Simon Grayson takes charge of Huddersfield for the first time and he’s tasked with re-igniting the Terriers’ promotion push by immediately snapping their three-match winless sequence as they entertain Exeter. Coral make the Town boss 4/7 to start life at the Galpharm Stadium with a victory at the expense of the struggling Grecians, bet365’s 11/2 outsiders and as the visitors have one of League One’s worst away records, Town have to be fancied to secure all three points.
Central to Huddersfield’s chances is striker Jordan Rhodes, who has already helped himself to 27 goals this season, including a hat trick in the reverse fixture at Exeter. The prolific Scotland international hasn’t struck in his last couple as the Terriers’ form has faltered somewhat but a player of Rhodes’ quality won’t stay quiet for long and the fact that a new manager is at the helm could give him a lift so he’s worth backing at 10/3 courtesy of Skybet to break the deadlock in this one.
Elsewhere, play-off chasing Carlisle can stay in the hunt for a top six berth by seeing off relegation-threatened Yeovil at Brunton Park, a result BetVictor offer at 3/4 and Boylesports post 11/10 against improving Preston as they host Walsall, another of the teams languishing towards the foot of the table. The pair double up at 11/4 (BetVictor).