It’s almost unfair that a team on a 25-match unbeaten run have to settle for the uncertainty of a play-off battle but that’s the situation Huddersfield face in League One and the Terriers are 7/4 with Ladbrokes to ultimately secure the promotion their performances probably deserve.
Bournemouth stand between Lee Clark’s men and a place in the Old Trafford final but it’s Town that should ultimately qualify from the two-legged tie, Betdaq making them odds-on at 1.53 (8/15) to get through. Nevertheless, bookies are finding it tough to decipher the first leg at Dean Court, where Coral price both teams at 13/8 but Totesport make the hosts slight outsiders at 9/5.
A victory would be hugely advantageous for Lee Clark’s men but a draw would still leave them in the driving seat and the Cherries’ strength at home suggests that a stalemate, at 23/10 with Betfred, is a distinct possibility.
Indeed, the pair shared the spoils in the league fixture at Dean Court, that one finishing one-each and given the scoring records of the teams, as well as the goal tallies in their recent outings, it seems likely that both will find the net again, an outcome Stan James offer at 4/5.