have scored 19 goals from 72 shots on target compared with Bristol's 18 strikes from 77 shots, while both sides have similar conversion rates of 11.4% (Huddersfield) and 10.8% (Bristol City).

While the Terriers have conceded fewer goals (28 to 32), Saturday's opponents have kept more clean sheets (five to Town's three).

However, while there has been a huge surge in performance and positive energy around Town since the appointment of David Wagner , the Robins are struggling for form and points and are hovering outside the relegation places on goal difference alone - even though they have the second worst record in the division.

Saturday's visitors have won one game of their last eight, and have not won any of their last six encounters on the road.

Steve Cotterill's men have scored an average of 0.95 goals per game this season, while conceding an average of 1.68 - illustrating weaknesses at both ends of the pitch.


Huddersfield Town shots v Birmingham


Bristol City shots v Blackburn


They have struggled to create chances, and haven't been very accurate with the ones they do. In their last outing against Blackburn Rovers, they had seven shots on the Rovers goal but only one was on target, with none scored.

Meanwhile, Paul Lambert's Blackburn had 14 efforts on Frank Fielding's goal, a very similar situation to the 13 shots Huddersfield took against Birmingham on the same afternoon.

Furthermore, of the 19 goals Bristol have mustered so far this term, top scorer Jonathan Kodjia has eight. Next in the list is Aaron Wilbraham with four - if the Terriers can cut off the supply lines to Kodjia they stand a decent chance of blunting the City attack, such is their reliance on the star man.

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Kodjia of Bristol City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Hull City at Ashton Gate on November 21, 2015 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Under Cotterill, Bristol have shown a strong desire to attack down the wings, but as a result have often left the flanks exposed to the opposition. That should hopefully mean another profitable day for Sean Scannell, who set up both goals and was so impressive against Gary Rowett's Birmingham.

Town fans will also be be expecting their side to see a lot of the ball. City have recorded under 50% possession on average this season while passing accuracy at 68.8% is lower than Huddersfield's at 75.3%.

That should give Wagner's ball-hungry men the chance to add to their 18 interception from last week, although it remains to be seen how high up the field the team begins the pressing game.

However, the key will be to exploit Bristol's poor record in the goals for and against columns if Huddersfield Town are to make it two wins on the bounce.