Huddersfield have a mountain to climb to reach the Johnstone’s Paints Trophy final after losing the first leg of their semi 4-0 at Carlisle and indeed the bookies believe it’s too big a task for the Terriers, Paddy Power making them 10/1 to overturn the deficit and make it to Wembley.
Ladbrokes rate Lee Clark’s side at 33/1 to take it to extra-time by recording a 4-0 success of their own and a dramatic 5-0 triumph, which would see Town prevail over the two legs, is an 80/1 shot at Stan James.
Aided by home advantage and with it all to do, Huddersfield are 888Sport’s 8/11 favourites to win the match while the Cumbrians are 5.0 (4/1) at Betdaq to come out on top again and Coral quote the clash at 11/4 to finish all square. At just 1/20 to qualify (William Hill), you would assume Carlisle fans are booking trains to Wembley before kick off but Huddersfield can be a real danger and have a chance of turning this tie around.
The pair met last week at the Galpharm Stadium in the league and in that one the Terriers notched twice without reply, a scoreline that is 15/2 courtesy of William Hill to be replicated. A victory ‘to nil’ is chalked up by Partybets at 7/5 and needing to be out of the blocks quickly, Clark’s charges are 13/8 (Totesport) to be in front at both half-time and full-time while 888Sport offer 5/6 for the game’s first goal to arrive before the 28th minute.