Back-to-back defeat’s ‘to nil’ finally ended Huddersfield’s incredible unbeaten run but the Terriers stopped the rot last week, Jordan Rhodes notching four times for them in a thrilling 4-4 stalemate at Sheffield Wednesday.
It wasn’t quite the return to winning ways boss Lee Clark had perhaps hoped for but bookies don’t believe Town will have to wait long to land a maximum haul, Sportingbet installing them as emphatic favourites at 2/5 to provide supporters with some festive cheer by seeing off rock-bottom Chesterfield.
Given the visitors’ dozen-match winless streak, punters could be forgiven for expecting a comfortable home victory and Huddersfield are available at 6/5 in Stan James’ handicaps when kicking off a goal in arrears.
More specifically, Totesport quote Clark’s charges at 10/1 to register a 3-1 success and following his Hillsborough exploits, Jordan Rhodes is bound to be all the rage in the first scorer betting at 11/4 via Betfred. Skybet meanwhile, make the in-from front man 13/5 to net at least twice.
League One table-toppers Charlton are 10/11 courtesy of Coral to see off Yeovil and despite back-to-back draws the Addicks should maintain their lead at the summit while it could be worth a modest gamble on struggling Wycombe.
The Chairboys were seconds from an impressive away win at Carlisle last week before a late leveller pegged them back but at home against an Exeter team with a poor away record, Wanderers catch the eye at 6/4 (888Sport).
Jordan Rhodes to score first for Huddersfield – 11/4 (Betfred)
Huddersfield, Charlton and Wycombe to win – 5/1 ()